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Monday, March 04, 2013

I started looking back at old blog entries to find some of my motivation again, and WOW. I was awesome. What happened??? LOL I did stuff like make exercise my top priority, get up early if I had to, take over the living room and work out in front of my hubby if I had to, take my own healthy snacks to a movie, etc. I was feeling awesome. I was so focused and strong and bubbling over with happiness and confidence and awe in myself. It was great to read. The only down thing was realizing I just got my weight back up to where I was a year ago. It makes me feel like I wasted the last year. That was a harsh reality check. Ouch.

So. I'm going to keep this brief, but exercise needs to become a priority again. Tracking and getting creative and making sure I stay in my limits with food needs to become a priority again. And, I think I need to blog every day or two. I used to do daily summaries of my life essentially. Now I'm in the mindset of "is it really important? do they need to know that?" but when I think about it, the blogging daily helped ME. It helped me not only be accountable, but really think about the failures and successes of the day, it gave me a space to plan for upcoming challenges ( I do well thinking through things as I'm writing/typing). So that's another thing that needs to become a priority. I keep feeling so tired and like I don't get enough sleep, but maybe it's simply because all of this has been slipping. So instead of trying to sleep in every day because I don't have to be up, maybe I should just get up and get a workout in or get a healthy breakfast, then workout in, first thing. It's so easy to think I can work out at any time throughout the day now, so it's easy to say "later" and then it doesn't happen. I need to make it happen early in the morning. So that's my current idea/plan. I will write out something more concrete, just wanted to write this as I was feeling it. That's what the me of a year ago would have done. ;)
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    You have the evidence that you can do it... now you just have to do it.
    1745 days ago
    Love love this blog! Enough said!
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  • TANYA602
    This is probably one of the best learning lessons yet! You know you can take the weight off; you have evidence in your blogs of how it worked, what you did, and how you felt. What a great reminder! When I read the statistics about regaining the weight ... I have to say it scares me. I say, "this isn't going to happen to me." But it so easily can. The best part is that you know what needs to be done. I am really proud of you for coming back full circle, and I hope that as the weather warms and the bed is less tempting in the morning, that you find yourself up and raring to go, and that it is easier this time around.
    1745 days ago
    You CAN do it!
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    1745 days ago
    this sounds like me!

    Maybe we should become motivation/accountability buddies
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    I do have to say I am glad you are going to start blogging more often...your blog is one of my faves on here. You can do it!
    1745 days ago
  • LRB444
    You can do this!

    This is exactly why I started blogging. I know in the long run it will be a great tool.
    1745 days ago
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