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So What Happened November and December of 2013?

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

In Mid October I got a great piece of news. Something that I have been dreaming of and fighting for for years finally came to fruition. It was going to involve a major relocation, a tighter than usual schedule for a time, and less flexibility eating and exercise-wise as I adjusted.

When the news came in, every friend and family member wanted to take me out to lunch/dinner to celebrate.

I dealt with this on a smaller scale the year before last and gained about 20 pounds

My good exercise and eating habits mitigated that this time. Yes, I only worked out 2-3 times a week, but I did work out. Yes I've been eating out a lot, but I still am getting 2-3 servings of lean dairy and 2-4 servings of fruit.

I've gained about 8 pounds since mid-October and am happy with that. Starting now, I'm going back to the foods that lost me 20 pounds last year (practically destroyed any desire to eat sugar).

It's been the holidays with lots of parties and candy always available. Nothing for me to be ashamed of. It's life.

Though it's not really my goal for this year, I would like to lose about a pound every month (0.2-0.4 pounds a week). I'll blog about my actual goal Saturday.

I'm not sorry that I took the time away from SparkPeople, I needed it.

I'm not beating myself up over the 8 pound gain. I factored it in to my life when the good news came in at holiday time.

Now it's time for me to focus, figure out what my goals are, reseach how to achieve them, hit the gym and hit the fridge. In early July this year, the beach is not going to go to itself.

Just Sayin' (Yes, I think I'm the last person who still uses that term)

- TD Out!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Welcome back, TD!
    I, too, am enjoying stepping away from SP as I am in a wt loss study using WWonline and I don't have time to do both.
    I would be happy to lose 2 lbs a month for 2014.
    Let's do it!
    1535 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Congratulations Trent! On the move, eh outlook, the restraint and the future!!
    1537 days ago
    The good thing is that you didn't gain back everything you lost. That is very good! emoticon on the whatever it is you've been fighting for and dreaming about for years coming through!! Sometimes it's good to take a step back from SP every now and then. It's good that you are ready to refocus your attention to losing your weight and setting goals so you can achieve them! emoticon
    1537 days ago
    Congrats on your good news! emoticon on gaining less than half of what you have gained in the past. That is an accomplishment. emoticon
    1537 days ago
    Even though you haven't missed spark.......... I've missed you!! :D
    Congrats on whatever this new relocation dealio is!!
    So stoked for 2014... hope you are too!
    1537 days ago
    Well you're right - it's life! But I am happy to say that I'm glad you're back!!!

    Let's make 2014 the year that we both finally see our goals met!

    1537 days ago
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