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20th high school reunion on the horizon

Monday, March 11, 2013

Mission accomplished last week: Got a workout in 4X last week and did stellar on the nutrition front Mon-Fri! I relaxed a little on the weekend and had a few too many jelly beans and a brownie, and Sat. night I had a bowl of pasta later in the night even though I wasn't really hungry. So I slipped a bit on the weekend, but overall I feel I am back on the right path. The scale is up several lbs which I'm hoping fall off rather quickly as most of it should be water weight. It still sucks to see it jump up, though. Maybe I can remember that next weekend to help reign things in a bit!

It came to my attention this weekend that plans are being made for my 20th high school reunion this summer. emoticon On one hand, I'd love to see everyone and catch up...on the other hand, I'm fat. I wasn't fat 2 years ago, I was in awesome shape. Why couldn't this reunion have come then? Or why could I not have maintained my fitness level and fat loss knowing that my 20th was only a couple years away? Talk about short-sightedness! emoticon

I've done the math, and I could realistically lose somewhere around 20ish lbs depending on whether the reunion occurs early or later in the summer. However, this still leaves me in fat-ville at roughly 180 lbs (my goal range is 140-150.) Gah! What to do about this situation? I don't want to skip the reunion just because I'm unsightly, but I want to go feeling successful and good about myself. I just don't know how this can be accomplished.
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    The term unsightly is a bit much! Work hard and I know you will be feeling great and looking awesome about yourself too by then, who cares what the scale says!!!
    1865 days ago
    You are not unsightly, they will love seeing you as you are.....enloy the company don't think about it so much.
    1865 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I did it for mine last October, and it was great! I would NOT have gone if I couldn't walk in proud -and I was the Chairman...
    1866 days ago
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    Take one day at a time and focus on that alone. If you feel you didn't do well, renew the goal for tomorrow. You can do it with good, balanced meals & snacks as well as exercise. When the reunion date comes to be, you may be surprised at the changes in everyone else as well!!
    1866 days ago
    emoticon Exercise & eating properly. Staying focused and tracking all your food & fitness... these are ways that you will succeed! I hope that the Lovely Limes will help you to reach your goals. Bright blessings to you my friend.
    1866 days ago
    Just promise yourself to be the best you can be at that time and take it as it comes...... life goes on and we must live in the here and now or it will go away and we will miss it all dreaming for a better tomorrow that never comes !!

    1866 days ago
    My DH has his 20th this year and mine's next year, so I hear you loud and clear. I was also at goal 2 years ago. All we can do is NOT give up and just remember that confidence and the right outfit can do wonders! emoticon
    1866 days ago
    when my 50th was coming up, I joined Sparks and had over 1 year to get where I wanted to be, so it was not that very difficult, just had to remember what my goal was, so I got there, but then that fall we went on a 14 day cruise, and the food is fattening and plentiful, and now I have put back on 10 pounds of what I lost, and it just does not want to come off as easily as it did first time, but you have a goal in front of you
    not sure what you want to lose, but get started, 2 or 3 pounds a week is very doable, and just keep in mind what you want, no more jelly beans (I do not allow them in my house) I can not resist them,
    this maintenance is harder that getting to you goal weight.
    1868 days ago
    I hear you!! Mine is this summer, too and we haven't gotten word on a date yet. Not sure if I'm going to head in town for it, but it does sit in the back of my mind!! Good luck!!
    1868 days ago
    If you don't start you will never make it good luck
    1868 days ago
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