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Lost my mojo

Thursday, March 01, 2012

February was a rough month...mostly due to back pain followed by dizziness. I only managed one third of my usual monthly total fitness minutes. After 13 months of steady progress to a 75 lb weight loss, I gained 4 lbs. I'd be lying if I said my mood hasn't taken a turn for the worse.
I did manage 2 miles on my treadmill this morning while a winter storm raged outside and I have stuck to my food plan through dinner so far today.

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    we have to have rough times other wise how would we know we were having a good time?
    2175 days ago
    Your "mojo" isn't gone; it's just taking a little break. Modify your program as much as you need to prevent any further injuries. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is draw back a little, especially when we are really on a roll; but even a powerful locomotive has to slow down when going around a curve

    Considering all the health issues you have had, a gain of only 4 lbs is great damage control.

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    2201 days ago
  • CROWLEY123
    You have come so far, and this is a set-back - but such a small one. You will be back on your feet and making your way again.

    Good luck and keep up the good work!

    2205 days ago
  • -POOKIE-

    It was a rough month for me too, I was very ill, ended up on antibiotics which I hate... thankfully a lot better now and things are easier.

    Stick with it and keep going.
    2206 days ago
    and I'm here cheering you on with all the others. After all those months of steady loss it's no wonder you are disappointed with a gain, it's almost like insulting yourself! I could give you all the stuff about plateaus, but you know what you did and how to address it. Think of it as a "vacation", a time to reflect and move on. You obviously don't want to stop and give up the healthy living so put your chin up and enjoy some weather free exercise on your treadmill. Have you tried swimming as an alternative exercise? I "took the plunge" and found it very useful. Nobody worries what size you are (Honestly). Give it a go, maybe with your wife, it could be more fun than you think!!!!
    2206 days ago
    February was rough for me too. I am stuck around 164-166. Been busy with gun club stuff and the weather hasn't helped either to get in walking on a steady basis. Was hoping that winter was nearing the end, but we have had some snow dumped on us this week.

    Looks like we both have hit the blahs for a bit. hang in there and we can get back on track again.
    2206 days ago
    Sorry you had a bad month of pain. Glad you are able to do some exercise now. I know those 4 pounds will come off quickly.
    Here's to a good March.
    2206 days ago
    Hey Tim, When I heard you lost your mojo I ran RIGHT over to help you look for it. Then I got here and realized that your mojo was simply misplaced! I really am sorry to hear that your back has hurt enough to keep you from exercise - and a back ache with dizziness causes me some concern, I'm not sure if you know the cause of that issue. However, my concern is for your health (uh, and mojo) first and weight second because this is a journey and you took a little rest stop in Feb. I think, at least in my own journey, I think that's to be expected. Yes, I'm sure it brings the mood down a little but, yes but, I'm going to give you one more positive! Your rest stop was the SHORTEST month of the year! See! I told you there was a positive! I hope that the success on the treadmill that you had this morning is indicative of you March! Stay positive, keep Sparkin'. We're here for you! Karen
    2206 days ago
    I decided early on in my program to lose weight solely with how I ate, because I know that an exercise program can get derailed by many things. I lost 45 pounds in 7 months with very little exercise involved other than normal activities around the house and yard. So don't dispair if you can't exercise. Just stay in your calories range and you'll get there. It's not a race, so don't take temporary set backs too badly, just make sure they ARE temporary! LOL
    2206 days ago
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