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Week update and a journal prompt my biggest fears

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Well I had a bad weekend. I am back on track and not letting myself give up. I share my bad times with spark because I want everyone to know that even though I lost over 100 pounds I struggle too! We all struggle sometimes.

I have been drinking a lot of water and some green tea. I am hoping the water weight from the salty food over the weekend leaves me soon. I know others have experienced water weight gain before and know how uncomfortable it can be. My feet and hands feel swollen.

I am having a bit of vertigo again. Not as bad as the last time but I feel dizzy. I woke with a stuffy nose so I may just have some congestion or drainage bothering my inner ear.

I have not done a journal in a while so I decided to tackle one of the journal prompts I found.

As you think about or approach your weight goal, what is your biggest fear? Do you have other concerns? Elaborate.

My biggest fear is that I will never quite reach my goal weight. With my current struggles I am not as confident as before. I take medicine for my heart that lowers metabolism. I am working on correcting this so all I can do is keep trying.

I also have concerns about maintenance. I have a feeling others know how that feels as well. maintenance scares me and I know it will take some work.

I also need to remember how much stronger I am. I have come so far and I need to focus on the successes and not the struggle.
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    "I have come so far and I need to focus on the successes and not the struggle."

    Love that too!

    1491 days ago
  • JANDK156
    You WILL be able to maintain, easily. How do I know this? Cos I probably know you better than anyone else emoticon Plus, I can give you maintenance tips, as I seem to be an expert there. emoticon The problem is I don't have all my weight off yet LOL! We'll get there as long as we don't quit.
    1492 days ago
    It's been a few days for me of healthy eating and I think the salty/bloated feeling is finally gone. I couldn't even wear my wedding ring after the damage! Keep flushing your system and you will be feeling a lot better in that respect very soon. Hope the vertigo subsides too...hard to exercise when you feel like that.
    1493 days ago
    "I have come so far and I need to focus on the successes and not the struggle."

    1494 days ago
    Thanks for sharing that even though you lost 100lbs you still have trouble it makes it more real!

    One thing I am glad to say I haven't had any water weight gains! Sorry to hear about that hope it leaves soon!
    1494 days ago
    Each step is a little scary but I think once you get there and find your new normal you will be just fine. :)
    1494 days ago
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