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I'm ready to kick some butt!


Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Today I have woken up on the other side of yesterday! I feel energised, revitalised and ready to kick butt. Thank you SP friends for coming to my pity party and offering such wise and wonderful advice and support!

Upon reflection, I'm nearing the 2 month mark and from experience this is often a time when my rose-coloured-honeymoon glasses come off and reality kicks in. As IAM146POUNDS put it 'In truth, I suspect that this is the reality of a weightloss journey that lasts two months, it is just that very few people ever keep it up that long. We are all the 5 percenters, pioneering new territory'.



When I reflect back on what I have accomplished towards my health and home and personal life make-over over the past few months, it is more than I have accomplished in half a decade, so for that I am grateful. Abiet I am showing signs of being impatient for results, but that is my character and that is something I am working on!

I am learning through this journey that It's all about balance and being able to live outside of the 'perfection' zone (as WENDYJM4 put it 'we are usually our worst critic' and that is me to a tee). It's all about reaping what we sow and about being flexible. Above all, life is a journey with no destination and we need to find happiness where we are right now.



I could not agree more with IM146POUNDS in her statement yesterday that my 6kg weightloss is my new kind of normal, which explains why I can no longer visually see a clear difference in my weight.

From here on in, I'm taking it back to basics. Starting Sunday I'm weighing in weekly, tracking food and completing my weekly exercise program including weight training. The results I'm looking for are not going to happen if I'm sitting on my hands being a bit precious about what I choose to do based on what I'm comfortable with. I can't fool myself because the results speak for themselves.



There have been two articles recently on SP that have made me realise even more that I need to dig deeper and go harder.

8 cold, hard truths about exercise
http://www.sparkpeople.com/r
esource/fitness_articles.a
sp?id=1209&page=3

5 Reasons you are not losing weight
http://weight-loss.top5.com/
sparkpeople’s-nicole-nicho
ls-top-5-reasons-you're-no
t-losing-weight/

SP and the amazing people here continue to impress me each and every day.

Have a wonderful day/night everyone and above all, I love learning from you all. Together we can do this!












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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MYAKAYAH 11/8/2013 12:08AM

    Have to agree with the quote up top there: "If you want change you're going to have to be uncomfortable." I know what that feels like today certainly.
Sounds like you know what you need to do for your weight and health goals. You have everything there, tracking food, strength training, cardio, and don't forget a good night's sleep. Water as well is key!
After I finish the first section on the different food seductions & addictions I'll give a report. Dr. Barnard covers meat, cheese, sugar and chocolate.
I'm not sure if I can get a rechargeable battery for my Zip. The batteries will be about $6-7 or so for a 2 pack so I'm not crying over that really. My SO is planning on getting me a FitBit Force for Christmas so I won't need this one anymore!
I've read a few articles about when you struggle, its only a failure if you don't get yourself back up and continue on doing what you know you need to do!
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IAM146POUNDS 11/7/2013 1:11AM

    You really are awesome, and you are in inspiration, as you said on your Sparkpage you'd like to be.

I think your response is the correct one. The natural inclination is to say, 'I have proved that it can't be done,so why bother, it is too blooming hard'.

The one that you are adopting is; 'I am going to regroup, and push even harder'.

Each layer of the onion (talk about mixing our metaphors) we are removing, is bound to be more stubborn, because it has been around a bit longer than the previous stratum and is even more comfortable in its padded bed (cell) LOL. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 11/6/2013 6:23PM

    awesome, I knew you would get over yesterday. A word of advice, yesterday is going to happen lots of times on this journey, the important thing is that you keep going.

I never thought I would be here after three years of trying. Before in my former life I would have given up when it got too hard. We all have our ups and downs, but the ones that really want to lose weight are still here.

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RDEE22 11/6/2013 6:22PM

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