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Time to get Serious

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hi there! It seems like forever since I've posted. Things are crazy at home and at work, but with the exception of the elusive exercise, I'm still pretty much on track.

That said, I am starting to feel a greater sense of urgency with my weight loss now. I know with pregnancy they say "it takes 9 months to put on, it'll take the same to come off." Well, my daughter is 8 months old now and I still have about 15 pounds to go till I hit my pre-pregnancy weight. And even then, I still have a good 20 more to go till I hit my "happy weight".

I am still losing, (forgot to enter my weigh-in last week but I think I'm down 2 more pounds) but at a snail's pace. I know this is because I haven't committed 100% to making ALL the healthy changes I know I should. I've definitely made small changes, but I still eat way too much sugar/carbs, sometimes I still eat before I am truly hungry, and we all know how lazy my attitude with exercise has been. :/

I know being on a "diet" isn't going to help me long term...but I think it might be time to stop being afraid and really begin to implement some of the bigger changes. Cut the calories a bit more, hold the snacking. Get. Up. Earlier (and exercise, darn it!).

Some strategies I can employ to help me on my way:

1. Drink tea between meals to stave off hunger.
2. More veggies in place of fruit (to help with the sugar)
3. Desert one night a week only (should help even more with the sugar!)
4. Make sure there's a Plan B in effect for when the hubby and son are having something not so healthy
5. Continue setting the alarm 15 minutes earlier every day.
6. Cut my calorie bank by 200. And hold myself to it! :)

I know it's pretty simple stuff and some of it I'm already doing. I just need to be more diligent. Anyone else have any solid tips for me?
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JERSEYFLOWER 4/24/2013 8:15PM

    Ugh, me too, me too!!!! Let's keep each other motivated and accountable. My son is 7.5 months. I hit pre-pregnancy weight 20 days after birth - now I'm up 10 in other words, the weight I was 6 months pregnant. Seriously?!?! And, like you, another 20 from that away from my happy weight. Let's do this!!!

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SERVTWFMTHR 4/23/2013 3:26PM

    You have some pretty great goals! I know you can do it. Just don't kick yourself for not being 100% on track and keep pushing forward!! You'll get their eventually!!!

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KABMPH 4/23/2013 10:31AM

    You said my key word: Diligence. I don't know if this is a solid tip or not but keep reminding yourself of the importance of being diligent!

And as long as you're still losing, you are still on the right track!

Glad to see you posting again. emoticon

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CC3833 4/23/2013 10:18AM

    This is great! Glad to see you getting back in the mode. Make sure you get at least 8 cups of water! It will help you sleep better, feel less bloated, and help with hunger!

Ugh the dreaded exercise.... Well I'm with you. I can't seem to do anything but walk. So since I am keen on doing it I am going everyday between 2-5.5 miles a day. Plus horseback riding once a week... and I am going to talk to my old kickboxing instructor today to see if I can get that going again maybe 2-3 times a week?

You can do this. I like that some of your goals are things you are already doing... this way you can make sure they really stick!

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