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Are you still at it?"

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Are you still at it?" my co worker asked the other day as she told me try bacon dipped in maple syrup. "Yep"I answer and keep blanching fries for day. My co worker is aware that I am trying to take some weight so I can fit into a dress I already have for the wedding I attending this summer. She kinda shakes her head, and tells me to worry because by the end of the summer I will "...lose 20 some pounds because we are just hopping all summer long". This is not the first time that I have heard that I will take weight off in kitchen because we are busy, and barely have time to breathe. I heard this last summer too, and alas the weight is still here. And last summer I did not have easy access to the fry bowl like I do this year.

Being busy means I will not have time to eat, the heat may mean that I don't want to eat, but that is no healthy way to take off weight. I can't just wiggle my nose and poof make the extra pounds just disappear, if people could do that, well, we would all be skinny!

Taking off the weight means hard work commitment, sometimes means that you don't have that slice of cake. It means that you become fitter as you walk, jump rope, swim, etc. Maybe you left weights, maybe you don't. ( Right now I am still mostly in the don't side of things, but I try, sometimes)

I know that most people who try and lose weight, given in or just fall out of the saddle and don't get up. I have fallen out of the saddle, heck sometimes I will say I jumped off, and other times I can say I have been just tossed off the horse completely.

I am still battling my first ten pounds and although, it is not easy, I will get rid of it!!! I have lost some of it, gained it back, lost it again and gained some of it back, its a cycle and I will break it! I have faith in myself, and I know that is not going to be easy but as long as I hold onto the reins and keep my hands and heels down, I'll get through this.

I have friends here on the spark who support me and although I don't take the time everyday to blog, I know that there are people here who will this blog and read it, and for that I say a huge Thank you, because some days the people who post comments on my blog are the ones who keep me going.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MKMMARTY 5/24/2013 8:02PM

    Too busy to eat properly means we will be eating what ever we can stuff in our face when we get the chance - cookies - cake - fries -potato chips -- not so easy to loose the weight or to keep it off - but we must continue to keep it in our minds -
I am with you - I understand

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SILVERWITCH59 5/12/2013 10:20PM

    emoticon one step at a time :)

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SWIMLOVER 5/11/2013 10:31PM

  You have a wonderful attitude! Take one day at a time and one step at a time. You can do this. We Can Do This! It is a Lifestyle Change!


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BIXASTARR 5/11/2013 10:31PM

    Your attitude is awesome, and if you maintain that attitude, the rest will definitely fall into place. You'll do this, you know what you have to do, how to do it, and you know that it won't always be easy.

Good for you! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 5/11/2013 9:48PM

    Really it's not a race you can run and be finished and over it--- it is a life style.

I hunted for years trying to find the right plan for me and getting bigger and bigger and feeling bad about myself and eating and eating.

Finally I found that the body building site had a 'body type' article which helped me find out what mine was. 'the worst of course!!' sluggish, lay around all day type.!!! :)

But I BEGAN to add the advise into my plan-- increase protein-- increase exercise--work on triggers-don't give up.

It was really hard --the first time I did some walking I was so exhausted I had to ask for help to get my shirt off so I could shower. LOL Then I ended up in hospital and being put on heart meds, then I had a plateau for 4 months.

But I kept it up thinking 'eventually my body has to give in and let it go'

Now I've lost over 50 pounds and feel great, I just did some photos to show the changes and was blown away.

You can do it--- just make small changes and think about if the food is going to be good to fuel you or if you just want a treat. make the fuel a lot of the time and the treat small and once a week and you'll enjoy it all the more.

You WILL do it I can tell by your blog how much you want it.

Go you!!!

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DR1939 5/11/2013 9:09PM

    You've had a rough several of months. Cut yourself some slack and just get back with the program. It is about more than fitting into that dress. It's about your health. emoticon

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IMSOOZEEQ 5/11/2013 6:16PM

    You know you are having success when you are continuing to get back up and keep pushing.


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CHARTHESTAR 5/11/2013 5:53PM

    It is always a game of up and down if all you do is look at the number on the scale. your body can go up or down up to 5 pounds over the course of a day. so when I get on it I use it as a guide- just one way to measure my success.
I much prefer NSV. they are SO Much fun --- usually and always something you can blog about.

This battle will NEVER be over because of the fact that our body changes over the course of a day. It does get easier as you go along. Most of the time.

On TO Victory just wrote a blog about a persons AMI attitude mass index. I think it definitely is one of his best blogs-

Keep working on the positives and the positive attitude and you will get there!

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LJOYCE55 5/11/2013 5:32PM

  I like your attitude since even if you never fall off the wagon, it still takes time and endurance. Good luck.

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PARKERB2 5/11/2013 5:22PM

    You are right . We must keep on trying and eventually we will get where we want to be.

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