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March Weigh In

Friday, March 01, 2013

Short blog with just a status update today. I stepped on the scale this morning for the first time since mid January. I was apprehensive because I ate a lot of fast food for a few weeks, and I've made a couple of changes to my routine. I haven't been getting a lot of gym exercise done, but I have been 'working out' hauling moving boxes, and raking my new yard. Irregular exercise and eating fluctuations are usually setups for disaster and disappointment.

Instead, I found I am down a pound to 129.0! That's below my pre-holiday weight, and just 2lbs above my last summer low of 127.0. I'm pretty pleased with that!

I'm pointing out the obvious, but the lesson that I'm taking away is that weight gain is a cumulative effect. When I became obese, it was due to long term bad habits. Now that I am mostly maintaining my weight loss, short term of less than ideal circumstances isn't a deal breaker.

My main troublespot is becoming overconfident that just because I didn't suffer bad consequences doesn't mean that I am immune. If I didn't go back to my good habits as soon as possible, then I could have had a very different outcome today.
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    I agree! I have been maintaining and slowly losing despite not eating the best during the move...I do try to be somewhat sensible but have kind of been in survival mode. I need to get back into my good habits as well because, like you, I know that if my current eating becomes my "normal" things will not go so well!

    Great job on your loss! You have the complete right attitude!
    1934 days ago
    Good for you! You got to enjoy the holidays, suffered a bit of stress with the move and all, and came out nicely! I agree, getting back to the good habits as soon as possible is key to maintaining. emoticon
    1935 days ago
    Now you know what to do and you do it instead of both not knowing, and not doing. It is probably one of the hardest lessons in life. Congratulations to you! emoticon
    1936 days ago
  • BILL60
    Your words are smart words. Hang tough!!
    1936 days ago
    Keep it going!
    1936 days ago
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