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Gym Membership

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I haven't had a gym membership in over 20 years. I didn't join a gym or do much exercise when I initially lost the 90 lbs. I am having such issues with just eating right, we have decided to do a family plan at a local gym. My daughter is super excited about it. I went today and am OK with it. Will see if i can keep up a routine. I had been a bit skeptical as I have a treadmill and all kinds of exercise equipment right here at home that I haven't used. I don't like being another statistic, so that might encourage me to keep things going and stick with it (not be an End of January exercise dropout). So I tracked my calories today and my exercise. Day 1 down --- at least 30 lbs to lose.

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IGANDKITTY 2/9/2013 11:31PM

    You are doing the right thing keeping track of your food and I think the gym is great.

I had a treadmill, etc. at home also but didn't always use it. I am starting over to lose the same 50 lbs. I take my DH to rehab (3 days a week) and started going to the gym across the street while he is at rehab. I feel more committed to using the gym than I did exercising at home. (no good reason) Now I need the self discipline to track the food I eat (which I really don't like to do) and do some exercise every day. I set my birthday as a time goal (7-24) so that gives me about 6 months to get my act together.

Keep track of your food and make your gym trips with your daughter fun outings. The weight will come off. Good Luck to you and your daughter.

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Starting Again

Thursday, April 05, 2012

I have to get past this mode of "It's a new day -- I'll be good today... and yet have another failed attempt at eating properly." I am so embarrassed about how I look in the clothes I can still fit in. I need to really prioritize that desire to get back down to the weight where I feel good. My daughter and I are teaming up with a kick off goal of whomever loses 10 lbs first, pays the other $10. Just trying some strategy of motivation other than just wanting to be thin. I have 20 lbs to lose and she has 70 lbs to lose. She has had a good couple of first days. At this time of day - I still feel good about things....hope I get thru day 2 of being real. I have been posting on my weight/measurement page -- as much as I don't want to, but think it is critical to understand when the change happened and the pattern. I know another critical piece of this is HONESTLY posting my daily nutrition. emoticon


What a different Paradigm

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I was looking at my photos of my weight "LOSS" journey and remember how proud I was when I was a 172 lbs back in April 2010. Now it is almost April 2012..... and after having gotten down to 149 lbs (my low weight that I was able to maintain for quite a while) .....I am currently 169 lbs. It sure doesn't feel good looking at that weight today. I am struggling so much. I'm not losing site to my daily thoughts of how I should eat and exercise. I just have had a bad 'control' issue for the past 5 months. I keep 'hoping' that things will kick back in and I set new start dates to 'be serious' ....... The latest is that I went to try on some of my spring clothes....uh 15 lbs definitely makes a clothing size difference.


Never wait til tomorrow (or a New Year!)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Well, even though I wasn't very strict with myself thru the month of December, I know I should not, and am not, going to wait for that "New Year's resolution" to get back on track. I am glad to say it feels good and I enjoy eating healthy. Sometimes the indulging in the 'junk' food gives you a reset of remembering why you don't eat like that all the time. You really do feel yucky after eating poorly.

Although I am on the 'up side' of my maintenance weight.... I am confident that I'm comfortable in my eating routines that I can end 2011 saying it was a good year.

The goal for 2012 is to try and finally initiate a routine with some meaningful exercise plan... and still strive to reach the ultimate 142 goal. I think I will look good and feel good at that weight.

Happy New Year -- 2011 Has been a rough one -- with helping my mother through her fight of throat cancer (she was diagnosed in August). Treatments are done and now we have to wait til February for a new PET scan and Pray that she beat it! emoticon


Maintenance Slipping Away

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Oh my..... I had been so good about keeping my weight maintenance at 149 (an actually was accepting that as my good goal weight) Felt good, looked pretty good and was not worried about getting to the 100 lb weight loss goal that was originally 142. From Sept 2010 to July 2011 -- I was maintaining with NO effort. just naturally keeping within weight range. Then August I crept up with a 5 lb weight gain.....but didn't worry too much - just was playing up and down and up and down with that amount. Now here it is Novebmer and that 5 lb gain has turned into a 10 lb gain -- and I feel TERRIBLE. My clothes are tighter and I feel 'buldges' where there shouldn't be any. I seem to be on a trend of saying "I'll be better with my choices tomorrow" Then the next day goes by and I find I screwed up again.

I know where my down fall is... The simple changes that I had made of: Eating breakfast, lunch, dinner w/ 2 small snacks and NOT eating after 7pm AND tracking my food AND eating less carbs and more fruits and veggies. That's all it takes....... But I'm not following that regimen. I've been skipping breakfast... not eating a very good lunch.... then eating most of my calories at 7pm at night and Not GOOD calories.

So you would think that I could get it Back on Track.....I hope by getting back onto the SP site, it will help. I know it is all up to me and how much I want to maintain my healthy weight/size.

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 11/17/2011 11:29AM

    Well done you - good luck with staying focused and reaching your goals...

If you look at tracking as a small price to pay for living inside a beautiful, fitter, stronger and healthy body then it becomes easier to do it as a rule...

Simple works...

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GREENMOUSE 11/17/2011 10:54AM

    I've been down this same road, too often. It's a puzzlement why we sabotage ourselves this way. We know what to do, we've done it before, and we STILL don't do it!! Speaking for myself naturally!

But the positive thing always is, we don't stop trying. And we come back to what worked (Spark People), eventually, and get on track again. And then wonder why it took us so long!

Good luck to you! emoticon

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