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Before it was too late.....

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's hard to admit when I have gained some weight back but here goes. I have struggled since April 2011 when we lost a dear friend unexpectedly at age 53. I hung on as best I could to not gain everything back. I would tell myself, "it's only 10 pounds" then "it's only 15 pounds". I had stopped logging my food and exercise slowed a lot. The good thing is I was still choosing healthy food MOST of the time.

About three weeks ago, I started pushing the 170 pound mark. This would be a 25 pound gain from my goal weight I reached in the summer of 2009. I put on the brakes BEFORE IT WAS TOO LATE !!!! I made a 7 day goal to log my food. I reached that goal and made another one to do it again. I'm in week three of logging my food. Now I just have to get my exercise back up. JUST NOW I did a 5K on my treadmill. OH YEAH, the scale is back down to 159.8. BYE BYE 170. I'm not coming there !!!!

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    Grief can take such a toll on one's life! I'm so sorry about your loss. With that being said, I'm so proud of you for "putting the brakes on". You are an inspiration to so many... me included!

    2250 days ago
    YAY JULIE!!!!
    2252 days ago
  • CAROLJ35
    You are certainly headed in the right direction!!!

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    2252 days ago
    Wonderful. Thanks for sharing your experience. It helps others like me to realize we are not alone.
    2252 days ago
    Life does that sometimes - you can't always be on the ball, and the death of a friend can be such a big blow. I'm sorry you lost your friend, but well done for recognising your limit and climbing back onto the SparkWagon!

    So, you've learned that it's easy to let those pounds creep back on, but also that it's not the end of the world and you can turn it around again. Doesn't logging your food make such a difference!

    Congratulations on the weight loss (it's more than I've managed in three weeks!) and it's good to hear that you are so clearly heading in the right direction!
    2252 days ago
    emoticon Good luck
    2253 days ago
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