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Oh! Hello, October

Thursday, October 04, 2012

So, it's freakin' cold outside. Yesterday, here just outside of Denver, it was like 80 degrees. I think last night, mother nature realized, hey, it's October, it should totally be colder... and so, now it is. That's probably not how the weather works, but that is how it is in my mind.
I've been doing fairly well. I've lost seven pounds this week, which is awesome. But I'm worried. I see myself listing excuses not to do today's exercise, although at this point, I still do it anyway. I find myself slipping from my meal plan, not by a lot... but by enough that I'm wondering if I'm sabotaging myself in some way. You see, I'm at the weight that I seem to be able to drop to and then it all stops. I keep going for awhile, but eventually I slip back into the blahs and give up. I do NOT want to do that this time. I want to see that I can keep with it and still progress - maybe slower, but still progress.
I've changed up my exercise plan a bit, mainly with strength training. I now walk 1.5 miles six days a week, and then on top of that I do 25 min strength training (all body) every other day... then 10 min upper body strength training on the other days. The 25 min strength training days has been the Biggest Loser Power Sculpt level one, but now am alternating with Levels 2 + 3. Changing it up has been challenging, so I think that is a good thing - I've noticed I'm doing better with level one, so I have developed my muscles to do those exercises well, with good form. I want that adjustment with levels two and three.
I'm wondering if all the previous times I got to this weight and gave up... if maybe I was slipping before that and really just sabotaged myself. It's happened enough that I have major doubts about losing more weight, that maybe it's not possible for me.
I do not want to give up, so I put this out there that I will continue on my plan, that I will adjust as need be, that I will move forward.
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  • TEDYBEAR2838
    No Blahs. Chin up, smile & GO FOR IT!
    2057 days ago
  • SHINTON1618
    I hope you can stay away from the blahs! I have always heard that Colorado is beautiful!
    2059 days ago
    2059 days ago
    Oh, I've done the yo-yo program for a while. The big hint is, if you do fall off the wagon, get right back on it immediately.

    Before you know it, with enough determination, you will continue to make progress!

    2060 days ago
    Knowing this is where you usually sabotage yourself is a huge step. Set a new goal with a reward. My money jar really helped to get me back on track. Find something that is going to keep you focused then make a short term commitment to it. You CAN do this. You ARE doing this. Not everyday will be easy. There will be those days you find yourself making those excuses to NOT do it, BUT, how do you feel when you shut that voice down and JUST DO IT!! remember that feeling when you hear those excuses popping up in your head. emoticon emoticon
    2060 days ago
    Stay strong you are doing GREAT!!!!!
    2060 days ago
    Don't give up!!! I got faith in you because I am in your boat. I have been doing so good for the past few months..this is by far the longest streak I've been on. Last night I thought I will skip today..it's okay to skip a day I thought in my head. But in reality it's not okay for ME to skip a day because if I skip a day then I will skip the next and the day after and then all the hard work I've put in to becoming a healthy happy person is shot. I can't sabotage myself like that..it's not fair to me or my daughter..I made myself get up and do 30 minutes of cardio. I kept a smile on my face the whole time and determination in my mind. I try to see the big picture in my head. I always like the saying ...in a year you will wish you started a year ago...in reality a year will come up pretty fast. I know you got this..and your blog is motivational to me because it is the same way I feel. Sorry for babbling on your blog:) but you got this!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2060 days ago
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