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My weight is the same--everything else is changing

Friday, April 05, 2013

I seem to be stuck at the same weight which is both good and bad. The good news is that the 50 pounds has been gone for six months. The bad news is that I will need to buckle down if I want to see further change. After a significant absence, I am back to food journaling, which is good. But I'm having trouble fitting in the exercise, which is bad. I have been relying on attending 2-3 kickboxing classes a week, plus lifting 2x a week. I've missed the last 3 classes because every single time, I've had a meeting or social engagement. I think I will need to be more strategic in planning my day; if I know I have an evening meeting then (yikes!) I might need to get up earlier and workout in the morning.

My life is in a state of flux/transition/change--whatev
er you want to call it and things are happening at such rapid-fire pace that my head is spinning. I'm transitioning from one job to another and already have a plate that's filling with obligations such as hiring staff, reading industry materials and registering for trainings and conferences. Also, I just wrapped up a big consulting project. It took 100 hours but the payday will be SWEET. I'm also volunteering with several organizations and there's meetings, conference calls, emails, etc.

Then there's all of the dating. I am just dating up a storm. As any single woman would tell you--dating has it's own share of angst, uncertainty and stress. When is he going to text or call? Should I text or call first? Where is this going, really? Do I look fat in this dress? LOL

In a nutshell, I've found a way to thrive as a new empty nester. This is all good and I am totally embracing these changes. I just need to stay focused on my eating and exercise habits so I can drop these 5 pounds I've set as my next goal.

Onward and downward.
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    In some respects I am in the same place - having dropped between 35 & 40 pounds, my weight has stayed the same for a few years. I would like to drop the last fifteen pounds to goal; however, I struggle with giving that final push to total success.

    It truly does come down to choices - do we want the total success enough to give up some of the pleasures, that we have been choosing over working our programs to the fullest?

    Obviously this gal has been choosing to forgo total success for other things. emoticon

    God bless!
    1877 days ago
    Wow...50 pounds is awesome!! A big congrats on your amazing weight loss emoticon And with all the wonderful and exciting things happening, I definitely understand how trying to fit in exercise is somewhat challenging-Maybe make it the first thing in the morning? All will align smoothly I'm sure emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1906 days ago
    My goodness, girl, I've heard of burning the candle at both ends, but sound like you're using a blow torch to light it! Sounds like you have a lot of change and excitement in your life right now. It also sounds like you might have the same problem I have had most of my life... trying to do everything. Life is definitely and adventure and it's fun to seize every opportunity, but I have learned that when I say "yes" to this, I might be saying "no" to something else. Our saving grace is multitasking... tell these dashing dates that you'd like to do something like go roller skating or playing laser tag or bowling or even touring an art museum... and of course DANCING is a great way to date and burn calories at the same time. Also... you may want to sit down and decide to give up just one commitment... even if temporarily... or give up a leadership role and just serve as a mentor to a new leader... anything to give yourself some breathing space. And you can also remember, this season of frenzy will pass. A new job is always a little hectic (and a lot exciting), I really enjoyed reading your post. Congratulations on the 50 pound loss... six months of maintenance is no small accomplishment!
    1906 days ago
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