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One Day Closer to the GOAL!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Here I am another day closer to my goal of getting healthy and losing weight. If you would have asked me six months ago if I would be staying on track with eating and adding exercise...I would have said no way! It is amazing how when you set your mind to something and you truly want it, how nothing will get in your way. I am still a beginner at this and I often make mistakes, but I am so much better than I was two months ago. I am so eager to see where I will be in two more months. I am trying hard not to beat myself up when I get off track. Before I would have just given up, but now I get back on program and move forward. I am very proud of myself for the first time in a very long time. I am happy to be me! I wish everyone who is on their own journey the best of luck and I want them to know they are worth all the effort they put in!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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DORYCAMPBELL 2/25/2013 9:01PM

  Maggie, you are on the right track and even though you didn't write today, I know you did an exercise video. Keep making those good choices. emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 2/23/2013 12:37PM

  WE all make mistakes....no one is a failure who keeps trying! Keep up the good work and positive attitude! emoticon

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TKLBRIDGET 2/23/2013 12:18PM

    very nice blog and good for you!
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CATSPANK 2/23/2013 12:11PM

    Persistence always wins. emoticon

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CBLENS 2/23/2013 12:07PM

    Well said. It's all a matter of wanting it and being prepared mentally to stay focused on the journey. emoticon

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Determined

Friday, February 22, 2013

This start is about ten years in the making. I have struggled with my weight since my senior year in high school. It became out of control in college and spiraled down hill ever since. I would always say that I did not care that I was fat and that I was happy. That was a bunch of crap and a big lie to myself and others. I would eat to make myself feel better, to reward myself for an accomplishment, to full fill something that was missing. Food became the center of my life. I was always thinking about eating and what my next meal or snack would be. Life was a mess! This past December, I reached my breaking point. I was 255lbs, always tired, unhappy with myself and where my life was going. It was a struggle just to get through the day. On December 29, 2012, I told myself that this was it. I was no longer going to sit by and watch my life pass me by. I was finally going to do something for myself. I was going to get healthy. I started with cutting out carbs. I was and still am not very good at cutting out the carbs, but I have significantly decreased the amount I eat every day. I started with cutting out any carbs that I might consume by drinking. I have stuck to plain water, unsweetened hot and iced tea and coffee with almond milk. Then, I moved to cutting out other carbs. I added more veggies and fruit. Yes, I know fruit has carbs, but the good kind. My self talk consisted of "I am not going to deprive myself of something I really want." I would just pick a cheat day and eat that one thing I had been craving. Then I would get back on track the next day. Since December 29, 2012, I have increased my energy level and I have lost 13lbs and 11 inches. I am far from my goal weight of 150lbs, but I am much further than before. I am also motivated to keep going. This is the first time I have stuck to a "diet" or way of eating. For the first time, I am thinking about myself and going for the goal!! I am lucky to have a partner in this weight loss/get healthy journey, my mom. She motivates me everyday and is the support I need to stay on track! Thanks a bunch MOM!

  
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POSEY440 2/22/2013 4:54PM

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RENATARUNS 2/22/2013 4:42PM

    Mid-December for me. :) And yeah, something needed to change for a long time, but this time I actually wanted to do it.

Best of luck to you.

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DORYCAMPBELL 2/22/2013 2:33PM

  Maggie, you are doing it! I knew you could. And with three little kids and helping with your new 2 month old nephew and your friend's son, it is a wonder you have time for anything else. But you are done with excuses. You are motivating me. Keep up the good work!
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TLG71567 2/22/2013 1:49PM

    I have a very similar past and present. I too started to change my life style in late December. I have lost 11 pounds so far. I haven't been able to do much exercise yet because of a lung problem, but my eating is on track and better than it has ever been. Good luck to you on your journey. I wish you well.

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DLBROWN93 2/22/2013 1:45PM

    Good Mom's are always supportive. Congratulations on making healthy choices.

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