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Wed July 28

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I love mornings. Every morning is a fresh start. When I wake up I feel full of energy and determination. By the end of the day, the energy is pretty much gone, but the determination remains.
I have been fairly good about tracking my food and that is really helping me feel more in control even though the weight is not going down. We did lose the internet one day, and if I'm at the cottage I track on paper but I am consistently tracking. Just the simple act of tracking is keeping me happier because it is something I have complete control over.
When my weight is staying the same or even going up and I look at my nutrition tracker and see I'm doing ok, then I feel better. It has helped me to realize that it's time to work with a health care professional and see why the weight is not going down. I have started the first steps of working with my doctor to see what the problem could be.
To be perfectly honest, once my doctor and I figure out what's wrong I will probably turn to a naturopath since my doctor tends towards mindless representation of large pharmaceuticals, but at least I feel like I'm moving forward despite the scale staying stuck.
I am learning that there is more to a healthy lifestyle than weight loss. We have control over living a healthy lifestyle, sometimes we don't have control over weight loss. Knowing that I am controlling what I can and working on fixing what seems to be holding me back makes me feel more powerful and determined. I'm happier with myself and that's a very important thing.
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    Thanks for reminding me that we have control over living a healthy lifestyle, and not necessarily our weight. I don't lose weight as fast as I would like to anymore. The slow rate of my weight loss used to make me a little anxious. But more recently I am accepting the fact that I am doing all the right things, and the pounds will eventually melt away little by little. Have a great day. emoticon
    3973 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing great to me and adopting a healthy lifestyle which is the most important thing. Weight loss will come.
    3973 days ago
    Shirley, you sound like you really are determined and are doing the right thing. Hope all goes well with what your doctor has to say. Good luck
    3973 days ago
    A good reference book I read is The Gabriel Method. The reason I recommend it is because of all the information re: why we do not lose weight and how to start to change behavior along with tips on daily activity and nutrition
    3973 days ago
    Sounds like you are really determined to be successful! emoticon
    3973 days ago
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