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Back peddleing


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I talked to a spark buddy last night about back peddling in the weight loss realm. She is gaining her weight back and hitting all the same numbers I hit. All the realization numbers that just leave you feeling utterly lost. Why is it some of us struggle with our weight our whole life and need to fight to stay away from 250 land. Then we have coworkers that have never weighed over 140. Is it because everyone is fighting some battle and maybe 140 land isn't theirs? Maybe their battle isn't visible to the eye. I have coped with weight loss for the past 6-7 yrs with exercising 4-6 days a week and finding new ways to eat. It does seem like a tedious process that can take up a lot of time. But it's a trade off. Trading the ability to look up when standing in front of a mirror. Even though I am kind of struggling with that right now. Depending on my fitbit a lot and seeing that if I am at 7k steps and tired. I have 3k steps more to do for that day. Better get the dogs leashed and get my butt outside. Just gotta keep doing the best you can with what you got to work with.

Saturday my gym had a WerQ cancer benefit. All my close girlfriends I do it with bailed on me. Oh well I stayed for the full 2 hours and had a blast anyway. I asked for a fan so I didn't get overheated and they gave me two lol So I stayed good and cool and hydrated and danced 14k steps. Better get the dogs on their long walk before it gets hot out. This seems like it might be our only hot week for the yr.
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BHENDRICK2 8/24/2014 6:21PM

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PAPER_WINGS18 8/23/2014 2:33PM

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It's always a struggle for me-- you know that. It does suck that some of us tend to struggle with weight more than others. But I guess everyone always has some other issue- addiction to alcohol or drugs, diabetes, high cholesterol, depression. It's always something. Blah.

I admire you for kicking butt and taking names and always staying focused and dedicated.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/19/2014 4:11PM

    You have done an amazing job. The difference between you and most of the rest of us is that you were serious about losing weight and your are serious about keeping it off. You make sacrifices willingly to keep the weight off. It is a major commitment and you have made it.

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LEIGHWOMAN 8/19/2014 3:59PM

    Try not to stress too much about it - you're making a life! That baby will let you know what he needs, and if he needs you to gain more weight than Skinny Sally Joe at the gym than so be it. He's #1 right now. You will get your body back if you're determined enough to do it. Sometimes you just need to hear that it's OKAY.

I agree that it's so frustrating that we have to deal with this but others don't. And you're right when you say that EVERYONE has their battles, and some are just less evident. We take the hand we're dealt and make the best of it. Luckily you've been doing this long enough that you know exactly what you need to do to get back to it, and after you have the baby and your body is yours again, you'll do just great, I know you will.

This is horrible to say but the best way I can describe it is like there's a parasite in your body right now. You're possessed. Of course it's a darn cute and awesome parasite, but it's still something foreign to you. You can't hold yourself to the same standard as a non-pregnant you. It's not possible and not worth the stress. Do the best you can.

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PHEBESS 8/19/2014 10:52AM

    I think some people learn early in life how to juggle exercise and eating - and those of us who don't learn that early end up struggling through adulthood, or we just give up.

I was surprised when a friend I've always known as a slim and fit woman said that when she hits X weight, she eats salads until she's back down to Y. She runs daily. She watches her weight and never goes beyond her high point - unlike me, who didn't learn how to do that and is still struggling to get down to my optimal weight.

So yeah, it's a struggle.

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JPONCIN 8/19/2014 10:48AM

    You're doing fine. I think you're right, it's just not everyone's battle to fight. I'm going through it too, can't seem to manage my depression or my eating disorder right now. And no one understands.

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