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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Well I am thrilled to say I am no longer in the 170's weight! I was pushing towards 180 a few months ago. Got on the scale today,and I am now at 169 lbs!! It was a very good feeling to see that! I have lost about 5-6 lbs now just from watching what I eat and not having such huge portions! I also have been having breakfast every morning. I did not have any junk food in the house. It was so rough not having the sweets and all the processed stuff in my home. emoticon

Now this is the problem...when ever i loose weight,I get happy and to relaxed,and then I allow sweets... thinking it is a reward or a one time treat. So today my husband came home from the store with hershy's almond bars!! Those are my fav!! I thought I would just have one,Thinking I dont want to deprive myself. Well I ended up having 1 &1/2!!! I am trying not to beat my self up about it,but it is hard. I worked so hard and I am afraid now. It is crazy,but i just can not have stuff like that in my house...it is just so tempting for me! And the more i look at it and tell my self No,the more i think and obsess over it! But I am going to stay positive,and enjoy my loss on the scale today! I will not feel discouraged or defeated!!!!

Come Mon I am going to step it up! I am going to start logging my calories and exorcising again. I have been taking baby steps at this,I normally go full throttle and then crash after 3 wks. But I feel it is time now to add more goals. I am going to start with a goal of working out at least 2 days a week,working my way up to 4 days. I have to think small at first for me...a big number or goal intimidates me.

I know I can do this! Sure there will be mess ups along the way...I just forget about it...and move on and keep pushing and trying and striving to live a healthier life! emoticon

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  • TERRY0217
    Congrats on reaching your goal emoticon I know about those "little" rewards...if you like candy...maybe by 1 bar...that way there is no other temptation emoticon in the house...
    you sound determined and motivated...good for you ...you can reach your goals with positive thinking
    good luck to you emoticon
    1677 days ago
    I know the excitement you feel about getting below 170, I am nearly there but not quite. But I can see it is getting closer for me. I applaud your efforts and the positive changes you are making. Don't forget to cut yourself some slack, because we are human, -- when I read that recently posted article on "Fatitude" I realized I was setting myself up for failure with the mental flogging I'd would resort to after not staying on track.

    I have committed myself to logging in my food, even a cookie or an extra snack, because I want to be real and have all the facts about where i am at. I feel good about learning how I could eat differently. So I want to commend you on the fact that you have been paying attention to the details and making that effort to log in each day.

    I want to encourage you to keep on, every week adding one small extra thing to your work out, or adding an extra walk in somewhere. Every little bit counts and it is exciting to see the pay offs come.

    I can't wait to report that I am where you are... so you have given me some inspiration to keep on working and walking it off. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1678 days ago
    I've also been that way in the past. I'd go all out on my diet and exercise.. and then crash within a couple weeks. This time I started things out slowly. I got to tracking my foods, cutting down my portions, and added in exercise. I also make goals so that I have something to work towards. SparkPeople is my favorite site to use.. but I've also found myself using Tribesports to add in some exercise. It has a bunch of challenges that you can do.. or you can create your own challenges. I am in a couple like 30 second planks (I can do a 30 second plank but it is pushing it) and 100 crunches a day for 2 weeks. Little things like that tend to keep me on track and it gives me a sense of accomplishment when I complete the goals. Woo hoo for getting out of the 170s! I will be excited when that happens too.. but I have to hit there first. I'm in the 180s right now. So close yet so far away!
    1678 days ago
    I am totally in support for whatever works for you... but just want to throw my two cents in... I am a huge fan on everything in moderation. I have something that i want, love or crave every single day in moderation. I just make room for it in my calorie range. I don't know exactly what plan you are on, and obviously this is working for you! So wooohooo! But one or one and half candy bar is not gonna make or break your progress! You are doing fantastic! keep up the great work and keep coming back! (I often make myself walk to the store for my treat, and buy only what it is that I have allowed for myself, unless I KNOW that I have the willpower to resist!) heheh! Congrats on your progress and I look forward to watching you achieve your goals!

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