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HLC Mental Challenge

Monday, May 14, 2012

1) I've made the most progress in this area so far: Water consumption
2) What I have done best this challenge is: Tracking
3) What I still need to work on during the last weeks of this challenge is:Getting in my excercise
4) The progress that I've made makes me feel:Confident in reaching my goal.

Last week was not good at all but I'm going to continue forward and not look back! I can do this!


Last Week

Monday, May 07, 2012

Last week was crazy busy. Had to go to the cities for my boyfriend's daughters tonsil/adenoid surgery. Our schedules are so crazy I ended up not getting enough sleep and making horrible food choices because I was tired and out of my norm. I am happy that I did not gain weight and I will try harder this week to care about my food choices. Some are forming as habits others I just am giving into my cravings. Here's to a better week!

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NEWSTART127 5/8/2012 2:29AM

    Lack of sleep screws me up something awful! Here's to getting "back to normal!"

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MELLIEH0212 5/7/2012 1:55PM

    We all have weeks like this! I am right there with you! I got your back.

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Better this week

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I am feeling and doing much better this week. I am making good food choices and following my HLC challenges well! I had a good weigh in and I hope I can keep up the momentum. I am slowly starting to feel like this is normal to me again! Yay!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 4/25/2012 9:37AM

    emoticon Keep on going strong!

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It was easier before

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I have lost over 60lbs and I felt I did it without a lot of effort. I just started paying attention to my calorie intake and the lbs fell off. I probably averaged about 2 days a week working out. I slowly stopped logging in and tracking my calories less and less until I wasn't doing it any longer. I gained about 10lbs back and decided I needed to jump back on the horse in January this year. Since I have been back it has been a lot harder to lose these lbs. I adjusted my calorie range and find it very hard to stick within that amount. My will power just isnt as strong and I can't understand why. Food is all around you all the time and it's frustrating to watch someone pound a bag of doritos in front of you without taking one or two or five! I really hope I can past this hurdle and watch the weight fall off again. I think sometimes that I will always be the "fat chick" and no matter how hard I try I will never be the size I want to be. Why am I thinking this? How have I accepted that that is my fate? It's something I've wanted my whole life, why am I doubting that it can be done?

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ATROTTIER 4/20/2012 12:15PM

    I totally know what you mean sometimes! This is my 2nd official time with getting back into the weight loss journey and I feel like it's so difficult that it was for me before but I'm thinking that it's because we did lose a good chunk of weight and are stronger that we have to put more effort in to see the results we once did...yes, it's hard and yes it might take longer but can't you just see it??? =) I try to focus on my goals and now I try to think of them in a more reasonable time frame, like my ultimate goal is to be 140 but really if I can just lose 10lbs and then re-focus that might feel closer and not so far away. Anyways, thinking of ya and I hope you can find your drive again, and I know you can do it!!!

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    Being the "fat chick" is not your fate. You control your fate and can make it what you want. It will take work, lots of work, but that work will pay off. Also remember that the slower you lose the weight the less likely it is to come back because the changes you made to lose the weight have become ingrained into your life.

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ELIZABETH160 4/19/2012 6:13PM

    Keep your eyes on the prize. I know you've seen it before, but it might be time to really reexamine and ask yourself before every meal, every snack, and every time you don't feel like working out "Will this put me further toward my goals?" If the answer is no, then make sure you are aware of what you are doing. Be mindful of every bite, and truly enjoy every bite. I have also found that drastically increasing my water intake gives me a lot of energy and motivation for some reason. Maybe it will work for you!

You CAN be strong. You CAN do this. Make the choice, and the world is yours.

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MOM2FAT1 4/19/2012 6:04PM

    Just keep moving forward emoticon

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    Sometimes its easy to be discouraged by how HARD it is to drop weight and keep it off. Good for you for springing into action before 10 lbs turned into 60.

Read some of these other blogs and talk to others who've been there. Go to the message boards here and post. Read some of the motivation articles. You'll get your mojo back and eventually get focused.

When I started up in Jan, I was only halfway focused. It wasn't until I started to see results that I slipped into a "zone."

Give yourself time; it WILL happen.


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Good day!!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Today was a good day! I did well with logging and stayed well within my calorie range. I spent the day baking and doing some laundry. Looking forward to Easter with my family this weekend. Hope you all are having a fabulous week!

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JUST-DUCKY 4/5/2012 9:37AM

    emoticon for good days!!

I hope you have many many more!!

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