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Day 283: Don't Lose Hope


Wednesday, July 03, 2013



Well, I figured since I've been down in the dumps lately and not exercising as much as I would like I better find something to do and get my head up high again. I don't want to lose any of my momentum. Early in the week I revisited my summer goals, I'm still losing pounds which is nice, but not enough inches I don't think anyways. There are still so many places on my body that have me wondering if I really lost the weight to begin with, but I have noticed the fat is less firm than what it was even 6 months ago. So I'm getting there slowly but surely. I can't help but get depressed at times. My family, ie sisters and cousins have always had an easier time losing weight, the natural beauty to go along with it. Something I like. I know my husband tells me every day how beautiful I am, and how proud he is of me. But I'm not 100% there proud of myself yet, I'm happy I'm losing weight. Not happy that there are still so many things I cannot do. Then I remember again what I can do, then I go to do a workout, then realize I need to make dinner, or do loads of dishes or laundry for the family. Then my time is gone, but if I don't do it who does not me. Kids are often happy not even seeing a really messy house. They seem to be content with using plastic silverware and paper plates. Me not so much. Money has been getting tight around here, so less on the fruits and veggies front, what I do buy I check prices, how long it will last and will I or the family eat it. Otherwise I don't buy it. Been trying to stick with whole wheat bread, or at least whole grain bread when I do eat it. But still often finding myself buying the cheapest loaves possible with kids on summer vacation. Oy Vey! emoticon

Just trying to remember some of my favorite sayings that I am looking at on my wall right now.
1) You have the key to success. It's not hard work or determination, though both are important. It's not connections, either though they're helpful. And hope alone isn't enough. The real magic? Really believing you can do it, you will do it and deserve it. And it's true: you can, you will, and you do!
2) You are amazing just the way you are! ---thanks to my husband and one of his fav songs by Bruno Mars.
3) I cannot change yesterday but I can change today.
4) Get out and play
5) Just keep going!

And there are oh so many more. Just got to remember to not lose hope. To never give up, to never give in. Just get up and get moving anyways.

Today Day 2 of 30 Day Shred, yesterday made it 10 minutes on level 1 with 5 pound weights. Today made it 16 minutes on level 1 with 5 pound weights. It sure does kick my butt, but I am determined to somehow whether at 5 am or 10 pm find time to do at least that much. Speaking of I believe tomorrow morning will be emoticon and Day 3 of 30 Day Shred. Wishing everyone a early Happy 4th of July! We may or may not be going over to my sister's, it's up to my husband since he has to work everyday until Saturday.





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RUNNING-TURTLE 7/4/2013 3:23PM

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SPUNKYDUCKY 7/4/2013 1:44PM

    Ok, trying to think of how to help when you are down and not entirely happy with where you are. Can you focus on 1-2 positive things - when you look in the mirror? I had to do this in the beginning when I was close to 300lbs - initially it was that I liked my long hair, then my eyes, my smile. I liked the way my hands looked strong, eventually I began to like the line of my jaw and over time, my collarbones. I noticed I had developed a waist and liked that too. Instead of focusing on what you don't like really actively think about what you do like - even if it is only 1 or 2 things and you will find the list of things you likes grows over time. That is how you get to a place where you can look in the mirror someday and find yourself beautiful, just as others do.

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FEMISLIM 7/3/2013 6:24PM

    Great words!

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TRENTDREAMER 7/3/2013 2:25PM

    Happy 4th to you as well!

Keep the hope and keep the faith. Many of us have struggled with slower weight loss.

You can do it (and you are)

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