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Getting back on track

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Having a birthday seemed like a good time to reset my goals. I turned 53 on July 8. I've been pretty much in a holding pattern with my weight for quite a long time now, gaining back a little, losing it again, etc. I’ve never quite reached my second goal weight, and it's time to get focused again.

My eating is what’s holding me back. I do eat healthy foods, but the trouble comes when I also eat too much of the unhealthy stuff, which I've been doing more and more of. I don't believe in denying myself foods, but I DO believe that I need to eat those foods a lot more moderately than I have been. I also need to be more mindful of when and why I’m eating.

I have been keeping up with the exercising though, which I guess is why I haven't gained back more than a few pounds. I snow shoed all winter, as well as doing various dvds, and shoveling of course. This spring and summer, I’ve been walking, or walk/jogging, just about every day with the dog. I've been doing more strength training also, and mowing the lawn.

So, as I said, I reset all my goals and I’m keeping it simple. Having too many places to check into, or too many things to track, tends to get overwhelming and frustrating after awhile. I want to spend LESS time on the computer, not more. So for now, I’m simply logging my calories, water and fruits/veggies, and tracking my cardio minutes and strength training. I’ve made my own training schedule, and I’ve got SparkPeople’s nutrition guidelines, so I’ll go from there. I can do this!
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  • 4CYNDI
    Happy belated birthday! I love your goals. Hope you are being consistent and getting results.
    2500 days ago
    I am glad you had a wonderful birthday.

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    Have a great summer,
    2540 days ago
    You can do this.

    I am in the same boat. I am trying to find my focus again. I can feel myself gaining weight and I don't like it. I understand the stressors that you have.

    I wish you much success in getting back on track.
    2540 days ago
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