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Sunday, February 03, 2013

It's cold out there! It's the time of year when I seriously ask myself why I live here. I should be in Florida. For now, I'll settle for plotting my hot-weather retirement.

My "Quest to Thin" is going slo-o-o-o-o-owly. Funny, I remember learning this lesson before and must have conveniently forgotten it. To lose weight, I can't max out on calories every day and only work out 3 days a week. I'm going to aim for the low end of my Spark calorie range this week and get back to working out 6 days a week.

Last week I actually did really well eating... until yesterday. My son requested cheesecake for his birthday cake, and after spending 4 hours in the kitchen making that and a wonderful homemade potato soup, I just wanted a taste of that cheesecake. I thought sure I could have one forkful. Somehow that turned into a small slice. Hm. Somehow. Yeah, I wanted it. I sliced it, put it on a place, and ate the whole slice. I think honestly I was getting frustrated with lack of results from my good efforts, so I thought "What the heck - eat it!" Anyhoo, one small slice of cheesecake won't do me in.

Working out didn't work out according to plans last week. It was a particularly busy week, so I moved my Wednesday and Friday runs to Friday and Saturday instead. And then I threw my neck out, and my lower back is all out of whack too. So I skipped both the Friday and Saturday runs. Sheesh. Lesson learned. I was feeling so much better when I went in for routine chiropractic adjustments and massages. Plus I suppose I've been working longer hours slouched in front of my computer. That doesn't help. I have to work on my posture AND get back to the chiro and massage.

So. That's what's going on with me. My fitness in a nutshell.
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    I'm sorry your back is hurting. i hope it feels better soon. I'm ready for spring. Too cold.
    1906 days ago
    Sounds like a great week and be sure to treat yourself to that massage!
    1907 days ago
    I know what you mean about the cold weather - brrrrr. The older I get the more I long for the warmer temps of the south.

    Hope your neck and back feel better soon. Thanks for the reminder about good posture - I forget all too often when I am at the computer.

    Have a great week!

    1907 days ago
    emoticon Sending you a little sunshine to warm you up. I borrowed it from my Dad in Florida. Hope he doesn't mind emoticon
    1907 days ago
    I was in exactly the same place. For like the millionth time I have realised that when I sit on my bum and eat a lot, the scale doesn't move. Who knew! Let's get back to it.
    1907 days ago
    My daughter lives in San Diego.

    Why am I living in New England???
    1907 days ago
    Cold is evil. I hope spring comes soon.
    1907 days ago
    Yep, I do not like cold at all anymore. no thank you! My blood is so thin now that I have lived in central Mexico 8 years. I hate being cold. I love being retired where it is warm.
    Hopefully someday you too can live where it is warm.
    Here's to having a great week!
    1907 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Yesterday morning, I woke to 45 degrees. I did a 10K and it was just hitting 50 around starting time. Since I permanently moved to the beautiful Gulf coast of the Tampa Bay area, my internal thermometer has changed....I was freezing yesterday!
    BUT, I still wouldn't trade my location with anyone...and I've traveled all over the world most of my life! AND, there's always room on the beach for others!
    Enjoy your day!
    1908 days ago
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