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You just have to shake it up sometimes...

Friday, June 28, 2013

So I have tried over the years to drop some pounds and get fitter and I have done well for a few weeks and slipped back - usually due to injury or a cold or illness or some other thing that should have been a minor blip but turned into a brick wall I chose not to tackle. It was the same pattern, over and over again.

I always knew that if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always had - you know that saying about the definition of insanity. Well for years I have been doing the same occasional run, same routine in the gym (and not very often) the same everything else and guess what? No change.

So, when a friend told me lately "you've got to shake it up sometimes" - I looked at what I was doing - and decided to do the opposite.

I totally changed my exercise (less occasional run, more focused strength and high intensity stuff) and changed my diet (less processed crap, more good stuff!!!) - I did it with a lot of study, reading, watching, learning and understanding and guess what - today I am wearing jeans I haven't been able to get on since before my first pregnancy. Oh yes, pre-pregnancy jeans today...yippee.

So, another thing that I tend to do is tell EVERYONE what I was up to. "Yeah, I am "being good" - I'm gonna shed loads of weight....then ooops, I was wrong, time for the excuses.
This time I thought I am not going to tell anyone, just get on with it and guess what - today at the school gate - THEY TOLD ME!! It was a nice feeling. I have a long way to go (I wasn't exactly skinny pre-pregnancy either!!) but now I feel I have a good start.

So there you have it.

You just have to shake things up sometimes.


First run up Scolty Hill in 6 years...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It was hard going but I'm glad I did it...that's a big step. emoticon


A new start...

Monday, July 02, 2012

I keep coming back to Sparkpeople and not really getting very far - I don't know why I keep stopping...probably because I don't see immediate results.
I KNOW I KNOW - but that's the attitude that got me fat in the first place so I have to change that attitude first.

So what's different? I spent a week with my Dad who's diabetes is causing real troubles and I am seeing myself down the line if I don't start to do something about it now.

So no more lurking in the background looking at other people's success. I have put a recent photo up on the site and I might even make some video blogs too.

PLEASE add me as a friend and chat away - I need help and am willing to give loads of it too.

So here I am 213 pounds to start. Here goes.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SUZEDGE 7/3/2012 1:44PM

    Thanks MOSTMOM1 - I had such a laugh at your blog with the hoop - very impressive!!
Thanks for the goes...

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MOSTMOM1 7/3/2012 8:38AM

    Here you go! I had a false start too. Now you got that out of the way, so you can really Spark this time. Jump in and run with it!

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SUZEDGE 7/3/2012 6:31AM

    Thanks for your comments and coming by my page guys...and thanks for the encouragement! It feels good to get a proper start and speaking to people helps rather than just watching from the sidelines...
Watch this space!! :-)

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SLPORTER1978 7/2/2012 4:08PM

    Starting back is the first step to success!

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MARYT67 7/2/2012 4:06PM

  I can relate!! I keep "quitting" after a few weeks when I don't see results. I'm so mad at myself, I just weighed in at the heaviest i've EVER been!! Like you, I just returned from a visit with my mother, who is not very mobile due to her weight affecting her joints. I never want to be like that. I have to do this, I really do!! Good luck to you. I will follow your progress.

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Hurt myself running...four months ago!

Monday, April 09, 2012

I was doing really well...but I was out running one evening and went over on my ankle...then we all got sick, it was pretty bad and everything just stopped, except my weight, that started going up again.
It's gone too far, so I am back at it...