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Friday, July 06, 2012

Slow and steady wins the race.
I hope this is the case, because right now its going very slowly! I sorta knew it was gonna be this way when I got closer to my goal, especially during the summer months.

June was a great month... what there was of it. It flew by! Every weekend I was doing something where I didn't have great control over my food like I do other months. Garage sales and Birthday parties and weddings... I didn't gain any, but I didn't lose much either! Also, with all this eating away from home, it got me into bad habits again, that I really, REALLY don't like!

So, July 5th is starting over for me. Why not beginning of July, you ask? Because I totally sabotaged myself on July 4th. I had the day off, was going to stick to my normal routine and then left the house to go to the hardware store and saw Culvers and it was over for me. 105 degree temps made my brain melt and all I wanted was ice cream. I regretted it after when I felt like absolute poo for the six hours following it...

So with starting again on July 5th, I would LOVE to see 199 by August 1st and no later than August 15th, my one year of starting this weight loss journey. It means I need to buckle down and not eat that ice cream or have that fruity summer drink that I yearn for all day long! Its only 8 pounds away, but with what I've been eating lately, its very likely that I could stay where I am or even go in the wrong direction.

There is no excuse for me to be so lax right now. I am not at my goal weight, I am not the size I want to be... whats the reason for stopping what I was doing right for so long? NOTHING. I gotta hop back on the train and win this race!

A pic from me and my family on my birthday, June 21st:
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  • TANYA602
    Considering how far you've come, you have been doing things the right way - slow and steady it is. But from all I've read, this is the way to ensure you are on a healthier path to keeping the weight off in the long run. I'll tell you - my grandiose plans are long out the window and I want to meet my goal weight in a year's time, while initially it was 6 months time.
    I hope July slows down for you and I know you will meet your goal in this next month!
    2079 days ago
    Great photo of the gang. Starting over is great & way better than not starting again at all, keep it up,
    2079 days ago
    You can do it!!! Here's to your new start and your new goal! Best of luck!!!!
    2080 days ago
    Looks like we're right in the same boat... must paddle faster, lol!! I can hardly wait to rid myself of those 8lbs. holding me back from being in the 100s!!

    2080 days ago
    Here's to a great new month. July 5th is a great day to start finishing a goal. I hate's too hot and so many bad things look oh, so wonderful for beating the heat :). You can do it!!! You are going to rock July!!
    2080 days ago
    2080 days ago
    It's definitely a challenge to stick to your routine through all the holidays, parties, social gatherings, etc. of the summer months. We are both so close to Onederland. Let's work hard and get there before the summer ends!
    2080 days ago
  • MS0669
    Summer can be a hard time, but don't give up trying !!
    2080 days ago
    Hang in there! And happy Late Birthday!! emoticon
    2080 days ago
    Hang in there! I've been there and it's not fun. I AM there now, but finally lighter. I've been on a year long plateau so I understand. You can do it!
    2080 days ago
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