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Creating My Own Inspiration

Monday, April 22, 2013

Now that I have "gotten out of the kitchen" and have settled into a new workout schedule, I made the decision to restart my weight loss goals, something that I've never done. Why? Because I have developed a "bread belly" and tacked on 7 pounds.

7 pounds? That's nothin', right? Wrong, oh-so-very-wrong. When you are determined to beat the odds and maintain your weight loss, 7 pounds is a scary number. That far exceeds my "weight fluctuation" allowance. I can also feel that my clothes are a little bit tighter and, as previously mentioned, my "bread belly" is staring back at me every time I look down.

I restarted everything because this is a different journey than the one that I started in 2011. I am in a different place in my life, my goals are different, and this somehow feels... fresh. It feels like a fresh start to get back down to maintenance and reeducate myself and my body. We seem to have gotten some miscommunication going (purely the fault of my brain), but we are going to work things out.

My sister has also been inspiring me with her own journey, and I have to acknowledge that I would be a hypocrite if I cheered her on because she is every effort only to let myself feel bad about my weight gain and how it makes me feel. With my fresh start, I'm going to lose the weight and make tweaks to my own lifestyle and habits for a healthier future. We always have room to grow. I thank God for my wonderful sister and a fresh start. I hope everyone has a good night and a better tomorrow. =D
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GRUNGEGODDESS 4/23/2013 11:36AM

    Thank you little sister! That almost made me cry. That means so much!!! Like you tell me, you are worth every effort! I know you can do it. The new journey I am on since restarting has been amazing, and you're right, fresh. It feels totally different from ever before and I owe some of that to you too! Love you!!!

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NDTEACHER1 4/22/2013 10:16PM

    I have done the same thing since Christmas and it isn't an acceptable fluctuation for me either. Hang in there.

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