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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

For the past month I've not been doing well with eating or exercise. I could list all the reasons but that's all they'd be. Reasons aren't helpful. Motivation is, and I've lost that momentarily. But I don't feel like giving up. I don't know what it means to keep going but I'd kinda like to find out. I'd at least like to start getting some exercise again. I walked yesterday and climbed stairs (out of necessity, and got winded) today. Tomorrow I'd like to walk again, just one mile. Friday if the weather is good I'll go to the indoor pool. (Yeh, weather does affect my ability to get there and it's being open or not.) That's my start. That's all I've got right now but it's something and it's in the opposite direction of giving up. So I'll take it. I would add, "I wish this weren't so dang hard" but complaints are a waste of energy that could be put to much better use. :) (Yeh, still smiling. Weight loss may not be going well but life is so good and I'm thankful.)

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JULESJET 2/5/2013 11:17PM

    Good for you for being honest and for not giving up!
You have a plan, you have your determination.
Just take it one day at a time and you will find out what "keeping it up" means!

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PINKIE78 2/5/2013 10:01PM

    Thank you so much for your encouragement, Matt. I didn't mention food because that's an area where I don't have flexibility right now. I'm dependent on food donations so I gratefully accept what I can get. I just try and be careful with portions. Everyone's body is different. For me personally, exercise has always been what makes or breaks my weight loss and my health. And it's been a dismal January. I do have some "walk at home" DVDs but to be honest, I got so sick of them after a few months. Walking outdoors feeds my spirit and so does swimming. The other stuff doesn't. I'm just being real. So ... I'm hoping to start getting out and walking again. It's too long a story why I stopped the past month but hope to see some change in this new month. Thanks again so much for your encouragement! :)

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ITSMATT 2/5/2013 9:38PM

    Hi there - how are you doing?

You can do this. Yes, weight loss is hard but it is possible.

You didn't mention whether you were tracking your food - that is KEY. Weight loss is won or lost in the kitchen not so much in the gym or pool. Work toward hitting a reasonable, thoughtfully-determined net calorie target each day.

I look forward to hearing about your progress.

Make it a great day!

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