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2 months and 20+ pounds down, time to recommit myself after a slow week

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Well, I didn't do my 30 Day Shred as I planned yesterday. I started...but then I got a phone call just as I was starting the first circuit and it derailed me completely. I felt like a failure, I asked my boyfriend-type-character to cuddle with me, and then I fell asleep.

But the thing is, I am not a failure. I have lost more than 20 pounds, and even though I haven't exercised as much as I wanted to this week, I still did exercise and I ate relatively well (especially considering how my diet now would compare to my diet before I started working on my health in January).

In this spirit, I am taking a moment to recommit myself to this process. I am doing well, and I need to keep doing well if I want to live my life in the best way possible! So here's a short term goal to get me back on track:

I am on Spring Break this week, and I have recovered from my cold, so there are no excuses. I am going to CONTINUE to eat well (let's acknowledge my success there) with an emphasis on eating more veggies, and I am going to exercise 6 out of the next 7 days (doing my 30DS for five of those days). I want to be in the 230's!! I haven't been there for a while. That is a 2 pound loss, totally reasonable. I just need to put in the consistent work to get there.

I can do this.

P.S. - I will be off the night shift as early as the first week of April!! It will be crazy trying to fit everything in my schedule, but I think this change is going to be a really good one for my health.
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JUSTMYSELF2009 3/8/2009 8:47PM

    Hey girl, I am you realize you are not a failure. You sure have come a long way! (-20 lbs.) I know you said you might have trouble fitting stuff into your sechedule after going to the day shift but keep it up! In the summer time I lost 26+ lbs. I gained it ALL + some back because I didn't keep it up. But you can do it! Love your kittens! And I can't stand green beans as well.....yuck!

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GAMBLINGQUEEN 3/7/2009 3:25AM

    No you are not a failure, you are a success. It's funny how many of us kind of slack off or get a little complacent after losing XX amount of pounds. However, it sounds to me that you were doing great, got sick, and are a little slow to getting back to your routine. Hey it's happening to many of us including myself. Sometimes we get sick and it takes us a little time to recover. The best that we can do is go back to it once we're feeling 100% again.

And my last 2 cents of information ----- I learned this a long time ago, if you have started working out and the phone rings LET IT RING. Even if someone died, they will still be dead when you are done working out. That my sound a little harsh but it is true.

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