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Saturday, September 13, 2008


LAST WEEK WAS A TOUGH WEEK. I THOUGHT I HAD FIGURED OUT WHAT WAS CAUSING MY PLATEAU. I INCREASED MY EXERCISE TIME AND STARTED TO WATCH MY SODIUM. THE FIRST WEEK IT SEEMED LIKE IT WAS WORKING. I LOST 2 LBS. I WAS SO EXCITED. I FINALLY FIGURED SOMETHING OUT THAT WOULD HELP.

SO I CONTINUED ON. THE NEXT WEEK , I WEIGHED AGAIN ,AND GAINED 1 LB. OK, THAT SENT ME ON A REAL SPIRAL. ISN'T IT CRAZY. I KNOW THAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT REASONS THAT THE SCALE SAID I GAINED WEIGHT. I THINK I WANTED AN EXCUSE TO BINGE. I DON'T KNOW WHY EITHER. I HAVE FELT SO MUCH BETTER SINCE I STARTED DOING ALL OF THESE THINGS. I CAN TELL THAT I AM STRONGER AN THAT MY BODY HAS CHANGED. I FEEL LEANER AND MORE MUSCULAR.

I SPENT LAST WEEKEND AT A FESTIVAL FOR OUR SMALL TOWN THAT I HAVE BEEN GOING TO FOR 50 YEARS. I ATE THINGS THAT I SHOULDN'T , BUT NOT TO EXCESS. BUT THEN COME TUESDAY I WAS SICK. IT FELT LIKE THE FLU. IT LASTED 2 DAYS. THE THIRD WASN'T SO BAD SO I RODE MY BIKE. ALL AND ALL I ONLY MISSED 2 DAYS OF MY CARDIO LAST WEEK, BUT I COULD TELL THAT I WASN'T DOING IT. ISN'T IT STRANGE, THAT WE SPENT MOST OF OUR LIVES STAYING AWAY FROM EXERCISE AND NOW THAT WE ARE USED TO IT ,WE REALLY MISS IT WHEN WE DON'T DO IT.

I HOPE I'M NOT RAMBLING TOO MUCH. I'M TRYING TO PUT MY THOUGHTS DOWN IN A ORDERLY WAY, BUT IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE HAPPENING.

SOMEONE ON ONE OF MY TEAMS TOLD US SOMETHING THAT I HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF. SHE SAID THAT WHEN WE PLATEAU, IT IS OUR BODIES WAY OF CATCHING UP WITH THE CHANGES THAT IT HAS BEEN THROUGH WITH WEIGHT LOSS. IT GIVES IT TIME TO LET THE SKIN SHRINK BACK SO THAT WHEN WE ARE DONE WITH THE WEIGHT LOSS, WE WON'T BE DRAGGING ALL THIS LOOSE SKIN AROUND. WELL SHE DIDN'T SAY IT LIKE THAT , I ADDED THE HUMOR .....LOL



SO TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO GAVE ME SUCH GOOD ADVICE LAST WEEK, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT. A GOOD BUTT KICKING emoticon NEVER HURT ANYONE. SO I AM BACK ON MY GAME AND GIVING THIS ANOTHER SHOT. I HAD MY WEEK FOR BEING BAD AND NOW IT IS BACK TO LEARNING FROM MY EXPERIENCES.

THANKS CHERYL FOR THE LOVELY PICTURE ABOVE. IT CAME FROM A BEAUTIFUL EMAIL YOU SENT ME.

GO TEAM GO!!!!
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  • BOXERMOM19
    OMG You missed execise? Could that be a lifestyle change? Carol your on the right track. Two step forward one step back. Slow but sure. YOU GO GIRL.
    4529 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2948406
    YOu can stay on track. Remember, its all about the choices and decisions you make every day. From deciding over the soda to the water to thinking about portion control.
    4554 days ago
  • POLLY20
    Deuce, It's so good to feel the strength again.. I know that you were feeling so weakened.. Now is your time to take over your body once again.. You have so much support here & it's great that we are all here for each other.. Lov Ya Glad that you are feeling better.. Always Polly
    4556 days ago
  • SEXYGREENEYES71
    I hope that this week finds you feeling well so that you can stay on track...I understand the feeling of almost looking for an excuse to binge....unfortunately I find myself thinking about the wonderful tastes of the food I love. I have tried to do this...I love Mcdonald's ice cream....so tonight I had to stop and get my daughter something to eat and so I ordered myself a sundae. I ate the topping and a few bites of the ice cream and gave her the rest. I didn't feel as bad because I satisfied my taste craving but didnt eat but a few bites. I learned a long time ago not to neglect yourself because it makes things worse. You sound as if you are definitely on the right track....don't be so hard on yourself! You are doing great! emoticon
    4556 days ago
  • MOB8/2009
    Hey, spark friend! Stop beating yourself into the ground! You have come such a distance on this adventure of ours that you have become an inspiration for me. If we didn't have "bad" spells, we'd be perfect and boring. Sometimes we have to surrender a bit to really appreciate where we were and strengthen our desire to get back there.

    My favorite quote is "a road with no potholes is a BORING road". I occasionally allow myself a treat (a pothole), much like your town fair, and then I feel better about getting back into my routine. We're all human so just relax a bit and enjoy your pothole with the knowledge that tomorrow the road will smoothe out again.

    Sending cyber hugs your way, emoticon

    Linda
    4556 days ago
  • KSNICKER
    Good Morning my friend...

    Well you know that we've all pretty much been there and done that...
    I've been doing really good and then DH (here comes my excuse) made those darn peanut better cookies... lol They are such a temptation to me.

    The good part is that you are jumping back in there and getting back on track... This is journey that we are on... We are not perfect... but we are learning to change those old habits into better ones.

    I read that too about the PLATEAU, IT IS OUR BODIES WAY OF CATCHING UP WITH THE CHANGES THAT IT HAS BEEN THROUGH WITH WEIGHT LOSS.
    But always love the humor you add to it... (IT GIVES IT TIME TO LET THE SKIN SHRINK BACK SO THAT WHEN WE ARE DONE WITH THE WEIGHT LOSS, WE WON'T BE DRAGGING ALL THIS LOOSE SKIN AROUND) HEE HEE
    I think we are a lot alike in that aspect... Well I hope that they are right about the Plateau... lol But all the shrinkage is done shrinking for now... So let's get back to the loosing of tonnage! LOL

    Glad your back on the POSITIVE track again... Forward HOooooooooooooo!
    (no I'm not calling you names) Geez! hee hee


    ((hugs))

    Kath
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    4557 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/14/2008 8:41:57 AM
  • MARLA7
    Deuce - I'm right there with you. Up & down so much on that darn scale... eating healthy, then eating junk, exercising then doing nothing.... BUT.... I'm also right there with you & back on the program. We both have that big shiny brass ring within reach... all we have to do is stay consistent, eat healthy at all times, add more fitness to our days & we'll be grabbing that ring before we know it! I have faith in us sweetie! Love you, Marla
    4557 days ago
  • DIANEV5
    I remember someone saying that t too and we all blow it now and then You just have to shake yourswelf off and get back on the horse again and thats what your doing right with all this exercise we're getting a lot stronger emoticon
    4557 days ago
  • RUHAPPYTOSEEME
    dont worry we all have bad days, i seem to be having a bad month lol but we pick our selves up and start back over :) hugsss
    4557 days ago
  • LINDIEMAE
    Deuce, isn't it a good feeling when you realise that something you have avoided all yourlife suddenly becomes important in your life? Like who woulda thought that excersize would be so important? Im glad you are back on your game, sometimes we all need to distracted in order to get back to it. And I bet it was your body reacting to all the garbage it felt it was taking in that made you sick, funny isn't it? The body now wants that healthy stuff you have been giving it, what a message your body sent you !!
    4557 days ago
  • GRAMMY2FIVE
    I think a plateau must be the hardest thing in the world to overcome. I've not done this long enuf to know. Scary really when I think about it. All I can say is never give up. You are doing all the right things it seems. Look to your inner self for strength and know you have so many friends who care for you. "This too shall pass" Cynthia
    4557 days ago
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