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Tough Love

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

I need to practice some on myself. I weighed in this morning, and the news was not good. The last few weigh ins, the number just goes up instead of down. I really didn't think I'd be sitting here, having to lose 10 lbs. Not 5, but 10, to get back to goal weight. If I float a few lbs away from my goal weight...it doesn't bother me. But 10 lbs changes how my clothes fit. I will not buy other clothes to make this acceptable. It has been giving me anxiety problems, that this is happening. As a captain of a team, it isn't how I should be handling things. Work load has gone nothing but up.

The things I need to do:

- Exercise daily - Back to the basics. If I just moved myself, then I'd be in the Calories In Calories Out (CICO) mode. Even I am in a lot of meetings, as I have been lately, I could keep my dumbbells and leg weights near me and make sure I do my daily strength work. Then, if I can fit in my cardio, then I am that much better for it.

- Drink less wine - This is my crutch, and there are calories there that I don't mentally track. If I went on a complete sabbatical from it...it would be interesting to see what the scale did.

- Drink my water, and mostly water. I haven't been drinking sugary drinks and such, but I have had more coffee and that doesn't help me.

I need to hit this reset button and make changes. Just to see a better number on the scale next week would help me to know I am going to get back to the zone I need to be in.
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123ELAINE456 5/10/2012 1:43AM

  One step at a time is the key. You can do this. We have Faith in You. This is the WAY TO GO!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Please take care of yourself.

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DEE797 5/9/2012 4:42PM

    One step at a time...YOU CAN DO THIS! emoticon emoticon

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/9/2012 11:34AM

    Thanks for the reminder of the simple things to do....I did to focus...building muscle, but the weight is up again.

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HOWIEANN 5/9/2012 11:14AM

    I'm falling into bad habits, too. We can do it, though!

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DAS92687 5/9/2012 10:36AM

    I'll be happy to help with that accountability. I've been climbing out of that rut myself, and am three weeks in with better habits. And, finally, last week, the scale went down!! I know you can do it.

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SHELLEY81 5/9/2012 9:38AM

    I am going back to basics this week as well. Track and get in at least 20 fitness a day. We can do this!

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SLJWATTS 5/9/2012 9:22AM

    Love your decision to assess what is going on and what to do to correct it- your determination is inspiring. May you meet your goal....

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SWEETMNTHING 5/9/2012 8:57AM

    You can do it! I posted a gain this week as well, so I'm getting back to the basics so that next week and the following weeks will be better.

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MAPLECANDY3 5/9/2012 8:56AM

    emoticon

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LILYGAL 5/9/2012 8:16AM

    emoticon But I'm right there with you. I have gained this week and I am going back to basics!!!

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CHRISZ40 5/9/2012 8:02AM

    You can do it! thanks for sharing! emoticon

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KBLASEN 5/9/2012 8:01AM

    You can do it!

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ELRIDDICK 5/9/2012 7:59AM

  Thanks for sharing

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