Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 19 of 84 in the StSC: Don't feel like blogging, feel like having fun! ...Challenge Update...Knee update...Sis update...a Quote...& Go Praise someone today!

No weigh-in...nothing really interesting to say. I'm so not into blogging this week.

But I'll give it a shot....

First, lemme update a few things for the week:

~Eating is great.
~Exercise is back on, baby! I still have to be careful --I totter a bit when I walk as left knee is still not 100% with a bit of swelling remaning and those fading green blotchy bruises--but I did a 30 minute walk (very moderately paced to not reinjure) as well as a full session of Pilates.  Lots of upper body work, as we still have to watch the knee, but some legwork. So nice to be able to move with no pain again, just some instability and that annoying snapping sound. Today, I want to see how I can do the push-up work. I've avoided anything that makes me either put weight on knees or lock knees....I want to get back to that goal's work.
~Water/fluids is on target.
~I've been less chatty on blogs, but I have hit some up this week to support. I also tried to be very supportive/encouraging here and the feedback tells me it did help. So, that goal met.
~Not quitting.
~Yesterday was the first day I forgot to pray for the Challengers. I really just spazzed on that one. Perhaps because my prayer time and mind were on some other things so acutely ....but back on it today.

Sis and I are patched up fine. Like I said, love overcomes all sorts of stuff, minor or major. This was in the minor category in the grand scheme of things, but hey, it's the people you love the most who can wound the most. But it's all god now and, as I firmly believe, it's better to get things out, talk, learn new stuff, and make things even better. Thanks for the well wishes on that.

This upcoming weekend in my fella's big one. He turns 51. So, I expect to be out and about spoiling him rotten. :D Don't expect to see much if any posting, other than the requisite challenge update.

I actually feel like Floridana these days. I want to be unshackled from the computer and out and about in the summer fun. Like her, my feet don't swell now. I'm less heat intolerant (though I still have issues due to some meds I take). I have more energy. I feel prettier in skimpy summer outfits. I can wear shorts without feeling like a freak. I love dining outdoors now that I eat modestly and don't stuff myself so badly I only want to go home and veg on the couch afterwards (my usual post-dinner out mentality in ye olde days, um, like a year plus ago). Now, we eat out and then walk around, shop, hit some fun spots. Much better this way.  (Although I do need to always find nice restrooms as all the water/fluids mean I do need to go with more frequency than my no--adequate-watering days.)

I hope you unshackle from the puter and go have summer fun, too. :)

Anyway, was listening to Focus on the Family earlier, and a British man named Rob Parsons was giving advice for improving family life, and it was pretty darn good advice, too,  said something he said about dealing with his children made me stop and jot it down:

When the ear never hears praise, the heart loses the will to try. 

 I believe this. Well, I know that when I'm praised--be it by an online challenge leader like Allan, by my husband, by a sibling, by a boss, by a teacher--it makes me want to try harder and do better. It gives me wings. So, I hope that as you work on your fitness and weight loss progress, that you get praise. That people notice you're trying hard and spur you on. And I thank everyone who has come here and given me praise and encouragement. It keeps me going.

Praise someone's hard work at fightfating and goal-achieving today. They may really, really need it.

And if you wanna see an example of one challenger dedicating a whole post to praising a person who helped her (and this same person helped me, too), visit Julie.

Today's fightfating plan is to work on the push-ups, walk, eat at or under 1400 cals, drink my fluids, pray for the challengers, keep focused on goals, and ENJOY THE SUMMER sans aching feet and swollen ankles. ENJOY LIFE without overstuffing! ENJOY my family, without enabling bad eating!

ENJOY, period, the things I've gained after losing all this fat. Just ENJOY!

Happy weekend, fatfighter and friends. Be well...


MB said...

Have you tried any type of knee brace? I just got one for my workouts and it seems to be helping keep it stable.

Glad you are unplugging and getting out. It feels more like fall here right now.


Anne H said...

I like the blogging thing - gives me a break from the heat.
And the comments I give - and get ... It IS so good to hear good things!

Anonymous said...

Awesome quote and it is very true. I am so glad I found this challenge to have the added support other than my family here. It's so helpful and you all are just wonderful. I am happy you are so happy and comfortable with yourself and feeling like a summer fun girl - you deserve it!!!!!!!!

Floriana said...

I am a big believer in giving praise and encouragement. I don't get much of it in real life but when I do it makes a huge difference and inspires me to do and be ever better. I want to make that difference for others.

Nice to hear you and your sister are good again. It's a great thing about being close with your siblings. Conflicts can happen, but things get resolved and back to good. I can't even imagine staying mad at my sister for any length of time. It's just not natural.

Great to hear that you are exercising again. Hope the knee will heal completely soon, so you can just relax and do all of the exercises without fear of disturbing it. :)

Enjoy your weekend and have fun, Princess :)

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Wishing you a good weekend and a happy birthday to hubby. :)

Jessica said...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Julie said...

I love this post Mir. Excellent points and thoughts. And blogging and posting and commenting sure makes all this life style change just a bit easier and more managable.
Thanks for the shout out on Allan. I will miss him and his challenge.
I hope you're having a great weekend. I just walked home from our best friends, 4 miles and I feel wonderful except a tad hot. Shortly we are going to go play a little tennis and then go geo-caching with the Venture Crew. A great exercise day and fun too.
Take care and God Bless!!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I agree, a little praise can go a long way. We don't need coddling, that's for sure but a pat on the back when deserved is really motivating. Funny how it's harder to hear the good things said about you but so easy to remember the bad things and the reminders of your failures.

Stay off the computer as much as possible and enjoy the weather. :-)

❦ fitcetera said...

I hope your weekend is wonderful and that lots of fun is involved!

Happy Birthday to the Hubby! 1960 was a very good year. (I was born too! :D)

Thank you for the encouragement, Princess. You have helped me more than you know. ♡