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A push OFF the couch! Denial be gone!

Monday, August 11, 2014

I was chatting w/ my PT while he worked on my foot. He suggested walking/light swimming in a pool to exercise it. I asked about some basic cardio classes & ST. Then (silly, pretentious me asked) "What about Zumba? Or Zumba Gold?" (Good grief..I haven't done "real" zumba for a few years; I switched to lower impact zumba gold & then had to give that up with my foot pain. What a bold-faced faker I was being. Yuck!!)

He paused. Then he said, "You could do the lower impact zumba gold for the socialization & fun. But if you were doing it for another reason, like to lose weight, there are much better ways to lose weight." I hadn't said ONE word about" losing weight." But he had found a nice way to suggest the simple concept..your foot might hurt less if there was less weight to carry.

He didn't say it...but I knew. In fact, I've said those very words to myself (and thought them about other people) ....but I needed a straight out SHOVE. So I went home...miffed, embarrassed & DETERMINED to lose weight. That was last Monday.

I've just had the best week of exercise & eating I've ever had ... ever. And now I'm starting my second week. And it's working. And you know what else? I feel better & am happier than I've been in all those weeks of eating & drinking my old junk food...thinking it made me happy. Sure..watching the scale go up & my pants fit tighter always make me happy. NOT!

I say this every time, don't I? Well, it's true. I just haven't LEARNED it . My life would be so much easier & so much happier in SO many ways if I'd change my lifestyle.

My deepest thanks to my loyal SP friends who have stuck with me. You are my engine! And facts are facts....let's get this show on the road, shall we!!!
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    last commenter here, so I'm the Caboose!

    here's a push of the sofa, and shove down those train tracks

    Let's get this train outta the station!!

    YOU CAN LOSE WEIGHT, resulting in less foot pain, & EAT BETTER & FEEL HAPPIER ABOUT IT.

    Let's GO !! Chugga Chugga - Choo Choo!!

    Remember, there is POWER IN MOMENTUM!
    2257 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    Well, that was a healthy response to a difficult thing to hear. I am happy for you, and proud of you. (Continue to) take care!
    2259 days ago
    I'm glad you are getting back on track! That's great.
    2261 days ago
    Well here we are: having do overs for lessons we thought we had already learned. But the good news is HERE WE ARE. Congratulations for learning from your successes. And I know that last week was just the beginnings of the rewards for your healthiest lifestyle.

    You're engaged; you show up and you do the work. Victory is yours!
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    I'm right here with you. Gonna learn this until I learn this.
    2261 days ago
    Eat less healthy food Do exercises that do not hurt you walking
    2261 days ago
  • LIS193
    Way to go! Your week of better eating shows how you can feel..
    Hang in there.
    I tried Zumba once and my knee did not like it at all... I could barely walk for about a week, so that was the end of that.
    2262 days ago
    2262 days ago
    Here's your engine stopping by:::.... emoticon emoticon Lol! I am so glad you had a emoticon moment and you're making progress!!
    emoticon ...:::me too. Tonight my foot is throbbing, but for about 2 weeks, it was fine. I have been ever so careful. I will continue to do so.

    emoticon emoticon ~ Laura
    2262 days ago
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