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I missed a goal

Thursday, December 01, 2011

And yeah, I'm thinking of the recent Glee episode (I didn't watch but saw enough commercials) called I Kissed a Girl as I write the title. The actual working title for this post for the last couple weeks, in my mind, was "Failures, Big and Small." I changed it because focusing on failure, especially in the title, seemed to go against the whole spirit of Spark People.

For a long time, over a year and a half, my goal has been to weigh 200 pounds by today. I didn't make it. That is the small failure. It's not a big deal, because I have so many other things I have accomplished over this time; my body is stronger and much thinner than it has been in decades. I am eating much better. I have learned new goal setting skills. The list goes on.

I've been stuck near 210 pounds for some time now. I actually hit 209 back at Halloween, so for five weeks I've been hovering at this weight. I have excuses - I hurt my foot, so I haven't been running; I've been depressed (on an emotional roller coaster, actually) more than usual, which has triggered some emotional eating, some wallowing around instead of exercising, things of that sort.

But to look on the bright side, I dropped to 208 today. That could be a fluke, but it is certainly my lowest recorded weight in the last 10 years. Probably a lot longer. And in spite of the aforementioned pity parties I have had, I haven't GAINED weight; I'm still on my strength training schedule, and my feet feel well enough that I can start running or doing some other aerobics again soon.

I'll still get to 200, just a little behind schedule.
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    I get stuck sometimes too. But just keep on pluggin'! It'll come, maybe just not when you originally expected. It sounds like you have a good grasp on things and I agree - focus on the positive! You're doing great!

    2328 days ago
  • KIMMAS82
    You are doing great! 208 is nothing to have a pity party over!!
    2331 days ago
    emoticon is what I say, You have accomplished a great deal this is good, soooooooooo keep up the good work and I can see you moving on down to whereever you want to be. Take care.
    2332 days ago
  • TRACEY719
    Just keep doing the right stuff. I have been stuck for about 8 weeks, but I know that I will get where I need to be. Good luck!
    2332 days ago
  • LKMCKEE2008
    Just take one day at a time. You are doing great. emoticon
    2332 days ago
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