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Sometimes, the Truth Hurts

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I am going to be blunt here.

I have been overeating (by a lot) and barely exercising. As in, counting my walk after lunch as my daily exercise and then coming home and eating pretty solidly from 4:30 until I go to bed. And stopping tracking once I get home. I'm not even exaggerating. I was at 116 at the end of the day yesterday! Yeah, a full 6 pounds higher than I was last week! What is going on here???

Yesterday was gorgeous outside, and yet, I packed my running clothes and still just drove straight home after work emoticon

I'm totally floundering over here and I don't know what to do! This time last year, I was in the best shape of my life, looking awesome at the beach and getting compliments out the wazoo. This year, 8lbs heavier (yes, almost back to start weight) with a fluffy stomach. And no energy.

And if I'm going to continue to call myself out here, I shouldn't expect to look like I did last summer because I am not putting in the effort it takes to look like that. I was running 3-4x/ week and doing bodyrock 4x per week. Yep, running then coming home sweaty for another workout most days.

Sorry for the b*tch-fest (and sorry for my language), but I needed to get that out.

Today I will:
emoticon Drink at least 100oz of water
emoticon Go straight to the park after work and run
emoticon Make a smoothie when I get home
emoticon Apply for the 2 jobs that are pulled up on my laptop at home
emoticon Eat a healthy dinner
emoticon Not snack between smoothie and dinner or between dinner and bedtime
emoticon Go to bed by 10:30 so I can wake up and do yoga before work
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CLPURNELL 8/21/2013 11:00PM

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Don't be so hard on yourself. Life happens and honestly sometimes we just get burned out. Try to get back into a routine as best you can.

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KICKINGKILOS 8/21/2013 4:36PM

    I admire your goals.
I have beem half way back on track and still need to get at it.
Thanks for inspiring.

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IRP1114 8/20/2013 1:23PM

    Very realistic goal setting. Small things can add up to a lot (in both ways) Glad you are keeping yourself in check before you move further from your goal : )!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 8/16/2013 8:34AM

    Thanks you all for your support! emoticon emoticon

I did most of the things on my list, and I definitely consider yesterday to be a success! I drank over 100oz of water, went to the park to run after work, made a smoothie, applied for 1 job (other one no longer posted), ate a healthy dinner, and was in bed at 10:40. I did eat some popcorn before dinner and a spoonful of pb after dinner, but much less snacking than I've been doing recently.

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SHMARA 8/15/2013 10:07AM

    I think we all go through this, just because we get tired. But this is nowhere to be, since it's hardly a happy place.You are taking steps towards fixing what makes you unhappy, and I am sure it won't take long to get where you want to be!
Stay strong, don't give up! emoticon

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KCLARK89 8/15/2013 9:57AM

    You definitely have the willpower to accomplish that goal list! But don't let it feel too overwhelming that you have to 100% accomplish all of it. I was getting bored and in a rut with eating well and working out, but now that I changed my workout routine, it has made a big difference.

Dig in and you can get through this :)

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KYLAR_STERN 8/15/2013 9:27AM

    Setting strict goals for the day is a good way to get back on track. I'm kind of in the same place as you. Last year at this time I was in the best shape of my life. Now I just can't find the motivation to care. It's like the pride of making it to your goal, and the determination to stay here, only lasts at the most this long. Need to find some other reason to keep at it, just got to find out what

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SDLEE514 8/15/2013 9:25AM

    Sometimes, you just have to buck up and do it. I've been where you've been but we both know what we are supposed to do too. Those are great goals but, at least for me, if I have a whole slew of things or goals it stresses me out even more. Focus on one thing. eat a healthy dinner. Just say no to that snack. Or just make sure you workout. Staying on track for one thing can sometimes be the boost you need rather than trying to accomplish all those things. But, you will get back to where you want to be! emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 8/15/2013 8:45AM

    Setting goals is the first step. And the more specific, the better!

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