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Saturday, November 03, 2012

The title of this post pretty much says it all! This past month has been a rough one... Basically I've been struggling a bit with saying no to certain foods... I started the 17 Day Diet and then pretty much went FULL STEAM AHEAD since March 19th and lost 93.5 lbs... but then... around the 2nd week of October (just before I was thinking I'd hit my 100 lb victory)... my schedule and routine drastically changed.

My son started acting a while back and his first part was "ensemble" in RENT... that ran back in March I think... anyway, then in his 2nd production ever, he got cast as Brad in Rocky Horror. That's not THE Lead, but it's A LEAD... so proud mom here goes to ALL performances... volunteers to work the box office, etc... 3 shows a weekend, 3 weekends straight... takes me from my routine of exercising every night... I would come home from work and grab something, then I was out the door to get him to the theatre... then I'd stay there for HOURS... Oh and did I say that the director's g/f makes the absolute BEST cupcakes EVER??? So, I'd indulge... (only in 1)... but still... oh and then the cast would go to a diner after the show, so then I was eating egg white omelets and giving the potatoes and toast to my son... but once had nachos... fully loaded. By the third weekend, I made a burger/fry run... and then we've been snacking on Indian snacks... fried chickpeas... full of salt... VERY good, though! So, my weight just stayed... I'd exercise when I could... but I wasn't eating right... I wasn't eating completely off... I was still sticking to some sort of a structure during the day, but I had gained 2.5 lbs back... 91 lost... and I'm thinking... DO NOT DERAIL! DO NOT GO BACK! I had come SO FAR!

So, this past week, I say.. NO, that's it! I'm going to jump back onto Cycle 1 and be STRICT... and then Tuesday night came and we had KFC... hey, I think we've all been there... just hard to get that taste for those foods out of our system... Wednesday, BACK to it... and even have more resolve to GET BACK TO IT.... did I say that my hubby and I were disappointed... the chicken didn't even taste as good as it usually did for us... Oh, and he's gotten down to 70 lbs lost, too... so the guilt we felt was terrible... I cleared out my desk at work of Indian snacks and I'm not the biggest snacker at night... so I was doing my best to get rid of the temptations and just get back to plan...

Well, it's like week one, way back in March of this year... when you have just junk in your system and you start eating clean and then you drop HUGE amounts of weight, due to water... WHO CARES! I just lost 7 lbs since Monday! I'm BACK on track and I'm soooooo excited!

Now, I'm only 2 lbs away from hitting my first 100 lbs lost and couldn't be more stoked... I leave to meet up with a friend to walk around a local lake in a bit... I've kept up with this since about May... and I'm not going to stop... I know it was the exercise that kept me from gaining 15 lbs with all those cupcakes and nachos and burgers and fried chicken! So, lesson learned... when things go a bit crazy... keep the movement going on... and then try VERY hard to get back to it! It WILL be all worth it...

How exciting to know that I'll be posting another blog here any day now... saying I've hit that first 100 lbs and can then proceed on to the next 100... (whew... ) Exhausting, but I'll do it... I know I will!
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  • KELLY19770
    Wonderful that you quickly picked yourself back up and are heading to 100 lbs gone!
    2054 days ago
    So excited for you! You have made such big, positive changes in your lifestyle. I really need to find a nice place to go for walks. I am going to walk downtown with DD as soon as she is ready but not a nice enough walk to make everyday.

    When you mentioned KFC my first thought was MMM, but then my next thought was no, it never tastes as good as I think it will. Can't even remember the last time we had KFC, it has been years. Last year DH and I were inside KFC waiting to order and just before it was our turn we looked at each other and neither of us wanted it anymore - we waited so long inside to order we were turned off by the greasy odour of the food and left. Happens outside Walmart too with the smell of Rotten Ronnies grease.

    Just before I read this blog I was just thinking to myself that too bad my recent weight loss is just water and not fat. LOL! Still feels good to be back on track!

    I am impressed with your hubby that he is still on board with you.
    2054 days ago
    Congrats for defying the odds and getting back on track. And hats off to the acting talent in your home.

    Fabulous weight loss success to you & DH!

    (thanks for your welcome)

    2055 days ago
    Marie that is great! You will hit that goal in no time! You are such an inspiration to many!

    2055 days ago
    OMG! Congratualtions - and get out there for that walk! We are all cheering you on!
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