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Starting Over...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ok So I was focused and lost 28 pounds in total last time around! I was so excited and only 10 pounds away from my first goal. I was looking and feeling good and Than! I fell in Love.. He wined and dined me and the happy weight soon began to creep on. We ate out alot and I mean ALOT! my portion control and exercising soon became a distant memory. So here I am almost 2 years Later after 4 vacations, a Move and major health issue, I gained back all the weight I lost plus 15 more.

I am disappointed but I am determined to start over and start my weight loss Journey again.

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BIRDEEFOX 1/23/2014 8:26AM

    I agree with TaNITHSEH1011, try to get your better half on board with working out with you - or at least on board with changing up the wining and dining! Turn it into fun relationship stuff. Another great relationship-fitness activity is to schedule some kind of fun, fit, activity together. My better half and I go hiking and go biking to the beach a lot. My mother goes to the YMCA and uses their rock climbing wall with her hubby. Walks together sounds lovely, too. Remember though, it's not just about getting in the exercise. Wining and dining can definitely add on the pounds, so be conscious of the food choices you make when you go out. This doesn't necessarily mean you need to choose boring food options, but make healthier decisions about what you eat when you dine. Personally, when my better half and I go out I'll choose an option with at least one green (for fiber and vitamin-D), one yellow/orange veggie (for vitamin-E and C), and one protein. Yes, I will have that cheese and spinach enchilada. Yes, I will have that veggie burger with sweet potato fries. I'll then ask the waiter to put half of whatever I've ordered in a to-go box so that I'm not tempted to finish everything on the plate. Also. a weekly "healthy home-cooked dinner night" is a good way to control portions and make sure you're both eating healthier. Use healthier alternatives to food you already love! It's okay to be disappointed when you gain the weight you've lost, but don't let it get you down. You can TOTALLY make a change for the better, and it's good that you have such a positive experience the first time you achieved your goals to motivate you. You can do it!! :D

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TANITHSEH1011 1/23/2014 5:56AM

    That relationship weight can be a killer. If he is willing get him on board with you, even if he "doesn't need it" (I think everyone needs excercise but that is me); ask him to go on walk with you as a bonding thing. maybe incorperate fun active things into vacations, like hiking or swiming or long walks etc. Compete with eachother "I can do more steps a day than you" or something fun and easy like that. Every little bit helps and can even brings you two even closer.

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