Happy Halloween everyone. I had to stop by and let this team know how grateful I am for it. This time of year, more exact the months of October through December, has always been both a challenge and stumbling block throughout my life. As a matter of fact, last October I was only 5 pounds from goal and sabotaged myself throughout the end of the year and had nearly 10 pounds to lose to reach goal as of New Years 2012. This is the first Halloween I can remember when I didn't gorge myself with candy. Having reached goal and knowing there are team members out there (you guys) who are in the same place I am has helped me to hold myself accountable for my health and choices at this time of year. I still have Thanksgiving and Christmas ahead of me but I feel confident that I've finally reached a point of reality where I know eating wrong and ignoring my exercise routine will have an unsavory trade off. I am trying to be ever mindful of the following: "Not being able to eat whatever you want is hard. Gaining weight back, feeling tired and sick and unhealthy is hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD". I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season Pat
I believe in myself, I am a strong woman. I will reach my goals, NOTHING & NOBODY will hold me down. I will live my life with integrity and intention. I will set a good example for my daughters and my son. I will be a woman that makes my grand children proud when they look at pictures of me long after I've left this earth.
Congrats Annie! Great job! Haven't felt good for over a week but hopefully am coming on the other side of whatever this is. Gave myself permission to slow down and not feel so guilty for not consistently exercising. Will get there but have decided to do it without the guilt. Surprising how food strongly seems to affect me now that I am smaller size- I definitely feel what I eat.
139 Maintenance Weeks
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Congrats, Annie! I'm at about 142, today, too, and this is only a few pounds away from my lowest ever adult weight of 138. Also, I love tennis, so I feel extra close to you right now ;-)
Seems like I'm off the "plateau" part again and back to the quick loss part, since I've dropped close to 2 lbs in the last week or so. Going on vacation this weekend, so it might be difficult to stay on track. DH and I have only been eating Subway for fast food when we need to go that route, though. It's so nice to finally have him on board with the healthy eating thing. I think it's a big part of why I've been so successful so far.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
What is right is not always easy, and what is easy is not always right.
Congratulations, Anna and good luck as you continue your approach to maintenance.
Last night a strange thing happened. I hadn't eaten enough FAT to even get to the bottom of my range. So, I ate a serving of honey nut cream cheese spread and crackers. One serving was enough for me and for the tracker too. Such a smart tracker!
The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.
Today my weight is 142. This is the lowest adult weight for me EVER. I am thrilled but in a new and better way. I am learning maintenance while I lose my last few pounds before reaching my new goal of 140. I accept that I will always need to track food, exercise regularly, and even accept that the scale with jump around and sometimes that jump will be up instead of down.
I started an 8 week challenge 3-1/2 weeks ago at 145 and have been up and down between that number and 144 for most of that time. I was traveling for a week and did not get enough exercise and food was not the best. But mostly I think it was just a normal "spot" where my body was adjusting to a new, lower weight.
I have now lost 15 pounds in 93 days and that is awesome and actually more than I expected to lose. My goal is 140 but I am going to continue to keep my calories in weight loss area for most days to take off a few more. It would be very cool to end up in the mid to high 130s and if I can do it and then maintain the loss, I will. If not, I will be thrilled to continue to be the size I am now.
This is a big shout out thank you for SP and to all the wonderful folks here. You are the best.
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