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Was it this hard last time?

Monday, April 21, 2014

I don't remember it being this hard to lose a few pounds! When I started my weight loss journey nearly two years ago, I had the eye of the tiger. Everything was about healthy living. I lost 2 lbs a week consistently for 16 weeks and then it would hit or miss but I managed to get off 55 lbs. This past week I had a MINISCULE goal. A goal so small, it shouldn't even be called a goal. I just wanted to lose 0.2 lbs. I gained 0.6. What in the SAM HELL? I worked out 4 days last week and ate sensibly. My water intake was CRAZY. I don't have quite the eye of the tiger but I have been trying. Today my pants are dissecting my gutt, they are so tight. And I didn't eat much on Easter. Actually yesterday, I was at my mom's house and I wanted to change out of my church dress. My brother and his kids live with her. I asked my mom if she had a pair of scrubs I could wear (she is a nurse). My brother offered to grab me something to change into.

Let me explain the body compositions of these folks. At one point last summer, my mom and I wore the same size and my upper body was actually smaller than hers. Not so much after an 18 pound gain. My nephew is a long and lanky 17 year old and my brother is much bigger than me. I was kind of nervous about what my brother was going to give me to wear. Well he brought me up one of my nephew's t-shirts and a pair of my mom's scrub pants. The shirt was huge on me, which isn't much of a victory because my nephew is a little goth and tends to wears his shirts big. Surprisingly, I fit my mom's scrub pants. While they were snug in the thighs, they had room in the waist, butt and legs. In that moment, I felt relieved that I am getting on top of my weight gain before it gets to the point that I am embarassed by situations like this.

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    I can relate at times!! I know you & how hard you work! I have no doubt the scale will be going on the right direction in no time! My motivation has always been my clothes...when I feel like they are getting too tight I know it is time for a change!! I hate the feeling of trying on 20 things in the morning before work until I find SOMETHING to wear that looks "okay" :)

    Keep fighting, love!! Have faith!! You've rocked it before.... You'll ROCK IT again!!!! emoticon
    1393 days ago
    I've noticed that too..I've lost weight in the past and it was pretty easy…now…not so much! I think the body gets used to it and I think also you KNOW what you have to do to lose the weight and you KNOW how much work it is, so for some reason the eye of the tiger stays hidden!

    Better luck next week, It could just be a water thing!
    1397 days ago
    Nikki are you tracking all of your food and nutrients? Are they all in balance? I see you are tracking your exercise. You are on your way! Remember baby steps. You have done it before and I know you will keep at it. This is a LIFESTYLE change. You want to be healthy. It will come! Keep up the good work Nikki!
    1398 days ago
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    emoticon You're starting again so you are half there!! We are in the same boat. How are you doing with your exercise? I hurt my foot so I haven't been giving it my all. Going through the motions in that department except for today. No excuses!! emoticon You are emoticon so keep it moving!
    1398 days ago
    emoticon you are headed in the right direction!! emoticon
    1398 days ago
    I am so glad you didn't have to suffer. I hate that feeling - it was when everything in my closet felt like that, that I came back to Spark. Good for you for getting back your health!
    1398 days ago
    you're taking control and you'll have the eye of the tiger once you find balance and see the scale go in the right direction. Stick with it! I'm faking it till I make it so let do it! =)
    1398 days ago
    Good for you.

    1399 days ago
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