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Losing Focus?

Friday, July 12, 2013

All the times I've lost weight in the past (and there have been many), I was gung-ho in the beginning but as soon as I lost 20 pounds and my clothes started feeling loose I'd revert back to my bad habits!

Well, I've lost 19 pounds and my clothes are loose so right about now I should be driving through a McDonalds for a congratulatory Big Mac. Weird, but I don't want one. For dinner tonight I actually COOKED. If you knew me, you'd know that doesn't happen often. I looked up one of the Spark Recipes ( a spicy shrimp pasta) and adjusted it to serve one (I don't like left overs unless it's pizza), took out a few things to make it lower in calories but then added in....wait for it.....SQUASH AND MUSHROOMS. Not only am I not known to cook, I'm really not known for cooking (let alone eating) vegetables.

While I have been tracking my food and staying within my calorie range (except for maybe one or two days) I haven't been as faithful to my blogging or perusing the site as I did when I first started. I also haven't been exercising. That is the biggie! To get myself as motivated as I was at the beginning of this journey I tried on the dreaded bathing suit. Oooohhhh the HORROR!!! I have a bathing suit in 4 different sizes! I know it was unreasonable but I was disappointed I didn't fit into the smallest size I owned.... or the next one up even. I'm going on vacation in a few weeks and I will be in a bathing suit everyday for 4 days...... in front of people. Did I mention...Oooohhh the HORROR!? After trying on the 4 bathing suits I was trying to figure out how I could lose 30 pounds in less than 3 weeks. Short of cutting off a leg that just isn't going to happen but what can happen is 5 or 10 pounds, especially if I start exercising daily.

In the past I would have gotten discouraged and possibly visited that McDonalds I mentioned earlier but I didn't even think about that this time. THAT alone is progress for me. Instead, I thought about what I still needed to do in order to attain my weight loss/healthy living goals.

1. Blog, blog, blog
2. Visit Sparkpeople.com everyday and read a few articles and blogs.
3. Track my food and stay within my calorie range.
4. EXERCISE

So tonight I did all of the above. I was starting to lose focus a little bit but I've been able to catch myself and get remotivated.

Losing focus???? NOT ME!!!!
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TRENTDREAMER 7/13/2013 10:58AM

    "so right about now I should be driving through a McDonalds for a congratulatory Big Mac. Weird, but I don't want one. For dinner tonight I actually COOKED"
* I had burger king for breakfast. It was gross. It seems to get more gross each week. I may stop soon.


"I haven't been as faithful to my blogging or perusing the site as I did when I first started."
* I'm a fairly avid blogger and sometimes I just don't have anything to say. Especially when I'm not making progress.


" Short of cutting off a leg that just isn't going to happen but what can happen is 5 or 10 pounds, especially if I start exercising daily. "
* Amen!

" I also haven't been exercising. That is the biggie! To get myself as motivated as I was at the beginning of this journey I tried on the dreaded bathing suit. Oooohhhh the HORROR!!!"
* Ouch. emoticon


"but I didn't even think about that this time. THAT alone is progress for me. Instead, I thought about what I still needed to do in order to attain my weight loss/healthy living goals. "
* Big time!


"Losing focus???? NOT ME!!!! "
* w00t!!

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IAMFAT4NOW 7/12/2013 10:14AM

    What a great blog. I love your "cutting off a leg" analogy. You sound like me! "If I can lose 30lbs in the next 4 weeks I'll make my minigoal. Hmmm." HAHAHAHA! Hey, who said dreams are a bad thing, right? Celebrate the fact you will wear a bathing suit and have a wonderful time. I don't have the nerve to wear a bathing suit AT ALL. I don't even wear shorts. I just don't have the self confidence. Haven't since I was 12, in fact. So I am incredibly in awe of anyone who will enjoy the summer like they should. Have a great day and good luck on your progress! I really enjoy your blog.

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MALAMI518 7/12/2013 10:08AM

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I enjoyed your blog, and it's helped to renew my motivation a little. I've been having a discouraging week so far. Thanks for your enthusiasm!

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VLINDER2014 7/12/2013 6:53AM

    Nice Catch .. and YOU CAN DO IT !! I will be checking up on you and your progress.

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Dawn

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ZRIE014 7/12/2013 12:20AM

  you know what you need to do and stay with it.

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