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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I am too complacent. I feel good. I like the way I look. Clothes are easy to buy. I get lots of compliments. My last A1C test dropped significantly. I take hard classes in the gym and I can not only keep up but kill it. Do I see room for improvement? Yes, lots of it. I am still very overweight. My BMI still puts me in the the obese category. I wear a size 12, which I can't remember when the last time in my life I wore that, but I dream of a size 8. I eat very healthily, lots of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lowfat dairy. I don't overeat by a lot, but just enough every day to keep my weight stable rather than losing.

I have run in several races and have 2 more coming up in a couple of weeks, but I don't feel the competitive spirit at all. I am always just competing with myself. My own time from a previous race. Do I feel good during and after a race? I do, however, get angry if I am passed by another racer that I think I should be beating. My friends are all faster than me and when I see them go by me, I don't think that I should try and keep up. I very calmly think "wow, look at them go."

I don't know how to knock myself out of this mindset. I have been on SP for a couple of years now and maybe it is just a little bit too old hat. Maybe I am just going through the motions. I am not thinking of leaving, but something needs to light a fire under me. Any suggestions?
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    I hear you! It's easy to "get in the rut" and you're not gaining, so why lose ~ Congratulations on your journey so far ~ but ask yourself ~ are you where you want to be? You say you dream of a size 8 - so i assume that means the journey isn't over yet!

    Change things up a bit ~ try a new class at the gym (spinning - Zumba - anything) or change up when you workout.... sometimes just changing the time of day can make the scale move -

    Good luck on your continued journey! emoticon
    1798 days ago
  • DIANN111
    First of all, give yourself a pat on the back for the changes you have made! Way to go! There's nothing wrong with enjoying your success for a bit. For some new motivation to move forward, I like the suggestions SHERYLDS made. Also, maybe a new class at the gym or a personal trainer for a while or try a new sport? If you know that your eating could be "tweeked or refined" a bit, go for it! I know food tracking can be tedious, but it could help you to see exactly what changes you need to make? Good luck!
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    1798 days ago
    Oooh, I like the idea of money being on the line. Even if I didn't do it against someone. I could take the money out of account first, so that I would immediately be aware of the sacrifice. Then set a goal and a deadline. If I didn't meet that goal, I would have to donate the money to charity.
    1798 days ago
    set a seasonal goal for yourself and go for it.
    Joining an active challenge is a good way to go, but even giving yourself an incentive is helpful. And stop comparing your progress to someone else...this is all about YOU.

    Want a suggestion ... set a doable goal for the next 3 months.
    Make a bet or give someone $50 to hold for you.
    If you don't make it....you lose the $$$ (or you win the bet).
    if you win ... reward yourself.
    1798 days ago
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