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Sunday, November 25, 2012

How to make it through the holidays..... I started last October with a vision of being healthier, looking better and feeling better about my weight. I have lost 50 pounds since then, but have been stalled for several weeks. I am hopeful it is health issues that once resolved will allow me to get back on track.
Food wise I do alright - always under my calorie range. My tastes have changed and I no longer eat much sugar or salt. I do not drink to excess so won't have liquid cals to worry about. The absolute hardest for me will be to get back into the exercise swing. Currently ( 6 weeks now) have been unable to lift anything over 2 pounds, bend,walk very short distances etc... The times I have pushed it my body has rebelled and either back to hospital or to bed I go. I am concerned that with this long off exercise I have lost the momentum I gained, but also the strength my body was beginning to build. I know at times I carry a lot of fluid as my socks bite my legs, my shoes bite my feet, and my rings are almost impossible to get off. I also know that I don't really like exercise so am I just giving myself an excuse not to do it.
My goal next year is to lose 40 pounds. is it doable certainly, especially if I am committed to the process. I will continue doing what I have been doing but add more exercise - challenge my comfort zone. I have continued to purchase 1 exercise DVD per month and some I had not used before I got sick. So I have 4 new ones to try in the next while. I just need to get back on track and i will maintain for the holidays.

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LILYGAL 11/25/2012 5:14PM

    emoticon emoticon I think though that once you get back to being able to do it without pain, you'll pick up where you left off. Just keep at it!!!

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_BACK2BASICS_ 11/25/2012 1:41PM

    Although you said you do not like exercise and are finding an excuse, is there something you can do with a friend to make the "exercise' less of a chore? Can you go walking with a buddy? What about a dog, do you have one, or could you take a neighbor's dog out for a walk on a regular basis until you feel up to doing more intense exercises? Wishing you the best of luck as you journey toward your goals! emoticon

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ELSCO55 11/25/2012 10:58AM


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HBLACK5 11/25/2012 9:48AM

    emoticon It is hard to get back into working out after you have had to take time off, but you can get back into it. Take it one day at a time!!! I hope you are feeling better soon! emoticon

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