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Friday, March 01, 2013

I've been depressed about not losing any of this weight I gained. I keep gaining and losing the same 8-10 pounds - been that way since September.
Today was the official weigh in day and I weighed 206.6. Getting closer to that 202 I had back in September. The good news was that February 1st I weighed 210. So I did manage to lose some of that weigh. I got curious to see what I weighed January 1st and it was 211. So for the year I've lost 4 of those pounds. Now to keep them off.
I've been much more consistent with my walking with my dog. I even ventured out today in the snow/sleet/drizzly weather to walk her for 45 minutes. Normally I would have said screw that but I did it.
I'm trying to get consistent on a daily basis with the walking. I know daylight savings time is around the corner with longer days which means opportunities for short walks later in the afternoon not just my normal walk. Spring's somewhere in the future too. I'd love the warmer weather to get here - heck I'd love the 50s right about now just minus all this cold north winds. I'm tired of bundling up when I walk out the door.
I seriously need to get back to the ST and that short firm and tone video (seriously it's just a couple of minutes). I know it works but I just don't do it. I need to short circuit that thinking into getting serious.
I'm hoping I'll be able to continue to do some interval jogging with my dog but if I continue to have problems then I'll just have to walk.
All in all, while I'm not excited about the numbers this year I am happy that I'm seeing a downward trend. It could be much better but it could also be much worse. I'll focus on the better.
Remember: Focus on the good things and not get all down and depressed over a minor setback. They happen. We have to learn to get over it and move forward. It's all about moving forward.
Don't obsess over the numbers on the scale. They are just numbers. Yes we all want them to go down. However, there are other things that are very important too. Those are the non-scale victories (NSV). Those are things to get excited about.
Are your clothes fitting looser?
When you walk are you breathing easier? I know with COPD and asthma that may still be a problem but are you less winded?
Have you noticed a smile on your face more? Means you're feeling better about yourself and are feeling good - those workouts and better food choices are showing up.
Since you're eating better is your skin clearing up or maybe glowing more? Healthy eating means healthier skin and hair.
Has anyone told you you smile more or look happier? I know my son's told me that I'm "blossoming out" (his words)
More spring in your step? Those workouts are working.
You make better food choices when you're eating. You do the work by working out. It will show in so many ways other than that number on the scale.
I know I feel better after I go for my walks with my dog. I get outside and breathe the fresh air. Get some sunshine (hopefully). I relax more. I'm not as tense. I spend that time mediating and talking with God. Working out my thoughts and problems. Sometimes getting solutions and insight.
I love it when my clothes get looser. I keep the thrift store in business emoticon because I can go in and find more clothes that fit. Can't wait to drop down another size!
It's easy to get depressed and down if you have physical limitations and can't do the things you want to do. You may never be able to do them no matter what your size. That's a hard thing to swallow and one that I'm having to learn to accept. I may not ever get to finish hiking those three knobs out on the Appalachian Trail because of the "steps". My knees just can't handle steps. I don't like that thought at all but it's turning in to my reality, like it or not. Due to my asthma I may not get to do some of the other hikes I want to but there are others I can do and will do. I just have accept my limitations.
We have to love ourselves. We have to accept ourselves as we are NOW. Not tomorrow but today. Love yourself each and every step of the way. When you do, it will start to show in unexpected ways.
Sending all my wonderful spark friends love and hugs. Have a fantastic weekend.
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    Thank you for having such a great attitude! It really helps me feel better. I am constantly struggling now with going up and down a few pounds. It's maddening! I just want to get there! But, like you, I am trying to remember all of the positive changes that count for something as well. :)
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    1872 days ago
    you ALWAYS perk me up -- especially today because I weighed and had a gain .... grrrrrr .... LOL I did go back and check my daily numbers .. even though the calories were good I was over on a couple of things including sodium ..... that is usually what will get me !! so ONWARD !! Thanks my friend ! Roc
    1872 days ago
    emoticon attitude.
    So many people give up, be proud that you are still advancing,no matter how slowly.
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    1874 days ago
    Small steps over time will give HUGE changes and NSV , like you cant with to see 50's again
    1875 days ago
    A whole lot of wisdom in those words. Have a great Sunday!
    1875 days ago
    Good things come to those who "weight" or at least go slower in their journey!"

    Every day is a new chance to take steps towards reaching our goals! Keep doing your best, and never give up. Always remember that you are worth the effort

    Love yourself for who you are right
    I agree we need to change things up with our exercise plan and not do the same thing each day they say. and to allow for a rest day

    .Don't obsess over the numbers on the scale. They are just numbers. is so true
    but hard to deal with i know from experience i know it sounds funny and hard to accept but i was always thankful that the the numbers increase they just yo yo . could it be salty foods when i started watching my salt intake and drinking more water the weight came off Have you sat down and really though and made a list of why I want to lose weight.
    Don't beat your self up for days over a slip the day is done forget and move on. think of the hikes you can do and did do are more important than the ones you know you can't handle its like the saying change the thing you can change and accept what you can't change . just think you are still here still working on the task . you are so much better off than some who is stilling and doing nothing.
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    1876 days ago
    having a great 2013 so far .... let's keep it up .... Roc
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    1876 days ago
    So true. Need to remember those NSV, because the scale is definitely slowing down on my end. I feel fantastic though, so that is what matters.

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