2009 - The year of STOP THE STRUGGLE

Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Reader's Digest Version:

I lost 100 lbs. I was 30 from goal. I didn't get there. I've gone up, I've gone down. I've not regained it all nor have I gotten back where I was. This has gone on for FIVE LONG YEARS!

So, if you're reading this, and, like me, you've struggled on & off, let's make this the year we string more than a few months together. The other day when I weighed I was 78 from goal. This means I never put it all back on but it means I struggle.

This is only four pounds shy of the weight I hit in July.

Definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. Some things the "same" I know are right, including my chosen low carb plan of eating. The other "sames" include the bites of this or "just this once" choices of that. I've proven to myself for FIVE YEARS I can't do it that way.

The Atkins diet really isn't about living in rigidity. Its about learning what the body can handle blood sugar-wise. Its completely about the insulin-output. So many people think its about deprivation. It is not. It is completely about living a life while keeping the fat storage hormone in-check.

I need to remind myself of this when I "want" the bread or the chips and salsa or the corn bread muffins. Those have been the three things that I've always said, "just this once". This is the year I'll plan ahead and take substitutes with me.

I CAN do it.

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    I am right by your side...stride for stride, bite for bite. 2009 can be a successful year for both of us, I know it! I plan on having my 100 pounds lost party this year, I am NOT waiting until 2010 for that, no way, no how!!!
    3763 days ago
    Count me in Lisa, I am the Queen of just once. or i'll get right back on track tomorrow except tomorrow ends up being days or weeks away. You are a very motivational person. I feel a lot of organization in this bootcamp. You are definitely shining through as our leader! My plan is to be on board right along side you during each one this year. Atkins mixed with exercise is the only way I have ever been able to loose weight, ever so you're right why not just make the choice and stick to it. It's a lot more rewarding fitting back into old clothes than it is finishing off a bag of tostitos! (once again my comment has turned into a mini novel!)
    3764 days ago
    i will be doing it rght along with you!
    3765 days ago
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