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New high weight...making some changes...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

I'm at a new all-time high weight. Yes, even higher than the previous two from a few weeks ago. Just a couple of pounds higher, but still. I've been doing a lot of thinking over the past few weeks...few months, really. I've been thinking about things I need to either let go of or hold on to...thinking about things that are either working or not working for me. I've been meeting every other week with my SIL...we started a little weight-loss group, just the two of's just a little support group. Anyway, tomorrow is our final meeting of the year, and we're going to be talking about changes we want to make in the coming year. One thing I have decided to change, is that I have decided to stop being a vegetarian. I've been a vegetarian/vegan for two years now, and it's just not working for me. I plan to still eat lots of vegetarian foods, however, but I no longer want to be solely vegetarian. For one thing, I've gained about 25 pounds since becoming vegetarian...Husband has, too. I am also incredibly bored with my food options, what I cook, etc. My whole family is just bored with it. The most success I ever had was a few years ago when I was doing South Beach Diet. In fact, I had GREAT success with that! The only "problem" I had with it was that I quit. I also NEED to make myself go to the gym. I have a membership to this wonderful gym that I never go to. I've got to make that a priority. I make my bed every day, brush my teeth, keep my hair and clothes clean, etc. Going to the gym needs to be just as much of a priority as those things are. Husband and I can hold ourselves accountable for going to the gym, and SIL and I can hold ourselves accountable for that and everything else, too. I also want to be better at holding myself accountable. I even invited Husband to join us at our meetings. He actually said he'd think about it. I figured he wouldn't want to, but I'm glad I extended an invitation to him. I wouldn't want him to not be getting the support he felt like he needed.

Anyway...that's really all for now. I'm looking forward to a new year and a fresh new start.
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    Vegetarian diets are hard for those of us who thrive on low-carb lifestyles...yay, meat!
    1521 days ago
    Hi. It really sounds like you do have to make some changes to your diet and exercise. Diet especially is where the weight itself comes off and exercise keeps you fit and healthy while toning up muscles and loose skin. ( all that loose skin from diet. ) I don't believe there should be anything we can't have, in moderation, that agrees with us. I admire vegetarians for their ingenuity with cooking and creating delicious foods but it just isn't for me. Set some goals based on the things you have talked about here and write them down, where you will see them, all the time. Maybe right on your SParkpage! You are on your way with your great support system both here and at home. Give yourself the best gift this year coming. Reach high and hold on tight. You are soo ready for this.
    Have a great Christmas and a healthy, eventful New Year.

    Gini emoticon
    1523 days ago
    All the best
    1523 days ago
    sounds like you have some solid plans to make your goals a reality! Have fun doing it! and happy holidays!
    1523 days ago
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    Have a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year

    find what works for you and stick with it....HUGS
    1523 days ago
    1524 days ago
    The south beach diet worked for me too while I stuck with it. I hope you have a successful new year!
    1524 days ago
    Have to say that as a vegetarian, I'm bummed whenever anyone decides to abandon vegetarianism, because it's SO much healthier in the long run, to your diet, and your lifestyle. I would say, however, that when I went vegetarian 20 years ago, I replaced meat with, well, cheese, bread and pasta...and immediately gained about 15lbs. There IS so much variety, but I just hadn't really done my research, it seemed to be more of an elimination diet as opposed to being open to more options, without having to be reliant upon meat.
    If protein is an issue, consider something like spirulina (it's a seaweed that has like 8 times the protein of beef.) I eat it in a yummy date bar I buy at whole foods, then I'm pretty much set for protein and don't have to worry about it in any of my meals unless I want to. I also think some really innovative blogs (one I like is called ohsheglows) really opened my eyes up to how fun and unique vegetarian cooking can be, instead of the blah standby of: lots of veg plus fake meat or tofu.
    I'm not trying to tell you to do something that just isn't for you, I'm just saying that I've been there and it took awhile, actually a whole lot longer than your two years (I guess I really love bread and cheese!) but now I'm SO happy I stuck with it!
    1524 days ago
    Good luck in the new year with your new goals! Going to the gym, or rather NOT going is one of my biggest problems too!
    1524 days ago
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