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One month later and still 166 lbs.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Wow! Like I always seem to do when I reach a goal weight, I slip off the wagon and return to my pre-wagon ways. You know what I mean... an extra helping, less exercise, more chocolate. Surprisingly this time it didn't mean regained pounds. I am amazed to say that I still weigh 166 lbs. However, not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I would like to return to exercise and a proper clean diet before those elusive pounds find me again.

I don't know what happened to me in February. I stopped walking the dog every day (just lazy I guess), I started watching TV (because we got Netflix), I stopped yoga and Pilates classes (couldn't afford them anymore) and I started eating previously out of bound foods like bread, sugar and coffee. BADness! Somehow along the way I lost my MoJo.

I've been following a blog on Facebook called This is not a diet - It's your life https://www.facebook.com
/notadiet
and I think I've found my ticket back to health. She's lost 125 lbs and kept it off for a year. She shares her story, recipes, thoughts and anecdotes and I'm getting a lot out of it. She's currently reshaping her body with weight training and this appeals to me because it's what I need to do. The weight room at the Y intimidates me, but I cannot afford to work with a personal trainer, so I'm left with exercise classes at the Y and my own weight training with free weights at home. The heaviest I have is eight pounds and I cannot afford to buy more at this time. My partner owns a home gym, but we don't have room for it here, so likely I won't have use of it until we buy a bigger house together.

I'm not looking for any feedback with this blog post, just reminding myself that the road to health doesn't stop with a certain number on the scale. It's ongoing for the rest of my life.
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LISAMARIE1138 3/8/2012 12:38PM

    Amazing post VF. It spoke to me. I just realized yesterday that my scale/weight has not moved in 5 months. Talk about frustration. Then of course is the bad voice in your head saying "well if your not going to lose why not eat that tray of browneis, eh?"

What you are experiencing is normal. This journey is full of detours, time outs, and yes at times stumbles. Allow yourself these times with love and patience for yourself.

I will for sure check out the link you shared, I'd like to see someones experience.

Thank you for sharing VF, it really helped me also understand we're not alone. Be Well

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PETALIA 3/6/2012 12:41PM

    A friend's dietitian/nutritionist told her that if you stop eating foods you know that don't agree with you, you'll drop 5-10 lbs. I guess that's the fluid from the inflammation. I don't know at all about this, but aside from feeling better by not eating the stuff that hurts one's body, poundage stays low. All your work with the elimination diet, with only a bit of dabbling in the gluten realm rather than a return to a gluten-inclusive diet, I'm thinking has maintained your low weight through a more sedentary and lax February. Myself, I'm looking forward to the first signs of spring, more light , buds...to rally my energy for further outdoor adventures, movement, new projects...

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1STMOMMY1991 3/6/2012 9:34AM

    Good for you. You seem to really understand yourself and what it takes to maintain good health. I needed to hear what you had to say, so thanks.

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