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Time to make a change


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Last night I was reviewing all of my info here on SP including previous weights, measurements, etc all the way back to 2012 when I started. I was surprised at some of the stuff I saw. My lowest weight in about 11 years happened in 2012 when I hit 149 lbs. I was also surprised that I gained about 13 lbs since I started the nursing program last fall.

I started looking at this stuff because I was a little down on myself about not losing as much weight as I'd like, and I really wanted to see my trend when I lost my 20 lbs. I know that this is a process, but I feel that I'm working hard with no results. I think the fact that after I put in my fitness for the day, it tells me I still have more calories I can eat, so I eat more. It's frustrating.

My original goal was to lose 35 lbs by my birthday in September. Clearly, I will not lose that much by then, unless I'm gonna starve my self. We all know that's not gonna happen! So I changed my goal date, but not the goal weight. I still want to lose 35 lbs, but I've changed my date to March. This will also be before I graduate from nursing school. I know that seems like a long time, but I know once I am back in school, I cannot work out as often as I am able to during summer break. I'm not making excuses, it's reality that between classes, clinicals, studying and family life the exercise gets thrown to the back burner. Although I have no reason that I can't carve out 20-30 minutes a few times a week once I'm back in school. I will need to focus a lot more on my nutrition too.

In the meantime while I'm still on break, I am giving it my all. I'm starting to enjoy running. I'm not great at it and I can't run miles and miles yet, but it makes me feel good. Some days are better than others, my plantar fasciitis sometimes makes it harder and I end up having to walk.

On a more positive note, I took my son for his first physical therapy appointment today since his surgery. He already has more range of motion in his right foot than before the surgery. He'll go 2 days/week and they will focus on strengthening his leg muscles since he hasn't been up and walking too much since they took off his cast. The other cast comes off on the 11th and then he will go for therapy for 3 days/week after that.

Thanks for reading. I hope you have a great day :)
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EDLEAR 7/31/2014 6:30AM

    I'm glad to see that you're reviewing your info and adjusting your goals. That takes a lot of inner strength. Good to see that you have a plan in place, and I know that you can stick with it. You are a very powerful woman.
I'm so glad to hear of your son's progress. Soon enough he'll be back to exhausting you.

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BMCC488 7/30/2014 10:17PM

    Hang in there, you're doing a great job. You changed your goal and you can do it! I understand what you mean about school and everything else going on at the same time, I'm a bit worried about what I'm going to do but over the past week or so have been figuring it out in my head. We can do it. It will be tough but it is in our power.

One thing about the exercise calories, you could change the setting on here not to show the calories added to your daily calories in. I don't know how to do it off hand, but I did it to mine at the beginning because I already knew I wasn't going to eat those calories and it was distracting to see all the time.

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SHRINKINGALISON 7/30/2014 2:44PM

    Hi there! It's great to see that reading back on your journey has given you a reminder of how to go forward and lose weight. I just joined today, but I have had many years of trying and failing, so I can learn from that and hopefully have some success now that I have joined this site.

I'm definitely an advocate of slow and steady wins the race, but I'd also say that some form of regular exercise will help your brain to function better when you are back at school :)

Good luck on your journey and feel free to drop by my page to say hi :)

Alison x


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JLHODKINSON 7/30/2014 2:43PM

    I love running too! Makes me feel very aware of my body and totally invigorated! I'm finding though that I enjoy most any workout that I commit my mind and body too. Each different workout offers something different for my body. I never thought I'd enjoy yoga and now I'm totally loving it, and it's doing something for my body that I've never done.

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