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Pattin' Myself on the Back

Thursday, April 28, 2016

I have exercised more in the last 10 days since I joined SP than I have in months. While I've only lost a couple of pounds so far, I'm proud of myself. I've got to remember that this is a marathon -- not a sprint. Even losing a pound a week would be fine with me, as long as I'm also losing inches in the process.

My plan is to work to incorporate more vegetables into my day.

Late afternoon is my biggest challenge food-wise between 2:00 and 4:00pm. That's when the urge for chips or sweets hits me. Still working on a strategy around this. I have only been recording breakfast, lunch, and snacks on my tracker. By the time I get to dinner, I've been flaking on the tracker. Working to get more organized and plan it out more so that I have fewer excuses.

After a year plus hiatus, I finally tried Zumba again tonight. I didn't realize how many awesome free videos are out there on YouTube. It will be fun to try out more to keep the variety fresh.

In the grand scheme of things, this is a big accomplishment for me considering what I'm going through with my breast cancer treatment. The CT scan of my brain came back clean -- no tumors found.. and I'm absolutely elated! The only thing they found was a severe sinus infection, which I just started antibiotics for. It's been tough muscling through the sinusitis this week, but I have persevered.

This is one of those long overdue moments where I need to take a breath, step back, and give myself some credit for pushing through all of this. So, Self, you deserve a pat on the back. Congratulations! You are surviving and you've gotten this far.

What positive affirmation will you give yourself today?
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  • ABBY532
    You deserve that pat on the back. And here's another one from me, keep up the good work. I tried Zumba for the first time last week and I like it too.
    1724 days ago
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