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I am here to get motivated, possibly motivate others and to lose weight. I have struggled keeping my weight at a reasonable number most of my life. Essentially, 7-8 years ago I gave up and now I am obese. I look in the mirror and wonder who the reflection in the mirror is?......How could this be me? Why did I do this to myself?
I knew how I did it to myself, but Why, is the underlying question.......I know that is the million dollar question and as I shed the weight, I am sure I will have to deal with some emotional issues that I have not addressed most of my life.
I used to work out on a regular basis, when I was younger I would run 6-7 miles a day. As I got older I continued to run, but not as often or as long. I joined a gym, then would work out at lunch and after work. It seems that I have always had to watch what I have eaten and work out like a fiend to be a normal weight......Of course I was not blessed with "skinny" working out was a way of life and so was counting calories.........Sometimes I would fall off the wagon, only to return back to the routine when I started noticing my clothes getting tighter or the scale creeping up. I would then start the cycle again.......
I got married, had a baby and struggled to take off the weight I had gained....I had successfully lost 60 lbs after I had him, but never got to my pre-pregnancy weight. I also seemed to not make the time to keep it off......It was much simpler to ignore what I needed to do. Well my baby is now 11. So, I need to make some changes in my life and the biggest one is losing weight and keeping it off. I am venturing forth on this journey and seeing it for what it needs to be, a lifestyle change, not a diet.

Any guidance, inspiration or words of wisdom are welcomed!

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    Alesia, Thank you so much for the flowers, I am at Sis's having a great time. Good for you doing more tracking this week. When I am totally honest and on target with my tracking I have really good weight loss weeks, so I don't know why I do not do that all the time. I Know what works and I still play with it sometimes. Lol I geuss it is human nature, Eve could not resist the Apple even though she knew it was a big risk she was taking. I geuss we are all a little crazy. Have a great week my friend! Susan
    2698 days ago
    Alesia, you had great numbers this week and somehow you have managed to lose every week so far, that is a really hard thing to do! I am proud of you!! I hope your reboot is successful and you have a great weekend, I am off to NE to be with my sister and I am really looking forward to it. Hugs Susan
    2700 days ago
    I found a great pair of Heels to show off our buff legs eventually. They are Diamond covered and totally Awsome. They look like something cinderella might wear. I would send those to you if I could pass a picture on to you here. I hope you are doing well and on track and hitting the exercise. Let me know if you need any help or support. I would love to see a new blog from you, what do you thinK buddy. Hugs Susan
    2718 days ago
    Alesia, Just a reminder today is weigh in day and we need your numbers asap. Don't worry if you gained we still want your post. Hugs Susan
    2730 days ago
    I bet Va beach is totally different now. To us it was just home and the beach. We were at the beach every week in the summer.

    I am really sorry to hear you have a Acl & meniscus tear. That must be really painful. I don't really know anything about crossfit but I have heard of it. Sounds like a really tough workout. Taebo is a good workout I hear, but more than I can do yet. Someday maybe. I do do Zumba every week. I was in a class but when my foot developed this ulcer my foot was in a cast for weeks so I did not want to do it in front of the class with a cast. So I just do it to a beginner video I have at home. I need to get another one this one is getting boring I have done it so much, so time to move up to the next one. When I totally can use my leg again I will be able to keep up with the class for once.
    I am sorry to hear your hubby and son have Add but sounds like you have the handle on it. My hubby is a mild calm man and does not like alot of noise or activity, funny because both sons were totally opposite of that growing up. Now the youngest with just add is a computer nerd and hates crowds and too much activity just like his dad. But the other one is ready for a challenge at anytime and the more people the merrier and the more dangerous the task all the better. Needless to say my hubby had a hard time handling them because they were so different from him growing up.

    I hope you are getting it all in with food and workout this week, don't forget those veggies and fruits. I love them so it is not a challenge for me, but the keeping in my calorie range is my hard one. I am on a 1500 calorie plan and I seem to get in about 1600 in most days. But I am working on it. Susan
    2732 days ago
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