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Thursday, January 30, 2014

I had a doctor's appointment Tuesday morning and weighed in before it so I could tell them at the office what my scale said :) That way I only have to divulge my "naked" weight...hey! Those 3 pounds count!!!

So I found out I have no medical reason, supposedly, for my weight gain or lack of ability to lose weight. Bummer. At least I would have something to work with. Instead, I'm just having trouble losing weight. It's like I have to purge, cleanse, and be in the zone to lose weight, or I'll just stay the same. There's no gray area, there's no "small steps." There's only being perfect - perfect in food choices and quantities, perfect in hitting over 30 cardio minutes a day. When I was last "in the zone" and I was losing, I spent an hour at the gym every day in addition to other cardio I did - walking/running to the gym, to the store, to the post office. 6 days a week. And the 7th day the girls and I would have "fun cardio" -walking to a playground or walking the mall. Life was so much easier then. No school or activities.

These days I'm planning or preparing for basketball, cheerleading, gymnastics, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Bible study or school activities. I have less leisure time, though I actually have more leisure time, because all 3 kids are in school now. I'm just so tired that I waste time. If I sit down, I don't want to get up!

Today I had cramps and my feet and legs were hurting a lot, so I spent too much time on the couch, but at least I'm trying to check in to SparkPeople and planning for Girl Scouts. Yesterday was the day I ordered our troop's Girl Scout cookies. I ordered like over 1700 boxes of cookies yesterday! My troop is kickin' patootie!!!

It's so past time for bed. I need to start getting to bed earlier. Yeah, right...
Keep smilin', keep shinin', knowing you can always count on me, for sure! That's what friends are for!!!
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  • GENRE009
    Hey when I worked my job required that I be in great shape to stay hyper for 8 hours, so I worked at the gym for an 1 1/2 every day to get the endurance up & stability. So, her's what I will tell you, your exercise routine is what your body is used too, and you don't have to work that hard for an hour everyday. if you get muscle aches try eating healthy fats at every meal like the omega's( Salmon, sardines, olive oil, ground flax. 1/4-avocado, almonds( only a handful daily). See if this helps you. it takes down your belly fat also. fat pulls fat.
    if you do very Briefly give up grain, pastas, breads, dairy & fruit, but still take those vitamins, you can quickly drop weight in enormous amounts. That's what a Holistic doctor told me in his idea of me giving up regular foods, he told me the toxins were keeping me heavier & were making me sickly. then when you go back to them in 2-3 weeks you'll feel better,. Yet you are sup[pose to go back to organic , not the pestice chemically laced foods that are throwing us into allergies. Hope this helps. eva
    1296 days ago
  • LISA4137
    Strive for consistency instead of perfection. emoticon
    1297 days ago
    Y'all ROCK! Thanks so much for the encouragement!!! I am blessed with having blood pressure, insulin, cholesterol and everything else within range. I AM BLESSED!!! I'll emoticon because emoticon !!! emoticon when we lean on eachother for support!!! emoticon !!!!

    1299 days ago
    emoticon Now that you know what you have to do, and you know what works for you, you can do this again!!!

    You got this!!!
    1299 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    We are all accountible for our actions and emoticon ! Just think, isn't it a blessing that there is no health reason?!?!? Count it all joy! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon It's almost like that couch is pushing you off of it!
    1299 days ago
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