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Drill Sergeant VS Cheerleader

Friday, March 29, 2013

Wow. I sure can relate to that! I am really my own worst enemy. I get it into my head that things have to be a certain way and anything but that way is then a total failure. I need to remember that there is more than one way to get to my goal. I have no idea where I got such regimented thinking, but I need to lighten up.

Today, I did a series of coach Nicole workouts just to make things interesting. It was fun and because the videos were 5 to 6 minutes, they went by really fast and I got in a good workout. It doesn't matter how I move my body only that I MOVE it.

The same with my food intake. I have found new freedom in the SP guidelines. If that makes any sense. Freedom to eat more carbs than I have ever allowed myself and freedom to make a bit of a detour to the gluten free bakery as long as I stay within my ranges if I want to celebrate a victory like I had yesterday.

Yesterday, the doctor said I was no longer considered pre-diabetic. My A1C was 5.3. I am not exactly sure what to do with that information. Avoiding diabetes was my whole reason for losing weight in the first place. I must change my focus to KEEPING it that way if I am going to continue to use this as my motivation. I can celebrate the victory but need to stay in the game if I want to maintain that victory. Yet, I don't want to put a damper on all the hard work I did to get here.

I owe most of my leaps and bounds to those bruises mentioned at the top of this page. But..... I think I want to do the rest of this journey being much kinder to myself and being a cheerleader instead of a drill sergeant.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NILLAPEPSI 3/30/2013 7:38AM

    emoticon Just keep on going & you'll get there. emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 3/30/2013 1:30AM

    Please, no more battle wounds...only kind words!

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 3/29/2013 9:09PM

    emoticon on the pre diabetes that is emoticon emoticon

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LAWANDMUSIC 3/29/2013 7:02PM

    Oh, My. I am that way. So sad. I must think about that.

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    emoticon on your victories. Keep emoticon marching onward!! emoticon

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AMALIA8 3/29/2013 6:45PM

    First of all, Congratulations on not being pre-diabetic! WOO HOO! Secondly, I agree that sometimes we have to take a step back and remember to cheer ourselves on and not just bully ourselves all the time. You are doing a wonderful job! Keep it up!

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GLUECIPHER 3/29/2013 6:37PM


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