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Ups and downs

Monday, September 19, 2011

Welcoming the FALL!

The year so far has been full of ups and downs. Most recently a series of downs, but the only way is forward, so that is what I am going to do.

Pick myself up, dust myself off and MOVE.

I gained some of the weight back (okay, a lot of it) over the summer as I was letting my foot heal from a fracture. I lost all of my endurance and stamina.

Basically I am on square one. Familiar spot, this one.

The optimism I felt in the beginning of the year has turned into muted determination. I know how to lose weight, after all, I have done it many times. I also, apparently, know really well how to gain it back.

Time to change some patterns, me thinks. No time like the present.

Time to find other ways to boost and/or reflect my mood and general well-being than comfort foods.

Time to realize that, yes, I lost the level of fitness I worked so incredibly hard for, and, no, it's not fair. But I need to just let it go. Suck it up. Move on. I achieved it once, I can do it again.

The scale stands at 81 kilos. WHOA BOY. 178.2 pounds. That's a 10 pound weight gain since mid-June. Normally this is the point where I would start berating myself, wallowing in self-loathing and recrimination.

Not this time. So, I lost control. I can regain it.

I will get back to my running, I will be able to pass the Haagen Dazs shelf in the store and not crumble. I will start paying attention to what I eat and how much.

Starting right now. Isn't the first step admitting that there is a problem? Check. The second step to identify the way forward? Check. The third is to just do it, right? Ch... um, yeah, not quite there yet.

But I will get there. Just watch me. Or better yet -- join me!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DDOORN 10/4/2011 12:55PM

    Been there, done this too...recently recommitting to my health also!

Check out some of my latest blogs...they may help to motivate you!


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KRISTALD76 9/26/2011 12:04PM

    Always love your attitude! I have been doing poorly myself also from an injured foot. My fracture has healed but now I apparently have tissue damage so I am waiting to see the podiatrist Oct hurts so flipping bad!! Worse though is losing that built up stamina. I didn't have a ton built up but I was proud of what I did have. Every time I think about self-pity though, I think about your motivation. You can and will get through this set back!!! I look forward to watching you kick butt again!!

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ASPENHUGGER 9/21/2011 12:48PM

    Your blog really resonates with me! I have a bad back that goes sideways pretty easily -- I get in the groove, everything going well, exercising most days. And blooey! There goes the back, so that I have to give it a rest, take it easy. Stamina goes away, weight starts to creep back on, & everything else in my life gets behind too.

You're right -- the only thing to do is to pick myself up, dust myself off, & start all over again. No matter how many times I have to do that, it's way better than just quitting!

emoticon Me too!

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JENI-OH! 9/20/2011 12:37PM

  You can do it, Minna! You've done it before, and you can absolutely do it again. I'm in your corner for sure!

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ABRANDNEWME15 9/20/2011 8:04AM

    Great attitude Minna! You needed to take the time for your foot to heal. And you will get back to where you were. And the A Team is here for you! Good luck, you will do it! emoticon

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BILL60 9/19/2011 5:55PM

    Good plan. Now, let's execute.

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JENNA-P 9/19/2011 2:55PM

    Good luck!! YOu can do it! I hope for many more "ups" to come your way. I admire your strength, determination, and positive attitude!

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TWNOMWE 9/19/2011 2:45PM

    You have a great plan to get out of the runt so Let us move forward.
Though I did not gain I have learned how to stay stuck ( eat comfort foods and go and exercise), so the scale stayed staring at me. Here is to fall challenge where we are going to make these pounds fall by the wayside.
emoticon !!! emoticon

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W5VEOTX 9/19/2011 11:29AM

    You can and will do it !

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JONEIL513 9/19/2011 10:18AM

    You can do this!! You know how to do it, its just a matter of getting back to it!

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RUNNER12COM 9/19/2011 9:05AM

    Square one? Nope. Because you know so much more about yourself, your body, and how to take care of both.

I'm excited for you right now, because you are back and starting the next part of your amazing journey!

Join you? Pfft, I never left you. :)

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NPA4LOSS 9/19/2011 8:28AM

    I'm ready to get on the road to recovery from the summer too. Let's carry our enthusiasm all the way through our trip! Sneakers laced, water bottles full and recipe books close at hand! We are following your lead! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/19/2011 8:27AM

    I'm pretty much in the same boat as you but for different reasons...father's illness and my frozen shoulder. Dad's gone now and I'm getting treatment for my's time to get back on the wagon.

We can do this.

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SAMPSONPKA 9/19/2011 8:13AM

    It's ok, let's restart and rock it! Let's do it!

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BABYTUXXY 9/19/2011 8:11AM

    Count me in! I've been slipping too in the last month especially! Time to get back on track.

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NUOVAELLE 9/19/2011 8:04AM

    Let the "downs" be bygones. Time for the "ups". I love your attitude and I know you can do it. Remember the "before-and-after-insanity" picture? That's the one I want you to put up on your fridge - even better on the Haagen Dazs shelf in your super market but I know that's a bit difficult! Also, remember the three push-ups you once couldn't do even if your life depended on it? Now think about how many push-ups you could do at your highest fitness level... Remember? That's the Sparkfriend I met. Now bring her back. Go for it!

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APIRLRAIN888 9/19/2011 6:12AM

    me too, here month from break and making great progress...chk out my recent blogs! also have a watch me shrink challenge team now.
we just put on private mode for privacy, is you are interested msg me i'll invite
we are all on day 1 or wk 1 ;p most also in your shoe like me

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JEANIE07 9/19/2011 4:38AM

  i will join you, lol, i feel as though im on a roller coaster, i understand the highs and lows and how much it takes to dig deep and keep going. but im trying to see this as changing my life forever not for a few weeks, so its ok to have those moments where the weight goes up or something happens and i dont get to exercise because long term they dont matter.

we are building a new us, every choice we make, ever thought every deed or action is taking us there. im also learning to embrace the process and live for the now, its great to have a target but even better to enjoy the ride along the way.

take care karen

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