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Re-Starting

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I've fallen into a funk. I haven't gone to the gym, haven't been eating what I should, and I haven't been taking enough time for myself. I've let all the stress of the past few months get to me and while I haven't gained back all of the weight, I've been fluctuating within 5 pounds of when I stopped really focusing on myself.

I've started over with the Fast Break stage - focusing on the little things, such as water consumption, going to the gym, and picking the right foods.

This does put me back a few months on my "goal" time, but I hope it should put me at a good weight right before grad school starts! :)

  


Emotion Turbulence

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In the past few weeks, I've ridden the roller coaster of emotions and my eating and exercise schedule have definitely taken the hit.

My dad was diagnosed with cancer, my grandpa had emergency open heart surgery, my boss quit at my one job, I quit my other job, and all throughout this I had to make a grad school decision!

I haven't been focused on anything lately, except worrying about the next few months. I need to get into a better routine now that I'm not trying to hold down two jobs. There is still a lot of stress headed toward me, but I'm going to try and mediate that as much as possible.

  
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RENEEWOOD1 4/20/2010 9:07AM

    Hi there. I can't imagine going through so much in such a short amount of time. It must be alot to process at once. You are in my thoughts today. Hope your week goes well!

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SCHNOOKIEPIE 4/20/2010 8:49AM

    Oh, I am so sorry.
I have definitely had my share of family tragedy and know how truly mindwrecking it can be.
When I was going through s*hit, I would go swimming and it helped me so much.
The repetition and being in the water is healing somehow, and helped me to escape temporarily from the stresses around me.
That and massages saved my brain when life got so difficult.
I hope all goes well for you.

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Slow Week

Monday, February 15, 2010

I got sick this week and it really knocked me off the wagon. I still managed to lose weight, even without working out, but it's made it harder to get back into the groove! I feel much better, so even though I'd go to the gym today, I can't because I'm snowed in at the house!

Guess that means I'm going to have to do some "heavy cleaning" to count for my cardio!!
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MAESTRACH 4/20/2010 1:56AM

    I understand getting snowed in!!! We're expecting another foot and a half this week! Way to get back in there! Keep up the great work!

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King and Pawn

Friday, February 05, 2010

"Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box." - Italian Proverb

This quote from the healthy reflections email resonated with me on many levels.

The pawn is one of the "weakest" pieces in the set, yet it can do great things, even conquer the piece it needs to win the game (the king). I may not feel like I can accomplish my goals, but just as a pawn has to take one or two squares at a time to cross the board, I need to focus on the little things in my weight loss journey.

I am VERY competitive. Both piece the king and the pawn have different moves and both are integral in the game of chess. A game of chess could not be started without every piece on the board. People have unique personalities and various strengths and weaknesses. We should learn to play to these characteristics- giving strength to others when their own natural strength is depleted, and asking for help when our own weaknesses threaten to overpower us.

  


NOT fueled by guilt!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I am so excited about finally being on this weight loss journey with more than just guilt and low self-esteem to fuel me! I am finally excited about taking an active role in fitness and thinking about all of the possibilities that lie ahead... Who knows, maybe I'll even run a race someday!
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I used to want to lose weight because I felt horrible about the way I looked. I had friends that were skinny and it seemed as if they didn't even have to try to stay that way! I also thought that no one could ever like me for me if I looked the way I did. Now, I know that I deserve the best for myself! I will do my best to not think negative thoughts about the way I look, instead, I will take an active role in making my life healthy and wonderful!

  


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