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11/25/12 WUB

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Well, as an update to my last blog, the doc said I'm okay. It's my birth control doing it. So the plan is to go off of it. Well, she recommended going back on the depo shot, but after a lot of thought, I'm stopping all the birth control. My reasoning behind that decision is because I'm messing with my hormones and that's not very natural. I also think that may be part of the reason I haven't lost any weight this year. Hell, I've gained about 10 pounds this year despite all my trying. Yes, I've failed a lot of attempts this year, but I think my birth control may have something to do with it. I mean, the point of birth control is to make your body think it's pregnant so it'll stop doing the monthly egg thing and all that jazz, so it stands to reason in my mind that it's part of my weight loss problems. Okay, moving on. This week has not been very good for me. I've been very bad, so to speak. I need to work harder on my goals. I've just kinda stopped caring a little bit because I'm tired of hitting my head against a brick wall. Don't worry, I'm not quitting my efforts. I've come too far to quit now. I think after I've stopped the birth control, I have about 2 weeks left of the stuff (yes, I'm still taking it. I'm not throwing away the money I spent on them. I'm finishing them off then not refilling them.) and start focusing more on my goals than the problems that I have outside of trying to lose the weight, I'll be back on track. So, I'm trying to hit the reset button and starting again.

Nutrition: Not one day did I stay in range and I didn't track any of it. So anything you see on my tracker this week is wrong.

Fitness: I only exercised 2 days this last week. Not good, I know. But better than nothing, I suppose. I'm going to try harder on this one at the very least.

Meditation: This is another zero. It's been a crazy week. I've worked over 10 hours twice last week (who else does that at a crappy desk job? Grrr...). I had kids over to visit so I wouldn't have been able to concentrate anyway. Just not a good week for meditating.

Get below 260: Well, I was afraid to get on the scale this morning because of what a bad week I had and was a little surprised. I did gain, but not as much as I had expected. I only gained 1.2 pounds this week, bringing me up to 265.8. Not good, but not too bad either. Especially with my choices this week. But that's what the reset button is all about, right? It's a new week. Time to brush off and try again.

Have a good week, everyone!
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    Birth control never works the way it is supposed too. My sister had to go on it to get pregnant! Remimber this time of year is hard on every one. some beating yourself up would be a bad thing. But keep up the good work remember slow progress is still progress!
    1931 days ago
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    It's great that you're not giving up! You're doing great! emoticon emoticon
    1937 days ago
    Way to not give up! I love your fighting attitude!

    Have you chatted to your DR about Metformin to treat PCOS?

    You are right about finishing BC packs too. Apparently it can really mess up your rhythms if you do what I did and quit before the pack empties.

    You are doing just wonderfully. Every step towards a healthier life and mindset is progress even if the scale doesn't reflect it. Keep going forward!

    1937 days ago
    Maybe this isn't the time to focus fitness and nutrition. You are doing great with other things. Simply logging on here at Sparks is a wonderfully positive and healthy choice. You are being conscientious about your well being and that say's a lot.

    Maybe tomorrow or in a few days will be a good place to start. How about just focusing on one thing instead of changing so many things at once. Choosing to live a healthy lifestyle takes time. We set up so many goals to start with then eventually we can't keep up and beat ourselves up for not sticking to the plan. The term "Healthy Lifestyle" is broad subject. It means, exercising, eating right, making healthy choices, setting goals and so on.....

    If you step back and look at it that's a heck of a lot to work on. Goal setting in itself can go in many different directions. For instance, setting a goal stating that you are going to exercise. There's no means to an end with this particular goal. It's open ended. How about setting a small goal of drinking at least 4 glasses of water a day for 3 days? Then by the 3rd day you can say emoticon because you actually accomplished a goal.

    I know you can do it! My thoughts and prayers are with you!


    1937 days ago
    Great that you have decided to forge ahead. Remain blessed.
    1937 days ago
    Don't beat your self off about it. We all go through it. I haven't been on spark people in a year i think. The last time i weighted myself i was 189.5 pounds. Now, I'm 230. It's depressing but i'm not giving up :). You can do it! :D
    1937 days ago
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