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Staying positive!

Friday, April 27, 2012

So I'm back in the 170's. It was kind of inevitable with how much sitting around I've been doing since I've been unemployed, along with some not so healthy eating choices and not enough exercise to balance it all out.

I'm going stay positive though! I'm doing something about it now. I'm tracking my calories again, I'm making sure I'm working out at least 5 days a week, I'm watching my water intake.. Although it's extremely frustrating that I'm up at least 10 pounds from my lowest weight, I know it's not the end of the world.

I have to say, thank god it's getting nicer out. I know that living here in the greater Vancouver area I should really just suck it up and go outside when it's raining, but it's just so much nicer when it's not. I'm looking forward to walking/jogging, going on hikes, biking, and all the other fun things that come with warmer weather.

I have a girls night tonight which I'm a little nervous about now.. I know I'm gonna be drinking and chances are there will be unhealthy food as well... I know it's just one day though and I'll be right back on track by tomorrow. All I can do is ensure that I get my workout it, eat as healthy as possible before hand, and load up on some healthy food before I head over to my friend's so I'm less tempted by junk.

In all fairness, I've been feeling good lately! Especially since I've started the Body Revolution dvds and been monitoring my food/water intake. Staying within a 1400(ish) calorie range is tough, but if that's what it's going to take to get this weight off, I'm going to do it!

There are a couple events that I have coming up within the month that I'd like to look my best for.. one is my grandpa's 80th bday where I'll see a bunch of family and the other is a camping trip with a bunch of friends where I'll likely be needing to be in a bathing suit.

So I'm not going to let this number get me down! It's just a number! I've been ignoring it for far too long, afraid of what it might be, and I obviously had the right to be worried! So now that I know where I am again, it's definitely given me the push to try extra hard.
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TEGOCHU 4/29/2012 8:26PM

    Thanks you guys!

I hardly ever drink, and when I do it's usually only one at a time. Needless to say, I had about a bottle worth of wine and that's about it. In terms of food, we ended up ordering pizza.. had two slices, not the end of the world. I made sure to get lots of dancing in to burn off those calories. :)

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LIFEASMRSA 4/28/2012 9:13PM

    have fun with the girls! :) I've given up alcohol myself so that i'm not drinking empty calories.., but I never liked to drink that much in the first place.... If you're going out to eat, order a salad with the dressing on the side :)

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MONICA_W 4/27/2012 3:55PM

    Soooooooo you won't exercise in the rain, but you'll wear a bathing suit for May long weekend? You're nuts emoticon I'm always too chicken to go camping on May long, even though it's the traditional thing to do. I'll run in the rain but won't camp in the rain! ;)

You said you're "trying" to stay positive. That suggests that you're not really convinced you can or will do it, as you aren't currently BEING positive, just TRYING. Why not use the present tense and say you ARE positive! You have a lot going for you, and are capable of making everything you want to happen, happen! Don't try, just make it happen!

P.S. If you're at a friend's house and drinking, bring diet pop to mix and alternate with plain water or diet pop, and use lime slices to make it seem fancier and more special. Why don't you bring a healthy snack with you as an offering? Then you'll have something to munch on guilt-free!

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GOLDCHOCOBO 4/27/2012 2:12PM

    It's just a number, but your attitude is right on track! Love that!

Toronto has been okay for the weather, but I know what you mean about the rain... I do indoor cardio when that happens but I prefer the great outdoors!

Im unemployed too, and I sat around for a bit as well, but lets change unemployed to funemployed, shall me? ;-)

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ANISSA331 4/27/2012 11:34AM

    take it one day at a time and you will get through and you will be posting about being in the 160's....150's....140's........n> emoticon

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