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Time for a little update

Friday, December 10, 2010

I know it's been a while, I've been slacking off a bit lately. I haven't logged my food much lately, though I am still conscious of what and how much I'm eating and trying to stay balanced. I do need to get back to that, just to make sure I'm on track, but I have been weighing and haven't seemed to gain anything significant (just the usual lose 1 gain 1 type thing). Still recovering from surgery, so don't want to do anything too crazy yet. I have started playing 18 holes of frisbee golf with my husband on the weekends, so at least I'm doing something a little active and getting out into the fresh air. I've thought a lot about getting back on the treadmill, but I've been having some physical problems and pain, so it's making me a little wary about getting into anything too strenuous.

On the bright side, John has helped me get into the Christmas spirit this year. We got the Christmas tree and decorations down a few weeks ago. I even decluttered things we didn't need or want anymore. It was nice to see a backseat full of clutter leave my house :) I've been also baking more lately, as I usually do when the weather turns cool, but I think I've been pretty good about only eating one or two portions and not more. The exception was some awesome peanut butter cookies I made, but even then, they were only 65 cals each and I think I still stayed in my calories.

Due to a Sparkpeople post on Facebook, I started thinking about when I joined and how far I've come from where I started. Sometimes I get really down about how long this journey is taking and the plateaus with which I'm becoming quite familiar. Today though, I am thinking about where I began and how, even when I've gotten frustrated about my weight loss progress I haven't given up, I haven't stuffed my face, and I haven't gained back the 25 lbs that I lost. I did gain a few pounds back right around surgery. I'm sure mostly due to changing weather and lower activity levels. I'm really hoping to get back to "normal" soon and get back on the bandwagon. Even so, I still don't drink soda, I'm eating less sodium, more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water, and cooking more/eating out much less. So while I might not be "thin", I am much healthier and am able to be much more active than I ever thought possible. I have lost enough weight that I have to buy new underwear, so that's something, right? :D I hope to lose more weight over the next few years. Until then, I am thankful for how far I've come and the success I've had thus far.
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    It's not always about being skinny. The most important thing is making healthy choices. It seems to me you are doing that. emoticon Just remember this isn't a race. You have come so far and made great strides in improving your health. So celebrate!! emoticon The frisbee golf sounds fun. DH and I play Wii when the weather keeps me indoors.
    2659 days ago
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