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Fall Season

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Here it goes again. One of my favorite times of the season and the beginning of the holiday season!!! It is also the worst food eating time of the year. Especially in the South. Every time I go to the store, everyone's carts are loaded down with fattening food. It does not help making healthy choices when that is all that is around when you go places. So far I have not been too bad. These next two weekends will be tricky. I will be going tailgating and to a college football game. Then the next weekend I am hanging out with one of my friends that is not a huge fan of healthy eating. So while we will be doing a 5k it may be counter productive. I am still excited for some cooler weather to be able to workout after work without heat stroke.

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MSFROGGIE 9/11/2014 8:00AM

    Enjoy the tailgating parties!!

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ZRIE014 9/11/2014 12:16AM

  wish you the best

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The view from the plateau vista

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Plateaus. They are annoying little buggers in weightloss. I can't seem to shake the 211-213 flip. It seems to be staying either one or the other depending on water intake. There are times this plateau makes me want to scream in frustration. But this plateau has a pretty good view because while the rest of my life is topsy-turvy. I have come to realize that this plateau is not a horrible thing. I have come to appreciate my one of my best friends who is on this journey with me for pushing me but no judgement. I am more aware of my binges and their triggers. I may have plateaued but I still have lost about 30 pounds, which is an accomplishment because it seems to be staying off even when I backslide a bit.

More is to come with a review of my fitbit but sleep is needed for my 5am wog session.

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PURPLEPEONY 8/7/2014 1:50AM

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DJ4HEALTH 8/5/2014 11:46PM

    emoticon emoticon Have you heard of HIIT Workout? That might be something that you may want to look into to see if that would help you past this plateau

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Support System

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Why can family not be as supportive as friends? Maybe it is because I have awesome close friends that are extremely supportive and not judgmental. Where as my family, I know they love me, but they do not always feel supportive of my decisions. I have been struggling with finding real employment and a job that I enjoy. I have attempted going back for a masters but that failed majorly (Probably for more reasons than that was not the right choice). Now I am being pushed back into graduate school by my family because I haven't found the right "real" job yet. It is all stressful. Why is it so hard to realize that life is not like the board game with pre-determined great jobs and stops, it is a wild, wandering journey that sometimes comes with a lot of dead-ends. The stress is not helping with the weight loss because it is another thing on my mind and causes more mood swings that attack my willpower. I must keep repeating my new motto: Tomorrow is a new day, make choices to make it better.


Ah-ha Moment

Monday, May 12, 2014

This past weekend I got a new "toy," a fitbit flex because I recently lost my SAT and didn't want to lose momentum while I had the willpower. So while I am still trying to figure out all the details of the fitbit and their website, I thought about joining so community groups. As a scroll through the list, I see a group for 100+ to lose group, I started to join it automatically. Then I was hit with an Ah-ha moment. I realized that my goal weight was not 100 pounds away. A big smile popped onto my face after that. Small progress changes! :)


Slipping, Not Stopping

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I have been bad this past weekish. It has been a gradual slide backwards though. It started with not closely tracking on the weekends when going home. Then it was breaking my routine of up at 5:30 to get in some strength exercises and yoga before work so I would be loose for the 30 day shred. Then I started using the excuse of having a painful blister on my heel so tennis shoes were out. But really all of those were just excuses. I am nit sure why I let myself fall for them when I was so excited for my mini goal that was totally attainable a week and a half ago. It was to lose the last 6 pounds. I would be out of 200, hopefully forever. But instead of focusing on it, I backslide, so that yesterday at the doctor was 3 pounds heavier than before. Grrrr... But I only have myself to blame. Oh, well tomorrow is a new day and almost a new month. So I am setting myself a new challenge (inspired by one of my non-SP friends) for the month of May I am going to walk at least 100 miles. So with that as my challenge/goal those pounds will hopefully melt right off and by Memorial Weekend will be onderland for me.

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859320 5/2/2014 12:42AM

    there are "Walk away the pounds" by Leslie Sansone on YOUTUBE that you can do in the house and bare foot if you have too. Just thought you might be interested while your blisters heal. emoticon

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144AUTUMN 4/29/2014 9:47PM

  You can do it!!

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