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A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way!

Saturday, March 02, 2013

I started the day discouraged that I haven't lost any weight that I gained this past few weeks with company here. I gained 4 pounds and though I'm still within range of my maintenance numbers, I want to get back down to 144. I was sulking about it this morning and my hubby, who was in pain from his shoulder injury, told me to stop thinking about myself and think about others. He made a lot of sense. It was silly of me to be obsessing about my weight when he was in pain. He did offer to go to the mall to walk a 1 mile lap. He said it would take his mind off of his pain.

So we walked at the mall, before the stores were open, so we could go along at a really good pace. He couldn't stand to do any more than that, but I was grateful he helped me get out.

Then in the afternoon I told him I planned to do my ST, but wasn't motivated. He asked me if I listen to music when I do ST. I said no, I don't have a good way to do it. He found an old pair of speakers and found a cord that would connect my iPhone up to them so I could listen to my favorite tunes. I listen when I walk, because I can carry my phone in my pocket. But I don't have an arm band for my phone, and when I lay down to do exercises on my back, my headphones fall off. Anyway, his solution was perfect and I was very motivated, not just by the music, but by his kindness and efforts to help me with my goals.

I love my hubby!
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    LoriLee your husband is so understanding thank your lucky stars! That's great that your help each other out all the time and may it continue. You will be able to lose those pounds in a flach if you excerise. Good luck and I know you can do it! lucinda
    1896 days ago
  • _JODI404
    Hi Lori,

    Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend!

    You are so right -- a little kindness does go a long way! I find that I really need music in order to work out. It's amazing how much harder I can push myself when an awesome song comes on! I'm glad your sweet hubby was able to craft a great solution for you!

    The weather is finally warming up for us here in the South - 70^ here tomorrow (woo~hooo!).... those 4 lbs will be history for you in no time!

    Hope hubby's shoulder is doing better too.

    Take care!
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    1898 days ago
    Your hubby's advice is going forward from him to you and from you to me. I'm sulking because I can't exercise while my foot heals from surgery. I'm bummed and stressed from work and I feel like I really need to burn some calories. So your hubby's advice to think about others is precisely what I'm going to do from here. And your blog also reminds me I'm not the only one (not that I thought I was) dealing with injury or sickness or other.

    Your hubby sounds like a great guy. Thanks for sharing his good advice. I'm going to turn my sulk around and find someone else to support.

    Hugs to you!

    And those 4lbs will be gone in no time! emoticon
    1904 days ago
    He's a keeper! I'm glad he supported you and that you both got out walking together. It was good for both of you.
    1904 days ago
  • KANOE10
    That was sweet of your husband to support you. It is hard when you have up pounds to stay motivated. Now is the time when you need to stay determined to get those pounds down and keep exercising. You can do it.
    1905 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    Awww, that was so nice of him!! Not so bad after all is he!!!
    1905 days ago
  • BEFIT018
    It's great when your family is on board with you!
    1905 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    1905 days ago
    He sounds like a sweetheart!
    1905 days ago
  • POPSY190
    What a thoughtful bloke. emoticon
    1905 days ago
    I liked your blog. Glad you have a supportive Hubby. I hope you lose those extra pounds you have been struggling with. Me too -I think we are about the same weight! It's tough to lose!
    1905 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    What a thoughtful husband!
    1905 days ago
    Aw, that's great!
    1905 days ago
    What a great guy! I was shopping for pants today. Some are too big, but nothing here fits quite yet. I'm sort of between sizes. I was feeling kind of sorry for myself that the weight is coming off so slowly. While I was waiting for a fitting room I saw a lady with a scarf on her head due to her lack of hair. At that point I had to stop and think how lucky I am that I feel good enough to exercise and I'm not battling something much bigger.
    1905 days ago
    Awww! You probably helped each other out today!

    1905 days ago
    Awwww! You probably helped him by letting him help you!

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