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Did It Finally Click?

Monday, July 02, 2012

Today is Monday but it is a good day. Why is it different than any other hum drum Monday? I'm not sure, but I think a lot of it has to do with attitude. I got a good night's sleep last night and woke up deciding to make it a good day. I hopped out of bed earlier than usual and started in on my day. I started laundry, made a healthy breakfast and then exercised.

For those of you who have been friends with me since the beginning, you know that I had much success the first six months on Spark, losing 63lbs and dropping from a size 24 to a 14. I was in heaven and feeling the best I have ever felt. That has been two years ago. Since then, I have battled my weight continuously moving closer and closer to my beginning weight. It has been very depressing at times and I have often wondered if I will ever truly lose the weight again.

Today the attitude has changed. I'm not sure why. I know for the last couple of months I have been playing the "woe is me" card because I have found out that I am gluten sensitive and have had to totally revamp my nutrition. I felt like it was so unfair yet it has been the answer to many of my health issues. I'm finally grasping the reality of it and using it to benefit me. I'm learning to eat a lot healthier because of it. If I can control something as big as that, I can control anything. A pity party is not gonna benefit me in any way. Getting off of my booty and taking control of my life once and for all is what is going to benefit me. It's time to live in the now! Not once the weight is gone, but now! There is too much life to live and enjoy and no number on the scale can change that.

I have set my first monthly weight loss goal for the first time in a long time. I set it at 10 lbs. That seems like a lot and scares me some because of the way my body has been acting for a while. Or, so I think. Maybe it is actually the laxness that I have been living without actually taking accountability for it. I know it is not all about the weight so that I am not going to come unglued if I do not reach that number this month. It is only a guide line for me to get me started. No matter what the results are at the end of the month, I just want to know that I gave it my all and I came out healthier because of it.

I just haven't felt this positive about losing the weight again in a long time. Maybe my brain finally kicked back into gear and latched back onto how this all works again. Whatever it is, I am just going to enjoy the ride and live to the best of my ability. Happy Monday!
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FITGRL124 7/6/2012 9:41PM

    Great attitude! And I know exactly what you mean!! I've been here about the same time as you and in the beginning we really did well and then who knows what happened. BUT we have both turned a corner. I can feel it. (and who knew we would both end up with a gluten intolerance - haha).

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LESLIES537 7/4/2012 2:59PM

    I'm LOVING all of the positivity! "Not once the weight is gone, but now! There is too much life to live and enjoy and no number on the scale can change that."----LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THAT!!!

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CEKNIGHT 7/3/2012 10:12AM

    Have a great week!!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/3/2012 5:41AM

    Good for you!

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HLTHYRNRMOM 7/2/2012 9:01PM

    emoticon emoticon I finally have got my groove back too.. maybe something in the air emoticon I'm here to cheer you on!

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    I've been suffering from the "lack of accountability" mentality as well and being part of the challenge (go Lemons :)) is getting me focused again. Glad its clicking for you! Have a fabulous July.. emoticon

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AMBER281 7/2/2012 7:26PM

    I am so glad that something clicked for you. I know you will reach your 10lb goal and any goal that you set after that. I believe that attitude makes the difference and with a great attitude like yours anything is possible!

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GETFIT2LIVE 7/2/2012 6:22PM

    So glad something has clicked for you--I know exactly what you mean about that! You can do this; take it one choice, one step, one day at a time and you will make it.


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DYNAMICDEB53 7/2/2012 6:17PM

    Slow and steady is the best way. Settling small goals help to motivate you to success, And the more success the more you get motivated. Fun circle but it will help you. You are right its all in the attitude that you have.
Take care of yourself and keep feeling happy,
Hugs and smiles

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JENNCABA 7/2/2012 6:06PM

    emoticon I know that setting many smaller goals along the way has helped me to stay focused..Always believe in yourself and keep that positive attitude emoticon emoticon

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    I know what you mean by it "just clicking." You've been there before and through frustrations and life issues, lost your spark. You are ready now to begin again--to make lifetime changes. Now you have the key to unlocking your healthiest you.

I'm sorry about your gluten intolerance. I can only imagine the strength you have tapped into to be able to make such sweeping changes. What other choice is there though? There are a lot of people who are dealing with the issue. I wonder if there are support groups that can give you guidance and tips to make the transition smoother, without making you feel like you've landed on an alien planet.

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AWESOMEKATY 7/2/2012 5:12PM

    Congratulations! When everything fits together nicely is the best feeling in the world. Enjoy it and keep it up!!

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RANGERAMPS 7/2/2012 4:48PM

    I've been where you've been so hang in there. I have a goal of losing 50 lbs in 52 weeks (a year). I think that is a good and reasonable goal. It's good to have goals yet they need to be realistic yet push you a bit too.

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HILARYMM 7/2/2012 4:45PM

    Of course you can do it. You've been here before... All it takes is committing to your goals and lots of love and encouragement from your friends. We're all here, rooting for you.

As you know, I am also looping through the second time. I didn't gain back all my weight, but I came closer than I would have liked to doing so. The weight loss has definitely been slower this time around... but I managed to push it forward without plateauing so far.

One thing that has helped me has been mixing up my strength routines so that I am alternating between six or so over the course of a two week period. Since starting my "muscle confusion" program, the weight has come off much faster. (I went from losing a pound every other week to losing 1-2 pounds a week.)

You are worth everything you do towards your goal. Give yourself the time you need, and don't give up -- even if the scale is being fickle or downright mean.

You can do this. We all believe in YOU.


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CANNOTFATHOM 7/2/2012 4:14PM

    Sounds like a great goal you've set Lisa! You have the perfect attitude! emoticon


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BLESSED2BEME 7/2/2012 4:06PM

    Rockin July! What a plan. I'm with you friend!

Doesn't it just feel amazing when it clicks? I've been with you nearly since the beginning of my journey which is Jan 2010 and it has taken me from then to last month for it to finally all click for me. So we went about our journey a bit opposite of each other but in so many ways we are so alike!

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BAYBELIEVER 7/2/2012 4:04PM

    Of course you have this! You did it once, you can do it again. Baby steps. Slow and steady. Your way. You will rock it!

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BAYBELIEVER 7/2/2012 4:04PM

    Of course you have this! You did it once, you can do it again. Baby steps. Slow and steady. Your way. You will rock it!

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SHRINK_U 7/2/2012 3:58PM

    Enjoy the ride :) You are in the zone!

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JAMIELOGICAL 7/2/2012 3:47PM

    You know I'm not a fan of setting specific weight loss goals, but you do what you need to do. If that's what it takes to get your focused and back on track, then I say go for it!

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WENDYLEE15 7/2/2012 3:27PM

    We are so a like in so many ways when it comes to our weight loss journey. I love your positive attitude. You are well on your way to a healthier you..because you know what to do and you know you are worth it!! I am glad I am here as your spark friend to watch you grow on this journey to a healthier you..that lives life to its fullest !!

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RUN2MYDREAMS 7/2/2012 3:16PM

    Whoop whoop! I know you're gonna emoticon those 10 emoticon to the curb girlfriend! You are SO rocking out this month! Go on and show JULY WHO IS BOSS! BOOYAH!
Love ya!

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