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Back To Basics, Cute Boots & "Curvy Skinny Jeans"...


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Sunday, November 17, 2013



It has been no secret that I have been struggling lately. It is amazing how time can fly when you are off track. I told my friend a couple days ago that I had been eating like a pig for about a week. Then I realized it was actually two weeks! emoticon *DOH* I have been off track food wise since Halloween and the time was just flying on by without me even realizing it! Things started going downhill when I started trying to make this harder than it is. Weight loss is hard enough on it's own, why was I making it even more complicated?

I am now almost 20 months in (it does me good to keep track of how long, so I remember not to give up and throw away all of that time), and my plan and way of doing things was just fine. Was it a fancy plan? No. Was it the healthiest plan? I am the first to say no, my food choices were not always top notch. emoticon But it worked for me, I stuck with it longer than I have ever stuck with a weight loss "program" in the past, and I have lost more weight than I ever have before. So why did I keep trying to change it?

It is so hard, seeing all these new plans, exercises, ways of eating... you just get so over run with all this new information you start to question everything. I am always wondering in the back of my mind if there is a better, quicker, faster way to get this weight off. Between you and me I am sure that there are "faster and quicker" ways... but are they really better? I am learning that the best plan is the one that I can do and that I can stick with. I am done listening to other people telling me I simply must "try their plan"... I know in most cases they are so excited with their results that they can't help but pass out that information to everyone, and there is nothing wrong with that. I love learning about other peoples plans and what is working for them, but that doesn't mean I need to try their plan or make it my plan.

So I am getting back to basics, I am getting back to what worked for me and what keeps me sane in this long and sometimes tedious weight loss journey! I have identified my major problem these last 2 weeks and it is eating at the end of the night. My bed time is 5 or 6 am, and I have noticed that 2 - 4 am is the emoticon zone! That is when I want to eat, for the sake of eating. That is when the self saboteur senses I am at my weakest moment and I run to the kitchen and blow my hard days work in the matter of 20 minutes. How frustrating. That stops today. As of today, the kitchen is off limits as of 2 am. With my work schedule dinner is sometimes at 1 am, so this is perfect timing. Not only is the kitchen off limits at that time, but I will be either doing an exercise dvd or occupying my time somewhere far away from the kitchen so that I don't get tempted.

Not weighing in on the scale and not being a part of any weight loss challenges has really taken the stress out of this and I feel like I can just focus on me.

I also got some boots that I love and can actually walk in! Between being clumsy and having bad knees and a bad ankle, I have to be very choosy on the kind of shoes I get. I was able to walk in these with ease and they were actually pretty comfy!


These boots lead me to buy some new jeans, because most of mine flare out at the bottom and obviously I don't want those beauties covered up. The store had something called "curvy skinny jeans", I am pretty sure that makes no sense, but I didn't question it too much. I tried them on in a size 14 and I can pull them up I just can't zip or button as I am currently in a 16. I loved the jeans so much that I bought them in a 12 as well... that way I can remind myself that while getting into the size 14 is going to be exciting, it isn't my final destination. Since I am not weighing myself, trying these on periodically will be a great way to check out my progress. I look forward to posting a picture down the road when I can finally get into them! After being a size 24, 14 sounds too good to be true.

So back to basics, back to what works, no more nonsense and no more wasting time. If I want my weigh in on January 1st to still be in Onederland and not back in Twoterville, I need to get a grip!

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TERRIJ7 4/26/2014 1:02PM

    I love your optimism!

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GRAMPIAN 1/27/2014 6:14AM

  Good luck! emoticon

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MRSRIGS1 12/6/2013 12:37PM

    emoticon Love the boots!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 11/29/2013 2:36PM

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JOANNHUNT 11/23/2013 1:30PM

    CONGRATULATIONS ON FINDING YOUR WAY BACK FROM BINGEVILLE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. YOU DESERVE THOSE SIZE 12'S. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY.

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EJSELHORST 11/21/2013 8:42AM

    Great post! Love the boots! emoticon

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JRTITTLE 11/20/2013 7:54PM

  Super cute boots! And congrats on your journey so far!

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SUPERMODEL2BE 11/20/2013 2:05PM

    Thanks!

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JRRING 11/20/2013 10:18AM

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1DRWOMAN 11/19/2013 11:50PM

    love love love this blog! thank you for sharing! Love the boots and you are right...do what works for you and what you can do for life and still reach your goals! listen to your gut! xoxo

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ALI_AFTER 11/19/2013 11:35PM

    Great blog! You can do this, and can't wait to see a picture of you rocking those size 12s.

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CICELY360 11/19/2013 9:58PM

  Good blog

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KAB7801 11/19/2013 9:11PM

    I totally understand still trying to get on track!

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RUNNINGYOGINIRE 11/19/2013 7:36PM

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BARB4HEALTH 11/19/2013 5:00PM

    Love the boots! Skinny, curvy jeans, full speed ahead!
emoticon on what you have done so far!

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HEYRED221 11/19/2013 3:35PM

    Great way to keep yourself motivated. emoticon

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LEWASKO 11/19/2013 2:37PM

    Great Blog!! You are so right! Do what what works for you! Nobody can tell you what that is, only YOU know! Great job for being so persistant, even when you have lapses it's so great that you still feel like you are IN IT to win it.

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MOTIVATIONFOUND 11/19/2013 12:24PM

    I have caught myself doing the same thing many times - hearing or reading about what has worked for someone else and thinking/wondering if XYZ plan would be "better" or faster or if I should just stick with what I know. I do believe that I should step out of my comfort zone from time to time, so depending on what it is, I'll sometimes give it a try, or try to incorporate it into what I'm already doing to try and kick things up a notch.

But really, the bottom line has never changed in what's effective for me. My "back to basics" are to log in to SP every day, track and log ALL my food/beverages (making sure to stay within range), exercise five days a week, blog regularly and stay in touch with SparkFriends. All of those things help me to succeed because I'm being accountable to myself as well as the to inspirational, motivational group of people I've found here...you definitely being one of them!! :)

Another great one! Thank you so much for sharing.

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TRUNKJUNK 11/19/2013 12:00PM

    Those are some pretty sharp looking boots. I bet when you put them on with your curvy skinny jeans and a nice colorful top you'll look emoticon


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LPRUNWALK 11/19/2013 11:14AM

    Those are the best boots EVER. I can't tell you how much I love and want them. Beautiful. And you just know those oxymoronic curvy skinny jeans are going to look amazing when you can finally zip them up. Stay focused! You can do this!

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TRIXIETEXAS 11/19/2013 10:57AM

    You have the right mindset, you will reach your goal! Back to basics is good!

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JURORI 11/19/2013 9:30AM

    Everyone slips, it's what we do after we slip-up that's really important. It sounds to me like you'll be just fine. Hang in there and keep up the good work!

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WEEPINGANGEL74 11/19/2013 1:28AM

    You blogged about me!! Okay, I know you didn't but a lot of what you said could have been me and I so relate. Just moments ago, I was in the kitchen and had the munchies for no particular reason and i'm not hungry. Lucky for me there is no munchie food in my house anymore. You are doing great and have made such great progress, don't throw those 20 months of hard work and dedication away. You can get to your goals, you can do this!!

Okay.... where did you find those boots?!?! I have been looking for some like that for a couple years and can't find ones that fit my legs... Care to share? emoticon

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JIBBIE49 11/19/2013 12:31AM

    Hugs

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JSEATTLE 11/18/2013 11:29PM

  Size 14 is definitely in your future! Reality can be harsh but you have it going! Keep it real and keep on going!

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KIM22211 11/18/2013 11:16PM

    because I am so flabalicious in my gut I am able to maneuver the flab in a way to get into a 10. They are snug but not so much that I can't be seen in public in them! But it is depressing that I have some really cute size 14 shorts that I am not going to be able to get any use out of them now. I refuse to go out and buy more 10's though because it is not my final destination! So I go around in clothes that are too big most of the time. When I get another 25 off, then I will look at getting some new hot clothes for the spring/summer! My kitchen is also closed off by 1am as I work nights

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SCRAPBECCA 11/18/2013 10:24PM

    We have been on a parallel journey lately! I will join you with a commitment to getting back to basics as well. After 7 months of following my food plan , checking in here like clockwork and exercising consistently, suddenly I am playing games and I am not happy with the direction I am going either. Your blogs in the last week or so have motivated me to GET BACK IN THE GAME! Here's to a fresh start doing what we know works. I am a lot older than you but I have cute boots and skinny jeans to motivate me as well. LOL

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SCOUTMOM715 11/18/2013 10:00PM

    Love This blog & those boots!! You go girl!! emoticon

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JENRAQTAY87 11/18/2013 9:56PM

    Yay! She's back!

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PATRICIA441 11/18/2013 9:16PM

  Wow, lots of great feedback. As far as the late night eating or any time you want to eat out of normal time try this! Make a Big Red HALT sign the shape of a Stop Sign. Then think to yourself, H- am I really hungry,the have a 80 cal. yogurt or piece of sugarless gum, I will also brush my teeth with mint toothpaste, A- am I angry-write it down why get over it,food won't change it, L- anm I loney, call someone, visit a neighbor. T and I tired Try and lay back in achair listen to music and unwind, HALT! Hope this helps you out!! Keep pushing girlfriend. You can and will do this. emoticon

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JAMER123 11/18/2013 8:53PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon as you have and doing what works for you!! Great blog!!

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CHUBBY_MOM 11/18/2013 8:23PM

    You can do it!! emoticon I'm so jealous, loving your boots! emoticon

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    What a great day!!

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2ABBYNORMAL 11/18/2013 1:46PM

    I saw your blog on the e-mail Spark People Featured Member of the Week and decided to read it.
I'm happy I did.
My husband quotes sayings from Forrest Gump all the time and that saying is so true.
The boots are awesome. The block heels make them easy to walk in. I have had surgery on my back and that's the only heel for height that I can wear. I love them.
Great eye opener to keep to your original plans.
I can't wait to see you in those boots!
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NONNAOF2 11/18/2013 1:39PM

  Your totally honest with yourself, so just move on and don't look back! I wish I could wear something with a heel to it, your boots look great and you'll get into those, skinny jeans, I just know you will!! :-)

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INSPIREME99 11/18/2013 12:16PM

    Just love your blog. I could relate, needed the boost and definitely needed the smile. You are too cute. I think I'll just adopt you!! emoticon

The boots are great!!

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LCRUMLEY81 11/18/2013 11:31AM

  Fantastic blog

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LINDAK25 11/18/2013 10:20AM

    You are so right! Find what works for you and stick with it!
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CHRISGORGME 11/18/2013 10:01AM

    I'm glad you found your way back on track! I love the boots! Buying a 12 size jeans was a very good idea, that will keep you motivated!
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