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Must Begin again!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Well thanks to steroids, my stress level with school etc., I have gained all but 5 pounds back from what I originally weighed before I even joined sparkpeople. I have two more weeks before I can even consider getting back into a workout routine. May do some pilates or yoga until then. Any suggestions? I also have not been eating as well as I was. I am back on the lifestyle changes as far as diet goes, but I have to start working out.

  
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CAKAROO 7/31/2012 7:42AM

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ATLTRAINR 7/31/2012 5:33AM

    emoticon every little bit counts!

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Steroids really suck

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Well thanks to my asthma and allergies acting up lately I had to do a steroid dose pack. Thanks to the steroid dose pack I am almost back to my starting weight. Vicious cycle!! emoticon
Dreaded steroids and weight cycle I am not giving up or giving in!! I will win!!!

  
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JEBARBAREE 6/11/2012 1:46PM

    Hang in there, you did it once, you can do it again! Remember, the steroids are only temporary!

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JUDYPOPPINS 6/9/2012 12:15PM

    emoticon I understand completely. 3 x in the past year I've had the dreaded steroids and now I'm 15 pounds over goal emoticon. And I'm finding it harder to lose now, too. BUT...the steroids worked and I will lose these pounds...I'm also eating healthier and exercising so even if I never lose another pound...I am so much better off with the healthy lifestyle.

We can do this...just bumps in the road (okay, sometimes they seem like boulders)...but YOU WILL PREVAIL!!
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Starting again

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Well I am very happy with the fact that I started my Coach Nicole boot camp today. I am very satisfied with the workout.
I have made a decision to weigh in less. I was doing it once a week, but I think I will try once every two weeks and go from there. I am gonna do this thing!!!

  


Learning lessons

Friday, June 01, 2012

Well, I have not had any more results with weight loss. I gave up for a while in a way. I quit working out regularly and for what? Because I saw that even with what I was doing, the scale did not move. That is a huge problem. I need to ignore what the scale says and keep progressing. Today I am for the first time going to try pilates. I usually do either ten minute trainer or Coach Nicole's workouts, but due to a rough month long respiratory illness I am starting slow.
This is progress though. I am not going to continue to be negative. I am looking forward to the new me. Not the me at my goal weight of 133. Me here and now. I have to love myself before I can succeed in my journey.

  
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BLUESKIES139 6/4/2012 8:49AM

    You can do this dont give up!!!

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RADFEN 6/2/2012 10:30AM

    I agree with what SherryNH posted. Looking good and weighing less is a nice benefit from taking good care of yourself by eating well and exercising. Feeling good about yourself because you feel well is a wonderful thing!

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SV6MILE 6/1/2012 11:23PM

    It's taken me some time to do it, but I have been pretty good at making myself look at the numbers on the scale with simple curiosity. When the number isn't what I hoped, I just think 'huh - interesting'. Then I try to think of the variety of things I did since my last weigh-in that are improving me in general. Maybe think about weighing-in less and using something different to chart your progress?

Rooting for you!
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SUNSHINEYDAYS 6/1/2012 10:31PM

    Starting slow - what a wise decision ! I think it really increases your chances of success. I have done fairly well eating healthy but I am still searching for that exercise that I can enjoy. I think the answer to that for me might just be lots of variety and giving myself credit for even just 10 minutes of physical activity that ups my heart rate or increases my strength and endurance ( though I should strive as often as possible for more ). If I know I am genuinely trying I am progressing whether the scales or anyone else notices.
Best of luck to you !
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SHERRYNH 6/1/2012 7:23PM

    Ah...truer words never said. I find the scale is my enemy. I went to a health coach at work, and she said something that struck home. She said..."you are striving to be healthy. Eating healthy, exercising and taking care of yourself. The "side effect" of all of that is maybe losing a few pounds. So taking her words in stride, she is right. I am back on a new journey here, but in the short time I have started to take care of ME, I am feeling physically better, and mentally great! Don't get down on the scale they are numbers. :)

Sherry

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Monday

Monday, March 05, 2012

It's Monday and time for getting busy with school. I lost a pound this week so at least I am going in the right direction. I am feeling better about my progress and learning to accept things as they come. I just have to stay positive and focused.

  
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IMSILLY 3/6/2012 8:43AM

    Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Yes, bingeing is a big bother! Since I started my blogging, I determined that I'd TRY to learn some valuable lessons. My latest (since there are so many) is that I would have been better served not to be upset that I wasn't losing weight fast enough....because this led to bingeing.
SO, I'm happy for you that you are a pound less. Keep up the good work, be patient, and more will follow.
We're in it to win it!
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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 3/5/2012 9:57AM

    Congratulations on your pound! You have the right attitude--positive and focused. As so many others have said, this is a way of life and journey. In order to make it "stick" you have to take it slow and focus on the process, not the scale. Make sure you have other non-scale measurements of success (ie measure your inches, increase in endurance, speed and strength, clothes feeling looser, feeling more energy) The scale is just one small way of measuring your increased health. I think our bodies are making all kinds of positive changes that are not reflected weekly in the scale. You can do it! emoticon

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