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Hovering around goal weight.....

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The past couple of months have really been a blur - things are moving quickly and going well...which is great but a real challenge to the daily routine.

In the midst of all of this, I have been hovering at, above and even below my goal weight of 110 lbs for about a month now. Since I haven't been tracking anything on SP and have been pretty much MIA, this little development has seemed like kind of an anticlimax. I had it in my head that I'd just put the whole goal-weight thing aside until the storm of moving house passed by....when I got on the scale and it said '110', I was like 'oh...well that's interesting'. With the stress of everything my appetite hasn't been great at times, and I have been as low as 108. I suspect that my body is finding its new range....this is pretty cool....BTW, I am just above my goal weight at the moment (like 1 lb above) and am waiting to move my ticker until I'm at my goal weight for real.

But I have to say, the numbers certainly aren't everything. I haven't been feeling great. When you don't track nutrition, things kind of slide - and when they slide, it impacts how you feel. Same for exercise - there has been no routine to my routine, and although I've been getting 'some' movement, it's not the same as working at it consciously....so, I'm going to set myself some goals again, and aim to get back that great, healthy feeling that comes with treating myself well!

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On a completely different topic, I'm feeling a bit down today. DH is away for (we hope) the last time before we all head off together - he left this morning and the first day is always the hardest for everyone. I find getting the kids off in the a.m. really challenging as it's a race against the clock...and anyone who has ever tried to rush a 3 year old knows how that's gonna go :-/ I tend to lose my patience, and my poor little tykes who are really quite understanding about the extra demands this places on them get the raw end of it. DS is starting to express himself more and it just breaks my heart to have him say he wants to go with Daddy, that he doesn't want to go to the sitters....and to see him end up crying about it because he's sad. *sigh* I cannot afford to give in to feeling low - there is so much to do to get everything ready.

Anyway, it'll pass - but what I'd like more than anything is just to bring both kids home and hug the heck out of them for the day....instead, I have to go order boxes for the move, start packing non-essentials, take some forms to the pediatrician etc etc etc. Oh well, as my mom very practically says, this is a family project and everybody has to do their part...the kids' part is to make do with a bit less of mom and dad so things can get done...
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  • MEADSBAY
    Your mom is a wise woman- now I know where you get it from.
    Children are very resilient but do react to the stress of the family, for sure. This, too, shall pass.
    What an exciting time of your life.
    Take care of yourself, Mimi.


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  • NHGRL68
    It sounds like you are really doing great Mimi, in spite of all that you have currently going on. emoticon on meeting your goal weight! We all fluctuate some. That's why they tell us not to weigh in every day. Great job maintaining! Just think about your big move and how happy you will all be once you finally are there and living your dream:-) It will all be worth it in the end. Keep up the GREAT work, Lady:-) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • RIKKUPAINE
    Sorry to hear about the moving chaos. I guess all you can do is keep reminding your son that this is the last time the family will have to be apart. Maybe have a calendar and let him put stickers up every day that passes?

    CONGRATULATIONS on maintaining your weight. It's shame that you're not feeling your best, but at least the scale doesn't reflect that.
    3777 days ago
  • HEALTHY4LIFE360
    Don't be too hard on yourself and make sure to take time out to 'breathe' amongst the hectic stuff you're dealing with. Things will settle and take things 'one moment at a time'.

    Once it's all done - you'll sit back and be in awe for all that you have accomplished as a family and will be stronger for it! Of this I have NO DOUBT!

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    PS - Congrats on reaching the goal weight - although it may feel anti-climatic, it's NOT! Give yourself credit and I'm hoping you'll be able to get back to a routine that will leave you feeling less stressed and more in check with your tracking.
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