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Reality Check!!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Boy did I get a blow Thursday when I went to my family doctor. I weight 18 more pounds than I THOUGHT I did. How can something that substantial pass me by? Am I that disassociated with my body that I can't notice an 18 lb difference? I'm just getting over a real bad upper respiratory/allergy illness (hence the dr appt) and have only worked out once in the past 2 weeks. But I'm doing a reality check here and am going back to the gym Tuesday to pick up where I left off, pilates and water aerobics 5 days a week. I actually miss it but that's all beside the point. I have to decide and stick to a weight loss program instead of dilly dallying around and thinking that working out is all I need to do when I know for a fact that that's not true!

I've narrowed it down to two...either the Dukan or Weight Watchers. I really don't have the $$ for Weight Watchers at this time. I thought I could start on the Dukan and get motivated by the quick initial weight loss then switch over to Weight Watchers. I just need to do something. I'm disgusted with myself and I don't like to feel this way about myself.
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MARMEER 3/26/2012 8:33PM

    I've tried a few programs out - WW included - and they all ended up costing me money with no lasting results. Why? Because the willpower and drive have to come from within me.

The few people I know who has lost a large amount of weight and kept it off didn't follow any programs . . . .they just exercised more and ate less.

That's what I am going to do, and it will last. I think the free Spark page gives us all the tools we need to make these types of healthy choices. And then I will take the 100's of dollars I have saved and buy some pretty clothes (hehe!!).

The one big benefit about joing a program is personal accountable and community - so I can see the positives there too

Good luck . . . you can DO this!!! emoticon

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SLFGOLF 3/26/2012 1:00AM

    I'm not familiar with Dukan, but I do know that going through this site and one other site where I track all my calories and track my exercise has made all the difference. I make sure that I stay within my calorie range each day and hold myself accountable. It didn't cost me anything, and it really worked. I worked this out with my doctor and went in each month to weigh in.

Whatever you choose, commit to it, and give it a chance. Set yourself with small goals. You can do it.

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