Finally, the AFTER picture - 22 lbs. lighter! Yay!
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Okay, so I still rock, because I'm always worth loving myself. But it is interesting to lose all the weight you want and then turn around, lose a little focus on what got you to your goal in the first place, and then have to come back and try again.
The good news: Trying again, getting back on your feet after you fall - that's all healthy and normal. Giving up or giving in isn't an option. And really, it's only about five pounds. I'm NOT right back where I started from. Not even close. Sure, my clothes are a little tighter and I don't like the way that feels, but I KNOW what to do about it and it's just a matter of doing it.
I jumped back onto the Spark People site, which I realize I never should have jumped off. It's true - it has to be a lifestyle change or it's just not going to be a long-term success. I really don't want to have to go up and down the scale (and up and down emotionally) every few months. It's not healthy and I'm worth more than that.
What got me to my goal was relatively simple: log my food, eat honestly, stay connected to the support of my Spark friends and my own family, and exercise (even when I'd rather sit in front of the tv and eat something sweet).
Most importantly, I'm not looking at this as a step backwards. If you count all the years I spent doing seriously unhealthy things to gain and to lose weight, then this is really just a learning process and nothing more. I'm not a failure - far from it. I'm human. I'm a learning, thinking, ever-changing person who is never going to get it all right - not even close! However, if I don't give up and I don't give in (which, remember, I said was NOT an option), then I'll come out the other end of whatever I need to learn a stronger, healthier, happier me.
Did I mention I was worth that???
Exercise, eat right, fit into the clothes, and get healthy!!!
Tae Bo at least three times per week, strength training a couple times per week, and logging my food every day.
I'm from Southern California in the Temescal Valley area of Riverside County. I've got a great husband, two healthy kids, and a home I love.
If I don't laugh often on a daily basis, I feel like I'm not truly living. Have you made someone laugh today??? What about yourself???
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| current weight: 152.2
You look fantastic! Thanks for the tip. I'm definitely one of those girls that asks tons of questions! You seem fun :)
2319 days ago
I really hope the cold does not stick around too long- take care of yourself and get well soon :)
2321 days ago
Thank you!!!! I was and am still ecstatic! I want to do it again!
2330 days ago
as my late father use to say to me "as with the four seasons, this to will pass." I hope the best for you and your family and we send our condolences..."it is when times like this that are most difficult in our lives that we are challenged to be at our best"...
2331 days ago
Congratulations on getting back on track! Moment by moment! Keeping you in thoughts as you are going through this sad time in your life.
2331 days ago