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    ANARIE   58,411
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2005 all over again

Thursday, February 09, 2012

I've been battling the yo-yo. I looked back at my old tracker today, and I'm almost exactly the same weight I was seven years ago today, about the time I hit my first real plateau when I was losing the first time. Back then, I went on to lose another 8-9 pounds by that summer, took a break, and the next spring lost another few pounds. Then I started a long, slow climb of about 2 pounds a year. I'm now 12-14 pounds above my lowest weight, and it's driving me bonkers.

I know how I lost those 12-14 pounds the first time; every day I walked an hour and ran half an hour, most days I cycled half an hour or more, and on weekends I at least doubled that. If I did that again, I would probably lose those pounds again. But I'm just really, really finding it hard to make myself do it. Yesterday I was determined to burn at least 500 calories, and I ended up doing a big fat zip. Argh. Where's my motivation?

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/10/2012 5:13PM

    awe, it is hard isn't it? I have struggled with my weight my whole life and I can tell you it is a grind! I just tell my self, if A then B. Fill in the blanks to what pertains to you. Like for me if you eat extra portions of sweets then you will never get rid of your flab. blah blah blah. Part of my motivation comes from realizing the connection between my behavior and how it affects my health and appearance but this is always. I tend to do the mindless eating thing so I have to make sure I am aware as I pop those sweets in my mouth. Cheer up Sweetie and Have a good weekend. Victoria

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ARCHIMEDESII 2/10/2012 9:22AM

    Anarie ! These things happens to us all. One thing you have to do is get yourself back on some kind of schedule. I know you've got a full time job now and that makes things difficult, BUT not impossible. You schedule your day at work, well time to schedule in some exercise. Do you get a lunch hour ? If so, take a 30 minute walk. a brisk walk will burn around 125 calories. For the other 375 calories, do a workout DVD at night or in the morning.

Are you still training for your half marathon ? If you are, an hour run will burn around 500 calories. So, how about getting inspired with some half marathon training ? That's a great way to get back into the thrill of regular exercise !


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ELSCO55 2/9/2012 9:33PM

    I agree sometimes it takes some competition. YOu are doing great and you can do it.

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    Gotta tell ya, nothing gets me out there quite like competition. I'm always getting invited to races and when I don't have a race in the future, it's pretty amazing how much more time I spend on the couch when I should be out doing something. Maybe something along the lines of competition might help stoke the ol' motivational fires?

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JESSYVIRGINY 2/9/2012 8:43PM

    I feel your pain. But don't give up. Sometimes all you need is a weight loss buddy. Someone that can help motivate and push you to make the right decisions. emoticon emoticon

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