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Why I Am Not Losing Weight

Friday, April 12, 2013

I had a good talk with my therapist yesterday about why I make a choice to eat chips, candy, cookies and other high calorie foods. I think it is because I have lost 30 pounds and am slimmer then I have been in years. I think I look good, the double chin is gone, my tummy is smaller, my buns are not so huge even my feet are smaller. I think I look good and that means a lot to me, to be happy with myself.

I have made a lot of changes in the way I eat. I eat hardy any fast food, most meals made at home, low fat mayo, no lunch meat or bacon. I eat tons of vegetables, love celery and carrots dipped in salsa. I eat more chicken and fish and very little red meat. I get up each morning and eat breakfast so I don't pig out at lunch. I eat a light dinner but after dinner I may have a cookie or two.

I am no long sitting around doing no exercise, I take a walk most every day. I do exercise videos and even if I am feeling lazy I just do a chair exercise video, they are fun. I do my strength training at least 3 times a week. And if I don't feel like exercising I do 50 wall push ups and 50 jumping jacks, I even do 50 floor push ups. I am getting stronger every day.

If today I don't feel the over powering need to lose 20 more pounds we don't know what tomorrow will bring. I may get up and just do low carbs for a week or a juice fast for a day, change things up. You never know what the next day might bring but for now I am happy being me.
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  • v BABYSMAMA12
    Kat,you are doing great! Just take it one day at a time. We all have our ups and downs. If you are happy where you are then that is where you need to be at the moment. emoticon emoticon emoticon Ginny
    1134 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/19/2013 7:24:37 PM
  • v SHARJOPAUL
    A 30 lbs weight loss is great and it sounds like you are living a much healthy life. So what if you occasionally have some chips or cookies. I have found that the once in a while treats keep me from totally blowing it. That's why a some times add a little cocoa and dried cherries to my oatmeal in the morning, I haven't pigged out on chocolate since I started that.
    1140 days ago
  • v SAM60SUMTHINK
    You are in a good place!
    Made me smile to read your post!
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    1141 days ago
  • v COCK-ROBIN
    Go for it!
    1141 days ago
  • v SUNSHINEGB
    "Happy being you" is a great way to feel Kathryn!
    You have a wonderful attitude and kudos to you for all the weight you've lost.
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    1141 days ago
  • v CVRONEK
    It is the perfect time to refocus, Kathryn.

    See what you want and maybe try to maintain a bit before maybe going on.

    You are doing great.

    Chris
    1141 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    I think you are right on track. It seems to me to be diet head to think that we won't eat any high-calorie foods until we achieve a certain weight, and diet head has not been shown to work. Having moderate amounts of dense foods we really enjoy has been shown to be a good long-term strategy. As time goes on, we may choose to eat even less of them or they may fall away. It doesn't have to happen in a straight line. emoticon
    1141 days ago
  • v CATLADY52
    Take it one day at a time and don't worry. You have made some rather impressive changes so sit back and relax. emoticon
    1141 days ago
  • v CATHYGETSFIT
    If you are happy and satisfied with where you are at then it doesn't matter much whether you lose more or not. It is good to change things up to get out of a routine for a while. You've done well and as long as you are happy with where you are at then that is all that matters. Of course being healthy is the most important part of the whole thing. Good luck with whatever you do.
    1141 days ago
  • v HAWTGRANNY2014
    Kat if you feel great the way you are then that is what matters. Just take it one day at a time and do what makes you healthy. Good luck.
    1141 days ago
  • v PENNYSAVER2
    Focus on the positive feelings!! emoticon You have come so far and are doing great!! I'm impressed with your exercise routine. I definitely need to do better in that area.
    1141 days ago
  • v RISAMEANSLAUGH
    Dear Turtle,

    I think it sounds great, what you're doing! Yes, I have to mix things up too, to keep myself interested and motivated. Who says you have to lose 20 more lbs? Only if that's you does it matter! In the meantime, I wish you all the best in your weight management program!

    "Ten mucho cuidado" means "take good care", so I hope you do!
    sincerely,
    Riisa
    1141 days ago
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    1141 days ago
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