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Doing it again...

Monday, July 22, 2013

I spend more time making excuses not to exercise than it would take to actually do it. Sad but true. I read a blog the other day that said you have to be ready to do the work to succeed and not just want to be thin. Is that me?

I got on the scale this morning and it read 185. 1-8-5. On a five foot one inch frame. I have never weighed this much, not even when I was pregnant. And the sad thing is that every pound was put on with a fork. I have no health issues that I can blame. Well, maybe menopause. However, I've read plenty of success stories here of women older than I so that's a shaky excuse at best. My number that always snapped me into action was 169 and here I am 16 pounds above it. Another 16 pounds and I'll be at 201.

I'm so ashamed. And still I procrastinate. I am going to get on the treadmill. Even if I only do ten minutes, it's ten minutes of exercise.

UPDATE: After procrastinating for another hour (grrrrrrrrr) I did fifty minutes on the treadmill and feel great. The getting started bit is my biggest stumbling block.
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    emoticon I'm so glad you did it. I've walked on my treadmill now for 2 mornings in a row, and one thing I find, is that when I get on, it's not bad at all. I tell myself that I'll go for 10 min, just 10!..and if I want to get off then, I can. But so far, I've gone 15 min both days. I'm quite a bit heavier than you, @ 257, so I need to start with shorter walks at first, so that I don't burn myself out. But I am very happy for you that you got up and did it! Very Impressed!
    I know exactly what you mean about waiting. I wish I had not procrastinated losing weight back when I as at 185! Right now, I'm actually looking forward to that number... lol
    2068 days ago
    I *totally* relate to getting started being one of the biggest obstacles!!! I have the same issues. I feel like I don't have a lot of self control - and part of that (for me) means the unwillingness to "make" myself do - or start - something!

    And be sure to pat yourself on the back for your 50 mins!!! That's emoticon You were hoping for 10, and got 5 times that much!! I call that a H-U-G-E success! Just the sort of thing we enjoy sharing on our Success Report thread in the Challenges forum - big, small, we need to celebrate 'em all.

    emoticon kiddo!!!!
    2069 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/22/2013 11:26:49 PM
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