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Pushing through the pain..

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

One does not have to be around me for long to discover that I AM a klutz, who truly can fall on level ground. I can't begin to count the number of times I've injured myself through the years, simply walking... Well, it happened again today!!! I was walking back down the hill from the main office, enjoying the warm sunshine, when I hit an uneven section of the sidewalk and went sprawling...I hit my left knee hard.. as well as the thumb on my left hand! Of course, I also managed to twist my right/foot ankle...Of course everything in my body was jarred and jolted and the pain was definitely immediate... as I regained my footing two men came to my aide, gentlemen that they were they blamed my fall on the "uneven/broken sidewalk".. Poor guys, they didn't have a clue who they were dealing with! Anyway, I managed to make it through the day with the help of several doses of ibuprofen and determination! I couldn't give in to the pain as today was ZUMBA day... I almost skipped my class, but just couldn't do it... so I went with the simple thought that I would do what I could do.. which is exactly what I did.. and I SURVIVED!!! I'm proud of myself for pushing through the pain and NOT letting the fall STOP me!! Now, excuse me as I go and soak this achy, achy body of mine in the whirlpool tub!!! (Field trip to St. Louis tomorrow.. walking the riverfront Arch area and so much more!!!) emoticon

  
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HUNTERSGIRL899 6/2/2011 2:39PM

    I live with Chronic pain, after my cancer surgery I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. It really is not easy some days just getting up to go to work, then when I come home I am ready to just cry. I take pain meds on really bad days (usually 5 times a week) - and then I rest (meds knock me for a loop) then I get up and get some exercising done.

I am proud of you and that you didn't let it get you down, I know it takes a lot of determination to continue on when you really are feeling pain!

GREAT JOB HUN!!!

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CHELLEBO1 5/17/2011 9:04PM

    Sorry about your injury. I can relate - I can trip and fall over a bug on the ground. Take care of yourself and hopefully it will feel better tomorrow.
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I Gave In....

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My grandson was enjoying some Chips Ahoy Chunky Chocolate Chip cookies yesterday afternoon and offered me one, at first I resisted having a clementine instead. I was proud of myself, as I really, really enjoy chocolate chip cookies. Well, as the day progressed, I kept thinking about those darn cookies on the kitchen counter and MUST admit that I finally gave into the temptation and had not one but four cookies. I KNEW I didn't really need four cookies and didn't even sit down and enjoy them, instead grabbing and stuffing a cookie into my open mouth as I went by, for a total of 320 calories, which put me over on my daily caloric intake by 200 to 250 calories. So.. what'd I learn here? My thoughts are mixed, as part of me wants to say NOT to give in to temptation, while another says, perhaps if I'd have eaten ONE cookie when Layton first offered it to me early in the day, I wouldn't have felt "deprived" and later scared down four cookies!!! Also, I should NOT keep tempting foods sitting on my counter, where there are so easy to grab... Most importantly, I will not last nights little slip up sabotage the rest of my week! I made the choice to eat the cookies, it's done and can't be changed.. What I can change IS how I react to my choices... which means I'm right back on track today...... :) Oh choices and and consequences....

  
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CHELLEBO1 5/15/2011 10:40AM

    Everyone caves in to temptation once in awhile. You have the right attitude though - learn from it and get back on track. I know how hard it is to resist (my daughter still has cookies and candy around the house).
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Down a bit more!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

I weighed in this morning and was pleased with a 1.8 pound loss, I'm not quite meeting my goal of two pounds a week, but I am making steady progress, so I'm happy! I realize IF I pushed myself a little more I probably could increase my weight loss, and I intend to do just that in the upcoming weeks. However, I also realize that the next few weeks will be incredibly busy, as they always are as yet another school year winds down; so I'm going to be content to continue with the goals I already have in place and keep on keeping on until school is out... :) emoticon

  
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KEH504 5/14/2011 12:38PM

    Great attitude. I'm happy with any loss or even with just maintaining. I don't know why but since I don't concentrate on the weight loss as much any more I seem to be doing better.

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Weigh In!!

Friday, May 06, 2011

I weighed in this morning and am thrilled with my 3.8 pound weight loss, which puts me at a total of 41.8 pounds since I first started trying to live a healthier lifestyle in November! I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing... which is tracking my food, exercising and staying active on Sparkpeople!!! I will reach my goal....

  
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CAROLEE1945 5/10/2011 10:04AM

    You are inspiring to me. How are you managing this? Do you do the food journal every day? Let me know.

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REDREAPER 5/9/2011 8:28AM

    Congrats!! Awesome loss :)

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A new week dawns with changes....

Monday, May 02, 2011

It's only Monday night and already there's been lots and lots of history making events occurring! Starting with the death of Osama Bin Laden, yesterday; a day that most Americans will recall for years to come. Next, there's all the flooding here in Missouri, including the breaching of dams and levees all over the area, due to the massive amounts of rain we've been receiving! These two events alone remind me that we have an AWESOME Lord, who is the same today, tomorrow, and yesterday! Amen!

  


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