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Springing to Action Challenge - Week Eight

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ugh. It has been a bad week for me. There was a death in the family and I ended up waaay off track. We spent the week with out of town relatives and of course there was the funeral, reception, and lots of time spent visiting with family. I let the stress get to me and did more than my fair share of comfort eating.

As for this week's challenge...I had a couple of really good days where I drank my water consistently all day long and I noticed that my skin looked really good. I also had a bunch of days when I didn't drink anything except a cup of coffee until after 7PM. My skin didn't look so hot on those days. It's easy for me to forget to drink water. I don't seem to get thirsty until I'm really dehydrated. I think that I mistake thirst for hunger sometimes. I also resist drinking water if I am going to be out somewhere and it won't be convenient to get to a washroom. I keep telling myself I'll drink the water later. Well, I can't slug back eight cups of water right before bed can I? So, putting it off until later doesn't happen. I hadn't realized just how bad I was at this so it's definitely something to work on.

I did put in quite a few cardio minutes this week but didn't do any strength training at all. I also gained another two pounds. Grrr.

I can't believe that this challenge is half over. It's time for me to kick myself in the arse and get on track!
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. You can't beat yourself up over that. Take care.

    I didn't have a great week last week either, but we can rock t his one. Keep Sparkin!
    2254 days ago
    I'm so sorry for your loss. emoticon
    It's remarkable that you could keep your weekly goals in mind at all, with so much going on.

    Today is a new day! A new week, and we have 6 weeks until the end of May!
    2255 days ago
    You have my condolences.
    Have you tried writing down your plan?
    2256 days ago
    You did have an unusual week ! Take time to talk to yourself like you would a friend and know that you did the best you could under the circumstances ! YOU can NOW move forward though and don't dwell in those bad habits ! I too am disappointed in my results this challenge but we are STILL here and we are STILL fighting so that says something ! I am sorry for your loss and life happens and we must do and move through it as best we can.......... keep pushing ! YOU are awesome and have done great things and I KNOW you are not done so pat yourself for the good and go forward.

    2256 days ago
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