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Thursday, October 18, 2012

I read another blog yesterday and it really hit home. Here is the link (hope she doesn't mind...I didn't ask permission)

this is pretty much how I have felt...SINCE MAY!

I tried 'fake it til you make it'. Didn't work. I tried doing some different exercises; more walking than running; different classes; new music. Nothing. I did okay on eating for the most part, but I struggled just to get in 90 minutes a week of exercise (usually I get at least 60 minutes A DAY!)

My weight didn't fluctuate too much, but I just felt flabby from lack of exercise. I forced myself to go to spin on Monday night this week. I really like the instructor, so that helps get me there. I'm starting to feel a little bit more like my 'normal' self. YAY! I've done Pilates 3 mornings in a row. Hopefully, I'm back on track.

My new goal is to reach my goal weight by year end. I've been less than 10 lbs away for WAY too long. I know those last lbs are harder to lose, but sticking with the plan got me where I am: over 35 lbs lighter and able to wear my goal size (usually).

If you read any of my other blogs, there is GREAT news for Aimee and Elena.

Aimee is home. She WALKED onto the set of the Katie Couric show. Aimee is not taking any meds at all. She is still dealing with phantom pain from the missing limbs, but she meditates to get thru it. She is doing as much as she can without prosthetics, which I think is amazing and very wise because she will know her new body and what she can still do in spite of everything. And the fact that her dad, Andy, is a Gamecock made the Dawgs massacre a bit bearable. Geez. What a game!

As far as Elena: She left the hospital for Ronald McDonald house for a bit. It wasn't as good as going home, but she finally got to see her sis (Olivia is too young to be allowed to visit the hospital ward where Elena was recovering). And now Elena is home! For the first time since July 15th Elena can sleep in her own bed. She is still recovering, and her immune system is still compromised. You can read more and see pictures here:

What else...sis and I drove to Louisiana to visit family we'd lost touch with. Hadn't seen them in close to 10 years and it was a wonderful visit.

and in less than 5 hours I'll be headed to STL for a business trip. I found out that we get to go to NLCS game 5 while we are there! WOO HOO! I packed one of DH's Cards hats to wear to the game (Louisville Cards, but that's the best I can do!)

and I also packed my tomahawk earrings. I've been a Braves fan all my life and nothing is gonna change that!

SPARK ON, friends. SPARK ON!
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    It's all good! It's a public blog - I'm really glad you found it helpful - in turn, that helps me, too.
    I hope you are getting back on track. I know we can do this. I am basically at the point where two things are moving me forward (and they sort of contradict one another, and then, not):
    1. Setting a daily micro-goal (like drinking 8 glasses of water just for THAT day, or like today, running 1 mile (which will take only about 15 minutes).
    2. Doing something for someone else - including listening to other people's stories and giving them support. Sometimes it helps them and sometimes it doesn't, sometimes -- like with my kids -- it seems to be taken for granted, but it gets me out of my own head, if that makes sense.
    The last 10 ARE always the hardest - your body wants to hold onto them so much!
    2044 days ago
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