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Never give up - again

Saturday, August 23, 2014

How is it that I am so inconsistent? I had a great month in July, then August has been completely derailed. I am so easily taken off course with my health and weight loss, walking and activity levels.

Starting tomorrow, (it's bed time now and there will be no snacking tonight) I am going to do better. Again.

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    Still working at building your healthy habits, one habit at at time, using one step at a time... Habit - is it just another name for ROUTINE ?

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WILLOW49 8/23/2014 11:55AM

    Leave the past in the past. Get right back on track! I got derailed in July, but I'm back on track!
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JAROL7 8/23/2014 7:26AM

    Forget the past ... get back on track today!

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THERESE2015 8/23/2014 7:16AM

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Another Try

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I'm back on track for the umpteenth time, but you only lose when you completely give up, right?
This month is looking good for weight loss. I just hope I can keep it up and make a good difference over the coming months. I plan to. I plan to. I have good foods in the kitchen and no trigger foods around. I am wearing my Fitbit and know when I have a slow day (like today, but work and after hours meetings kept me chained).
Tomorrow is a day I know I will have good physical activity built in.
So off I go again....

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MOM2ACAT 7/23/2014 5:24PM

    It doesn't matter how many times you have to get back on track, as long as you never give up!

It sounds like you have a great plan! I know for me, if I don't bring unhealthy foods into the house to tempt me, that is half the battle won right there.

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    Getting back on track is the first trick.
The second trick is keeping the OFF track time as short as humanly possible.
You can do this...

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WILLOW49 7/23/2014 12:13PM

    Good for you for getting back on track again! You're only a loser if you quit, and I don't see you doing that!


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DEW1960 7/23/2014 8:02AM

    Hang in there, you can do it.

I got off track myself last fall and put on 30 pounds over the winter. I got back on track at the end of June and it is almost all gone again.

We can both do it, yes we can!

I use the Fitbit Flex myself.




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Workout buddy

Sunday, December 01, 2013

I received a challenge to ask someone to join me on my next workout. I think it will more likely be the other way around - I will ask to join someone in THEIR workout, since that is my biggest weak point!

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JUDITH316 5/16/2014 6:16AM

    Hi Susan, I know this is an old post, just want you to know I was thinking of you and hope you have a fitness buddy to work-out with... emoticon emoticon cheering you on your journey!

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WILLOW49 12/1/2013 8:36PM

    Always good to have a buddy to work out with!

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    Either way... you have a work out buddy.... AND you have a work out, too!
Good for you.

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Goal Review

Friday, November 29, 2013

Is it OK to post goals when you aren't sure you will reach them? I think it must be. If you don't have a target, how do yo know when you hit it or miss it?

I reviewed my goals today re my weight loss journey. I need to somehow kick start it all over again. I have a VERY modest goal to lose a kilo a month for the next twelve months. That will get me part way to my goal weight. Now I just have to figure out how to get the body to cooperate with me in reaching this goal.

How much better will I feel next year, when i am 12 kilos lighter! I will have more energy, more flexibility, and be able to move on to a new goal to lose another 12 kilos in a year....

What is your best tip for losing weight in your 60s??

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WILLOW49 11/30/2013 11:51AM

    As much as I hate doing it, and I'm not as faithful as I should be, using the tracker is what helps me most. Also remember to switch up your exercise routine now and again to keep your body from getting "comfortable" with your exercise.

I know what a struggle is! I'm right here with you, trying to move forward and do the best I can!
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    Tracking - using tracking to build healthy "consistency" habit(s).
That is what popped into my mind when I read the question. Ultimately we each have to find our own road to success, and the road is constantly changing... up / over / round / through.... new terrain all the time. Which by the way is lucky, otherwise the journey would get very boring!!
Safe journey.

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I like today's inspirational message

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

I liked it so much I thought I would share it with all of you:

"Be not afraid of going slowly: be afraid only of standing still".
~Chinese Proverb

Now that resonated with me as I feel as though I have been standing still for a very long time. I have not gained weight in the past few years, that is true, but I have not lost ANY of the 20+ kilos I need to lose.

Some soul searching is going on here today. I am the only one with the power to change me, so what do I need to do to achieve my goals? I need to ask myself what is really holding me back....

That's not an easy thing to answer. I'll let you know if I find out.

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SUNRISE141 10/18/2013 5:34PM

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WILLOW49 10/9/2013 10:53PM

    Like you, I sometimes wonder just what it is that's holding me back...

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STEVEN_D 10/9/2013 8:48PM

    Someone else said, just do it. Three simple words, but so hard to get around.

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LEXONE 10/9/2013 7:25PM

    I can relate to your post, thanks for sharing, it does get the mind to wondering...what's it going to take to make the change....

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