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    DEANNARUSS   22,958
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Back in the Groove

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Well I'm motivated again and determined to get this weight off. I've gotten to my highest weight ever (230 pounds) and refuse to stay that way. It's funny to think back a few years ago to when I was stressing over being 180. I would kill to be at that weight now. Oh well, no use dwelling on the past or the body I used to have. I can only focus on the present and what body I have now. I am not really sure how it got to this point. I think it's a combination of things- not working out, work stress, eating poorly and turning 27 (I heard your body's metabolism gets slower around this age and it's a lot harder to lose- not sure if that's true but seems to be the case with me).

It was amazing, the weight just continued to grow and grow. Every time I stepped on a scale, I would be 1-3 pounds heavier until I finally plateaued. Earlier this week was the first time in a VERY long time that the scale actually went down.

I really want to keep this up. I've started tracking everything that I eat, making sure to make healthier choices and drinking lots of water (no more soda!). I started taking phentermine almost 2 weeks ago to help me during this change. I hate that I have to rely on a pill to help, but it really has kickstarted my motivation and weight loss. I only intend to take it for a few more weeks (no more than 12). I have also been reading "Think Thin, Be Thin" and I think it has been helping me mentally as well.

I am trying to focus on two healthy aspects at a time and make them routine before working on others. So far I have established a habit of tracking all my food and going to the gym almost every day.

My next goal is to start incorporate weight training 1-2 times per week (up to this point I have just been doing cardio). Weight training has always been a challenge for me, and is intimidating. There is a class at the gym which focuses on weights, so I think I will give that a try this week.

My second goal is to work on my sleep habits. Lately I have been staying up late and sleeping in every day. I really hate that and want to get 7-9 hours each night. I will make it a point to be in bed by 11 PM at the absolute latest this week and see how it goes.

I can and will lose this weight and establish a healthier happier me!

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RUBBERSOUL65 1/29/2013 4:52PM

    I have found that adding new goals slowly has been the best way for me to stick with one. Once one becomes second nature, I add another. You seem to have a great mindset this time around. We can do this! You know I am around if you ever need to chat/vent through this process. :)

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EWL978 1/27/2013 6:24PM

    GOOD ON YOU!!!! emoticon

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DMEYER4 1/27/2013 6:03PM

  good luck emoticon emoticon

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