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Monday, May 06, 2013

Losing weight was easy.... Maintenance and losing my last 10ish pounds... hardest EVER.

The lowest weight I've seen is 181.2, the highest recently that I've seen, 191.2. My weight fluctuates so bad after a fun weekend that, yes, I know it is water weight, but some of that weight sticks too. The scale recently, on weigh in days has been 183/184. So I know by this Friday that my weight will be around 184, but seeing that 191 on the scale last night was disheartening. Also, I put on my pants yesterday and I could tell that they were a bit tighter. I measured myself and I've put on an inch or so in my stomach. How does that work if you're the same weight? The foods I'm eating are putting inches on me. Granted, the things I've been eating as of lately haven't been as healthy as they were before, I'm still working out just as much. I have, however, stopped doing weight training, so maybe that is where my problem is.

I'm just going through the actions lately. I still go to the gym daily, but my food and tracking has gone a bit lax. I need to buckle down and make it just as important to me as it was before. This is going to be something I know I will struggle with the rest of my life. If I let it get away from me now, things will go back down hill again soon. I'm getting married in a year and a half and I want to look my best. Might as well start now, toning my arms, tightening my stomach as much as I can.

The things I know I need to do, that I know I can do, to get back on track...

Weight training at least 3 times a week. Arms, stomach and legs all high priority.
60 minutes of elliptical daily, with some days doing stair machine as well.
Walks out when its nice also, trying to drag the fiance along!
Track food and stay within 1250-1500 a day. Every day except Saturday's. Even Saturdays, only 2000 or so.

I know how to do this, I just need to buckle down again and get it done. Can't let it get out of control.

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    You can do this! I like some of the ideas people shared above. The few ideas I'd add are to give yourself some non-food rewards for meeting small goals and changing up your workouts with something fun. Even a less strenuous workout that is different than your usual routine can change things up and help you to start losing again. Take care and be kind to yourself!
    1842 days ago
    emoticon I slip too, the key is to get back on the wagon so good for you!
    1843 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I always look forward to seeing your face on the friend feed and keeping up with you, and I hope you stick with us for support. You will be a beautiful bride!! And I love that you have your fiance out on your walks with you! You have made incredible progress and know what you need to do. Just keep doing it.
    I have to say, I weigh in on Wednesday as my mid-week wake-up/scare, then on Friday. I still track thru the weekend, though don't beat myself up. I read articles daily from as well as SP. And I've learned the importance of an apple a day, as well as a hard-boiled egg. Every day I second guess whether to track or not track, and wonder if I will have to track forever and work out as hard as I do. And then I run up the stairs and don't feel like I need oxygen by the time I reach the 20th step and I know that this is now a life-style change and I'm in it for good. Whoa. That's the first time I've said that.
    Have a beautiful day!
    1845 days ago
    Why not Saturdays, too? Track 100%. I know that's what brings me success. You can do it! We both can do it.
    1845 days ago
    I am still struggling with the last 10 pounds. It is hard because we are so close and it's easy to give in to temptation. Get back to logging 100% of your food everyday no matter what. If you are hungry eat more but log it all. Depending on my activity levels my night time hunger can get pretty bad leading to bad choices. Keep your trigger foods out of the house and don't stop at the store if you are feeling weak. I MUST keep stocked on fresh fruit and veggies to keep me on track. We can do this. We are the boss of our bodies and we are 100% in charge of what we put into our mouths. Try logging 100% of your food and avoid the scale for a week. If you (we) eat well it will be reflected on the scale.

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  • MINEA999
    I think you just answered yourself honey. You've pointed out all the areas that you've become a little lax and combined they're equalling up to a creeping scale and creeping waistline.

    It's time to refocus. Maybe go right back to the basics. Pick ONE thing to work on this week - if you've lost focus it will be too hard to just switch it all back on at once. So pick one thing to work on and perfect it. Then move on to the next.

    Good luck!
    1846 days ago
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