11/4/09 ~ Challenges!
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I hit 80 lbs lost this month!!
I like to have a theme for my monthly blogs and this month has been challenging for me to come up with one……but then again this month has been challenging…….not the kind where we take on something we want to accomplish…..but the kind that just happen and throw our normal routine into turmoil……..
For the first time in ALL my weight loss endeavors, I still managed to keep on plan or what I like to call “my” forever plan that works for me during my challenges this month….and where I needed to deviate it really was ok and it didn’t send me into some long ago stratosphere I used to fall into when challenges were presented…..So…..this month’s theme is Challenges….
# 1 – I got a Kidney stone about 3 weeks ago – I rarely if ever get sick and this sent me over the deep end. I missed working out for a week and the next week was very hard…..but….there was a next week. I just kept plugging away and didn’t get into my usual “all or nothing mentality”. I’m back to 100%, doing my normal exercise and eating routine, and feel great!
#2 – My Mother in Law passed away. Last minute plans and the sadness of someone passing was just that. I dealt with it without eating
#3 – The realization that winter is quickly approaching. As some of you know I hate the winters here. I moved to Washington State in 2005 from Southern California. I have had a very difficult time making this home…….I missed my friends and the sunshine!
#4 I was dreading that races will cease to exist for awhile (no I will not run in the rain or freezing temps) but my Spark friends have come to the rescue. We are planning weekly runs for our Hood 2 Coast adventure next year. I might even brave a cold day run…(no rain though..lol!!)
What helped me get past all this: Sparkpeople!!
Who would have ever thought the camaraderie and incredible friendships that could come from a website? It has been well over a year that I have been on this site and it never ceases to amaze me how many real friendship that I have made. SparkPeople has giving me back my life…..
Despite all of this I lost a couple of pounds and hit my 80 lb lost mark!!!!
Who said Challenges have to derail us!!!!!
See you next month!!