80,000-99,999 SparkPoints 92,985

1st Week of 5% Challenge

Sunday, April 14, 2019

This was the 1st week of the 5% Weight Challenge. Unfortunately I was in a funk all week. My sister passed away in Sept of 2017 and I was really missing her this week. It started off with me having a dream about her. Then one day it was all over Facebook that it was National Sibling Day. Plus another situation that I was dealing with, was taking me back to her.

I felt bad for not doing as well as I could in the challenge as far as eating and exercise. I just felt really drained and depressed all week. At first I couldn't understand why I was feeling so drained. Then I finally remembered that grief does that to you. So, in hindsight, I did the best that I could. I'm not going to beat myself up for not doing more. I need to be good to myself, and do what I need to.

Yesterday, it did me a world of good to get outside and do some gardening. Our weather hasn't been the best. But yesterday was gorgeous. It reminded me of what's soon to come. Sunshine and nice warm weather makes me happy. emoticon

This week, I plan to make sure that I get my cardio and strength training in. I know that will help me to feel better, and sleep better. I want to get in at least 5 days of cardio and 3 days of ST. And get some stretching in too.

Wishing everyone a GREAT week!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I am sorry about your sister. I am glad you are feeling better now. Sometimes emotions take hold, but it sounds like you have a plan to get out of your slump.
    732 days ago
    I am so sorry you are missing your sister. My oldest brother passed a few years ago. Grief has a way of creeping up on you. There were five of us and now four.
    I hope this will be a better week ahead. Hugs dear friend.
    732 days ago
    emoticon grief for a loved one is never ending and there will be times it flares up - like last week for you. Doing your best for this week is Great! Tomorrow is Monday and the start of a new week best wishes for a better week.
    Week 2 lets rock the week and reach our goals!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Go Firecrackers emoticon emoticon

    733 days ago
    I'm sorry for your loss.
    I lost my brother in October 2017 & his birthday was on the 4th of this month. It has been hard. Seeing sibling day posts all over facebook was rough for me too!

    What 5% team are you on? I am on Determined Daisies emoticon - this is my first time doing a 5% challenge.
    733 days ago
    I'm sorry it was a rough week. Grief can sneak up on you, even years later. I found myself grieving my mom when I was in Kenya last summer - I kept thinking of how she would have loved the garden of the home where I stayed. It wasn't the draining kind of emotion you speak of, but I was surprised by the intensity, especially as its been 8 years.
    733 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    Sometimes, feeling sorry for ourselves does that to us as well as the memories. emoticon We can only do what we can and chalk it up as a learning experience I’m feeling you emoticon as those times alone, holidays and celebrations make us miss them all the more. Let her continue to live through you. emoticon emoticon
    733 days ago
    My heart goes out to you, yes it was a hard week with all those reminders of your sister. Yes, grief takes a lot out of us physically mentally, and spiritually. You sometimes have to just let it wash over you before you can move on. Sounds like you have a plan for this week. Never beat yourself up over stuff. You are precious and don't deserve a beating over anything!
    733 days ago
    emoticon emoticon
    733 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.