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Thursday, February 23, 2012

This blog my be a little all over the place, so let my apologize right from the start!

I was looking back on blogs from last year and came across one where I finally got out of the 170"s. I was PSYCHED and vowed to never, ever return there again. Well guess what? I stepped on the scale yesterday and I weighed 174. YIKES! My lowest was 156 and now I have skyrocketted back up to 174. Why did I do this to myself?

I am not going to dwell on it. I am going to push forward, I am human, and make tons of mistakes. I stopped logging my food and was not accountable for my actions.

So, now instead if only needing to lose 6 pounds to reach my goal, I need to lose 24. Here's how I am going to do it.

I joined a "bootcamp" style class called Females In Training (FIT). It meets three times a week and requires you to turn in food logs. I did a program similar to this last year and had great success. This program lasts 6 weeks.

I am also going to continue to train for my 10k at the end of march.

Some people can do this by themselves. I am not one of those people. I need a teacher and assignments that are required to be turned in. I need guidance. I am happy I have finally realized this. There may come a day when I can keep my weight stable without having to turn in food logs. There may come a day when i can have the intense workout I need without a trainer. Until that day, I am not going to be afraid to ask for help. I know what I need, and this is it. If I have to pay for FIT camp for the rest of my life, so be it. It's what works for me!

Thanks for listening!

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    I just read this and would LOVE to know how it's been going for you.

    What a journey this is, eh?

    Hope that you find the recipe for success.
    3388 days ago
    Wow your story sounds just like mine....weights almost exact too. I started SP 3 years ago at 178 , got down to 158 and then somehow ended back at 178 again :( I've been kicking butt lately and am at 165 and slowly going down. We can do it!!!! My goal is to be rockin the 140's by the end of June, when my hubbie and I are headed to Mexico for his brothers wedding!
    3402 days ago
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    You know what you need and going for it. That alone puts you ahead of a lot of people. You will rock this!
    3403 days ago
    You already have a plan and that's great! Dwelling any longer on the weight gain would just be bad for you. So, let bygones be bygones. Focus on making lifestyle changes with your eating habits. Changes you can follow for the rest of your life. Constant weight fluctuations are really bad for the body.
    Good luck with your plan and your goal!
    3407 days ago
    Smart plan, I try to identify places where I need someone else kicking me around so I get that help as often as needed. Here's to taking down those pounds once and only once!
    3408 days ago
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