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Getting It Back Together

Sunday, August 04, 2013

I should never, ever read or write anything when I'm stressed and overly emotional. Just saying... I meant everything I said in my last blog post. But when I look at it today, it feels a little pathetic and not exactly what I meant to express.

I'm frustrated with myself and my inability to keep anything going. But then, I've lost a couple of pounds in the past week, so maybe that little pity party was what I needed.

Regardless, I've been thinking and have an idea of where I'm heading. There were some good points in the comments I got. And I'm taking it all seriously. Liz's question about whether a lower pressure team would better help me meet my goals really made me think. And the fact is, it wouldn't. I would be more likely to skate by.

So, while I'm not positive on what I'm doing next, I know that I'm not going to squander the rest of this round of challenges. It's time to dig back in and find what works... and to start with it might be painstakingly forcing myself to get every point possible in those challenges just to keep that ball moving.
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    We are always hard on our selves but sticking with it is the best call you could have made.
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    1657 days ago
    You've got some unique challenges with little ones that not everyone has, don't sell yourself short! I'm glad that you are feeling the fire so to speak, weight loss and healthification is such an emotional challenge! We're all here for you to lean on if you need it, to brag to when you want or vent to when it's too much. The good, the bad and the sometimes ridiculous! :)

    CONGRATZ on the loss! :) emoticon
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    1658 days ago
    Holly, good for you for deciding to not only stick it out but to take the challenge as an opportunity to see what you can do. If there's one thing I've learned in this round, it's that success breeds success: when I lose, it reinforces that I am NOT hopeless, and it makes me work harder to lose even more. Try to stay positive. We all have those little pity parties, but they usually result in falling back, and for me, yo-yoing with the same 2-3 pounds is what always made me feel like I just couldn't make any progress and might as well give up. Keep pushing. Really work on carving out some time for exercise every day--if not a large block, then maybe just 10 minutes 2-3 times/day. That has always been the toughest task for me, too (and I admit that I still don't like doing it!), but I've learned that when I work out, I not only lose more faster, but I also sleep better and have more energy during the day. Give it your best for these last few weeks and see what happens!

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    1658 days ago
    Realization is half the battle! The Next Part is ACTION...and I KNOW you KNOW What to do...You have the Tools...All that is left is Prioritizing what is IMPORTANT and to Get at it! This is always the hard part in the Challenge...But I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!!! It takes CHANGE...and you have to be willing to Make CHANGE in order to See CHANGE...So Look at Yesterday and CHANGE Something...Just everyday TRY to do Better than Yesterday and you will get back on Track in no-Time! Baby-Steps...Always, Baby-Steps. Take it one choice at a time.

    Find a way to Put FITNESS First and I find the Rest of the Day is usually SUCCESSFUL too! Every movement you get after that FIRST GOOD MORNING METABOLISM WAKE-UP...Is just Extra Calories INCINERATED!!!

    Now go Burn Some Calories...Get Your Sweat on...Let those Magic Endorphin's take over your body, and GO Forth Refreshed and Ready to Take on the Day!!!

    1658 days ago
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    emoticon That a girl! You can do this!!
    I think you are doing better than you give yourself credit for! emoticon
    1658 days ago
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