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Up, Down, Up, Down, 'Round and Round I Go...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The story of my life. Er, with my weight anyhow. I have read all of the articles. I have educated myself and am purvey to the fact that salt, a woman's menstrual cycle, exercise, well, it seems like you name it, can make a person's weight fluctuate as many as ten pounds within days! Crazy as it seems, I ruthlessly torture myself even with the knowledge.

I must do this, change this, do that, change that if I am going to successfully lose weight! I send myself on a rabid race against myself to beat the odds of gaining after a salty indulgence or after a day on my monthly. Oy...when will I ever learn?

I am tired of fighting with myself, tired of telling myself to shape up or ship out. Anybody ever feel like losing weight is a really, really difficult practice? Sure I've got a better handle on it than I did three months ago, but the battle, oh, the uphill, never ending battle.

I've heard laments on both ends, the dieter and the maintainer, the lifestyle changer and the achiever, yet I must admit I will be glad to maintain and gain some salt weight then lose it again than be in the race and have an uphill battle most weeks.

Oh, well, lol, I'm not quitting, and since my body does not feel like cooperating with me today, I am dragging it on a jog with my son. After all the weather is breaking, spring is in the air, and sooner or later this lady, this lady right here, will be under 200 pounds! Don't worry, lol, you won't miss it. It will be the BIGGEST press release I have ever announced in my life.

Cheers, dear Spark Commodores. We can, oh yes, I solemnly assure WE CAN do this!

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    So let me ask you this... Suppose you never drop another lb. but you manage to maintain. Can you learn to love yourself where you are? I'm learning more and more that that is a key question because I think it helps me to loosen the reins a little bit and not feel so frustrated and uptight about it because THAT'S when I tend to start looking for comfort food. So today, dear heart, practice loving yourself just as you are!
    1822 days ago
    I understand the frustration,but we have to keep on going!
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    1822 days ago
    What a cute blog. You are a good writer. emoticon

    I think I'm finally accepting that we all lose differently, and even that changes over time for the same person. I go in stages. Lose some weight and hold, lose some weight and hold ... but with an occasional gain when I'm not being diligent. I am learning to appreciate the downward trend. I might have to look back several months to see it, but it's happening.

    I'll be watching for the big press release. emoticon
    1822 days ago
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