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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Saying I'm going to lose weight is so easy, but actually doing it and staying on track is a whole other story. I lost 30 + pounds with Spark over 3 1/2 years ago. Why oh why did I not make time to keep it up?

My youngest is now 2 1/2 and I really need to lose weight to keep up with that little monster. Finding balance and time is extremely difficult but it MUST be done! I weighed myself tonight and I'm 10 pounds heavier than I was at my heaviest. GULP!! I actually think I was heavier a few weeks back.

For the last 18 months I've been working lots of OT at work. That means coming home late and eating what's convenient. After eating dinner and taking care of the kids it was late, and I was exhausted. In the midst of all this, we lost our home and had to find a new place, pack, and move. This led to tons of chocolate consumption.

Moving is when I really felt out of shape. I got tired after packing up 5 or so boxes and actually moving them, HA!

My husband went to the doctor a few weeks ago for a check up and was told he had to lose weight. It's so much easier when you have somebody else to help keep you on track.

In the last few weeks I stopped eating out daily at lunch time and am bringing leftovers. I still go out once a week. I know if I don't get my fix right now I'll revert back. A few of my co-workers are eating in with me as well. I'm leaving work on time or close to it most days and am making dinners again. I'm limiting soda intake and drinking more water. I can't stand plain water so I was using Mio. I recently learned I like the Crystal Light liquid drink mix, which has 0 calories. It makes water taste great, and I know I will drink more water. Eating healthy is definitely more expensive but it's worth it.

I haven't exercised though. Our new place has stairs and I'm up and down them at least 7 times a day, which is better than nothing, right? When we first moved in last month I was huffing and puffing after going up the stairs. I'm not like that any more unless I run up them. We walked to the park the other day too. I'm hoping once the weather stays warm I'll be able to get out with Addison more and get some exercise chasing after her.

I sure hope I can do this this time. I've tried to get on board a few times over the last few years and I couldn't make it stick. If I have to go to the doctor for anything I'm going to get my butt chewed out for gaining so much weight. LOL

Here's to new beginnings. emoticon
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    I know just what you mean. We can all talk the talk. I don't think anybody can tell us anything about losing weigh that we don't already know. Walking the walk is something else. I've gotten off to a good start a couple of times, and gained back what I lost, plus a little more. I don't know why it seems so hard. My plan seems to fall apart after the initial boost of motivation wears off. I have to find some determination to keep me going after that. I guess it's only as hard as I make it.

    I've given up diet soda now. I still have some when I eat out, but I'm not keeping it in he house anymore. I tried Crystal Light and after short time I noticed that I was getting headaches frequently. After I stopped drinking Crystal Light the headaches went away. Strange, maybe there is something I am allergic to. I've been using Mio for awhile now, and thank goodness, no headaches. It's better than always drinking plain water.

    We can do it. We've got this locked down, and we're not falling off this time. We can dig in our heels and find the determination within ourselves to keep the momentum going. This is our time. We can make 13 a lucky number.

    1783 days ago
    I know you can do it. I am back at square one myself. It is so hard to lose weight. Or at least it is for most of us.
    The stairs are a good way to exercise. You are off to a great start. emoticon emoticon
    1784 days ago
    I am right there with you. Starting over again!
    1784 days ago
    Never give up! Life is a process of learning (and sometimes re-learning) but NEVER give up!
    1784 days ago
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