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Sunday, May 26, 2013

I haven't been on Spark in awhile. December is my last blog actually. I have been doing really well. Eating has been on track and exercise is right where it needs to be. I have two gym memberships - one in the town I live in and one in the town I work in so I really have no excuses. As of 10 days ago, I was down to my lowest weight ever. In fact, only needed to lose 6 more pounds for my BMI to be in my healthy weight range and only .2 from saying I officially lost 100 pounds which was my ultimate goal. For once, it felt like a life style instead of a daily struggle. I never thought I would get there, ever! It was to the point where my "bad" days barely hit 2,000 calories which is a normal or even low day for most. My bad days used to be 5,000 calories so I call that progress. Not sure what happened but the last week, I have fallen off the wagon. Have not worked out even once and eating every bad thing I can get my hands on. Fast food, sweets, and unbelievable amounts of soda. In fact most days have been 3,000+ calories. The scale says I have gained 7 pounds. Assuming a lot of it is water weight due to all the sodium pack processed crap I have been eating that my body is no longer used to but it's not okay. My pants are tight and I can see it in my body. Worse than that is how I feel. It's a gross feeling. I just feel sluggish, worn down, bloated, and have absolutely zero energy. I remember this feeling because this is how I used to feel ALL the time. And I am not okay with it. I need to stop sabotaging myself. Every time I get so close to a major goal I have set (.2 pounds in this case!!) I completely fall off the wagon and gain back weight in a week or two that took me months to lose. I am ending it here with the damage that is already done. Here is the plan:

-3 Day Shakeology cleanse. This stuff is AMAZING and it should clean out my body from all the crap and give me my energy back. Much safer than a typical cleanse too because it's protein shakes and salads. The shakes are yummy and so full of nutrients that it's unreal.

-Back on my exercise schedule. Tuesday/Thursday Spin class. Wednesday night running club. 3 days of Chalean Extreme per week and supplementing with walking or running anywhere in there I feel like it.

-Purge the house of all the crap. Restock on healthy options.

-Start getting rid of soda again. It's a treat and not an every day, all day beverage.

This will all start tomorrow. I don't care that it's a holiday. It's a fresh Monday and I am taking it. Normally, I would start today as I am not a proponent of the "I will start Monday" mentality but I am headed to the D for a baseball game today with a friend - Go Tigers!!! It's too hard to mix shakes when you are driving and at a game, LOL. So I will allow myself to have a hotdog and diet coke but really take it easy today. It was scary seeing a glimpse of my old self and how easily I slipped back into old habits so time to get back on track!

Hope everyone is having a great long weekend!!
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    You can do it! And you are not the only one who gets really close to a goal and then does a twostep backwards. But just keep at it and you will get there! Good luck!
    1850 days ago
    I hear you. I've done that to myself too. I was at goal before but went right back to eating whatever and when I do that my body just continually craves it. Especially find that if I don't exercise I don't desire good food. They seem to go hand in hand. I know what you mean about how yuck you feel on an eat whatever way of living though. Right now I've been eating right for two weeks and don't crave any junk. Exercise regularly too, and that helps. Yay
    I think it's GREAT that you have such a game plan to do starting tomorrow. Good for you. Excited to see your progress teammate!
    1850 days ago
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    Good luck getting back on track! I know you can do this!
    1850 days ago
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