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Into the 180's this am!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

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Well this has been a long time coming. I am sure I have been retaining water with the heat and some hormone issues but this was getting to be a real downer. JUST squeaked by into the 180's but I'll take it. I'm a fingernail away from being able to claim a new charm on the bracelet of loss but am deciding if I can claim that too, as I seriously need the motivation. Like .1 pound away. I do believe I will take the new charm today as this is all about motivation and if I were to go potty right now I'd surely make it!

I would love to see this decade of pounds pass by a lot faster than the 190's did. That was tough. Long, long periods of stagnation and no loss despite very vigilant exercise and tracking. I'm going to need to consider the fact that I'm too vigilant, that I need breaks more often.

In fact, the only thing that has changed this weekend was that I got sick, a UTI, nasty, and for the time of the weekend, swore off the exercise and strength training for the two days hoping a bit of rest would help in killing the infection. Maybe it has done some good.

It is awfully easy to swing too far in one or the other direction, either doing nothing at all, lots of us have been THERE, or doing too much, which is an easy thing for me to do too.

So, this week, as I certainly don't want to be stuck with this urinary tract infection, I will tone things down a bit. See where that leads me. I often have a voice in the back of my head saying--you do too much exercise for the calories you are eating, so the solution there is to up the calories a bit, not always as easy as it sounds, or back off on the exercise. I'm thinking a combo approach, I couldn't completely give up on the cardio and strength training, but I can back off a bit.

Any wisdom for me out there?
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    You are doing great. There will always be things that will sidetrack you and throw off your momentum. Take care of yourself first (which you're doing) otherewise things can snowball. And I hope you're doing fluids, fluids, fluids! Flush your system! It works for me if I catch it early enough and shortens its duration. Good luck with this.

    Big congrats on the 180's!

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    2829 days ago
    Congrats on hitting the 180's again! You are doing AWESOME!

    2830 days ago
    You can try it. It works for some people, some people it doesn't. Good luck.
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    Congrats on the 180's and sticking with it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Congrats on the 180's!!! emoticon
    2830 days ago
  • AKASHA66
    I did get the new charm today, a silver butterfly with black and white marcasite wings, a little fancier than my usually all silver charms. Smaller too. Next, on to the 84 kilo charm....
    2830 days ago
    Your persistence is paying off -- well done, sister! Just think --losing slowly gives you lots of time to practice your new healthy lifestyle habits, so you will be all ready for keeping it off for good. Give yourself plenty of pats on the back for all you have accomplished. You are 'charmed' in more than one way!
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  • AKASHA66
    I swear age is working in on the negative side of this too. It wasn't so hard when I was younger. A good reason to get things in hand before menopause, when I'm sure it gets even tougher.
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  • BECKA525
    Congrats on reaching the new decade. You are right when yousaid we can get too much exercise. I think sometimes I can do that , it seems that all I do is exercise. Not always a regular cardio but not being able to sit still. You know thinking that why am I just sitting here when I could be working and burning some fat. It is hard somedays to just sit and enjoy a book or sew or sonething to relax. My husband finally wouldn't allow me to get in my garden last weekend, said I was working too hard and needed to just sit. It was hard but I sure felt better for it and it even lasted 2 days instead of 1.
    Hope your next 10 leaves promptly. Enjoy buying your new charm.

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  • SPARKLE72023
    Aww... so sorry to hear about your bout with UTI. Those are so painful !!

    Wisdom? Ha! If we had any we wouldn't have let all that weight crawl & cling to our bodies in the first place. LOL

    By way of suggestion, you may try experimenting with different types of exercises .... or different types of foods. Our bodies are so different from each other. What makes one person drop weight fast . . . doesn't work on the next person. So it's really a voyage of self discovery.

    May your next 10 pounds slide off like melted butter!
    Congratulations on making past the tough 190's!!!!
    2830 days ago
    It can be really difficult to find the balance - especially as I have gotten older and the hormones are changing -

    here are some (((skinny vibes))) to help you keep going!

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