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Friday, February 05, 2010

BLW made some interesting comments on Vandal's blog yesterday:

"Some times it does feel as if I've fallen into a deep hole and am trying to climb up a rope but then you get up and out and the groove is on. We just need to know this cycles around and with determination we can just keep climbing out and getting on towards the goal.

"It's Friday everyone... What are the weekend plans for coping and having fun?"


I feel the same way, BLW! Sometimes I just feel swamped by the weight loss effort and I just can't make myself get back in the groove. And then all of a sudden, there is my motivation again! I think it IS important to "know this cycles around", and just work consciously and mindfully to keep the good groove (spark) going as long as possible. And really, it may be like this forever. I've heard people at maintenance say that as long as they exercise and eat well 80% of the time they can maintain a healthy weight.

As far as plans?

The usual Saturday exercise class I like has been replaced with "CARDIO YOGA". I can't even imagine what that must be like, but it sounds ridiculously hard so I'm going to skip it. TC is going hiking with his club, so my plan is to get on the treadmill *and* do 30 minutes of Spark exercise videos. I like the 10-minute intervals, that works for me.

Maybe you're wondering why I don't hike with TC's club? The reason is that they usually drive an hour, hike 2 miles, spend 45 minutes eating lunch, and then hike another 1-2 miles and drive the hour back. It's an all day thing for 3-4 miles! Maybe once I'm not working, but now I just don't feel I can spend the time.

Sunday we are planning to walk 7 miles and then I have to give blood. We will shop for the week and then I'll do some cooking and meal planning. Sunday I also release new work for my online classes so I will put in a couple of hours there.

I guess nothing sounds like "fun", but anytime I don't have to rush between obligations, I'M HAVING FUN!

Have a great one everyone, but NOT TOO GREAT, because Monday we weigh in!


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  • no profile photo CD4357551
    Hi TG - I agree with the others - good blog but then you usually do have good ones so I've come to expect no less!!

    My weekend - work work work and then pack for Idaho!

    Keep that streak going!!


    3908 days ago
    I can tell you are feeling good. You know how the weekend flow is supposed to go and you are going to make it happen. Even though it is busy, isn't it nice to march to your own drum for a change?

    I don't hear any fun in there. You know how martyrs are, I worry that it is missing from your day and I pull myself up by my bootstraps and don't worry about me. We need some belly laughing fun to release some endorphins. Laugh til you hurt and laugh til you cry.

    I wish you success this weekend. If you have a weak moment look at your collage to boost your morale. If you love chocolate and need that fix, Skinny Cow chocolate truffle bars are delicious, satisfying and a mere 100 calories.
    They are my favorite fix and do the trick for me.

    3908 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/5/2010 8:38:02 PM
    Have a great weekend. Do what ever makes you feel good when you have finished. I'm going to get a yoga tape. It's hard to drag an oxygen tank to go somewhere, although it would be more fun than doing it by myself. I did start taking matinence therupy. I go 2 or 3 times a week.
    health to ya!!
    3909 days ago
    Here's wishing you a lot of "fun" this weekend! emoticon
    3909 days ago
    Guess we really have to work it when we're in the groove - to help compensate for the "off" days.
    3909 days ago
  • no profile photo RITAROSE
    Last Saturday I tried power yoga at my gym. It was great, very challenging but GOOD! I am enjoying yoga and pilates to restore flexibility I've lost with aging.

    You speak for so many of us when you talk up the ups and downs of weight loss and motivational highs and lows. I love spark people because it helps to give me a focus and motivation that is always there for me through those ups and downs.

    Have a great weekend, you've got a good plan! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Ritarose
    3909 days ago
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