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Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 21, 2013

Today is the day we formally remember Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy. And what a legacy it is. Each year, I take the opportunity to read his story to my children and I'm in awe of what he did. Moreover, he knew he was putting his life on the life for the principles in which he believed. I'm not a person of his race, but I'm still grateful for his accomplishments.

Now, getting back to fitness, health, and weight loss.

As you know, I'm incredibly demoralized at my lack of weight loss. It's been a month since I started tracking my fitness and diet and I've lost a whopping one pound so far. So I figured that I'd measure myself - and perhaps track progress that way. No change. Well, one change - my hips are now two inches wider than before. How did THAT happen? How CAN that happen? I'm guessing that it's my measurement error because if it were true change, then my pants would be too tight. And they're not.

So maybe my accomplishment is that I haven't gained any weight. Maybe all my diet and exercise efforts have kept me from GAINING weight. And I know I need to just keep going, that eventually I'll get where I want to go. It's just really frustrating in the meantime.

Today is January 22nd. For some reason, I am not able to add a blog entry. But I can edit one.

I feel a lot better today. I've been sticking to my food plan today and am dressed to go exercise - which I'll do as soon as dh gets home from work and can take care of the children. One day at a time. I need to stop looking at the scale. If I can, I'll put it in the back of my closet.

Thanks for your support; I really appreciate it.
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    I know, it's a lot of work tracking and all for one pound. But you're right, you didn't gain, you lost! At this rate, you'll lose 12 pounds in a year's time, which is MUCH better than gaining 12 pounds!

    In the big scheme of things, we need to exercise and eat/drink healthier things for all kinds of reasons, not just for the number on the scales. What you're doing affects your immune system, cardiovascular health, your skin, your sleep, all kinds of things!

    I bet you're right about the measurement thing. Add another measurement to your list, like your neck or thigh or something.

    Hang in there!!!
    1857 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    Man, I wish I could snap my fingers and take you where you want to be but I can only say that you have something to celebrate and to keep your head up. You will get there!
    1858 days ago
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