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Get me off of this rollercoaster!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I'm so tired of the up and down. I can't seem to maintain any weight for very long. I was down to nearly my goal weight in January 2010 and I maintained it for about a year. Then, I went into overdrive to loose for a beach vacation. I dropped down to my goal and then I felt like I deserved a bit of a "reward" and let myself slack a bit on the eating and exercise. Three months and 25 pounds later, I was frustrated again. I dropped down a bit and maintained that through the next holidays, where I gained again! Then, my wedding was coming up this past May so I really got serious about working out. I dropped 17 pounds (down to about 145) and looked great. Then I again felt like I deserved a bit of a reward on my honeymoon and I also was dealing with the loss of a family member. Now I've had another 25 pound gain in three months! I'm exhausted just typing all this.
I'm not sure if my goal weight is just too low for me to maintain, or if I just need to work harder to keep my motivation. Whatever kept me on track to loose it all goes right out the window as soon as I start feeling good about my weight. I'm tired of the yo-yo and i just want to reach a healthy weight and maintain it! I'm back on the weight-loss wagon again, and this time I'm not getting off.

  
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IRISHFANUH87 9/6/2012 11:39PM

    I would try some different rewards - reward yourself with new clothes or something else you want but keep up the exercise and healthy eating!

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If I could weigh my excuses...

Saturday, January 01, 2011

they would add up to 25 pounds! After getting over the shock of a gain that large in only three months, or more horrifically equated— a quarter pound a day for 95 days!—I looked for the root of the problem and saw my chain of excuses:
I just had a procedure (really, a very minor one that required no recovery)
I'm on vacation.
I had a rough time at work and I deserve this chocolate!
I'm sick.
I'm on vacation. (yes, again)
My friend is in town and I never get to see her. (or eat and drink with her!)
It's Thanksgiving.
It's a holiday party, I should enjoy it.
My relatives made this, I can't be rude.
It's Christmas.

That's the short list. But you get the idea. I'm sure you've used one or two of these on yourself.

All those times that I didn't want to "deprive" myself, or "be left out" add up to one thing- dissapointment. I'm dissapointed in myself for forgetting about all the hard work I put in to get where I was. I'm dissapointed that my new Christmas clothes that everyone was so happy to buy me in smaller sizes don't fit. I'm most dissapointed of all that I lost sight of my goals.

It's the day for resolutions, and I've made mine. It's time to get back on track and this time— no excuses!

  
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ELIZAGETTINGFIT 1/1/2011 11:31PM

    Those sound like my excuses too...minus the first. I'm determined to get it all back!

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BEBETH001 1/1/2011 9:04PM

    I have definately used those excuses. Let's make this year the one where we leave the excuses at the door. New year, new us in 2011!!!

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KENDALL7261 1/1/2011 8:55PM

    Every day brings a reason not to stay on track but you are wise to it now! Good luck honey, you can do it. I hear the resolve in your blog.
Happy New Year!
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30 Day Shred-Day 2

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I did the level 1 video of 30 day shred for the second time today. I definitely felt the burn in my arms and chest. Jillian is kick-butt! I took measurements so I can mark the changes in inches. I'm hoping for a big difference in my waist. My arms and legs are getting disproportionately skinny!

  


Still Sick but Getting Serious

Saturday, November 07, 2009

I've been out of it with the flu for the past few days, but I've used the down time to read up on new workout and dieting strategies. I've started using the nutrition tracker again because I really want to be at my goal weight by christmas. I have this fantasy in my head of doing a before and after pic with a '75 pounds lost in one year' caption. As soon as I'm able to do serious cardio again, I'm starting Jillian Michael's 30 day shred. I've heard that it's hardcore and really works. I've got a cardio routine down, but I really need strength training and toning. I also upped the competition by making a fatbet with my friend. We're competing against each other to reach our goal weight by the end of the year. We're picking out new bikinis that the loser has to buy the winner for our beach vacation this spring!

  
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PRINGLE12 11/7/2009 1:47PM

    You can do it! I hope you feel better soon.

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My "diet" to "lifestyle" epiphany

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I realized this past week that what I once considered my "diet" has now become just my life. The epiphany came when we were staying at a hotel and I actually used the hotel fitness room- twice. It wasn't because I was concerned about overindulging or because I had a certain number to hit on the scale. It was because working out is just what I do.
In the past, it would have been inconceivable to "punish" myself by exercising while I was on vacation. But now I look forward to running and wouldn't want to go so many days without doing it! Being fit and active is part of who I am now. Although I don't know exactly when it happened, I'm glad it did.

  
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MOLS626 10/26/2009 9:38AM

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This is wonderful! It's become your second-nature. I hope to one day be at that point as well.

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MILDEXSPI 10/24/2009 11:50PM

    emoticon. Isn't it strange how that change in attitude toward exercising just sneaks up on you? You wake up one day and realize how differently you do things now.

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