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Plateau or Fear of Success?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I've lost about 15 pounds since I first started eating better. I lost quickly at first and was really motivated to work out. Then I got sick and work has gotten really hectic and I never know what my schedule will be like from day to day and my eating and workout routine suffered. Then instead of staying committed I have let this come between me and my goal. This is what I do most times that I lose weight.

I want this to be a lifestyle change and to be in it for the long haul. I'm back at it but I keep beating myself up about having wavered the last few weeks. This is a pattern of mine and I'm tired of it. I think I'm afraid to lose weight. I've only ever lost significant amounts of weight "for" someone else or "with" someone else in past relationships. I've never been able to do it for myself.

I am worth it. I do want it and I do want to work for it. But part of me thinks I'm not capable of doing it alone. That I need someone else. But hopefully, realizing this will help me to break out of this pattern and allow myself to stick with it even without someone else holding my hand each step of the way.

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DNJEN471 4/14/2014 12:27AM

    You're on the right track! Always do it for you, nobody else! Have you set up a goal/reward for yourself? Sometimes that's a good self motivator. For example: back in December I saw the cutest purse at target. I told myself I could buy it if I lost 20 pounds. It felt great to go get it as a reward when I hit my goal. You're right- you're worth it! Keep your head up. You can do it!

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MADMANSMAMA87 4/13/2014 11:05PM

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April Selfies

Monday, April 07, 2014

New April Pictures of me - I think I can see the difference from my March Pictures but maybe I just want to LOL Either way, I definitely did a lot of stuff in March that I usually wouldn't have done.

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SONORA4475 4/8/2014 11:18PM

    You look fantastic!! Great job!!!

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DNJEN471 4/7/2014 10:52PM

    Great progress! Way to go!!

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IMGLAMRUS 4/7/2014 10:17PM

    You look GREAT!!!! Keep doing what your doing!!!

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MJ7DM33 4/7/2014 9:57PM

  WTG! Keep it up!

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HLTHAPPINESS4C 4/7/2014 9:33PM

    Don't you make a cute lil emoticon ! You look so very pretty in both pictures. I'm especially liking how happy you look. Happy Spring! emoticon

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Getting back on track

Thursday, April 03, 2014

I got sick last week and was running a fever, coughing, sneezing, and chilling all over. I've been fighting this off all week. I still feel under the weather but I'm definitely on the upswing now. I'm going to get back to working out tomorrow. I've been doing pretty good on my eating the whole time since my appetite wasn't that great while I was sick. I feel bad to have lost a week but I'm eager to get back to it and not lose any more time.

On Sunday I'm doing a 5K with a friend. We're just going to walk it for charity but I'm excited to be doing it. I'm doing the Color Run again in September and I'm hoping to be able to jog the entire thing and this first 5K is a step toward getting geared up and I have all Spring and Summer to get ready.

I can definitely do it :D

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DNJEN471 4/3/2014 11:58PM

    Sounds familiar- it really sucks being sick! Glad to hear you're feeling better!

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Morning Workout Challenge

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I really want to wake up and workout. But then morning comes and I turn off the alarm and sleep until I HAVE to get up to get ready for work. I downloaded an alarm that gives you tests to make sure you're awake. I did the tests and then I uninstalled the app and went back to bed LOL It's not really funny. I'm frustrated with myself. In the evening I workout and I don't have time to do everything. If I could just get up and workout first thing I'd have my workout in no matter what the day brought. I'm gonna try it again tomorrow. I'm going to sleep in my workout outfit and I'm going to put my phone (I use it for my alarm) across the room and so I have to get out of bed to turn off the alarm and hopefully just keep on going... down the stairs to work out. When it warms up, I plan on heading out to walk or ride my bike but for now I've got to workout in the apartment, Wish me luck emoticon

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PORSCAD 3/21/2014 10:07PM

    I keep trying. I haven't given up but I haven't succeeded yet either. The last couple of days have been really hectic but I'm going to try again tomorrow. Thanks for the support!

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JAWATKINS 3/19/2014 5:52AM

The more you do get up early, the easier it will be! In a month, you'll love getting up early!

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DNJEN471 3/18/2014 11:50PM

    Good luck! I hope the alarm works for you :)

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GRAMMIEOFTWO 3/18/2014 10:01PM

  I hate getting up in the morning also. I have confidence in you. Don't give up on yourself, I can tell you are very determined. Good luck. emoticon

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So Ready for Spring

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Today, I was at work and it was a beautiful sunny day with highs in the 70's. I wanted to be out and hiking or walking. Tomorrow I am off but there are supposed to be high winds, thunderstorms and then later in the day snow. emoticon

I am so ready for Spring to get its foothold and to kick Winter OUT FOR GOOD. But I guess I will have to suffice with working out in my living room for now. I'm not giving up. I'm gonna keep pushing but it is so much easier when I can get out and about because I love being outside in the warm weather. (sorry to all of you who like winter)

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