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    CATHERINEKIRBY  
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The longer journey --- how to maintain weight loss UGH!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I have maintained for quite a while but it seems that the weight creep has caught up on me. I have put back on 15 pounds in the past 6 months! THERE, I said it loud and clear - no hiding, no denial.

Thou I still watch what I eat and am no way close to being the old person was, my loosey goosey way of keeping track has bit me in the bootie. So, as the true fighter I have become, I am back to the grind of doing what I know works. Track my food, track my workouts and keep it front and center in my world to stay on track. The 172.6 I put in today isn't my low of the week, but it is what it is when is was - 10 minutes ago that is what the dang scale said. It was 167 last time and I will bet there is some bodily reason or the big jump and it will go back down BUT, it seems the ups and downs are scooching up on me and I am going to fix this he way I have learned how.

I have been working out and for the past two weeks I have honored myself by bringing back the run after my cardio instead of strength. I do better with more cardio and if I want to have more freedom with food then I have to do more working out. Period. I have not stopped working out since Feb 2008, I have remained strong but at times my effort was short. I have been very present with my effort levels and workouts over the past couple of weeks and know that this is my salvation, so to speak.

So, I have great event in August that I will be on track for my clothes fitting well and lose again but I am going to shoot for getting back to my goal as well as being closer for the work event. I am going to be running at 5.5 a full mile by then as well.

I have so done this before and know I can do it again and I have not let it slip back to the 245+ size I was. I am different now and learning how "normal size" people ebb and flow with their weight has been an eye opener. I have NO experience with maintaining I only knew getting bigger. So, back to the grind and back to using the tools that SP offers to keep me reaching towards my goals.

So, good work out tonight and track my food ad let the system work once again.

I am embarrassed and feel at times like I am huge again BUT THIS IS THE TEST - what will I CHOOSE to do with this.

I CHOOSE TO BE IN CONTROL AND BE A GOOD STEWARD OF MY OWN BODY! period

upward and onward----- nice to be home again....
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KPRATT38 7/2/2010 2:29PM

    Boy do we run in similar paths! I checked my weight this am and guess what...170! GAH!
So here I am again, posting, tracking, taking it back! We will do this ;)

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PAIGESMAMA 7/1/2010 12:43AM

    Nice to see you are bqack. Sorry you have put a little weight back on. Good for you to come back.

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BAREADER 6/30/2010 7:03PM

    I know you can do it, and I so sympathize. We should have a special team for maintainers because it is a different kind of ball game now. I only just officially started maintanance, it is scarry. I haven't lost any in months, but I was still working in the weightloss calorie range. I changed it and now my range is 1550 -1840, boy is that scarry. But I am still tracking every day and exercising a lot. I have put on a few pounds in the last couple of months but my measurements are the same and the clothes still fit fine so I know it is muscle, I have been upping the strength training recently.

I know what you mean about not being the same person as when you started, I'm not either. I eat completely differently now with the emphasis on healthy, lots of fruits and veggies and whole grains. It dosen't seem fair that I could have changed this much and still have to worry about gaining it back!

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