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2 1/2 months later

Friday, June 29, 2012

And I'm still at it! So far, I've lost 21lbs. Kind of. That damn water weight makes it fluctuate too much to be sure. I'm a little discouraged, I feel like I should have lost more than this by now. Water weight loss alone at the beginning would account for quite a bit of this.

I try to walk every other day, and do 5k. I also eat fairly well (with the exception of today. I totally pigged out and didn't care. Mood swings. ugh.) I guess the next step is going to be adding in some strength training.

I'm getting closer to my goal of being ready for that 20K marathon this fall. Hopefully by then I've lost quite a bit more. Lugging all this weight when you walk is kind of a pain in the ass.


Week 3 of the change

Thursday, April 26, 2012

So I'm into my 3rd week and it's going well. The first week was rough and as usual, I had a hard time committing to it. By the 2nd I was able to do Zumba without wanting to die. This week, I added in an extra Zumba class for the week, and I'm doing OK on the diet end. I'm definitely eating less from fast food places and restaurants, and trying to have healthier foods (I ate 1/2 of a small avocado for a snack today. It was awesome!)

So far, I've lost 6lbs. Most of that has been in this last week. I'm hoping this keeps up. I'm more likely to stay motivated if I see the scale budging, even if it's just a little bit.

BTW, I avoid looking at myself in the mirror at Zumba. I'd like to forget I'm fat for a little while. It's a good thing I don't embarrass that easily, and the people who go are encouraging.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I've been back for a week or so, but trying to remain low-key so I don't get too excited and then flounder.

I need motivation. And help sticking to my diet and workouts. If you're out there and you read this, help me stick it out this time? I'm so tired of failing at this :(

I'm tired of being fat.

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DALAIMAMA75 4/26/2012 12:05AM

    Thank you for your comment :) Most of my bad eating habits come from stress - bad food is much more convenient. I lead a very stressful life. I'm a solo mom with 2 kids, and I go to grad school full time and work full time. Sometimes I think I take on more than I can chew just so I can avoid having to take care of myself. I need to think more about me though, and you need to take care of yourself too :)

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LHACKING13 4/18/2012 1:25AM

    You are back, so that's good. You have to remember that none of us got this way over night. Years of bad habits have gotten us to this point so it will take lots of time and hard work to get over it. I'm tired of being heavy too, but reality is that I have more issues than just overeating and not exercising. There are many emotions tied to my bad habits, that I have to break and create good emotions tied to good habits. emoticon emoticon

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Day 3 - this is worse than quitting smoking

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Food addiction is worse than smoking if you ask me. I can avoid cigarettes, but I can't avoid food. It's almost 11pm and I think I'm hungry. I know I'm not, it's just that my body is used to getting a late snack at this time before I go to bed. But I'm not going to cave. So the stomach yells louder. Eventually one of us will win. I'm heading to bed though, to quell the beast. I wonder why it took 3 days before my stomach finally said "WTF, where's mah snack woman?!?"

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BETH706 9/9/2009 11:12PM

    You summed up my feelings ... I joined this week and started making small changes like adding the water and logging food. I have not fully jumped into the whole program this week as I am out of town. Next week will be a blast I am sure. BUT evening is the worst time for me,too. I love to eat and smoke(quit that one several times). I think Tylenol PM and I will become very good friends in the short term. Good luck to you. Beth

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Day two - off the track a little

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I still need to update my food for the day, and I'm not sure how well I'll do because I was very very bad. I had a stressful afternoon - driving downtown when suddenly my brakes went out and I was lucky enough to coast off to the side of the road and use the handbrake to stop. And then, it was the first day of Grad School. And my son's shadow at school called. And. And. And. Tonight was my daughter's first night of Sparks (the Canadian equivalent of Daisies). Sooooo much stuff in one day.

It also happened that once I finally made it to school and stopped by the NSA, they had a meet and greet with tons of free (catered) food. I couldn't stop myself. I don't even feel guilty about it.

Tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow I'll get back on track I hope.


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