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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ONESTRONGSIREN 9/28/2012 12:23PM

    "I have come so far and I need to focus on the successes and not the struggle."

Love that too!


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JANDK156 9/26/2012 12:52PM

    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.

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GIRLONFIRE1979 9/26/2012 11:57AM

    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.

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NATPLUMMER 9/25/2012 11:58AM

    "I have come so far and I need to focus on the successes and not the struggle."


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STLADEE 9/25/2012 11:35AM

    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!

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DENNETJ 9/25/2012 10:27AM

    Each step is a little scary but I think once you get there and find your new normal you will be just fine. :)

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