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My First Bog Entry - Climbing back on the wagon

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The past several days I have spent a good deal of time just re-acquainting myself with the SP website, nutrition and fitness trackers and most of the other features that I have never even looked at over the past few years that I have been registered on this website. Yes, you read that correct. It's pretty pathetic that someone would register for a site like this and then rarely if ever visit and use it. Well, I'm a prime example. But, hold it. I'm allowed a few setbacks right? I'm back again, ready to get on the wagon and take off with those that will help me cling to the tailgate!!

Like many people, I've been a YoYo dieter/fitness freak. As with everything else in my life, I'm either full speed ahead or nothing and weight loss is the same way. One year I'm working out like a fool and losing 100lbs and the next I've got bored with it and gain it all back. I'm now 53 year old, but after my 45th birthday it became increasingly hard to keep the weight off without really crimping my social life or my eating habits, and since then (2005) I have had three periods of time or phases where I lost significant amounts of weight (anywhere 60-90lbs each time) and then after reaching goal, slipped back into old habits and gained it all back again.

I have stated elsewhere on my profile or posts that I currently am the heaviest and most out of shape I have ever been in my life, but now bound and determined to lose over 100 lbs and keep it off forever.

Now that it's quite clear that my failure issue is not so much losing it, but maintaining it, I need to really focus my attentions at the point when I reach or am nearing my goal weight. Really work hard to stay motivated and not get lazy just because I'm now feeling good and looking good.

Next Post - What the doctor said this time!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JOHNWBROCKSR777 10/20/2013 9:58PM is hard work and you are not by yourself...Stay the course even when you reach your goal.

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KERRYG155 10/20/2013 8:38PM

    Welcome back! I think a lot of us can understand where you're coming from and probably from experience. I know my weight has been up and down since I was a teenager and that was decades ago! Stay on track, keep coming back and logging and you'll make it! emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 10/20/2013 4:41PM

    emoticon and no worries about your success ...... which WILL come: you have already cut out the 'bad' carbs, sugars and sodas!! emoticon ......... This is very positive so soon!!

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POSEY440 10/20/2013 12:03PM

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BILL60 10/20/2013 9:58AM

    Welcome back and do "20" well executed push-ups each time you fall off the wagon.

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ARNETTELEE 10/19/2013 10:26PM

  Welcome back!

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CROSSEDFLAGS 10/19/2013 10:19PM

    Thanks for the encouragement! I'm off to a great start but don't want to jinx the early success. I can feel that I'm losing weight already just from eliminating the sugars, bad carbs and sodas out of my diet again. I also got in three good walks and one bike-ride this week. Looking forward to next week!

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HDHAWK 10/19/2013 9:28PM

    Boy I'm right there with you. I vowed to be in the best shape ever by my 50th bday and I was. Now I've gained it all back plus more. I have somewhere between 40-50 lbs. to lose. I've never gotten the maintenance thing down either. Very frustrating!

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 10/19/2013 9:24PM

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TAYLORAFOX1 10/19/2013 9:19PM

    Good luck on getting back on the wagon! You've done it before, you can do it again! emoticon

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