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Update 1/7/13: So even though I have gotten back to virtually where I started, I am encouraged by the fact that it was a medication side effect rather than a setback in my behaviors. I got down to being within 7 lbs of my goal. I am now at the point where I am 30 lbs away from my original goal of 150. The funny thing is though, despite the uphill climb I have ahead, that I feel it is so possible because of my earlier success. I won't let my current circumstances dictate my attitude or my ...
Update 1/7/13: So even though I have gotten back to virtually where I started, I am encouraged by the fact that it was a medication side effect rather than a setback in my behaviors. I got down to being within 7 lbs of my goal. I am now at the point where I am 30 lbs away from my original goal of 150. The funny thing is though, despite the uphill climb I have ahead, that I feel it is so possible because of my earlier success. I won't let my current circumstances dictate my attitude or my motivation. I am so looking forward to getting my body to look more like what I feel like on the inside and getting back to feeling my best.
Update 5/10/11: Still on the journey. I am not where I want to be, but I'm also not where I started. I have finally FINALLY gotten to the point that I understand myself enough to have a lifestyle that works for me. Now it's all about getting these last 10-15 lbs off and getting to maintenance. I am all about balance these days and now that my life is more balanced, I feel like I can get to a balance in my health. Grad school has done it's damage and now that I'm on the tail end, staying active and eating right over the long-term feels more attainable.
3/29/10: Things are going pretty well for me. I am not gaining weight and given what's going on in my life, that's a small victory I can celebrate. I am no longer eating fast food (although I will go to the occasional restaurant) and I am only eating foods that are natural, have no artifical perservatives, or man-made products in them. I am still working on portion control but I have decided that I am going to stop listening to the voice of my inner fat kid and start listenting to the voice of my "inner goddess" (for lack of a better term...thank you Ceci). It's really been about keeping supportive people around me and slowly making lasting changes. Goal, here I come.
10/18/09: I am in a good space. I am motivated. I am about 20 lbs away from my goal (I have lost about 10 lbs so far) and I know that THIS IS IT. It's kind of funny because that puts me back where I started when I began this SP journey about a year ago, but I have a new outlook and am refocusing my attention on me. It sounds selfish but I have to put myself on my priority list! I learned a lot from my past mistakes and this just feels different. My desire to live healthfully comes from a different place. I am not losing weight to feel better about myself because I am already ok with my body (minus my love handles :) ). I am doing it to fit better in my clothes and get healthy. THIS IS IT!
05/17/09: So I have had yet another setback. I have decided though that I will not let myself be defeated. Success doesn't mean you never failed; it just means that you had more good days than bad days. Yes, I am back where I started. Yes, I did it with my eyes wide open. And yes, I can and will still achieve my goal. It may take a few more months than I expected but all in all I feel like that setback was necessary to show me that I really have to get a hold on my eating habits. There's a BIG difference between eating for hunger vs eating for boredom, stress, sadness, happiness, loneliness, sleep-deprivation, and any other reason. I am going to do this.
First post (circa August 2008): I have already lost 30 lbs and kept it off over the last two years. I am trying to shed the last 20-25. These last pounds have been the hardest with a lot of setbacks due to life (deaths in the family, getting busy with grad school, HOLIDAYS (:)), and honestly getting lazy). Now I'm in the mode where I need to just do it for my health and to finally finish what I started.
| current weight: 167.4
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Member Since: 7/30/2008
Fitness Minutes: 18,632
actual: missed weigh-in
9/1/13 - 12/31/13: Maintenance
1) Work out 5-6 times/week for 45-60 minutes
2) Strength train twice a week
3) Stay within range on calories and nutrients 6 days per week
4) Give myself the day off once per week
5) Reevaluate every 2 weeks to see what's working and what isn't
6) When I get the urge to emotionally eat or eat for reasons other than hunger, I will a)jump rope for 5 minutes, b) take a walk around the track outside, c) journal, or d) give someone a call