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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I disappeared, I know but let me tell you what happened. I had finals in school but not just your typical finals before a new semester type thing, nope, these were the last finals ever at my college. That is right, I finally graduated college with my A.A in Paralegal Studies. Two long years of working 40 hour weeks, while attending class 12 hours a week and balancing homework/studying on my very little down time finally came to a stop.

But then, something bad happened. I became a couch potato. It was like after two long years of busting my ass to lose weight, balance work and school, it all just exhausted me. I started getting home from work and watching TV. Pretty soon I noticed I was eating high carbs again and suddenly I stopped wanting to go out to do anything. I would tell myself every day, we are going to work out and then I just wouldn't.

I lost my motivation.

I stopped really doing my hair, or carefully picking out my outfits, I stopped sleeping for 8 hours or working out or eating even remotely healthy. I unraveled and I don't know why!

I gained back 7 pounds. After hitting my all time low and below 300 pounds 2 weeks ago, 299. All of a sudden my skin is no longer clear but breaking out. All of a sudden my face looks fatter to me. All of a sudden my clothes that were loose are starting to feel slightly tighter. I can't move as fast or do as much without tuckering out. My ankles slightly hurt again. WOW what a difference 7 pounds and a high carb diet has made.

But each day is a chance to start again. So today, I start again. I am back to tracking my food, eating low carb and working out 5-6 days a week. I have an exercise schedule, my walk to run program is starting again, walks with the dogs, yoga, meditation and zumba on Thursdays. Now that I have the time to concentrate on working out, I need to get off the couch and make the effort.

Time to move on, push forward and start liking what I see in the mirror again!!!
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    Congratulations on getting your degree! Great that you will be able to work out again!
    1950 days ago

    Great news about finishing school!!!! BUT Greater news that you have regained your momentum and are back to thinking about just you and your needs. Great job on finding yourself among the couch cushions and getting back up. We all fall every now and then and it is wonderful to hear that you are up and about again. emoticon

    1951 days ago

    Welcome back!!! Start over one mini-goal at a time!
    1951 days ago
    You can do it! Sometimes all it takes is the little differences to help us see we need to get back on track. I've definitely noticed cutting back on carbohydrates makes for a clearer face. I still eat carbs but not near as much.. and not usually junk foods anymore. Wishing you the best of luck at getting back to the you that you want to be!
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    1951 days ago
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