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It Goes To Show...

Friday, December 14, 2012

That perseverance & hard work pays off! Now, I know this statement applies to just about everything we do in life...but particularly when it comes to our weight loss efforts! I say this because I honestly have been struggling this week! I attended a party over the weekend, & had planned for it by eating light on the day before & the day after. And I made wise choices...& did try a dessert or two, but only ate half of whatever I ate. And I drank wine & enJOYed the company of my friends!

And now, true confession time! emoticon

I've not been tracking hardly at all! I think I've hit some kind of "wall", if that's even possible. I feel a "fatigue" set in when it comes to monitoring my foods & such. And I'm tired of measuring & weighing everything! I don't know if I'm "rebelling" or what, but...I'm tired of it all! Or maybe it's because it's the holidays & I honestly DON'T WANT TO be doing it this time of year? Heck, I haven't a clue! All I know is that I've been struggling with it...

And I fear it's getting worse! emoticon

I've been pushing myself to track what I eat in the morning & afternoon, but by evening, well...tracking isn't happening! None! Nadda! Nothing!

But what I AM still doing is making wise choices. And I'm still cooking healthy, nutritious meals. And my snacking has been, overall, healthy options! And I'm still exercising every day! And I've lost another 1.2 lbs this week, for a total of 29.2 lbs overall since I started with Weight Watcher's! WooHoo!

Hey, I must be doing SOMETHING right!!! emoticon

So I'm focusing on the fact that I worked really hard this week & even though I've loosened up a bit on the tracking & measuring...I'm still down a pound! No complaints!

My oldest daughter & her family will be here next week...& I can't wait to hug & celebrate Christmas with my grandchildren! I bought a new camera, so I'll be taking lots of pictures! I have to get the software put into the computer yet, so I can download 'em...& I'll finally get a new pic of me on here too!

Merry Christmas to you all, my friends! EnJOY the season, & be merry! We have much to be grateful for & much to be thankful for this time of year! And I am truly grateful for you, my Spark friends! You are loved!!!

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    You are doing a LOT of things right! I understand how you are feeling with the struggling and rebellion, though. Been there and was doing that too. I think mine has been taken down now...hope, hope, hope. Be good to you. Examine your feelings. Are you a little overwhelmed with the holidays and visitors coming (it's a lot to handle...again...I know because I'm there doing that too). We will get through this together. Keep looking for the answers and you will find them...probably when you least expect it. Hope you have a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    1799 days ago
    You are doing grrrrrrrrrrrreat!
    'Tis the season-
    not to let things slide down the slippery slope,
    but to enjoy the sights, sounds, and yes, the tastes of the season.
    1799 days ago
    You are doing an awesome job. I think sometimes we have done this so long.... it's just there and you can not track for a short time. Healthy is bred into us now. I know over the summer I did still make good choices part of the time. emoticon
    My advice is to ENJOY your FAMILY. You know my situation.... I would weigh 300# if I could just have My Son Home From Heaven!!! Happy Holidays to you my Friend and your Family! Hugs 'n' Love emoticon
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    1799 days ago
    Some times we need to take a break from tracking and measuring. I don't mean to give up trying to lose but honestly, by now, you must be pretty good at knowing what a proper portion is and how much you should be eating in a day. And just to prove I'm right, the scale has rewarded you with another loss this week. So don't be too hard on yourself. Just enjoy your family and the Holidays and when you are ready, you will come back to tracking and measuring when you need to. May you also have a very, Merry Christmas!
    1800 days ago

    Do you think you may be experiencing burnout? What you are describing sounds a bit like it to me.
    1800 days ago
  • PATRICIA4472
    I think we start internalizing the weighing and measuring after a while -- and make it a habit to monitor portions and know how much we've eaten. It's always good to go back and weigh/measure again, sure! But I DO think that this is all about making these things into habits that we follow. You are doing GREAT, btw! Can't wait to see the next photo!
    1800 days ago
    emoticon you have done so well and you are a great encouragement!

    As for the measuring/tracking, I am there myself but can see that for me I need to get back to it! Grrr.....but perhaps that is what it is all about...getting myself back in line when I need to.

    Merry Christmas, my friend! Enjoy your family!
    1800 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    The measuring and weighing everything can become a bit of a pain after a while, for multiple reasons, that can change depending on how we are feeling at the time.

    Over all, I can see EXACTLY what is going on here. You are wise. You have learned! You can eye up portion sizes probably 98% accurately! You know your limits. You know what is good and what is not...even if it "sounds" healthy. You have learned all of this through Spark, through WW, through life, and you are putting it all to good use. I would like to think that eventually we can all do this...if we are smart enough to retain and implement the information!

    I am so proud of you! What a great year you've had with your weight loss! You should be giving yourself a big pat on the back Rose!
    Keep up the great work!! emoticon emoticon

    I'm happy our family will be arriving next week. I hope they enjoy Christmas in Florida with you! I assume it's family from Ohio? It's cold up here, tell them to bring some warmth back with them!

    1800 days ago
    I have not trouble either tracking breakfast, lunch and even a morning snack, but after da Rose just like you. Our differences, you cook and I don't! LOL. plus you are no longer working and find ways to keep very active where I sit at a desk for 8 hrs. Heck I've been doing wall exercises (25 push ups) each time I go in to use the bathroom as a way of catching extra exercise. Sometimes it's the only exercise I get in those 8 hrs. With answering 10 phone lines we can't get away from our desk much.

    Have a wonderful day ~ Donna

    PS.. WooHoo on all of that lost weight. Maybe I need to try weight watchers...
    1800 days ago
    I understand where your coming from.. and Merry Christams to you also..
    1800 days ago
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