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What changed?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I was doing so good, the motivation was there, I was loving trying and tasting the new foods, the exercise was a little difficult to get started but once I did start, I enjoyed it. I was seeing results, the scale was going down, the bp was going down, the clothes were getting looser, I had more energy.

So why? Why can I no longer get through a single day without eating junk food or a big fatty meal? Why now do I now procrastinate the exercise so long that I don't end up doing any?

I don't know what changed? I still get up in the morning with every intention of eating right and exercising, my head it telling me that this is a new day, new beginning, we can get back on track and do this right but with the slightest temptation presented to me... I cave. :(

I had lost 19.5 pounds, in this last week or so I have gained back 7.5 of it! This is not good! On Monday I have to go for my cholesterol test and the results will dictate whether or not I have to go on another medication, I really don't want that! Backsliding now couldn't be worse timing and not understanding why means I don't know where to begin to try and fix it.

Ugh, why does this have to be so hard? How do I stop this yo-yo from climbing back up the string?

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TKAYSMILES 4/29/2010 12:19PM

    I couldn't agree with lilpat any more! I try different exercises all the time. Each day I do something new. You also might want to try getting up and getting the exercise out of the way so that you start your day off on the right foot and that might help with the tempations. Also, thinking about your changes as a trying to get healthy and not losing wieght might help!! And can't say enough to LOG your food. If you have to write it down it might stop you from putting it in your mouth to begin with!!!

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LILPAT3 4/29/2010 11:50AM

    Your body and mind get bored doing the same things over and over. New food is good but if you reward yourself with a favorite every now and then it is easier to keep at the "healthy" food.
Learn new exercises or try new and different exercise classes! emoticon

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of my Lifestyle Change

Monday, April 19, 2010

I've started a blog several times but always ended up deleting it, not sure what my hang up is, but lets see if this one makes it.

My "Diet" - I am having so much fun trying new and healthy foods, I used to hate cooking, it was always the same old, same old, but I have tried so many new recipes and new foods that I not only look forward to cooking, I'm looking forward to eating my new "diet" foods. The kids are enjoying it too, my youngest (almost 17) came into the house yesterday saying she was in love with the smell, it was sweet potatoes fries done in the oven and sticky chicken, both recipes I got off Spark People. I have had a few slips, but enjoying the new foods has definitely made my healthy living change much easier this time! My biggest pitfall is potato chips... I LOVE them!! I started off allowing myself to have one small serving once a week... but then it was Friday AND Saturday night... and then it was not such small servings.. ugh, not sure how to win that battle.

My Fitness - This has been a bigger struggle for me. I have a gazelle/glider type thing that I've taken the shocks off so that I could work longer on and actually get my heart rate up. I've worked on it pretty much every day. Currently I try to get on it 3 times a day for about 30 minutes each time. Breaking it up makes it not so boring. I've tried a few workout DVDs but not found anything that has really stuck. I do walk a few times a week, but looking for some sort of weight training. My fitness feels very unorganized and not thought out very well right now. I guess I am hoping that I am making improvements in my health and fitness a little, until I can start focusing more on it.

My Health - When I started this about 2.5 months ago I was taking 3 bp meds, stomach meds and the doctor gave me 3 month to get my cholesterol down or I would require meds for that as well. About a month ago I took myself off one of my bp meds and so far my bp is doing great, I haven't even gotten as high as the 120/80 norm, so I'm really happy about that. Not sure what the doctors will think about this, but as I don't have a doctor of my own, I can only see whoever happens to be on at the clinic, I took a chance. My next cholesterol test is in 2 weeks and I'm really hopeful that I won't require the meds. The doctor said a 10% weight loss would make a huge difference and I am 3 pounds away from that, so thats a good reason to be hopeful, right?

Okay, so I actually finished this blog, I guess the only thing to do now is hit "Post"

Bye and thanks for reading! :)

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LUNADRAGON 4/23/2010 12:14AM

    Great steps in the right direction!

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JM3019 4/19/2010 4:29PM

    Congratulations on the changes you have made so far. 10% is a great accomplishment, you are almost there. Way to go!

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ERINLINDSAY83 4/19/2010 4:26PM

    It is a great thing to lay things out in writing....even if you are the only person who ever sees it. It is a great way to START the organizational process! SO kudos! Good luck on the rest of your weight loss journey!

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