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Motivator of the day

Sunday, January 27, 2013

This morning I discovered that I was motivator of the day again. My first thought was why me? Ive gained 40lbs back and still havent managed to lose it. Then I shook that nasty negativity out of my brain and had another thought, my glass half full thought. I have maintained a 90lb weight loss for almost 2 years now and through a pregnancy. I may have gained a bit back but I havent given up the fight.

Now for an update.I gained 15lbs over the holidays bringing my weight to 205lbs. During the day I was closer to 210 then 200. Thats when I felt it all slipping away and I had to act fast. I decided to dip into what little savings Ive managed to build and buy a used treadclimber. The treadclimber is what I used the first time and its what I will use again. And just like last time once I no longer need it I can sell it and recoup my money. I actually made a profit the first time so that would be a nice added bonus.

Its been 2 weeks since I brought it home. I had forgot how much i sweat when I use it. To me sweat signifies a great workout. Sometimes it is so hard to coordinate our family going to the gym and the treadclimber allows me to get great exercise without all the work. So far I have lost about 7lbs of my 15lb holiday gain. The real weight loss doesnt start for me until I reach 190lbs and start working on the baby weight.

Its a start thought and Im proud of myself for pushing forward. I have managed to stay fairly chocolate free. Chocolate free to me means no candy. Its a trigger for me. I wish I could have just 1 piece but then I would want more and more and more until thats all ive eaten for an entire day. Dont get me wrong ive had my battles over the past 2 weeks. I struggled with peanut butter for a couple of days. I ate it all and then just didnt buy anymore.

Im glad I am motivator today. Its what I needed to keep pushing forward.

A recent picture of me and my babies. Setting an example for them and making sure they have a healthly mommy is why I do this.

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    My gosh, we could be twinnies, except I have grandchildren the age of yours and a great grandchild as well. I gained 16 lbs over the holidays and went to 205. I won't be back to losing really until 189. I've lost 5 of the 16 and just had a problem with crunchy peanut butter and hersheys w/almonds. Anyway, we're both headed back down so it's all good. This is the first of your blogs I've read, so I don't know, but you must be saying something that resonates with people. You seem real approachable and real to me, so that may be it. God bless you on your journey.
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    Awesome that you've already lost 7 pounds. That's quite an accomplishment. Keep on keeping on and you'll reach your goal before you know it. You can do it!!!!
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    Always on your side and yes, you definitely deserve the prize as you really truly are motivating for us all ..... Roc
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    1997 days ago
    Your blog explains why you ARE the motivator of the day!!! Keep on keeping on!
    1997 days ago
    I've done the same thing. I had a 75 pound loss, reached in 2009. Then 2011 lost a dear friend and I have gained back almost 20 pounds from 2011 to now. About four weeks ago I put my foot down and got busy. I have lost 9 of those 20 and I'm PUSHING FORWARD. I added you as a friend. We can PUSH FORWARD together. Congratulations for being motivator of the day and for NEVER giving up.

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    That's for the words of wisdom. I too have gained some of the weight I lost but I am not giving up. I have claimed this year to be when I get the weight off and keep it off. emoticon
    1997 days ago
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