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Back from my break...

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

I've been on a "dieting" vacation for the past 2 and a half weeks. It has been nice not having to count calories or workout so hard that I dreaded getting up each day. I am back with a new game plan. I've realized that I have to make changes that I can live with each day for the rest of my life. So I have updated my caloric intake so that I dont feel like I'm starving and I have given myself till September of next year to finish losing the last 72 lb I need to lose to reach my goal. I feel like this goal is more doable and realistic than my previous goal. I have also decided to rethink how I workout. No more overdoing and pushing myself to the point of injury. If my workout ever gets to the point that I dread it or it is no longer fun then it will be time to change it. I almost quit this journey completely thanks to burnout. The benefits I will receive in the long run by sticking to my goal outweighs the need for me to push myself beyond my limits. I also plan on allowing myself treats along the way. For instance, my birthday is next Saturday (June 16th) and I am going to allow myself a piece of cake and ice cream. Then on June 19th, my husband and I are hoping to go eat at Olive Garden for our 8th wedding anniversary and I will allow myself to enjoy the food without guilt. This is what I have to do to improve my health. The changes I make now will benefit me in so many ways but if I can't live with the changes I make then it will be short-lived and this is just too important for that. So, please learn from my mistake, all of these healthy changes that you are making in your life have to be something you can live with every day for the rest of your life. Have a wonderful day everyone! =D
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ANNAGARMON 6/12/2012 1:24PM

    Thank you both so much! =)

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MOMMYLETECIA 6/7/2012 12:38AM

    Glad you're getting your mind right! This journey is so tough! We miss you at the Biggest Loser! It's easy to get burned out and push yourself beyond your capacity. I know I do that and need to pull back a bit every once in a while. Many blessings to you and happy early birthday!

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FLUFFYWOOL 6/6/2012 11:50AM

    Welcome back! And I think you're right, it's about finding things that you can do for the rest of your life. So what if it takes a little longer? You have the rest of your life to enjoy it :)

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