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    BETHGILLIGAN   80,265
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Consistently inconsistent........

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

That's how I would describe my journey since the holidays. I walk/workout for 2-3 days; then nothing for 3-4 days. Same with tracking food; diligent for a couple days; nothing for a couple of days. Just not getting in to any Spark routine.
I don't feel discouraged or "down" about this situation--yet. I stll feel the committment, just not the enthusiasm that would "push" me through difficult days. I know I'm not prioritizing me but prioritizing "things to do" before my needs/health. Not good. Still, like I said, I don't feel discouraged (yet!!). I know what I need to do and feel confident that I'll get myself back on track.
My schedule has been a bit crazy since the holidays but that's no excuse. I'm spending more time at daughter's helping with grandkids as delivery gets closer. She is starting to feel pretty miserable and we are all excited for the baby to get here!! Another 4-5 weeks.
Weather has been miserable. Cold and rainy today although it's been warm and rainy for the past week. That is still no excuse for not getting tush out there to walk. I have warm clothes and, since I'm not made of sugar (as my mom would say!) I won't melt in the rain. Lacking the committment and drive right now. Mojo will return, I'm sure.
Good news. My son had lost 80 pounds a little over a year ago (could have lost more but didn't). Since then he has gotten engaged and gained about 90-100 pounds. He finally reached his breaking point. He's back on WW; has lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks and went to a doctor (his own decision!!) I'm very pleased with all of this. He is much like a bride--losing weight for the wedding!!! I actually think it's more than that; at least I hope it is!
So my life is moving on with lots of blessings. I will get back on track soon, I hope. I NEED to start making the good decisions again.

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LADYIRIS313 1/21/2013 11:50PM

    More dittos here! And your son and I did just about the same thing, though mine was school stress and lack of time that tanked me. I got rid of ALL my fat clothes (ok, fattest clothes) so now I'm almost without anything to wear. I think it was a good choice though because it represented a 'ceiling' .. when you can't slip on any of your jeans, its TIME.
But, at least we know what to do .. and we will.

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CARRILU 1/20/2013 12:24AM

    all I can even say is ..............ditto. I almost feel guilty for not being more discouraged or like I'd rather wait for the other shoe to drop so I could get my buns in motion.

Good news about your son! YAY! emoticon

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RWETHAIRYET 1/16/2013 6:35PM

    well...I get on track for one day and then get side tracked for weeks at a time, so I guess you're doing better than me, haha. So it could be worse.
oooooh, a new grandbaby soon! I'd be so excited!!

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SUZYMOBILE 1/16/2013 10:16AM

    Hang in there, Beth. You're fine. The blessings far outweigh the challenges!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/15/2013 10:22PM

    I am inconsistent too and wanting to get back to basics. I think it's so cool about your son and I hope my son, my hubby, and I all get back on track soon as we are swelling up. LOL.

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CHRIS3874 1/15/2013 9:13PM

    I can sure commiserate I know its tough to keep on doing things that seem routine and boring (I really miss karate sometimes.It was great to just be told to do something and DO IT). I have to confess I fell like I am in a bit of a rut but I have to force my way out of it- just keep at it and things can improve. If you get really really bored there is NOBODY saying you can't take a break and or just change it up a bit - try something different for a change.

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PINKNFITCARLA 1/15/2013 8:58PM

    Hang in there Beth, I'm sure your motivation will return. I know how you feel though. So excited the baby will be here soon and that's great news about your son going back to WW on his own!

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JANEDOE12345 1/15/2013 6:51PM

    I completely understand that yo-yo-ish kind of feeling. I do well for a few weeks and then get less diligent, then go back, just like you. The answer is to keep trying. Every day is a new start. I need to remember that and you, too. We can do it.

Hang in there, Beth. You are worth it. And you know what? No matter what you weigh, it is still okay to be you, just like you are.

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VEENAS1 1/15/2013 6:37PM

    It has been so rainy and dreary since Saturday. I did not even go out today. As you said the weather is no excuse as long as it is not snowing and wind chill is bad. I hope things work out for your son and good luck with the new grandchild. I think if we some sunshine that will motivate both of us!

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LESLIESENIOR 1/15/2013 4:02PM

    I say the good news is you walk and track for 2-3 days.......take a "break" and then......walk and track for 2-3 days again.....repeat. This is important! You haven't quit and you haven't gotten down! I'm in the same boat.

Now we just need to shorten our "break"!
Woo Hoo to us!

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DIGISCRAPPY 1/15/2013 1:44PM

    Beth, you put a voice to what so many of us struggle with. Do you goal-set, with a reward system? I know that's something that I haven't done yet, but I'm wondering if that might help.


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MEADSBAY 1/15/2013 12:54PM

    You are so right-
sometimes life gets in the way of our goals-
this, too, shall pass.
Good news on your son!

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SNUGLBUNIE 1/15/2013 11:20AM

    emoticon . You've been here before and have gotten out of the rut. Have a great day Beth.

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CELIAMINER 1/15/2013 10:58AM

    Your blog reminds me of Brooklyn-born's in describing the bumps in the road right now. I hope for you that you get back to routine in the new year and for your son and soon-to-be DIL that they take your example, lose the weight, and keep it off!


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GINGERHAWK 1/15/2013 9:47AM

  It's wonderful, Beth, that you're staying positive and obviously focusing on life's blessings is a great attitude. It's so easy to get a bit off track this time of year - we're all tired from the holiday rush, the weather stinks, and it's nice to have a break sometimes. It's been hard getting out there in the drizzle the last several days. I managed to yesterday and today, but barely made it outside on Sunday. You'll get back to it when the time is right for you. As for your son, I'm happy to hear that he is refocusing on getting to a healthy weight!

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    Beth you always offer such positive comments and I wish I could conjure up something to help spur you on but sadly I'm in the same boat right now. It's a daily struggle to make good choices -- I'm thinking we may be bored. Maybe we should think about switching up the plan. As you try to get back on track, please know I'm here with you and cheering you on.

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PJ2222 1/15/2013 9:36AM

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