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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oh, I'm doing the slow & steady thing just fine... I want more. Why can't I muster more? Every day I enjoy a little indulgence so I don't feel deprived and don't lose my mind. It's necessary. Or is it? *sigh* Well, maybe if my "little indulgence" wasn't 400 calories, it wouldn't be an issue. Yesterday was a really weird but really good day. Extremely strange - I wasn't hungry. I ate breakfast. I did not have the opportunity to eat lunch so enjoyed the last 2 delicious cookies (now they're gone-yeah!) while I made a healthy dinner of flounder, pierogies & green beans. And then I had a gin & tonic w/ my Valentine. So I figure between the cookies & the drink, there was about 400 or more empty calories. Not an ideal day but I did end within my ranges. ((The cookies were made with Kashi Go Lean crunch instead of rice crispies. Mmmm!!))

I have to wonder where I'd be if I were more strict with my diet. No cheating. Would I weigh less or would I have given up? Knowing me, probably the latter. I've been so good about exercising but I can't seem to perfect my eating. I don't think it needs to be perfect all the time ~ just more often than not. I dunno. I'm rambling because I'm frustrated.

I decided to mix up my exercise. Instead of Zumba 5 times a week, I'm going to see what happens doing it 3 times a week + 2 days of strength training. Yesterday was the first day & this morning every muscle in my body (except my abs) is screaming.

So far this year, I've lost an average of a pound a week. I have 15 pounds to lose in 14 weeks to reach my goal of 140 pounds by June 1st. It's so doable but I'm doubting myself. Twice I have moved my end goal date because I passed it. I really don't want to do it again.... but I'm tired. My spark is petering out. The journey to my destination is getting too long & I feel like I'll never arrive. Maybe I should have taken more pictures to look back at to keep me motivated but I'm always behind the camera. I've got tons of pics of the kids, the animals & outings but not me. Oh well. There ya have it.
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    You're doing the right thing & mixing things up a bit with the exercise. Your body may have a adjusted to your routine and just needs a little "shake up". Also, with your food intake, you don't want to be too strict, this is suppose to be a lifestyle change, something you continue the rest of your life, so if you want a little treat, you gotta have it. I agree with Charlie-B and reading success blogs for motivation, that always helps me when i'm in a funk. emoticon emoticon
    2591 days ago
    Missy, when my spark starts to peter out I start reading the successful members pages for inspiration. Then I do research on what ever I find that interest me. When I find something I think might help, I make one small change for a week. If it works, I make it a habit.

    I think I have finely found what works for me. This past 7 days I have lost 3.8 lbs. Yes, I’m still in the 160’s but it’s the first time I have lost that much in a week since I started in 2008 at 199.6 pounds.

    We are all doing what we think is best for our bodies but, I found out I was wrong and made a scary change for me. I just wish I had made my change years ago. But first I had to become open to looking at a different way. We all have to choose our on ways.

    Good Luck to you!

    2592 days ago
    I can so relate to this blog!! I have done some of the same things...staying within my caloric range, but not with the best choices of food. Hang in there, you can do it!

    Sometimes I feel like "the spark" just has to be "relight".

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    2593 days ago
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