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SP tells me to blog.....

Friday, January 26, 2007

Well, I am in the sparkstage that states you should write about a problem goal in your online journal.. I have not really kept a regular journal, just a few blog entries. I guess those days are over, hahha. I like the ideas SP comes up with, and since they have helped me from 189 down to 175 already, I will just listen, like I did with everything else they suggested.

So of my favorite downfalls is the 176 pound mark. I made it there a few times over the past years, with portion control and exercise, and the weight comes off easy, but then I get nervous, and think I can't keep doing this. But also, I get superman issues. I think that it was so easy this far, if I slack in water, exercise and portion control, I can still lose the weight. I had talked about those issues with dear fitness buddies of mine in the 40's group, and they gave me a whole list of things that can help me, and they actually pushed me past that point so far. I noticed that I am slacking in working out, and although my portion control is extremely good, I think it is time to step it up again. I have learned so much here, and I know that it will be an interesting journey.
The great thing is that I have a wonderful effect on my girls by my changed lifestyle. Yesterday, when none of us felt like getting up to exercise, and it was cold and nasty. We all laid down next to the fire place, where I came up with an exercise we could do laying down. We did bicycle movements with our legs, and some Pilates moves I remembered. So we all laughed and had a great time together. This morning, I had lost another .4 pounds without even really trying. It seems that every time I add any exercise the night before, I lose a little bit that day. That is a great motivator.
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    What a creative approach to exercise. This is my weak point right now -- I have felt so fatigued lately that I don't feel like exercising the way I should, but you remind me that if I can make myself do it, I will actually start feeling more energetic. I found this blog very enlightening because I tend to have that "superman" mentality going on. I spend months doing all the right things and I lose a nice amount of weight, but self-deception sets in and I start believing I can keep on making progress even while I am slacking on doing the things that got me there. They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results, but isn't it equally insane to change what we are doing while expecting the same results? What an AHA moment!
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