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I've gained 20 pounds in 2 months


Monday, August 04, 2008

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Well it's official, I have gained exactly 20 pounds in 2 months.
For those that have read my previous blog you know that the stress of my job and the long hours enabled me to fall off track a bit, well the case is over and I am now on a regular schedule again as of today. I finally got up enough nerve to jump on the scale this morning and OMG!!! I felt sick. The scale said 268.5...I have gained 20 pounds in the 2 months that I worked on that case. I knew it was bad but once I saw the number I knew that things had to change. Well my motivation is up 150%, my determination is up 200% and the fight is back on. I am challenging myself to lose those 20 pounds by Labor Day weekend. I know I can do it. I guess I am that person that just needs regulation in my life at all times or else things like 20 pounds added to my butt and thighs happen.

Well for anyone else out there that is struggling I beg of you NOT to give up and give yourself the gift of good health. Fight for everything that you've worked so hard to achieve or want to achieve. We can do this together.

I'm ready to fight for the right to be healthy and thin.

Have a wonderful day today Sparkers and God Bless. emoticon

-Erika

***UPDATE: It just dawned on me that I think I may have needed to gain the 20 pounds because up until now I hadn't had any setbacks and was on a steady losing streak, and I think I may have taken that for granted. This struggle and self challenge is going to solidify my desire to lose this weight and to give me new perspective on the way I was doing it. Yes, it was working as long as I didn't stray from my regulated path but as we all know, life is full of detours, surprises, and disappointments. So I now have to figure out how to balance my sometimes very hectic job and keeping a healthy lifestyle along with it. Easier said than done but I know I want it bad enough.

*Stay strong Sparkers.
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IVYLASS 8/9/2008 5:18PM

    Look at it as a learning experience...you now know that stress causes you to overeat and under exercise. You now have the knowledge to work on that in the future!

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SHATAPOO 8/5/2008 9:29PM

    WTG on your attitude...you live and learn...and now that you know what you need to stay the course then just go for it....most people would have thrown in the towel (me included) got disappointed and gained another 20lbs...but not you...you have gotten back up and that is what this journey is all about getting back up and moving forward..thanks for sharing your journey..shawnda

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STRONGMELISSA24 8/5/2008 12:53PM

    You are so right and so motivating. I know you will lose the weight! you can do this! We all can! We wont give up!

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DREAMGIRL71 8/5/2008 9:02AM

    emoticon to you all. I KNOW I WILL LOSE THIS WEIGHT!!

Have a blessed day.

Erika

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ACCT1908 8/4/2008 3:38PM

    Thank you for sharing this blog. I am in the same boat..always have lost, but the last few month my weight crept back up.

I noticed I began getting uncomfortable in my skin again. NO WAY! So I'm with ya!! We are starting over!

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ROSEINWINTER8 8/4/2008 11:39AM

    You are going to lose that weight. emoticon . You are motivated and you know how to do it. We all have setbacks, but they don't last. As Billy Blanks says, "Get right back in there!"
Have a great day, I'm cheering for you! emoticon

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KSTYLEFITNESS 8/4/2008 11:03AM

    You can so-oo lose those 20 pounds and more! You are motivated enough to get back on track and get it done. I'll be rooting for you.

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FEVANS1 8/4/2008 10:04AM

    Yes we will not give up!!!!!

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CBRANCH76 8/4/2008 9:08AM

    I hear you and I am with you!!!!

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