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11/1/12 5:42 P

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I'm there too..I had a huge change in my life, we had to sell my dream home, I had to leave my dream job, and down size, selling more than half my stuff, them move 1500 miles ......I gained 10 pounds, like you my sister said ....so.....just drop it....it was so hard to get going again, I would drop 5 just to regain it...I did that 3 times, then I had to get honest with myself....yep I am heart broken for the losses in my what I called and thought of as a perfect life...I was eating more than I should....so I got back to what I know is right for me, stop letting others tell me what I should do....so far 3 of the 10 have come off and I'm hoping the last 7 come off before Dec. 11..my 3rd anniversary of being at goal weight range......

so .....just keep doing what you know you have too....do this for a healthy you....no matter what anyone says....

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11/1/12 4:54 P

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It is hard when you have to go back to basics. Unfortunately, I find that I eat too low and save most of my calories for supper and nightly eating. I have been eating after 9 pm. I know if I do not eat after 9 pm, I will lose weight. But, I'm hungreeeeee! It's a careful balance.

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11/1/12 4:40 P

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You are not alone...and, I am glad I am not either. I hesitated joining this group (thanks for the invite Pookie)...because I am back to square one.

I was within 11 pounds of goal 18 months ago. I had back surgery in March, 2011 and all was going well. BUT, after surgery, I was SCARED to return to the gym...but, the food called. When I returned to work, I ate EVERYTHING. By Christmas I had gained nearly 30 pounds!!!!

I have started again and again this year to get back on track. I do fine for a few days...even got a trainer again and returned to the gym. But motivation and consistency are my downfall. I have not found that KEY thing to motivate...prayerfully, we can help EACH OTHER remember the basics (you are right John!) and get back on track to our goals.

Take good care of you!!

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11/1/12 1:15 P

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Amen to that. Its tough when you have come so far, you feel the weight of the expectations of others, and then on top of that, to have bouts with a lack of motivation to make right choices.... I totally get it...

Had a killer workout then proceeded to much down a ton of fudge stripe cookies while watching a movie...I mean...REALLY Robert????


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11/1/12 11:57 A

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Oh, and thanks for posting this. Because it's tough to be a "success" and still find yourself having to fall back to the basics.

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11/1/12 11:56 A

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You know I ran every single day of summer, but I also ate WAY more than I should have and I put on pounds. 10-15, actually.

What do we do about it? We go back to the basics. Eat healthy, be active, and repeat consistently.

It's math, not magic. We do the right things and the weight will come off. Trust the process.

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11/1/12 10:16 A

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Everyone here has been so supportive. And, this is something I cannot blog about. Why? I have family on my page and my family is part of the problem.

So, I have gained TEN pounds. I know it's not a big deal. Right?! emoticon Well, it scares me that I gained it because it is not as easy to drop the pounds like it once was. I guess the other part of it is that I wasn't too motivated to lose it because it filled in the area that had the most saggy skin. My sisters has asked if it will ever go away and just didn't make me feel better about that part of me, a part that I wasn't keen on. To me, it was like telling someone that is saying "I'm fat" to them "Yes, yes. You are." They were just mean. Now, it's filled in and I don't feel good about me.

I lost weight to feel good about me and it seems like I still struggle with it. I still have the tummy.. it's just smaller.

I just needed to talk about it.


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