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The mixture of good and bad-the gray area

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Well, here I go again trying to fight the weight loss monster. I was doing so well before. What is going on? I'm finding that the newness and excitement has worn off and now I'm back to dragging my feet. I thought I could get back on track so easily and just get into the groove. I'm avoiding saying starting over because really I am not. I have learned so much already and I need to continue and keep going with what I have learned so far and keep going in the race for a healthier me.

Last week I began exercising again at the gym and have been going to the pool. I think I lost momentum when I had foot surgery and when my foot was feeling better I didn't continue where I left off. I gained 15 pounds back. Fortunately, I didn't gain all of it back that I lost in May and June.

So, its back to congratulating myself on the efforts that I am trying to accomplish now and not saying that the struggle is a complete failure. Or saying that the past week has been a total success. I have eaten too many calories most days but there are days that I have given it thought and some effort. I do exercise more than I watch calories and I suppose the success of exercise is something I need to focus on now. I feel good when I exercise and surprisingly am less cranky after I do. Then when that is a routine I can focus more on calorie work.

So, its not all good or all bad just experiences to learn from. Unfortunately, I learn best by trial and error and it will probably take two weeks to get back into some sort of consistent routine once again. But I am not going to get it all perfect or all wrong. I regard it as somewhere in between--the gray area.
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