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Ugh, Weekends!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I work really hard all week long in the gym..5 or 6 days every week. Then comes my weekend...full of things to do, places and people to visit....AND FOOD TO EAT. I guess I've been at this so long (2.5 years) that I feel 'entitled' to live a little and have some fun, just like everyone else. But as a dieting woman, I cannot afford to be so casual. The last few weekends have been a reminder that in 2 short days, I can UNDO all my hard work and weight loss from the entire week. This is unacceptable to me. Spinning my wheels is frustrating. I do not enjoy seeing that scale move in the wrong direction and honestly, I'm tired of redoing the same 10 pounds. Time to move on and get this done. No more frustration...only MOTIVATION!!!

** Glad to get that out. ;) I feel better now! **

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLAUDEM1 10/9/2012 8:10AM

    It's hard to "be good" all the time, isn't it? But the other choice leaves me feeling disappointed in myself. We all have these aha moments in our lives. Keep moving forward.


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RETURNTOTHIN 2/18/2012 6:34PM

    Since you have worked so hard, please set your weekend goals, too! YOU CAN DO IT! You have come so far, don't give up now,,,,,,,,

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TOODAZZLED 5/9/2011 2:14PM

    You have come to far to stop now. I understand your frustration. I have been re-losing the same 6 pounds over that last few months. It is so frustrating but I know I have to keep going because the alternative is for me to quit and that is unacceptable. emoticon

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GEORGIA_KAY 4/29/2011 3:19PM

    You just prove over and over again how determination and hard work (hard decisions too, sometimes) can carry you through anything.

I love how you keep re-inventing yourself and the things that work for you. I know you've heard it before, but your story really is remarkable--and inspiring!

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-KATHERINE- 4/29/2011 8:11AM

    The weekends are very hard, I almost cringe when they come, I don't want to be invited to anything...when I get asked to go out it needs to be at Applebee's or Panera Bread, good places to make good choices and have some control. Undoing the same 10 pds sounds so daunting that yes, gotta stay motivated and just do it! Thanks for the awareness we need to keep in mind for our weekends.

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1BEACHWALKER 4/26/2011 1:41AM

    That is what is frustrating about losing weight or even maintaining it! It is something you constantly have to watch or be careful and sometimes the discipline can get tiresome! Our bodies does not let us have time off! It punishes us if we do! Hang in there! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMFAN 4/19/2011 4:02PM

    "You only ever grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone."
- Percy Cerutty

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SCOUTMOM715 4/18/2011 10:42PM

    Great Blog!! Thanks for sharing!! emoticon

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TOOTHFUL99 4/18/2011 10:16PM

    Hang in there, Dawn! You, of all people, can do it if you set your mind to it!

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    Too true. Very easy to undo hard work. emoticon

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VTORIA3 4/18/2011 2:35PM

    Wow...what a message....and one that I needed to hear today. I finally started moving the needle down again...and alas another family dinner. I have been treating my stomach like a trash can today making hourly deposits of leftovers. Thanks for posting such an important message for me to read today, too.

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ELAINEMARIE67 4/18/2011 2:20PM

  My thoughts exactly! Upsets me that it only takes a weekend to put on 5 pounds but it takes a month of hard work to lose it again. Good luck and thanks for sharing!

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PURPLE180 4/18/2011 2:09PM

    You can do this and I know you will do this. You have come so far and now that you have your DETERMINATION and MOTIVATION set you will do great.

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SMARTLADY66 4/18/2011 2:02PM

    Thank you. Good luck to you as well.

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SANAII 4/18/2011 1:36PM

    I agree, now that we know the issue we will make better choices because I do not want to hear my Wii say "Obese" another day. Good luck on your journey! Thanks for sharing.

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