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Weight Loss Journal, 25Jan2011


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I started a Stress Journal a couple of weeks ago, and it seemed to help quite a bit...so I'm starting a weight loss journal too.

Here's where I'm coming from:

My whole life, I'd been one of those people who could pretty much eat whatever I wanted and not worry about my weight. I didn't eat particularly healthfully, but not terrible either...I just didn't pay a lot of attention. Same with fitness - I was never an athelete, but I didn't need to be.

I first started putting on weight when I got my first full-time desk job in college. It was only 10-15 lbs, and that was ok, because I'd only gone up from a size 6 to an 8.

But after my third child was born in 2002, I never recovered my pre-pregnancy weight. I've struggled with this for the last eight years, with my weight slowly but steadily climbing.

My wake-up call came last month when I stepped on the scale and I weighed more than I ever have - including during my pregnancies (YIKES!)

I really, really have to do something now. Sooner, rather than later, because I'm approaching 40, and I realize this struggle isn't going to get easier with age.

All that said, I'm having trouble translating this knowledge into action.

I have been paying more attention to what I eat, but find it difficult to actually get up and work out on a regular basis. Lack of time, lack of energy, lack of opportunity, etc, etc, etc...three kids and two jobs give me plenty of excuses to not make myself a priority.

Excuses, excuses.

What's stopping me now? Good point. Right now, I'm going to put the laptop down, turn the TV off, and go do my TaeBo.
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EUPHRATES 1/26/2011 5:26AM

    Baby steps - maybe wear a pedometer and see how much you're walking each day, and make it a goal to find ways to get more steps in, like parking farther from the door or using the steps instead of escalators. I've started doing "wallies" (wall pushups) every time I go to the restroom at work (which is a bunch since I'm drinking so much more water these days). :) There are all kinds of creative ways to get more action into your day. The BIG key for me was finding ways of fitting exercise (and better eating habits) into my LIFE the way it is right now, rather than trying to drasticly alter my life around fitness.
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