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Get a grip!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

I started writing a blog earlier this week but I figured no one wanted to hear how depressed I was about being cooped up in the house. But here I am still working on getting my grip on reality. I finally weighed myself this morning....169.4. Almost 15 lbs up from my summer weight when my body likes going down to 155 all by it's self from walking and biking and eating good. I am still dancing and lifting and I went to one water class this week. TOM just ended. I gave into every little thing it asked me. Pint of ice cream please? Sure why not. Half gallon of ice cream please? you got it! Last week I was going on a 3rd ice cream search in a week. Looking looking looking around, what do I want, what do I want? Then the song "run away, run away, run away if you wanna survive" popped into my head and I got the hell out of that isle. I bought a normal size bag of M&M's instead. There is no end in sight for winter. I can't blaim my eating on it and let that be an excuse. You aren't always given the best things in life. But you gotta make due with what you got and do what u can do.

Week 47 of bread, Raisin Walnut Bread. No more sweet breads for me for awhile! I took 1 loaf to my work training and it was gobbled up pretty fast.


I posted this pic on facebook yesterday because Scott and I celebrated 10 yrs since our first dating anniversary. I weighed 198 when I met him. Let's not talk about how much weight I gained and lost between these two photos. +85 -120 +18 -15........and so on lol
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FRUM_SCRATCH 2/10/2014 10:20PM

    Cute pictures! Love the side by side. My husband and I just celebrated 10 years together too (4 years married) I was the smallest I've ever been when we met, lets not talk about my weight difference since then! :)

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THESB25 2/10/2014 10:40AM

    I'm right there with you. I had been working my tail off at the gym last week and the scale didn't budge so I went on a "I don't care" spree and now I'm paying for it. So disappointing. I don't know why I give up so easily sometimes. I mean cmon, I need to get a grip just like your blog says. I'm back on the war path today. I was soooo lazy yesterday. The weather just does not give way to any motivation to leave the house. I'll be thinking of you when I'm kicking my own butt tonight at the gym. GO girl, we've got this.

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JPONCIN 2/10/2014 4:49AM

    Right there with you!!! I went snowshoeing yesterday and that was GREAT. I forget how much I enjoy that until I'm out there. Getting out there is the trick; if I can quit feeling sorry for myself and get off the couch to go, I'm good!!!

I love the pictures!!! 10 years! You guys were such babies back then. So cute. ;)

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PHEBESS 2/10/2014 1:17AM

    Congrats on 10 years! You look great in the recent photo!

And I hate winter - too long, too cold, too dark, too depressing. Did I mention too cold?

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/9/2014 8:35PM

    I'm going pretty crazy here. My hubby took me to get the mail on Saturday and we got a few groceries. The roads were horrible. Otherwise I'm cooped up inside all the time. We still have plenty of snow and are getting more today. This is the worst winter I remember since the 70s.

The bread looks delicious. I loved the pictures of you and Scott!

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KITRONA 2/9/2014 5:43PM

    What a lovely pair of pictures!

As someone mentioned, you might look into Seasonal Affective Disorder. I know I have it, and I've been fortunate this year that we've gotten a decent amount of sunlight, so it's not hitting me so hard, but it has in years past. (I really believe it's my body telling me to eat everything in sight and hibernate, but that's not an option!)

As far as blogging while you're down, I don't think it's a problem as long as it's not EVERY time, and if it is, you have something to look at and see if there's a pattern. It's useful, and really, there's nobody that's happy all the time. That may be the face that they show the world, but it's not truly how they feel all the time. Maybe cut yourself a little slack on that one. :)

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SPIFFYCAT 2/9/2014 1:20PM

    Congrats on your anniversary.

Have you considered you may have a form of SAD seasonal affective disorder, I do and it can give you all kind of problems.
I've bought a SAD lamp and I have definitely started to feel a bit better and lose weight after gaining through feeling "down".

Well done on resisting the extra ice-cream

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EDDYMEESE 2/9/2014 1:08PM

    Winter is so hard, especially when you're so used to being active. Like you said, your body just naturally loses and stays slim when you're so active.



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LAELL303 2/9/2014 10:26AM

  Congratulations on the 10 years!

The ice cream aisle in the winter is a deadly place! You were strong and managed to escape its temptations! Good for you!

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DNJEN471 2/9/2014 10:26AM

    Try not to be too hard on yourself! The winter can be downright depressing. It might be fun to put on your old jeans and look at all that room you still have emoticon 15 pounds is not 100+ pounds. The weather will warm up and you'll be running everywhere again in no time! Stay warm and away from ice cream and all will be well! emoticon

Congrats to you and Scott!! I still remember your engagement announcement... Time flies!!

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JODROX 2/9/2014 10:20AM

    Congrats on 10 years! And congrats on walking away from the ice cream aisle!

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