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I've Gained Weight.


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Friday, August 23, 2013



August has not exactly been a stellar month for me. I started out with the best of intentions, though! I was going to track my food, stay within my calorie range, and exercise every day. I was going to beat the plateau and get this weight loss going again!



Well, it didn't happen the way I'd planned. Oh, the first few days were pretty good, but then everything went wrong. I had a backache that wouldn't quit...it lasted for days and days. I had migraines a couple of times. I had an attack of GERD. And generally speaking, I just didn't feel very good. I felt completely worn out!

Due to the backache, I wasn't able to workout the way I wanted to. I used it as an excuse to avoid working out completely, and I used it as an excuse to comfort myself with food. I could tell that I was starting to gain weight, but I told myself it was okay. I convinced myself that it wasn't noticeable, and that I'd be able to get back on track soon.



The wake up call came last night, when hubby said "It looks like you have put on a few pounds." He said it in the most loving way, and I'm not mad that he said it. I'm glad he did! It was just what I needed to hear.



So after three weeks of not putting forth any effort to be my own hero, I am reaping the dubious rewards. I'm a few pounds heavier. My clothes are a little tight. My stamina has decreased. I'm not feeling very motivated. But you know what? I may be down, but I'm not out! I may have taken a few steps backwards, but that doesn't mean I can't start moving forward again.



Today, I am starting over again, and I'm starting right where I am. I'm allowing myself to be a beginner! I will take it one day at a time, and ease my way back into working out. I will allow myself to build up my strength and stamina again. I will do my best to eat as healthy as I possibly can. I will be my own hero by saving myself from myself...again!

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CATNCAG 3/14/2014 2:57PM

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TERRIJ7 2/8/2014 11:11AM

    Been there; Done that--a few times.



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GRAMPIAN 10/5/2013 4:22PM

  Good luck with your new efforts. emoticon

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WILSONC 9/26/2013 8:41AM

    Great post! Very motivational.

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WHITEANGEL4 9/4/2013 9:09PM

    I have been there. It is not traumatic when you realise this happening and get yourself back on track. You have come so far and you will make it

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PITUFA2471 9/1/2013 3:23PM

    I can relay...August was bad for me went from one injury to another, one knee, the other knee and to top it off emergency surgery...hernia repairing and untangling of part of my intestines last Tuesday so down to slow walking for about 5 to 6 weeks.

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BUSMOM27 8/31/2013 9:20AM

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EBURGITE 8/28/2013 9:39AM

    emoticon keep moving forward. you're such an encouragement.

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LEANMEAN2 8/28/2013 6:51AM

    Thanks for sharing

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MSBEKANATOR 8/28/2013 1:55AM

    Happy New Beginning to you! You are so awesome. Thanks for your honesty, it is exactly what I needed to hear! emoticon Glad we are on this journey together!

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LISA_FRAME 8/27/2013 6:07PM

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BANDMOM2012 8/27/2013 11:33AM

    Great job as always Pixie :)

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BOOERDEM 8/27/2013 11:24AM

    Thanks for your honesty, Pixie!! That in itself is a victory - I have lied to myself SO many times!!! Keep loving yourself forward!!

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CAROLYNJ18 8/27/2013 10:07AM

  Just keep getting back up!

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LADYJAY714 8/26/2013 6:09PM

    I believe in you! You can do it. You've gotten so far already once before. You can make it happen again! You are still motivating me :]

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ELLCAT 8/26/2013 5:52PM

    Wish I could get back all off the times I've fallen off the wagon....The key is, I am on it TODAY. And so are you! You are such an inspiration to so many. Lots of folks are pulling for you!

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MARYHENNIG 8/26/2013 4:17PM

  We all stumble along the way. Just keep at it!!! You can do it!!!

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FREEJAMWILL1 8/26/2013 3:33PM

    Just get back up and try again.

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SAWYERPATTI 8/26/2013 1:47PM

    Pixie- you're human. You'll be ok. Perfectionism is a disease. You are well on your way to optimum fitness- so they was a bump in the road. Big deal. Learn from it- a lifetime is a long time and there is no finish line in this quest for health.
Big hug!
Patti

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JAZZYGF 8/26/2013 10:30AM

    hello so true and how many excus emoticon es I can make up. I am struggling with a 15 pound loss. Don't get me wrong love it but at almost 68 want a goal of 139 more or less

stuck at 152 more or less doing everything I can do really stay motivated
TOPS, skinnyfiber and fast metabolism is my vice the last several weeks
logging everything from food to mood to what I am cranky about


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LVHOPEJOY 8/26/2013 9:16AM

    Pixie emoticon You are an inspiration to so many, now even more so with this blog. You've encouraged so many who have lost their way and need to get back on track. The track to getting healthy runs both ways, back or forward and it is narrow, one can fall off the sides very easy. Just need to turn around or get back on, that is what losing weight is all about, it's not just the weight. The track to health is always there. Thanks again for sharing!

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MARTHAWILL 8/26/2013 7:37AM

    Great attitude! You WILL do it!
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KIRSTENCO 8/26/2013 2:58AM

    Well done for starting again!!! And thanks for sharing...

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LOULENE 8/26/2013 2:22AM

  One day at a time

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SUNNYWBL 8/26/2013 12:26AM

    I have been there and done that, too! I need to dust myself off and start all over again! emoticon

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SASSYTHING52 8/25/2013 11:40PM

    seems ur blogs always stands out to me and when i see its urs i have read them you are a STRONG woman that has told me its not at all easy

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LINDSAYB2013 8/25/2013 11:16PM

    You can do it! You are always such a motivation for me and its normal to get burnt out!!! Great job recognizing it so quickly and knowing the best way to get back in the game is slow and steady. You'll be winning the race in no time!!!

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JERICHO1991 8/25/2013 1:37PM

    Love the "Be Your Own Heroine" poster.

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QTEALADY20031 8/25/2013 12:02PM

    Pixie, I missed this when my computer was down! I know you how you feel. We can get side-tracked. I am sick of wearing this knee high boota nd it affects two things tht I love to do for exercise....walking and water aerobics. I gain weight about two months ago, around 7 pounds but it is coming off very slow as I am not doing the two exercises that I love. The main thing is that we do not give up. remember we BELIEVE that we can do it and we will. You are emoticon ! emoticon June

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LAPERLE 8/25/2013 11:30AM

  I can't tell you the number of times I have had to start over, but I always do. For that reason my weight has never really gotten terrible. Your attitude to start over again will help you to move forward again emoticon

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ANGELCITYGAL 8/25/2013 10:50AM

    Fall down 100 times, get up 101 and you're a success. You can do it!

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DONNA_VT 8/25/2013 10:22AM

    A blog that many of us can relate too. Thanks!

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CATHOLICCORGI 8/25/2013 9:13AM

    Thank goodness for New Beginnings! emoticon

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BRENDA_G50 8/25/2013 8:18AM

    Pixie, please don't be so hard on yourself, we all go through this. As long as you have your goal to look forward to, I know you will make it!!! It's like riding a horse...if you fall of, get back up, dust yourself off, and then try again. All your friends on SP are pulling for you!!! emoticon and emoticon (together) emoticon


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KICKINGKILOS 8/25/2013 4:06AM

    Your posts are always good :)
If you knew how many tmes I start over LOL.

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MYAKAYAH 8/25/2013 12:08AM

    good for you on getting restarted, its good you listened to your DH since he said his peace very gently~ emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 8/24/2013 11:50PM

    Great blog - thanks for sharing!

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