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260 at 100 days in..

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I just realized that the past three years, no matter how my weight has fluctuated during the year, I consistently hit mid-April at 260 pounds (my recent high weight this month, this year again).

2008- Elated to be down to 368 from over 375 Jan 1
2009- 260 on 4/15
2010- 254 on 4/21 (and up from there)
2011- 260 on 4/13
2012- 255 on 4/14
2013- 260 on 4/10

People have their own cycles, and mine swing long and wide. It's sometimes difficult to see patterns, and easy to deny that I binge or fall into any predictable behavior. But the truth is there.

100 days into the year is always a changing point for me. For better or worse, it is. And this year it will be for better. I need better health and better happiness.

My recent experimentation with eating whatever I thought I was wanting (I hesitate to say "craving") at the time has taught me a few things. But I'm still not sure what keeps me coming back to this weight.

So I'll start building my baby steps and healthy habits, each time hoping its stronger. Like the 3 Little Pigs, my house of brick is next. It'll be the one that this Wolfkitty can't blow down, but can safely reside in against it all.

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  • SCOOTER4263
    LOVE the plates!!!

    Isn't 100 days the amount we have to work before anything we make is ours, rather than the government's? You know, like front-loading a loan. I seem to remember something like that, and being horrified. I like your idea of taking stock of the year much better!
    1884 days ago
    Love the blog. Let's move into this new Season together!
    1884 days ago
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    1884 days ago
    Was stuck at 215 for extended periods on several occasions. I felt "comfortable" at that weight. It was 30 pounds down from my highest and I'd think "well, at least I'm not back THERE." in retrospect I think I was afraid of moving forward. It was easier to "plateau" by adding junk food, dining out, drinking with friends than it was to face the unknown (how I'd look and feel at a lighter weight).
    1886 days ago
    I like your picture association, very cute and clever. See you soon.
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    1887 days ago
    It's tough when we get "stuck" on a certain number...wrestling with mine also and trying to shake things up with intermittent fasting 1-2 days week. Not sure this will do much either...but kudos to putting one foot ahead of the other! :-)

    1887 days ago
  • MARTY728
    Like the art and the blog tie-in! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1887 days ago
    I'm guessing 260(ish) is your current "set point" the weight that your body generally gravitates to.

    This is not to say you can't work to re-set to a new place. It's all about metabolism, which we all know is incredibly complicated.

    Good news: you're in a GREAT place. Spark people can offer you great advice, recipes, nutritional info, and exercise ideas as well as a medium to store it all in.

    Also: you're not new at this game. You know what needs to be done and you know it works because you've done it before. Every go at this makes you more confident, more informed, more likely to succeed!

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    1894 days ago
    Ditto on the congratulations for staying (well) under 300 - that's an accomplishment! Just stick with it, and think about tracking your food if you haven't done it already - it's quite an education to see how many calories we're eating!
    1894 days ago
  • KITT52
    emoticon at least you are still trying..never ever give up
    1894 days ago
    (i love this:

    It'll be the one that this Wolfkitty can't blow down, but can safely reside in against it all.

    what a great attitude. you go, girl.)
    1895 days ago
  • NEWSGIRL2177
    That's really interesting. I know I would do a lot of soul searching to see where my head was at each year. I know you've had a lot of changes and stresses, so I'm sure that plays into it. But I also know you have great focusing powers to stop this pattern and create a new one.
    1895 days ago
  • HHB4181
    1895 days ago
    Keep Keeping track! Next April 250? One thing is for sure, with Spark People you will never be at 300 again. emoticon
    1895 days ago
    What a blessing to have made so much progress. Wishing you health and happiness!
    1895 days ago
    For starters, the plate art is super adorable! Secondly, you've lost a lot of weight before... I have no doubts that you can lose more. You've seen the pattern, you've learned from this journey so many things about food, weight loss, yourself, etc, etc... I have faith that you can build more good habits and see success. Many hugs to you! Miss you lots!
    1895 days ago
    I know you are capable of whatever you set your mind to. This next 100 days will affirm that! And now that you see a pattern April 2014 can be different.

    You can do this!
    1895 days ago
    Props for recognizing a pattern! That's a big step. You are one determine woman and I have no doubt that you will bust through this pattern. You can do it!
    1895 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Give yourself credit for not regaining what you lost in 2008. I really recommend reading Richard Bernstein M.D.'s "The Diabetes Solution" as I started with reading "The Diabetes Diet" and went and got his first book so I really understood INSULIN RESISTANCE and why losing weight and KEEPING IT OFF has been so difficult. He has a chapter in the appendix on PCOS which he says most young obese women have. I had it even when I was 125# during my teens and early 20s. At 24 I had to take fertility medicine in order to have my oldest son.
    He say Metformin will help all obese people since we are ALL Insulin Resistant, and given time we will get Type 2 Diabetes and even Insulin Resistance does damage to our heart, kidneys, etc. He helps many obese patients lose weight. He has lectures on YouTube that are very interesting. He has had Type 1 Diabetes since he was 12. He is now a healthy 78.
    1895 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/15/2013 12:16:26 AM
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