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June 25 ~ The Ways of Water

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

“Nothing in the world is softer and weaker than water. But for attacking the hard, the unyielding, nothing can surpass it. There is nothing like it.”
"There’s so much wisdom to be found in this analogy: Stay in your soft mode. Hang back when you’re about to show how hard you can be. Try patience rather than attempting to rigidly control. Trust your innately gentle self." ~ Wayne Dyer

Southern Alberta is still being 'cleaned up' from the awful storm. Where I live isn't TOO bad ~ but some places are just awful. Calgary (you may have heard of the Calgary Stampede) is simply awful. Downtown has been closed for a number of days. Other places have been totally evacuated. It makes me so sad because nobody loves water more than I do. But, it's food for thought that things that a person loves can, also, turn on them.

This is a photo of where we were the weekend before last. So sad.

Anyway ~ about food. I found out yesterday that following the Spark Solutions 'food' plan is simply not for me. I ate the breakfast, had the lunch for dinner and ate some fruit with milk for lunch. I did stay within my allotted number of calories so I am happy about that. I even lowered my calorie intake by 150 calories since I've lost some weight. I will follow the food plan whenever I can ~ as in 3 meals and 2 snacks ~ but there are lots of things that don't make sense FOR ME. The dinners are large and I have a very picky child who won't eat most of them so there would always be left-overs, for instance. I will do what I can with Spark Solutions and for the rest, I will simply follow Spark People. emoticon

I will read the book every day and follow along with the other suggestions, however. Like exercise. Yesterday, I did an aerobic routine with Coach Nicole for 20 mins ~ and even though it was 'easy', my legs and feet hurt really bad later in the evening. Argh! But, then, I read in the Spark Solutions book that you shouldn't do cardio 2 days in a row ~ and I had swam for 75 mins. on Sunday. So, I learned something. Which can't be a bad thing. Today, I will do some strength training. emoticon

I am doing well and believe that following the Spark Solutions book (as well as possible) has helped me get back on track. Along with my amazing Spark People friends. emoticon

I hope everyone else is working well with their programs, as well. Have a wonderful Tuesday ~ and stay 'soft' like water. And, don't forget to drink 8 glasses of it every day, too! emoticon emoticon
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  • PHOENIX1949
    Love the water pic and quote. We 'accidentally' got to experience the Calgary Stampede. We had booked a Canadian Rockies motor coach tour about a year in advance and tacked on 3 extra days at the hotel at the end of the tour at group rates. What a pleasant surprise that it was in the middle of the Stampede!
    1787 days ago
  • SNIC23
    I'm glad you're okay and weathered the storm okay. I didn't realize there was a crazy storm system hitting your part of the continent. (I had to get in touch with a good friend that lives in Calgary to make sure he was okay. He said he lives on a big hill so he's just fine.)

    So you're not flooded or floating away, you're able to stick to the plan for the most part offered by Spark Solution and you're swimming too much. It sounds perfect! Did you ever think you would be accused of too much activity? You gotta love that!

    I hope you're having a fantastic day!
    1790 days ago
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