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Friday, April 20, 2012

Two days ago I stepped on the scale and discovered that I had gained three pounds. I stepped off the scale horrified. Now normally, a three pound gain wouldn't scare me because at different times of the month my weight fluctuates...but this was three pounds ON TOP of my normal three pound differential... aarrghhh!

There is no one to hold accountable for this but me. My husband and I went to dinner last Friday (something we hardly ever do) and I had a loaded baked potato. I could have stuck with the steamed broccoli. I went to the Festival on Ponce in Atlanta Sunday and I had a funnel cake. I usually take Kashi Go Lean bars and a bottle of water with me to avoid the temptation to eat badly. Wednesday I had a fried chicken salad from Applebees for lunch at work with the girls (the whole size mind you and bread) when I normally bring my lunch. What did I expect!

Now I am not beating myself up. I know it's ok to splurge every now and then and enjoy life, but I have been sabotaging myself all week. I should have expected the scale to be angry with me.

Sooooooo... I am sitting at my desk at work this morning with my two hardboiled eggs and greek yogurt and warm lemon water preparing a workout plan that will help me regain what I have lost and stay on the path. The new goal is to be less than 200 pounds by July 19th...

I need an accountability partner! I hope you will check on me from time to time, but if I find myself alone in this race, I certainly won't be having any more weeks like this past one.

I am now headed in the RIGHT direction!
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    Thank you all so much. I have read these posts over and over several times. I am staying in the game. I am sooooo glad I finally have a support system that understands this journey. God bless you all!
    2247 days ago
    Oh hun we all seem to have been falling into these ruts lately it seems. I'll help you on your journey and I hope you can do the same for me :) I too saw a 3lb gain on Monday and have avoided stepping on the scale since. I've been trying to do better with what I am eating but I just can't seem to fit in my exercise like I used to be able to. The only thing I seem to be getting in is a Wednesday Zumba class but I have that litterally scheduled in with a sitter in order to go.

    We'll get thru this like everything else. Best wishes to you this weekend and I hope that you come out of it with a loss by Monday :) I know i'll be wishing for the same ;)

    2252 days ago
    Being a member of SparkPeople means that you're never alone in this race. And we're pulling for you to finish, but you don't have to speed. Slow and steady wins the race! You've just had a learning experience that you won't soon forget. The dangerous times are when you eat out of control and it doesn't show up on the scale- then you think you can get away with it. It always catches up eventually. Way to find your way back to the course!
    2252 days ago
    I've got your back!

    First off you did great - you realized you were sabotaging yourself - you confronted it. AND instead of giving up you realized it and are back on track. That's amazing! I think most of us have had moments like that that have turned in to months or years of overindulging. We are NOT going to be perfect on this journey. We are going to have these exact types of moments where we struggle. And , you probably learned something from it to help you in the future.

    What's working for me is tracking diligently and being very active. This is what my fitness schedule looks like:

    Sunday: running (try to jog as much of a 5k as I can with walking breaks)
    Monday: cross training (non running cardio) 40-50 minutes like a dance dvd and full body strength that this site did for me
    Tuesday: running (try to jog as much as possible within 30 minutes + 5 min walking warm up and 5 min walking cool down
    Wednesday: same as Monday
    Thursday: REST
    Friday: same jogging as Tuesday plus full body strength
    Saturday: REST

    I made sure to adjust my fitness minutes so it's giving me the right amount of recommended calorie ranges, etc. And really coming on here every day helps immensely! I blog through my problems and successes and read articles and try to learn as much as possible and stay motivated. Setting small goals and achieving them really helps me keep my momentum too! Also just trying to get to know a lot of people on here and be involved with others - it makes me look forward to getting on here and reading their blogs, etc.

    You've got this! And I'm here for you!
    2253 days ago
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