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My weight loss has been similar to the football season

Friday, November 23, 2012

I went to college at the University of Iowa and grew up near there so I'll always be an Iowa Hawkeye fan. I knew the season was going to be a rough one with young players and lots of injuries. I didn't have much hope for a very good season. Unfortunately, my prediction has come true. Early in the season some people were hopeful that the team would still do ok.
My weight loss efforts have been similar this fall. I didn't even try very hard earlier this fall because the start of the school year was very stressful. I was doing good to keep my head above water. Things have gotten into a routine now and I usually have time for exercise, but don't always do it. I keep trying, but I only stick to it for a short while. My season has been about the same as my FB team's season. A total failure. Just like the team will have to do, I will have to make a new plan and find a way to stick to it. It's time to rebuild just like the Hawkeyes.
I can't believe it will have been a year in Jan. that I saw the cardiologist and he told me I needed to lose some weight due to my family history of heart disease. I haven't lost a thing and he isn't going to be happy. I'm not happy with myself either. I think back to 3 yrs. ago when I was in the best shape of my life. I loved shopping for clothes, which was a first for me. Now, I just find something I can tolerate wearing most days.
We are celebrating Thanksgiving tonight and have another one tomorrow. Starting Sun. I will have 176 days until my son graduates from high school. I'm determined not to let my ex-husband and his family see me at this size. Yes, the cardiologist should have been enough motivation for me, but this might be even more motivating!
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    We have to find our motivation where we can...it is such a vital key in getting going...and keeping going. Hope you had a marvelous Monday! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    1912 days ago
    Just want you to know, friend, that I was where you are right now, only a year ago. I flat out didn't care that much and was too exhausted to do anything about it. I hear the desperation in your voice, but I KNOW that you have done this before and will do it again. Who cares what is motivating you. Whatever it is, use it! There have been times in my life that I was scared into a healthy lifestyle, but there have also been times that vanity was the motivator. This last time it was because my husband was pissed at how I "let myself go" and I wanted to make him eat those words. We do not have to be perfect in every way, but we have to be the best we can be. You are too beautiful to "tolerate" anything. You get up and do this! I will be right here with you. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1914 days ago
    We're here for you Kim. emoticon emoticon
    1915 days ago
  • LE7_1234
    *Anything* you did this "season" is preparation for the next one.

    Which starts today.

    1915 days ago
  • ALLISON145
    You can totally do this! Motivation can come from the unlikeliest places, huh? Roll with it! Whatever works!!

    1915 days ago

    Another good comparison to a football season? No matter how many games are lost, the team still gets out there to play, still meets up for practice, still works to improve their skills. It may not have all come together for the desired results, but there's a better chance each new game, each new season, that the little things will add up.
    1916 days ago
    Hang in there. emoticon Some times it takes those types of things to motivate us. emoticon
    1916 days ago
    You can do this. I understand all too well about not wanting certain people in our lives to see us other than at our best.
    1916 days ago
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