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"Only" One Pound This Week

Sunday, July 12, 2020

It has been a challenging week. I did not walk around the "dead" mall this week - too hot! I started the week doing my kettlebells. About midweek, I had the weirdest pain in my back and right hip. I've never felt that before and I've been taking it easy, reluctantly. That has meant that I was extra careful with my food consumption. The swelling in my left foot has come down, so that's good.

I am behind in my goals as of today. I lost "only" one pound this week. My goal is 1.5 a week.

What's different? I have not chosen to throw in the towel and give up. This has made me metaphysically grit my teeth. I am still going to make my goal! Let me say that again. I am still going to make my goal!

It will take longer, but, realistically, at my age, with my physical challenges and sedentary lifestyle (working on that), this is no slam-dunk. There is no "easy" button. It will take longer than I want it to, but I am still going to reach my goal.

I did exactly one plank today and I did it better than any I have ever done. I have not even tried to do one in eons, but, I did one! Yay, me! I showed BF how to do bicycle crunches. Neither of us can do them yet, but, as I told him, we have something to work towards.

The SparkPeople exercise library is a great resource for me! I am still in the beginner section and I am OK with that.

My goal for this week: get up earlier and get some exercise in before I start working. SO grateful I am still working from home. Not having the commute gives me almost 3 hours a day!

Have a great week, everyone! Stay hydrated, stay safe and healthy!
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    I am so proud of you! I knew you would do it. Keep up the good work. emoticon
    70 days ago
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    You are amazing! You are pushing through no matter what!
    Keep it up!
    71 days ago
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    71 days ago
    emoticon on losing one pound, Better than gaining one pound, right?
    71 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    One Pound of Fat

    Hello! Do you know me? If you don't, you should. I am ONE POUND OF FAT, and I am the happiest pound of FAT that you would ever want to meet! Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me! After all, I am only ONE POUND OF FAT. Just ONE POUND. Everyone wants to lose 3 or 5 or 15 pounds, but never ONLY one. So, I just stick around and happily keep you. Then I am free to add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice... That is, until I have grown to 10, 20 or even 30 pounds in weight... YES... it is fun being ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT... left to do just as I please.
    So, when you weigh in, go ahead... just keep on saying, "Oh I only lost one pound." (As if that is so terrible.) For you see, if you do this, you will encourage others to hang around me because they will think that I am not worth losing. And I LOVE being around you... your arms, your legs, your chin, your hips, and every other part of you. HAPPY DAYS! After all, I am ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT!!!

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    71 days ago
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