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Entry Seven: Adjusting To Life

Saturday, May 04, 2013

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I didn't mean to be gone so long. I've been having a difficult time trying to keep on with my diet these past couple of weeks. I have been adjusting to a new work schedule, and adjusting to my promotion to management. I have been in training for my new position. So I just sort of put my diet on the back burner. However, I don't want to let life get in the way of my health and weight loss goals anymore. I'm tired of going down that road every single time. Just because I got side-tracked doesn't mean I've lost and that I should give up. It's not all or nothing, and I'm slowly coming to terms with that. If I mess up and get off track there's no reason why I can't pick up where I left off and keep trying. So I'm not giving up. Not this time.

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63KEEPONGOING 5/28/2013 8:18PM

  Great attitude! Glad you are back.

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1STARVINGARTIST 5/6/2013 11:59AM

    Juggling your new promotion and your diet is very difficult, but your new attitude, 'it's not all or nothing' is going to help you to stay on track for the long term. Slipping up does not mean failure. It just means that you try the next time. Not even day by day, but meal by meal and snack by snack. If you mess up and eat poorly or overeat at one meal, just make the next snack or meal a good and healthy one. It really is that simple. You are a very strong person; I KNOW you can do it, but you have to be able to forgive yourself for slip ups and not beat yourself up. I sounds like you are really learning to get that under control. I am proud of you!
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SWIMLOVER 5/4/2013 10:21PM

  emoticon on your promotion at work! You are so right--it is not all or nothing. When you slip up just get back on track! You have the right attitude! emoticon emoticon

HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE WEEKEND! emoticon

Louise

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ELLES26 5/4/2013 6:40PM

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Entry Six: Stumbling Blocks

Sunday, April 21, 2013

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On friday, I took my sister up to the MVD to take her drivers test. It went well. She passed with flying colors and got her license. My family was excited too. They decided to celebrate with pizza. Yeah, pizza. I regret to inform that I joined in the festivities and partook of said pizza. Not within moderation either.

It didn't come as any surprise to me when reluctantly hopped on the scale the next day and discovered that I couldn't escape the results of my indulgences. I had put on a full pound just over night. I was a little frustrated of course, but I expected it.

Instead of feeling bad, I decided to work hard the next couple of days to take that pound off again.This morning when I weighed I found that I had been successful. The pound is gone. Now it's time for me to continue again on the right path.
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NANCYPAT1 4/21/2013 9:14PM

    You can enjoy the pizza with everyone else - and you made some smart decisions about how to handle it. Get back up and take it back off.

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ADARKARA 4/21/2013 6:56PM

    I wouldn't sweat the one pound. Bodies naturally fluctuate up to 5 lbs a day, and most of that weight is probably sodium. It will come off soon!

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PEPPYPATTI 4/21/2013 6:05PM

    Way to go! We all have to splurge sometimes & that sounds like it was something to celebrate! Fantastic job that you got right back on track!
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JOHGLO2011 4/21/2013 3:29PM

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1STARVINGARTIST 4/21/2013 2:53PM

    You came through it with flying colors! You are back on track so you can count it as a success! Congratulations; you have done very well!
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STRONGDJ 4/21/2013 2:42PM

    Good for you. You can't change the past, but you are in control of all future choices!

Good luck!
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Entry Five: Progress

Friday, April 19, 2013

So I weighed myself this morning, and I was surprised to find that I had lost an entire pound and two ounces seemingly over night! That means I'm a whole four pounds down since I started about five days ago. I guess this means I'm doing it right.
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Well, I'm gonna have to make this post short because I'm about to take my sister to the MVD to get her license. I'm excited :D She's more nervous than anything. Anyways, I just wanted to let everyone know about my pleasant surprise this morning. I'll update you all later!

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1STARVINGARTIST 4/19/2013 2:05PM

    Awesome! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you, and you are doing a really good job!

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JOHGLO2011 4/19/2013 1:57PM

    Good for you! That is a great loss! Keep up the good work. And best of luck to your sister! :)

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Entry Four: Setting Small Goals

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Once again, thanks to everyone who left me awesome comments! I always appreciate them :)

So since I first started my diet a few days back I've already lost some weight. Nothing significant really, only a few pounds. I think I'm actually down about three pounds or so, which is good. I'm not putting myself down or anything. I really am excited for this small success and I want to continue to lose at a slow, steady pace. I know I can do it as long as I don't lose my motivation.

My biggest struggle is always losing my motivation half way through my weight loss journey. But this time I don't plan on losing my motivation. I'm going to reach my goal once and for all. But to make things a little easier, I decided to try the strategy I always have the most success with. To keep me from feeling too overwhelmed by all the weight I still have left to lose, I'm gonna set tiny goals for myself, so I feel like I've accomplished something each time I reach them.

My plan is that I am just going to lose 5 pounds at a time. When I'm thinking about the weight I want to be, I am only going to think about the 5 pounds I have to go. So every 5 pounds is my goal. I'm going to start out by reaching a goal of 185 pounds. After I hit that weight I'll just go from there.

Alright, so that's it! I'm gonna do it! For now, I'm going to finish my can of V8 juice and I'll get back to you all later!
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DJ4HEALTH 4/19/2013 9:24PM

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1STARVINGARTIST 4/19/2013 2:02PM

    Great strategy! Small goals will get there! You're doing awesome!
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MYBULLDOGS 4/18/2013 6:34PM

    my sister lost 105 pounds by walking 15000 steps a day at age 63.

i lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products .

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SLRASSLL 4/18/2013 6:16PM

    That's exactly the right attitude! Small steps get you there and keep you going. I do the same thing, 5 at a time and I've lost 63 in 11 months! You will absolutely get there with that mind set! emoticon

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JOHGLO2011 4/18/2013 6:14PM

    Good for you! Small goals quickly add up to big success! emoticon

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Entry Three: Getting On Track

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Thanks for all your encouraging comments on my last blog! I feel like I'm more motivated than ever to reach my goals. emoticon

I've been struggling to get into the swing of this new diet plan the past couple of days, but so far it's been pretty successful. I actually already managed to lose 2 pounds and 3 ounces since my starting weight despite the fact that I wasn't exactly "perfect" with my eating. However today has been my most successful day so far. I've stuck to my calories very closely even at work. I feel pretty good about it and I already physically feel better than usual. Anyway, Hope I continue to follow my calories throughout the rest of the evening. I'll get back to you all later! Hopefully tomorrow! But for now, that's it!

  
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1STARVINGARTIST 4/17/2013 10:27AM

    You are doing great! You should be proud of yourself! Your hard work and determination are inspiring to me too! Thanks!!!
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ALWAYSROSY 4/17/2013 9:16AM

    Great! Sounds like you are off to a good start!

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JULESJET 4/16/2013 7:47PM

    Good for you! Just keep at it and remember not to beat yourself up if you aren't "perfect" at it.

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