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I am a C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Well friends, I'm not really feeling much like a champion after today's weigh-in said I gained 3 pounds - just feeling very human. Trying to fight feelings of failure. I'm analyzing what has gone wrong with my efforts, and here are the results:
1. It's very hot and humid so I might have some water weight. OK, I got this one out of the way-it's more of an excuse anyway.
2. Thyroid medication recently decreased - possibly a little slower metabolism.
3. The surgery on my jaw put a huge dent into my exercising efforts. I didn't want to jar anything, and also I had no energy for about 5 days (except to go to work and that's NOT exercise!). Even though my exercise is mostly just 20 minutes of aerobic walking with LS video, I think it was doing more for me than I realized.
4. When I really look back at my tracking, my efforts are inconsistent. One day great, the next day off track. The pizza party today didn't help, but it's in the past.

So what can I do now? I absolutely NEVER want to see 170 on the scale again!!! And DH and I are leaving on vacation next week Friday. Here comes my attempt at picking myself up, dusting off, and leaving those pounds behind!

C - Consistency - Boy has that been missing!

H - H20 - keep drinking lots of it.

A - Attitude toward eating. Eat to live, not live to eat.

M - Make time to exercise. It really does work!

P - Prayer and asking God to help me care for His temple. I know He will.

I - Involve others. Ask DH for his help and support. Invite him to go for a bike ride. Ask family for help on vacation.

O - On plan. If that means stocking the RV with lots of veggies, so be it! Also going to try more mufas :o)

N - No eating while standing. This has been a big one for me, and I haven't conquered it yet.

Think I can avoid the 170's? You bet I can! And if you want to be a C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N with me, and my little acrostic will help you, then please use it!

Here we go, Champions!
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    I am so glad I found you again! emoticon
    3429 days ago
    Ena, You are a CHAMPION!!! You are doing a great job and you will WIN this battle. AWESOME attitude!! Thanks for this great blog...made me check out what I am doing!!!
    Blessings and hugs,
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    3450 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    I love it and you can to it .I made myself a promise to never hit 160 on that scale again .I don't worry about the numbers as much anymore, but try to get my measurements down I have lost 11 inches from my belly since I started,but I need to lose at least 6 or more inches to get close to where I want to be .I look so much bigger then any one in my family because of the way my weight is proportioned they all weigh more according to the scale .,but I still looker bigger .Together we can do this .You will relose those pounds you gained back and so will I . We need to be proud of what we have accomplished and keep moving forward .Take care emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3502 days ago
    Ena...YES you are a CHAMPION for the mere fact that you are right HERE!!

    I say YES to all those goals!!!
    I was reading the other day that a (small) handful of nuts (raw not salted) eaten 20mins before a meal really takes the edge of your appetite (good MUFA too of course!)....wonder if that would do two things for you?
    1. keep your calories on track
    2. could be eaten before you prepare the meal and so you're satisfied without snacking during that time? Nuts are filling...I've tried this and it does work...
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    3503 days ago
    Ena, I like this one too. I want to join in with you. Let's do this together...THE C H A M P I O N S!!! emoticon We can do it!!!
    3503 days ago
    I'm trying so hard to get OUT of the 170s...lower, of course! When I get to 169, I think I'll have a party! With fruits and veggies, of course! Not getting much fitness in this week with running all over for the kids(in the car a lot), but I guess I'm burning more than I might think!

    I am really proud of you! You've got a great attitude!
    3503 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/15/2010 11:21:26 PM
    Great words they're so true, I'll join you on this journey!
    3503 days ago
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