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Down week

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I had such a great week last week- I was out in the sun, sweating and enjoying the fresh air while I struggled with my huge garden. I got the entire bed in front of my house cleaned, but still have 2 more sides, the small gardens by the chicken coop and my veggie garden beds to work on. Of course, this week is cold and raining. It's sort of depressing.

Oddly enough, I was sore last week, but it was the sort of good sore, where you know you've worked your body. I could feel it in my clothes that I probably lost a half an inch or so, no joke. This week I'm sore, but in a bad way. Ugh!

I've been doing good on everything but the exercise, for the above reason. I've been trying to move around more, at the very least, even though it hasn't been easy. At some point I might have to break out the back support. I think it's just a residual effect from a few days in the hospital with my mom. Too much stress. I should've eaten more dark chocolate. (Ha.)

Still, fingers crossed that I've done enough to be down a little next week. I really don't want to face another HLC with only losing 2-3 lbs. I moved my living room around last week, to our summer arrangement, but that meant moving the treadmill. I need to figure something out, so I can get back on that on these days I can't get outside. I'd kill for a slimmer, more up to date treadmill.

Despite feeling a little blah, which I think is normal after this weekend, I think I'm doing well. I feel like I'm more resilient these days, able to cheer myself up, and not beat myself up. Even allowing myself a few days of "lazy" if I need it. Right now, I really want the pain to go away though. That would make things much easier.
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  • -AIMIE-
    I hope you get some relief from the pain soon and find the right balance for you. I agree with you on that dark chocolate... works for me :) Just do what you can and listen to your body. You don't want to push too hard in the very beginning and burn out quickly. You'll get a good rhythm going, just be patient.

    Good luck with everything!!!
    2213 days ago
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