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Moving is stressful=weight gain

Friday, May 03, 2013

Good Morning Sparks,

So March 16 I moved off of the island of Oahu to Southern Maryland. WOW, talk about a huge change in my life. It took about 5 weeks to complete the move into my new house and receive our stuff. In that 5 weeks after I left the island I went out to eat at all the restaurants that we didn't have in Hawaii. I was also sitting in the house a ton because of the cold weather. It snowed the week we got to Virginia.

So I decided once all the boxes were unpacked to make a change to get the weight off.

I live literally out in the country now about a 30 minute drive from any type of place of business. It's very quiet and we have a ton of privacy (which is nice). So I decided instead of commuting to a local gym I would purchase an elliptical.

I did my research and read lots of reviews and watched lots of videos and decided on one I thought would work for me. So yesterday it came in the mail and now I have NO EXCUSES. I also whipped out all my old workout DVD's to do some of those in addition to my elliptical.

When I left the island I weighed 150lbs and when I moved into my house here in Maryland I weighed 160lbs. In five weeks I officially gained 10lbs (cringe). I was getting really depressed about it but today I turned that around.

I just completed 40 minutes on the elliptical and I'm not going to lie it was pretty brutal. I guess because my elliptical is brand new it needs to be loosened up or broken in. It was really hard, much harder than the ellipticals I've used at the gym. But the important thing is I did it. I completed it.

I'm also going back to tracking my food which I think will be a huge step in the right direction.

So I'm putting it all out there and being 100% honest with myself. I can and will lose the weight I just need to focus and keep at it.

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!

Thanks for reading,

Rachael
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RACHSW1MS 5/7/2013 4:44PM

    Thanks for the support everyone. You're support is why I love Spark emoticon

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HEALTHYSLIM2 5/6/2013 3:00PM

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Moving is stressful, that's for sure... and at least some of that last 10 lbs is very likely water weight. Hang in there. You know how to do this!! Keep up the consistent exercise and you got it!
Sounds beautiful where you are.
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OAXACA1 5/3/2013 4:20PM

    Make sure you have the elliptical at the correct level...it might be set very high, and everyone needs to work up to each level.

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CYND59 5/3/2013 10:25AM

    I agree with you...moving is stressful and I tend to eat more under stress. We have moved a lot over the past 30 years. We are a military family. Just retired after 30 years so I hope we will not be moving again for a very long time.
It is not easy having to eat out a lot during the move and even when you get in the new house you are so busy unpacking that you tend to eat on the run which is not always a good thing. I am glad that you are getting settled in and now you can hopefully concentrate on you.
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