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Recommit recap - Blooming Beauties Challenge

Monday, March 10, 2014

OK so about two weeks ago I recommitted myself to my goals. I called myself out and recognized my areas of failure in the past. Since that day I have worked very hard to not only eat healthy but make health and fitness a part of my life. I can honestly say that today, I am pretty proud of myself for the start I have made. Each day I have been packing my lunches with healthy food and planning workouts ahead of time. I have started running again and trying different fitness activities to keep me stimulated and entertained. I have even gotten in the habit of loading SparkPeople every morning when I get to work.

These things sound simple, but with working two jobs and balancing a boyfriend, social life and taking care of my dog.. it isn't always the case. But I have made sure to enlist the support of those in my life. And it has made all the difference in the world. The boyfriend asks about my work out plans, the roommate confirms I've planned breakfast/lunch/dinner, my coworkers check in on my water intake. My mom calls about... well about all of it. Every person I have opened up to about my goals and desires has been nothing but supportive. And it has been refreshing.

In the past I have always shied away from expressing my weightloss goals or down played the effort I was putting in for fear that when I inevitable fell off the wagon I would be letting more than just myself down. But having the support from those I have always hidden it from has made all the difference in the world.

I slipped up and had a brownie yesterday and instead of wallowing in shame or etc... i was just kindly reminded that one I can't go back and uneat the brownie... but I can add an extra workout to feel better about it. It's this kind of thinking that I have to get used to... and I'm getting there one day at a time.

I look forward to moving ahead and seeing where this journey takes me. I joined my very first Spark Team Challenge with my Done being the Fat girl team and I am really excited about it. I am a little late but below are a few before shots.. not the best since they are pics taken of me... but i keep forgetting to take real ones.

Since recommitting I have lost 4.3 lbs. In two weeks. And I am completely happy with that. Because anything in the negative direction is better than the alternative!



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TWESTEN1 3/16/2014 10:44AM

    What a great blog & a terrific attitude! Sounds like you are doing all the right things & it's wonderful that you're getting so much encouragement from the people in your life. I was always the same way and didn't want to open up to others for fear of that inevitable failure. Well, this time, I refuse to fail! My health is too important to me & it looks like you are on the same path. So, congrats & keep up the excellent work!

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FAYEMD2B 3/13/2014 5:19PM

    Good on your for getting back on the wagon after a slip up!
I completely empathize with how difficult it can be to include family and friends in your journey but you're absolutely right that it can such a great source of support.
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~Faye

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EDDYMEESE 3/11/2014 10:20PM

    I love that black dress!

Great job adding in a work out after you ate that brownie - not only can you not un-eat it, but these are the kinds of "slip ups" we'll all continue to have. Great job creating healthy habits!

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LINDA! 3/10/2014 10:00PM

    You are awesome...stay focused. You are beautiful just the way you are.

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WINDMILLS18 3/10/2014 7:47PM

    You are beautiful! I'm so glad you are motivated and a part of the Blooming Beauties Challenge! You're going to rock it!

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DNJEN471 3/10/2014 7:07PM

    Fantastic job girl !! I have no doubt you'll succeed with all that support!! Can't wait to see your result photos!

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KLONG8 3/10/2014 5:14PM

    Wow, I'm so excited for you! 4.3 pounds in 2 weeks really shows that your revitalized efforts are working. You sound very together and I'm glad you've created a support team this time. Way to GO!

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MTN_KITTEN 3/10/2014 5:13PM

    You are gorgeous and deserve the very best. Eating one brownie is not the end of the world. Each healthy decision builds on the next.
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