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Maintaining isn't enough

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I continue to feel lost this last week. I've been very lax about logging in my food again this week. I tried to stay consistent only about 1/2 the time. I have been exercising, and was SOOO happy to see that I earned that 250 fitness minute award last week for the month of March. That is a success, and I am celebrating it! But, I continue to be spiraling downward with my food intake. I think part of my problem is that I haven't been doing planned grocery shopping for the last month or so. Planned shopping has always helped me stay in check because I know I can plan to make healthy meals, and have those available to me instead of quick-fix meals that ALWAYS tend to be not my best choice. So, yesterday I armed myself with a meal plan, and went shopping. This morning I woke up and had a sensible breakfast, which has made me feel good about today's start. Through all of this, I have been able to maintain my weight, but honestly, for where I am at, that just isn't enough for me. I want to lose another 16lbs this year, which I don't think is unrealistic at all. However, it is March already, and my weight has barely moved since Christmas time. It is really time I get back in focus, and I'm just finding a really hard time with that. I'm not trying to be stupid or lazy about this, but I am not making the connection right now about why this is so hard for me again after all of this time of successfully and gradually losing weight. I want to feel on top of the world again, but I just can't seem to find that focus right now. But, I know I am here today, blogging again because I am hanging on to that rope, trying so hard not to just give in. I'm not prepared to throw in the towel, but yes, I do fear that, that is exactly what I am doing slowly with not staying focused. Anyways, just trying to get my thoughts down today to stay accountable. Searching for strength and trying to take this one day at a time.
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  • S-N-I-P
    I cannot add on advise, these friends of yours already said it all. One day at a time, if needed one hour at a time.. Hang in there girl you going to be so proud of yourself if you can break through this down time. Most people quit at this point, you are not most people, you are YOU!!! And YOU can do this...
    If it can help, I don't care if you write every day just "hi" on my page. It helps me to stay focus if I know I am not alone in the situation. Reporting is the thing that push me forward.
    You can do it, just little steps at a time..
    1824 days ago
    emoticon ! Think back on how far you've come and list 5-10 reasons why you don't want to undo all of that progress. You can't improve what you don't measure and you can't measure what you don't track. Track, track, track! emoticon emoticon
    1829 days ago
    Could you be on a plateau? Have you mixed up your exercise and/or food?
    1829 days ago
    After reading your post -- it is obvious you know what you want and what you have to do to get there......just start with the basics again -- the water, the sleep, the 10K steps.....then add a bit every week then it won't be so overhelming.
    1829 days ago
    Stay consistant and be positive. Great things will happen.
    1829 days ago
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