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Day 84 - 87 Hanging in there

Friday, March 29, 2013

This week has been OK. Lots going on with the holidays and other stresses. My mom was sent to the emergency room in the middle of this week and my boss was out for the week as her father was having a procedure done as well. I’ve kept up my water and cardio streaks. I stumbled on my eating one day and broke that streak, but as of this morning I have maintained my weight for the week.

Given my mom’s health our holiday plans are still tentative. I may end up hosting our Easter celebration, which will be an interesting balance of last minute cleaning and cooking (and maybe furniture buying as I’m not sure how to fit everyone to eat at my house). My sister is not handling my mom's illness well which add to her already grumpy attitude (she seems to hate holidays and family get togethers more and more with every passng year).

At this point I’m just trying to maintain through the holidays and hopefully be able to restart by 5K training program next week. I’ve been doing a little walking but mostly taking it easy in hopes my groin will heal properly and I can keep training. I saw a blog about a woman who was a little heavier than me and complete her first half marathon. Very encouraging story.

Once I get through the holiday I’ll need to assess my March goals. I didn’t do very well in March and I think I need to change things up in April. The other day I remembered what was very successful for me in January. I decided that I was going to be happy and I was not going to let other people’s grumpiness get to me. I need to find a way to incorporate that into my daily routine and goals in April.

Health Progress YTD
1. Eat within calories streak: 2 days (81 of 87 days this year)
2. Cardio streak: 92 days (87 of 87 days this year)
3. Drink water streak: 78 days (81 of 87 days this year)
4. Wear pedometer and track steps streak 36 days (86 of 87 days this year)

March goals – yesterday’s tracking
1. Log into SP, track, SparkCoach – done
2. Maintain streaks – done
3. Burn 500 Calories/day: > 150
4. 10,000 steps/ day: > 10,000
5. 5k program (S – T – T): week off
6. Bring Lunch/Breakfast 85%: 19 of 36 = 53%
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    I hope your mother is okay. Holidays are often stressful enough without something like this happening. I hope things calm down for you soon, that your mom has a speedy recovery, and that you can get back to your goals.
    1903 days ago
    Keep Sparkin!!! You've been through a lot ...but you can make it!
    1905 days ago
    Keep it up-the stress of the holidays can throw us off, but it sounds like you're doing what you need to do! I hope your Mom is ok. *hugs*
    1905 days ago
  • MARIANNE9855
    good job hanging in here-

    Holidays are stressful- my kids expect their father to act like an idiot most holidays and he usually obliges and having your mom sick and in hospital is rough. Mine has been in hospital/rehab going on 5 weeks now and it does wear everyone out. emoticon
    1906 days ago
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