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Summer Challenge Week 1

Saturday, June 25, 2011

emoticon Fitness: emoticon I completed the spark generated strength workout 3 times this week. It was the gym routine workout. (don't remember the name of it. I will next week) . I completed cardio 5 times this week. No matter how much time I had I was determined to get it in.

emoticon Nutrition: OK, This week was really tough financially. I did not have money to grocery shop so I did the best with what I had. No fresh fruit or fresh veggies. But I did have frozen veggies in the freezer, so I had vegetables but not five a day. On Friday, I found a dollar in change in the car and spent it on an apple pie. (I was stressed and resorted to the apple pie). Afterwards I thought to myself I could have bought a banana and an apple with that dollar (next time).

emoticon Something did happen today that made me feel just a little lighter on my feet. It wasn't the scale. I didn't have my glasses on yesterday so couldn't read it. While I was eating my sandwich, I realized how blessed I am. Even under financial stress, I can eat. I got hungry and went to the pantry and simply opened up a can of tuna. I have a place to call home, a job to go to and I never spent a single day hungry. You know something, a tuna sandwich never tasted so good.
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    Counting our blessings is a good way to realize just how much we have rather than focusing on what we don't have. I'm putting of the grocery store this week until absolutely necessary, which may be tonight. Ugh! It always costs about twice as much as I want to spend and lately, cash flow has been tight - especially with the tree we had to cut. Bleh - but hey, it was good exercise! I'll just keep counting my blessings - thanks for the reminder!
    3607 days ago
    Being honest with yourself is one of the huge blessings of Sparkpeople that I have found! We all have days that are hard, and we are all trying to find a way to make it all work! You should be so proud - when given Lemons .. you made lemonade! emoticon
    3607 days ago
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    I love that you worked with what you had and made the best of it. Recognizing the blessings that you have been given is amazing. We live in the land of discontent call America.

    I know that this next week will be a better week because of the efforts of this one. WTG emoticon
    3609 days ago
  • DIMI1124
    Love the reality check. I am having challenges financially too but like you said we aint hungry and we got a place to live!!! WTG on getting it done!
    3610 days ago
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