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Friday, December 28, 2012

So, I spent my Christmas money on some much needed new jeans.

I have been putting off buying new jeans, because due to my gaining of weight, rather than losing of weight, I had to buy a bigger size. That size was the biggest size I've ever had to buy and as I found that rather depressing and I didn't want to move up in size, I just never bought any. But i was having a very hard time squeezing into the old ones, not to mention they were getting ripped and worn out as I've had them for ages, and it was finally time to deal with reality. I grew larger and need a larger pant.

The plus size of all of this, is that now that my jeans actually fit, I feel better about myself. Definitely look better in my jeans. Hopefully, that will be the largest size I ever see and soon I'll start decreasing in size again.

If I gain any more weight, I'll have to find new places to shop, because I think that's the largest size those stores carry. Yikes! Maybe that's a new motivation.

I'm having more steps back rather than forward, but at least I keep taking a step forward now and again, and with practice perhaps I will start taking more steps forward consistently.

I lost weight once, without trying when I was happier than I had ever been in my life. So, I know it's possible.
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    I haven't made use of any of the sparkpeople videos yet. I have a YMCA membership, that I was using very consistently. 4 or 5 times a week. One of their trainers help me set up an all around body strengthening routine and showed me how to use the machines and everything, so I did a warm up bout of cardio and strength training after. On the every other day that I didnt' do strength training there is this really awesome aerobics class. So it's a ready to use tailor made to me system. It was working when I was doing it.

    Then it just seemed like life happened. My favorite cousin died unexpectedly (not that death is ever really expected, but he's younger than me, it was a couple of days before his 27th birthday). And a lot of other things were /are going on, things involving divorce and confusion and fighting. I just sat here for months, crying and crying and crying. I didn't walk my poor dog anymore, I stopped studying for tests and doing homework. About the only thing that I did besides cry was eat.

    I realize those are a long list of excuses.

    Thanks everyone for your support and comments. I'll get this figured out eventually.
    1935 days ago
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    I second the weight training idea. While cardio is great, and revs up the metabolism, strength training always makes me *feel* healthier, stronger, and sexier. Don't neglect the weights - it's MORE than worth it!

    I know how much it sucks to buy bigger jeans. When I had to put on a pair of 22Ws, it just about killed me. I've never been *skinny* but, c'mon...Determining that I would never get a second pair, and NEVER get a larger one, helped. However, may I suggest you keep those jeans anyway. I'm keeping my 22W jeans, as a reminder of where I came from. Even when I feel fat, defeated, and hopeless...I put those pants back on, and when I realize I have to hold them up because of how much I've lost - it helps.

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    1936 days ago
    suggest you start with the SP weight training videos. You'll see a slimmer you in a short time, even though the scale doesn't change. You'll also feel stronger and more fit, giving you energy to try more activities.

    Weight loss never happens without any effort and you are worth the inconvenience of being uncomfortable: hungry, tired, sweaty and a bit sore. Its all worth it to achieve your goals!

    1936 days ago
    When they fit they look better. You will get there!! emoticon Angie
    1936 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/29/2012 6:41:13 PM
    The power is IN us to make our goals comes true. We have the power to coax those old habits out the door. Just emoticon and victory will be yours! emoticon
    1937 days ago
    Hang in there. You can do this!
    1938 days ago
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