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Pogo Stick

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I feel like I'm on a pogo stick. Twice in the past week I got down to 269 and the next day I was back up to 270. So frustrating. I kind of knew it would happen. I had shrimp yesterday and that always makes me hold water. Right now I feel like it would be a miracle to see 268. It will happen!!! I have to believe.

  
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DAISYGIRLM2 6/5/2013 1:32PM

    You'll win this battle Diane! Keep up your awesome attitude and you'll be dropping #s left and right!! I know it's easy to get discouraged....I'm fluctuation 1.5 # down then 2# up....UGH!!!

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MOTHEPRO 5/29/2013 10:58AM

    Yes, it will happen! I had to stop weighing myself everyday because of the frustration watching the scale bouncing around.
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LADYJ6942 5/29/2013 9:19AM

    Welcome to SP and keep pushing. You'll kind the key for you/your body and the weight will slowly slip off.



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SWIMLOVER 5/29/2013 9:17AM

  It will happen! emoticon emoticon

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63KEEPONGOING 5/29/2013 8:46AM

  Me too! Let's not be discouraged we can beat these old scales if we hang in there.
Best wishes.

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Humorous

Monday, May 27, 2013

Today is the first day since I've been using the treadmill that I have knee pain. Nothing serious, just a little uncomfortable. It's probably from the stretching exercises that the chiropractor has me doing. Anyways, when I started up Sparkpeople today the featured article is "11 Exercises to Decrease Knee Pain." It's like they know. Funny!

  
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DAISYGIRLM2 6/5/2013 1:29PM

    Protect your knees!! I read that article also emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 5/28/2013 11:20AM

    emoticon Lucky coincidence!

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NEW2004 5/27/2013 7:54AM

    That is funny. SPARKPEOPLE is there for you today. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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SWIMLOVER 5/27/2013 7:45AM

  I hope the knee pain goes away! It sounded as if SPARKPEOPLE knew you needed to read that article!!!!

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Quick and Easy Meal Ideas

Sunday, May 26, 2013

My spark coach task for today is to list my quick and easy meal ideas here. I try to make double meals when I cook so I have leftovers. When I need two turkey burgers for my husband and I, I will make four. That makes weeknights easier. I usually stew a chicken on the weekends so I can use that meat during the week. I also use Safeway premade salads for lunch. They're delicious, low cal and have quite a variety.

  
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GRAMMY_22 5/26/2013 11:22AM

    Sounds like you've got it together!!!

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JOHGLO2011 5/26/2013 8:47AM

    Good ideas! emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 5/26/2013 7:54AM

  Thank you.

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Getting back in control

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I had a lot of stress and pain this week and reacted as I usually do by eating things I shouldn't. Honestly, I wasn't as bad as I normally would have been, but still I did not stick to my diet as I should have and the scale knows it. I went to the chiropractor yesterday and was taught some stretching exercises that she says should help alleviate the back pain. My other problem, the "stress" is caused by the parent of a student. That, I don't know how to fix. Fortunately, I'm off work after June 4th for six weeks. I'll have to figure out a way to deal with the stress before next school year.

  
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HARMONYAGAIN 5/26/2013 10:25AM

    you can do this
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MOTHEPRO 5/25/2013 4:53PM

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LADYGSC 5/25/2013 2:14PM

    I am a believer and I believe in the power of prayer. I can honestly say I don't have stress in my life - I take everything to the Lord in prayer. I will pray for you!! Be blessed and keep sparking! Jesus loves you.

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Starting to struggle

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I feel like I am beginning to struggle. Maybe, it's just the day. My back has been hurting after I get off the treadmill recently. It doesn't hurt while I'm walking, but starts immediately after. I didn't do the treadmill this morning. I hope to do it after work today. Hopefully, this way I'll be able to get through the day with a little less pain. I don't want to give up the treadmill because it's working. I'm just feeling down because of the back pain. I think I'll make an appointment with the chiropractor today and see if they can figure out what's up.

  
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BESTMEICANBE51 5/23/2013 7:26AM

    I agree with the others, try something else. But whatever you do, DON'T GIVE UP ! ! There are a ton of other things that you can do, try a few or try them all. Make it fun. Enjoy the journey. You are doing something wonderful for you. A couple of things to remember, though. You need to warm up before any exercise and more importantly you need to cool down and stretch those muscles out when you are done.

NEVER GIVE UP ! HAVE FUN ! ENJOY THE JOURNEY ! YOU ARE WORTH IT !

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Dale

Just a thought, could you have pulled a muscle when you planted your garden?

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SNOOPY6180 5/22/2013 9:45PM

    I agree with JohGlo, perhaps do one of the chair or other vids on the site or something just to give other muscle groups a chance and relieve your back/legs a bit.

Hope you feel better!

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MOTHEPRO 5/22/2013 12:29PM

    I hope you feel better soon!
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JESSERMOVICK 5/22/2013 10:22AM

    Hope you can figure out this back pain! Walking outside might be a good idea, keep up the good work!

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JOHGLO2011 5/22/2013 9:53AM

    Good idea - hopefully the chiropractor will be able to help. Best wishes! Also, maybe you just need to give your back a break by doing some other form of exercise for a few days. DVDs, walking outside, stretches, etc. Just a thought. :)

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PJ2222 5/22/2013 9:08AM

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