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OK let's try this again...

Monday, June 06, 2011

I really thought last year was THE YEAR that I would get it right and finally lose the weight. I was SO motivated and happy and focused. What happened? August came around and I started dreading the long winter ahead, even though it was 3 months away. I started focusing on my favorite part about autumn, baking. It wasn't even technically autumn yet! I was anticipating the long school year ahead which always makes our lives busy and a bit more stressful. I started comforting myself with all the great harvest time recipes that involve baking and sugar. If only it REALLY made me feel better in the long run. I gained back all 24 lbs that I had lost. I quit exercising, and soothed myself with food. What will I do to prevent this in the future? Now that I think I know why I lost my focus, what will I do differently this year when the school year begins again? Buck up and be an adult about it? Know that I can't have an internal "tantrum" and rebel against the work of losing weight just because I need to feel comforted by the couch and eating? I guess this is a question that I'm going to have to deal with again and again throughout my life, when things in life get stressful and I just want to "cocoon" myself.


No one ever said.....

Monday, July 19, 2010

"No one ever said, 'I wish I hadn't exercised, today'."
I just finished listening to the audiobook version of Women, Food, and God. While it wasn't a book that I was totally excited about after listening to, or that I thought would change my life, this one quote rang quite true for me. It was a mini AHA moment. I decided to think of it whenever I have trouble getting motivated to work out. I started this weight loss journey a couple of months ago and rarely missed a workout. As so often happens with me, my interest or motivation starts to fade after about 15 lbs lost. I'm not really sure why. But, I do know this, it's gotten much tougher to get myself going, physically. So tonight, I remembered this quote, and I told myself to get OVER the wanting to be lazy because I will regret it if I don't get my exercise in. As it turns out, I was able to do my workout a little bit longer than normal this evening, and I think it may have had a little to do with the quote! I think that the book actually did have a bigger impact on me than I had thought.

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SLIMN4ME 7/19/2010 9:40PM

    Just got the book, and just got started reading it! Hope it has the same effect on me.

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