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Day 711- Scared to Take a Break at 75% to Goal


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

This morning I hit 177.4 after seeing 177.5 on my ticker for so long. So I'm 75% of the way to my goal weight! However, in the past 5 days, I've been to the gym 4 times and ran 3-4 miles each of those days.

I realize that I'm at a weight now that just eating right, doesn't really give me much progress any more. I have to exercise to see progress, which is what I'm seeing.

But this makes me very scared to take a break. My knees and ankles have been aching. Nothing too painful, maybe even a good ache, from being used after months of inactivity, but I just don't really feel like going to the gym this afternoon.

However, I feel like if I don't go, I'll immediately see 180.

It's crazy that even almost two years into this process, I still have these irrational fears. But I just want to be successful, and I'm so scared to be one of those people who gains it all back.

I know that I have the tools to succeed but it's just taken me so long to get here that I'm afraid to have any rest days now until I reach my goal.

But I guess we'll just see what happens when I leave work today. I packed my gym bag just in case I had a change of heart.

Regardless, I'm at my lowest weight ever, a weight I was during my 8th grade year of school, so that's pretty great. And I'm only 33 pounds from my goal weight. So having lost 97 already, I know I can do this.

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LORIVIOLA 4/7/2014 8:48AM

    i have those irrational and compulsive fears too.

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GRAMPIAN 1/22/2014 4:20PM

  You're doing well! emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 12/15/2013 10:25PM

    It i a lifestyle change and you have been making progress on your new lifestyle. It feels great to ne on the right path

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MRSRIGS1 12/2/2013 6:44PM

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JOANNHUNT 11/17/2013 9:58PM

    YOU CAN DO IT. YOU HAVE THE TOOLS AND THE KNOW HOW TO SUCCEED. KEEP PUSHING YOU CAN GET THERE. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY.

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GARDENCHRIS 11/14/2013 7:08PM

    listen to your body ....... you can and will do this it is a journey NOT a race.

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SJKENT1 11/14/2013 12:50PM

    Yes you can do this!!!

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JACKIE542 11/14/2013 9:08AM

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JRRING 11/14/2013 8:40AM

  I'm with you....

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NEWTINK 11/14/2013 6:23AM

    Be good to yourself emoticon

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JSEATTLE 11/14/2013 2:27AM

  How wonderful for you!! As long as you stay active, keep moving, change it up, you will be ok. Keep a watchful eye on your food intake. Drink lots of water. you are doing all the right things but I think you can get enough activity in away from the gym too.

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BLUEJEAN99 11/14/2013 1:57AM

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/14/2013 1:01AM

  You don't have to work out every single day... or you could do something light , like take a walk several blocks.

I didn't know your that close. Maybe you be goal by your wedding! emoticon

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JAMER123 11/14/2013 12:13AM

    Keep hanging in there!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CORNERKICK 11/13/2013 11:55PM

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IMLOCOLINDA 11/13/2013 11:47PM

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CICELY360 11/13/2013 9:56PM

  Good blog

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GOOSIEMOON 11/13/2013 9:06PM

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JIBBIE49 11/13/2013 8:49PM

    Glad to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail.

When I was in 8th grade, I ended the year weighing 98# and being 4'10". A year later I was 5'4" and 114# so I grew six inches that year. My legs hurt so much at night, my father would rub them and tell me "oh, these are growing pains." I didn't get any taller after that.

You have done great with your weight loss. Just keep working at getting to your goal. There will be a Holiday season every year from now on, so you only need to eat 15% more according to Judith Beck PhD in "The BECK DIET SOLUTION". Dr. Beck has stayed slim for over 20 yrs. using her method. She says eat only 15% MORE AT a party as it is NOT necessary to "pig out.".

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CHARTHESTAR 11/13/2013 7:07PM

    Taking a day off does the body good. it need rest.

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RURAL3 11/13/2013 5:47PM

    there's a lot of times I don't want to go. But I am always glad I did. emoticon

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SUSIEMT 11/13/2013 4:25PM

    I just want to tell you that I was sidelined from exercise for about 6 weeks recently. One of the biggest fears I had was gaining weight during that time. However, I decided to adjust my calorie burn on my fitness settings to 0. I followed the calorie range usually at the higher end. I even lost weight! Maybe if you eat at the lower end of your calorie range the day you choose not to workout that might work!

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LISA_FRAME 11/13/2013 4:12PM

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PATRICIAANN46 11/13/2013 1:38PM

  You have done such an emoticon job. It doesn't hurt to listen to your body and do what is best for it. Maybe you do need a bit of a break to ease the pain. Have you talked to a trainer about it or some type of fitness expert?

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WILDFLOWERMA 11/13/2013 12:46PM

    Only you know what you need. Perhaps you could do some gentle yoga or even pamper yourself with a massage? Reward your body with some TLC for all it has accomplished.

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RODRIGUEZ41508 11/13/2013 12:39PM

    emoticon on how far you have come but due listen to your body to prevent any injuries : /

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NEPTUNE1939 11/13/2013 11:54AM

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NONNAOF2 11/13/2013 11:46AM

  It sounds as if your body is telling you that you are overdoing. Talk about hitting a wall, I've had that happen, too. Just stay on track on your eating plan and find something to do that isn't so hard on your body, even exercising in water. It is a really hard thing in trying to get the last of your weight off, just don't hurt yourself in the process! :-)

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DIANNEMT 11/13/2013 10:15AM

    I am now on maintenance--and I am afraid to eat "too much". So I still get out to exercise as much as I can! EXERCISE--even if you don't feel like it!

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SHOAPIE 11/13/2013 9:58AM

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FELINEBETTER 11/13/2013 9:26AM

    Hey Bobcat!
I'm a firm believer in listening to your body. If it were your child or your dog that was limping -- would you still say, "Well get going anyway or you'll gain weight, break your streak, or whatever?"

If you are dead set on doing some exercise anyway -- then try exercising in water. It's at least much kinder to your joints.

Sincerely though - I think you need to be very careful with pushing your aching body. That is when injuries are most likely to happen, and when you're injured -- you may not have any choices left.

That's just my 2 cents.

But I really want to say YOU HAVE DONE MARVELOUS!!!!! I'm sure you know what's best! emoticon emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 11/13/2013 9:19AM

    Big hugs girl some voices just need to be told to be quite or sometimes to (stfu) breath you got this slow and steady you are amazing and will be fine have no fear

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BESSHAILE 11/13/2013 9:03AM

    Hope you made it to the gym. And I hope you just did a gentle exercise - like stationary bike or even just plain old walking. I wear an active link - like a fit bit - and it's always a surprise to me how MUCH I burn by merely standing or walking. Whenever I hear people say their joints ache I get a twinge of worry - muscles ache from lack of use but joints that ache .... might mean you need a different exercise. Have you tried swimming?

anyway - just thinking out loud on your blog. Forgive the presumption and know I'm here cheering you on too.



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DJSHIP46 11/13/2013 8:46AM

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SCRAPBECCA 11/13/2013 8:29AM

    You CAN do this!

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MIMIDOT 11/13/2013 8:05AM

    Congratulations! Keep it up! YOU CAN DO IT!

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IDICEM 11/13/2013 7:49AM

  Be careful not to hurt yourself. Congrats on your progress!
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WATERDIAMONDS 11/13/2013 7:45AM

    You've done such a good job thus far that I know whatever you decide will be right. Continued success to you!

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NASFKAB 11/13/2013 7:40AM

  when you are having pain it maybe your body needs rest instead of running try some low impact exercise done several times a day but smaller amounts each time

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NEWMOM20121 11/13/2013 7:39AM

    you are doing great. keep it up

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SANDYCRANE 11/13/2013 7:08AM

    Listen to your body and take it easy. I increased my cardio and I ended up getting hurt. From now on it is low impact exercises and doing them in shorter sessions. Do things you enjoy. You are looking great and keep up the good work.


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DKAY0923 11/13/2013 7:03AM

  running is hard on the knees, it tears away at the cushion that protects the knee. . I'm not going to say stop doing running, but I would look into something less harmful

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SHERYLP461 11/13/2013 6:44AM

    You are so awesome, I feel it is natural to have these fears; but you are a very strong person, you have come so far. Look at you self and be proud, you won't fail at this point, just keep your chin up!

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MARYBETH4884 11/13/2013 6:32AM

    Your body may just need to rest! Take a day off and then get back at it tomorrow. I know how you feel, I'm at the same point. I've had to increase my cardio to see any wieght loss too. That makes me hungry. It will be a careful balancing act from now on to reach our goal weights! emoticon

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THEBEV2 11/13/2013 6:13AM

    I'm in the same metal place. But, I do allow myself one rest day per week. On that day, I tell myself I don't have to do anything if I don't want to. But 9 times out of 10, I do decide to do some type of activity, even if it's just a yoga class or a long walk. You need a break now and then girl! Otherwise you run the risk of burning out. Hang in there. You are doing marvelously. It's obviously working - you look fit,healthy, beautiful and happy.

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CARRIELYN56 11/13/2013 5:56AM

    emoticon Your goal is touchable.

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TRYINGHARD54 11/13/2013 5:53AM

    if your having aches and pains, you need to listen to your body... it does need rest from time to time..... hey! im just saying !!!!!

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ASCIESZKA 11/13/2013 3:54AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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