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Day 16 of my 30 day Challenge - Set Backs

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ugh! I got a horrible head cold this last week that has now settled itself into my Lungs. I have the lungs of an 80 year old chain smoker already from a bad bout of Pneumonia in my early 20's, so I am going everything I can to keep it from turning into pneumonia.

When I am sick I don't want to eat, and when I don't eat I gain weight. I will be back at the gym Tomorrow, and I am just trying to maintain at this point.

It's a testament to how far I have come that I am not freaking out right now. I realize that with this setback, that nothing short of a miraculous shift in my body would result in losing the 10lbs I set as my goal, but I will end the 30 day challenge knowing that I did what I could and I will celebrate the success I achieve.

I am still frustrated and super bummed out, but I am finally finding a balance between that all or nothing mentality that made me overweight and unhealthy in the first place. I am celebrating this unexpected success that I didn't even know I needed.
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    I get pneumonia very easy....good luck keeping it just a cold!! You are totally rockin' the mental game! I'm with you on the all or nothing. Since I couldn't get all my miles in @ one time...why should I bother with 2? Like you, I realized how silly that was, especially since I'm doing extra carpool for my friend who had a baby. 2 is better than none. Got an extra one in with the kids. I love it when people share their struggles. And the unexpected blessings. Lets me know I am not the only neurotic one!!!
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