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A Report from the Road - Tales from 100# Down

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I like to refer to the destination as "Health & Fitness". The beauty of the journey is that it can be reached by many different paths. I get a lot of comments from my blogs (thank you) and many have asked about different aspects of my personal journey. I thought I would take just a little time today to share with you where I am, what path I'm currently traveling and what lies ahead.

I'm 3-1/2 years down the road on my journey. I don't move in a "fast vehicle". I like to think of it more as an old truck with worn seats and a sticky 3rd gear. The thing is... it WILL get me there eventually.

This winter has been hard (I'm sure many of you North Americans will agree). I've not had great success over the winter. Since the holidays I have struggled and am still battling to get 9 pounds off. That's the bad news. The good news. I'm still down 111 pounds.

There are no excuses for the uptick. I own every one of them and can tell you they come from not tracking as carefully, getting less exercise, too many sweets and comfort eating. Let me describe the last one lest you think I'm talking about emotional eating.

Comfort eating is a big bowl of potato soup when you come in from shoveling snow. It's eating the macaroni and cheese at the potluck supper. It's not that I'm angry, sad, lonely or stressed. It's just good ol' comfort food. Sadly, most of that is also high in fat and/or calories. That's got to change!

My exercise has slacked as well. Once again there is no excuse. I can always do something. Even if my pain levels are high they are still going to be high if I'm on the exercise bike so I need to just power through.

Tracking is a discipline. I let myself get undisciplined when away from home where I couldn't track as carefully. I didn't come home and get right back to it. THAT is an easy fix.

So there it is. I've got to retravel a 9 pound road before I can make progress on down the highway.

I will be starting the 2nd Quarter of Beyond the Scale on April 7th. It lasts 10 weeks and the weather should be excellent for upping my exercise as well as produce should begin improving in the supermarket. I think it will be a great chance to make a serious dent in this journey.

If you want to join me click this link to go to the information team where you will be notified when registration begins.

It's TIME to spring into action!

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    I most definitely got off track, too, for over a year, but came back to SP this year in the beginning of January and have lost 5 pounds. Altogether, I have lost 10 pounds. I am a tortoise at losing weight, but find that tracking my food consistently and community support as well as eating mostly whole unprocessed foods have been my key to healthy weight loss. I have been exercising regularly, too, which is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
    1469 days ago
    Thanks for sharing.
    It seems these weeks of winter have worn us all down.
    I'm so looking forward to warmer days, sunshine & new resolve to get back on track.
    I am in agreeance with you... tracking faithfully takes discipline but it makes all the difference in achieving the goals I've set before me.

    Have a spark-a-licious day!!
    1469 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I like your definition of comfort food.
    1470 days ago
    This winter has definitely been a test! I am looking forward to the farmstands opening and farmers' markets...oh I love spring. I completely agree about the comfort foods! That's what I do - I don't emotionally eat, I eat because it's comforting. And movies, TV, and reading is just better with a bog bowl of something warm in this frigid weather.

    Great blog emoticon
    1470 days ago
    I never thought that way about comfort food. emoticon emoticon
    1470 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon because you are emoticon
    1470 days ago
    1470 days ago
    I hope you are right about the weather being nicer in a few weeks. It's weird to think Easter will be here in about a month. WOW! Anyway, congrats on your success and you will get there. I have been trying to move around a little more but I know I need to edge 45minutes to an hour down for workouts on most days...

    God bless & emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1470 days ago
    I've been on the same slippery slope. I gained 10#. Why do I do that to myself? It took hard work and daily perseverance to lose. Rrrr! I've lost 4.6 of those pounds, and still have 5.6 pounds to get back where I was before I blew it. Your blog sounds like an echo of what I did. I need to lose 11 pounds to get to goal. I haven't had as long a road s you've traveled.

    In August, my kids are taking us to Hawaii for 2 weeks. I want to snorkel every day we are there. Spring is right around the corner, so that will make it easier for me. The garden needs lots of hard work and I ordered a Zumba dvd to help me with exercise. People I know either love or hate the workout. I can't think of a workout I didn't enjoy.

    Our healthy living will pay off. We can do this!! emoticon
    1470 days ago
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