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Sunday, January 12, 2014

I've been away from my blog for awhile and not paying attention to my eating habits. After a year of maintaining my 50 pound weight loss, my weight has been creeping up. So what happened? LIFE. Pure and simple. It's a waste of time to overanalyze why. The REAL question is what am I going to do about it? The answer is I'm going to pick up the tools that helped me drop my weight to begin with.

Last January, I started out of the gate like a bullet; I went on the south beach diet and shed 7 pounds in two weeks. Trouble is, once I returned to my "normal" habits, the weight reappeared. This year, I plan to focus on the smaller stuff--eating more fruits and veggies and exercising 150 minutes a week. Because I've been inactive for several months--I'm going to set a modest goal to walk for 30 minutes 3x this week and build up from there.

I am also doing this with the support of family and friends. We've set up our own "Biggest Loser" contest and our weigh in was today. I have set a modest goal to lose 10% of my body weight by the end of the contest. Six months is plenty of time to lose 10%.

If you are in the same boat as me; welcome or welcome back to Sparkpeople. This is not a diet, but a lifestyle--not a sprint, but a marathon. Best of luck on your weight loss journey in 2014. Together, we will find success!
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