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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Over the last few years, the scale has been moving in the wrong direction. I hopped on the scale this morning and gained another 4 pounds (I need to put this in writing so I see it!). Am I sad?? Yes..but mostly I'm disappointed because I thought I had this in the bag! I know what to do. I've slipped back into some of my old ways and this has to stop!! I've shown myself that weight gain doesn't happen over's gradual...just like weight loss needs to be (I already knew this from experience, too...I've been here a long time!)

So..I'm going to scale way back on all the "things" I have going here on line and focus only on small, achievable goals...3 of them.

1 - no more eating after dinner (I know it's OK to eat any time of day, but for now this has to stop for me to get a jump on things)
2 - go back to volunteering regularly; it's good for the sole (this afternoon I'm going back to the animal shelter I used to volunteer for)
3 - form a regular exercise routing (I walk every day, but am slowly adding early morning exercises small step at a time)

These are my goals for now..once I can say I've met these, I will add another, then another, then another...until I'm back down to where I need to be!! emoticon
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    Great plan! For me, it's not just the old habits sneaking back in, but it's also that the older I get, the harder I have to work just to stay even. The good news is that the older I get, the better healthy food tastes! And I am finding some exercises that I love, like zumba and swimming.

    We can do it, we can do it!
    2294 days ago
    I've been backsliding along with a great many Sparks. We have the knowledge and support, so why do we continue to do it?

    It's time to get moving...forward!
    2294 days ago
    Right there with you, nailing the backslide!

    Catch up with my latest blog for some hard truths on what it takes for formerly obese to maintain weight loss...I found it sobering, but in some respects helpful to see what science is finding out.

    2295 days ago
    Great plan!

    It does really help sometimes to put it "all out there". I wish you the best in getting a handle back on things. Like you said, you know what to do. You have been here long enough I have confidence you will get it done!

    2295 days ago
    I'm in the same place as you. And have just realigned myself and my goals to get back on track. GOOD LUCK!
    2296 days ago
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