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I always said I would never let it happen. Well, it did...

Friday, December 01, 2017

I gained 12 pounds after I said I'd never get up there again.

It happened.

I wallowed in self pity, kept asking why, how... and I would make excuses.
I found out... my excuses, in fact, is what helped it creep up on me..

it's the week of my period, I always gain an extra pound
I can't run
I always gain a few in the winter...

what happened is one pound showed up before the other disappeared etc. emoticon

It all started after my emoticon so long ago. I had an issue running past 8 miles in training. I started to get a pain behind my left knee. I would walk and it would work it's way out, but then come back. I did my emoticon in a respectable time but figured I needed to do a different running approach for the next one. That was October, 2013. I have not run another emoticon or even tried to start the training.

I went to PT and found I had a tighter (insert muscle name I forgot!) on the left than the right and she gave me stretches to do, etc. She did not want me running for x# of months so I didn't. I wanted to heal.

Well after that period of time I was coming along with my horse Turtle and put more effort into that. I started fostering dogs again and hey! another excuse! The little extra time I had in the morning now is being eaten up by a foster dog. see how that happens?

so, I have gone up 2-4 sizes. I feel horrid. I am now working on getting back to where I was when I would MAKE the time to run a emoticon three times a week. That is when I felt at my best.

I know it won't happen tomorrow
but with a progressive amounts of tomorrows, it will

and then, hopefully, I'll be wiser when the excuses start showing up!
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  • _LINDA
    Glad your running issue was resolved.
    I don't know what kind of dog you are fostering, but generally dogs like to be active and have fun playing and going for walks, and in fact, make good exercise buddies because of their regular need to go out. Remember, they need exercise too!
    Those sneaky pounds creep on the most steadfast of maintainers. You can get it back.
    emoticon emoticon
    1341 days ago
  • SPICY23
    I think we all make those vows. Hard when, despite that commitment, we find ourselves headed in the wrong direction. Harder, when we find it more difficult to remove the excess this time around and beat ourselves up for having ceded ground in the first place. But you can do it.

    'Get back in the saddle' of your plan and ride into the sunset of your healthy dream! The horses, dogs, and other members of your family want you to be in the best shape to play with them.

    Peace and Care
    1342 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Good luck. Went to pt here and working on some leg work.
    1342 days ago
    You will get back to where you were. On the other hand, good job spending the time with animals. They are so precious and make us better people.
    1342 days ago
    1342 days ago
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