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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I wanted to wait until I had a week under my belt of getting the job done, BUT since my blogs have been nothing but down right depressing lately, I wanted to share my joy with all of you!

My mom wants to lose maybe 15-20 pounds, and has wanted to for a while. I asked her if she would try with me to eat around 1500 calories a day. She is not one that would track her food, but I even told her I could kind of add it up and stuff, and she tells me what she eats. So far it is working. Today is day 5, and weigh in this morning had me down 3 pounds. I understand it is water and blah, blah, blah, but that is 3 pounds that I am not lugging around. I am also prepared for the "easy weight loss" to stop soon, I know I won't be dropping 3 pounds in 4 days forever, and that it will slow to a consistent, slow loss soon. But it was the push I needed and the reassurance that what I am doing is right.

I have pretty just gone back to the "everything in moderation" thing, and it has involved processed foods. It does work and I can lose weight doing this... however I do enjoy how I feel physically when I am eating better foods. I have made a conscious effort to add in more veggies, and get back to that. I just needed it to be baby steps. The idea of going from eating nothing but fast food to eating completely healthy was too much for me. So I have literally crawled in the right direction, and am now ready to really get back to it.

I can not take this dreaded feeling of "starting again"... I know it's not starting OVER, even with the regain I had still been doing this a year, still have lost 50 pounds, and I knew how to do it. I wasn't starting over from square one, but I basically took a time out by choosing to eat the way I was, and now the time out is over and it's time to get back to business. So I know in the future "time outs" are not for me, because the idea of starting again is just too daunting... eek!

Thanks to everyone for the love and support, it would have been so easy to run and hide from Spark, which is what I used to do when I'd start gaining weight. But this time I reached out and I got so much love and support that I just couldn't give up, and for that I thank you guys so much! emoticon emoticon
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    So proud of you, lady!

    Who cares if that 3 lbs is water weight?! It's still off your body and seeing the lower number is encouraging!

    So happy you found your Fitbit too!

    I'm excited for your next blog to see your progress!
    1883 days ago
    Awesome! Keep up the great work!
    1883 days ago
    emoticon I'm so happy you have gotten back on track!
    1883 days ago
    glad to hear things are going well!!!

    1883 days ago
    So glad you're back on track. I'm really struggling with it.. I do good for almost a whole day and then I fall off again at night. Gotta try again tomorrow.
    1883 days ago
    Eh, I totally get the processed food thing. It totally is possible to lose weight choosing a Lean Cuisine for your meals- and I'm glad that you've found something that works for you. A lot of people with crazy schedules like yours rely on premade foods! Heck, if they didn't make me feel so sharky (I get migraines from preservatives) I'd probably join you!

    Don't let anyone make you feel bad for your choices. You are doing the best you can for your body- and that's all she's ever asked for!
    1883 days ago
  • JUDY106
    Proud of you!!!! You will do it. i had my time too that I spend off course while I was sick. Now, it is time to get back to treating ourselves right. I will be seeing you around. emoticon emoticon
    1883 days ago
    So happy for you to get back on track. And happy that you got your mom on the train to lose weight. Sometimes even that little bit can make us feel so much better! You can do this!
    1883 days ago
    Thats so sweet that your mom is working on it too! So glad to hear things are starting to look up. I'm cheering for you!
    1884 days ago
    good good I as well have been doing so much better the past few days.....I'm not going to weigh until next week though because well you know how i am! emoticon
    1884 days ago
    Sounds like everything is going better for you. & you are right 3lbs is 3lbs, no matter what. Great job, keep up the the amazing work. It is nice to see you happy with yourself again.
    1884 days ago
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