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Give Up.......Or Get Smart

Sunday, February 17, 2013

emoticon emoticon It's been awhile since the scale has recorded a LOSS. In fact so far this month, other than a bit of yo-yo with my weight, it's been all up, Up, UP! I feel like I should just give up.


I looked through some of my photo's and realized that autumn of 2010 I was quite a lot heavier than I am now -- by about 10 pounds.

Now I know that most of you would just scoff at 10 pounds, but when you are short like I am, 10 pounds can be the difference between overweight and a healthy BMI. And lose another 10 after that and you are suddenly a lean, mean machine! Yes, I know there are many of you out there who can tell stories of how you lost 40, 50, 100 pounds and even more. But I've always been tiny (and short) -- a few pounds look like a LOT when they are on my body.

So, 'NO' I won't give up -- instead I'll study my exercise routine and check all the food that I eat. The answer is there, just waiting to be discovered. I may not like the answer, but I will accept the responsibility. I like looking slimmer -- and I dream of being that lean, mean machine! No one ever said this journey would be easy, and it isn't. But there are costs to everything good, sometimes it involves extra time, doing things you may not feel like doing, making a choice between what is rich and delicious (pie and ice cream) or satisfying and still healthy (maybe low fat yogurt or even fresh fruit).

We are all here for the same reason. We want to be healthy. For some of us it means losing a little weight and making better choices -- getting more movement into our lives so we can have a healthy heart. For some it means losing a LOT of weight, and drastically changing our eating habits, moving toward a more active lifestyle. The older you get the harder it is. But at the same time, the younger you start the better your life will be. And you'll never be any younger than you are today! Don't Give Up! Get Smart! Baby steps are better than no steps at all.
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ANDY_54 2/20/2013 7:01PM

    Great blog and nicely motivating too! emoticon

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PSMITH3841 2/20/2013 10:44AM

    emoticon emoticon You go girl!!!!!~!

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FISHINGLADY66 2/20/2013 7:24AM

    Great Blog... I needed this today. emoticon emoticon

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4_MY_LIFE 2/19/2013 7:01PM

    Great blog! Never give up!

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JACK714 2/19/2013 8:01AM

    Good blog.

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TRISTAROSE 2/18/2013 4:42PM

    Great blog ... NEVER give up as slow but sure is a good thing!

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LYNETTEMOM 2/18/2013 1:27PM

    wise words as usual. Thanks for the lift.

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MELLY3183 2/18/2013 12:19PM

    totally agree with you here. I'm 5'10 but i carry all of my weight in my belly area. So, it looks as though I am pregnant half the time. Never giving up is a great motto, try, try again. You can do this :)

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VITCHY-VICKI 2/18/2013 6:28AM

    So True We can't give up day by day step by step
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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/18/2013 5:58AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon remember you are worth the effort emoticon

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ROSAMARCELLE 2/18/2013 2:19AM

    You can't give up. You've just got to keep living that healthier lifestyle and you will lose weight in the end. emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 2/18/2013 12:14AM

    Well said. I'm definitely with you on being short. Whenever someone asks the question: if you could change something about yourself what would it be? I always say, I'd want to be taller!

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ASHENPOND 2/18/2013 12:00AM

    emoticon emoticon I think your blog is emoticon

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CATLADY52 2/17/2013 11:47PM

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JUDY106 2/17/2013 11:29PM

    I know what you mean by feeling that you have not lost in a long time. It does take changing the way you do things to get off that plateau. You are right by looking at what you can change. I found the fiber and protein was very important. I think as we get older we need more fiber than we did while we were younger. I added a protein drink and put fiber into it. It really does seem to give me more energy, i lose weight if I can keep high in protein. Maybe look into this. I also like to drink the green tea it seems to kick start weight lost. I don't hold too much water in my system if I drink the green tea. then the small meals through out the day and making sure protein is in each and every meal or snack.
Well, wishing you the best of luck. Hugs, Judy

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ARTJAC 2/17/2013 11:27PM

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1MANKNEY 2/17/2013 11:20PM

    I am five feet tall and agree that ten pounds makes a big difference. I lose very slowly--lucky if it is a pound a month. But, if I stick with it I will lose those last ten pounds by this coming Christmas (or the one after that!,)
Good luck to both of us. We are not short--we are " fun sized".

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MAKINGHERPROUD 2/17/2013 11:13PM

    Such a great blog. emoticon

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DARJR50 2/17/2013 11:13PM

  Keep going. It does get better if you don't give up. Sometimes it seems to take forever but things will change.

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AJB121299 2/17/2013 11:11PM

    Good luck

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SAMANDRUTH 2/17/2013 11:10PM

  Totally agree! Sometimes a decision I make today doesn't show on the scale for another two weeks, plus how my clothes fit matters much more, healthwise, than a number on a scale.

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