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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Okay, the last time I blogged I lamented that I had gained back 10 pounds of the pounds I've lost in the last couple of years. I took the reins and have lost 4 of the 10 pounds that I had gained. I lost those 4 pounds all last week and I was ecstatic. This week I've added an extra day of exercise, cut down on sugar and I've only lost a total of 4 ounces. WTF!!! I don't understand what my body is doing (or not doing). But one thing I'm going to stop doing is weighing myself everyday. That might work for some people, but it only sets me up for disappointment when I don't get the results I expect. From now on, I'll stick to the 1 or 2 times a week weigh in. Progress over time is more realistic anyway.

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LORISMITH2573 6/24/2010 2:53PM

    It absolutely KILLS me not to weigh myself every day, but I'm trying really hard to only weigh myself every week. It's hard, but I agree with you that it's what we need to do. If I lose one pounds from Monday to Tuesday I feel like I better lose at least one pound from Tuesday to Wednesday! Its better for me to just not see the fluctuations.

Good luck! Keep up the good work. Your body can only hold on to that weight for so long before it finally gives up!

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Stop the slide

Monday, June 14, 2010

I gained 10 pounds in the last two months. I will stop this slide right here, right now and recommit to getting back to reaching my goal.

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LORISMITH2573 6/14/2010 3:41PM

    I hope you don't mind if I grab on and dig in my heels with you. I've also gained 10 pounds since I started spark people. REDICULOUS! I see all of these other people losing weight slowly but surely. I work so hard at it, but I think my screwups outweigh my hard work. So, here we go - LET's GET MOVING! emoticon

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Best foot forward

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ever since I started dancing again my progress has been slowed by problems with my feet. I have bunions with bone spurs growing on both big toes, plus the irritation is causing something called sesamoiditis. In everyday life, the pain is not debilitating but it's bad enough to keep me from progressing in my ballet classes. I can't go on releve without a lot of pain so I'm going to have minor surgery some time soon to correct this. I wanted to avoid going under the knife, because 1) I'm a diabetic and diabetes and foot surgery are not very compatible and 2) I just had major surgery three months ago and I didn't want to put my body through that again. But if I can't dance, all this is for naught. So I'm going to take the plunge. I'll keep you guys informed of what happens.


Another set back

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Well I was doing pretty well until this past weekend. After vacationing in St. Augustine, I weighed myself last week to find I had not gained any weight. That was a definite a victory considering all the DQ I had. I was determined to workout everyday this weekend and eat correctly, but alas, I did none of that and I started a downward spiral of having ice cream and cake everyday. I'm disappointed in myself and discouraged but I know today is a new day and I need to start again where I am. I think it's finally dawning on me that this is going to be a lifelong struggle that will never get easy.

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RUTHIEBEAR 7/15/2009 6:25PM

    I agree that until we get our mind set around the fact that his is not a diet, but a healthy lifestyle change we are going to have more struggles than we can handle. Do not give up!

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    It is a lifelong journey with up's and down's, twists and turns. There will be easy times and there will be some downright difficult times. You can do this. Take small steps every day. Make those small steps your small goals towards that big final goal.
Whatever you do DO NOT get down on yourself. Remember that you are beautiful and special to the One who created you. GO for the Goal!!!

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Shaking things up

Thursday, June 18, 2009

For the most part I've been doing well in sticking to my eating plan, but yesterday I had an attack of craving that I did not resist. I took a trip into town yesterday. Before I left I had a cup of yogurt and a banana for breakfast. While I was in town I started getting hungry. Instead of getting a fast food meal, which is what I would normally do, I bought a box of cereal bars from a drug store. I was pretty proud of myself. However, the bar tasted so good, I immediately began to crave a second bar with a vanilla milkshake. I drove right by a DQ but did not stop. On my way back home all I could think about was having a milkshake. When I returned home, l stopped at a fast food restaurant and bought a vanilla milkshake and it was everything I dreamed it would be. I kicked myself a little for giving into the craving, but I kept reminding myself that an occasional milkshake is not what's going to derail my progress. It's the milkshake or cup of ice cream 3 or 4 times a week that will sabotage my goals. To my great - and happy - surprise, when I got up this morning, I found I had lost 4 pounds since Saturday. Whoo-hoo!!


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