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Thursday, September 16, 2010

First of all I would like to say hello to everyone and let you know I have returned after a long hiatus. Kudos go to all that have remained and worked on removing your excess poundage and the successes you have entailed emoticon emoticon
As those of you who have read my older blogs are aware of, I set my goals to ten percent of my body weight and that is how I successfully removed 64 pounds. I concentrated only on smaller amounts, leaving the big picture behind. The problem was though, that my weight tracker was always showing the big picture. It served as a constant reminder of just how far I had to go. Even though I felt much better and could get around a lot easier with some of the pounds gone, I felt I was never going to get to the end of the tracker. It loomed large before me and I was unable to get past it.
Well I have returned. I have also managed to put on 15 pounds , ten of it during the past couple of weeks. I have been emotional eating again and I am very well aware of it. This tells me that I have learned a lot. I know how to stop it.
Upon my return, I changed my weight tracker. Now it only reflects the short term goal and not the long term anymore. I find it much easier to concentrate on short term and allow the long term to take care of itself. I know it will. Each short term goal is part of a long journey and I can do it. I already have done so much.
I plan on continuing with the short term goal of ten percent of my current body weight, however my first goal is five pounds more than that.
I have successfully been able to keep off 49 pounds and that is a lot.
I am proud of myself for coming back before I allow myself to get completely out of control again, before putting back on all the weight I worked so hard to remove. I realize that I am basically starting over with my exercises. One cannot stop exercising for a long period of time and expect to pick up where they left off, it doesn't work that way.
The journey continues onward and downward emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
46SHADOW 2/5/2011 8:12PM

    Like the strategy!Everytime I bike,I hear your encouraging words.

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RANDOMKINDNESS 12/22/2010 8:42AM

  emoticon I relate to your blog completely. This is a journey of discovery for me, and with each 'wrong' turn, I've come away with more understanding of what makes me overweight, what works and what doesn't. I'm so happy to meet you - you're strong & resourceful and I KNOW that you'll do it! And you're so brave to restart during the holidays!!! I'm impressed. Stay strong! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 9/16/2010 9:29PM

    I too am so glad you are back. It is great to take things on one short goal at a time and not get overwhelmed or frustrated. Good for you. Success is just around that corner.

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SEKSUNSHINE 9/16/2010 5:38PM

    Glad you are back and that you know what you need to do. You have done a terrific job on this journey that we started together. Hope you can stay with it and have even greater success.

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WISEONE68 9/16/2010 4:57PM

    Glad you are back!! Take it one step at a time and you will achieve ALL your goals!! emoticon

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