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At a standstill....

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

with my weight loss. After starting on the DASH diet, I almost immediately lost 8 lbs., and then started to occasionally "cheat" (still within calorie range), and have stalled. It does seem that breads, desserts and pastas work against weight loss for me.

The biggest reason, though, may be our upcoming move from Texas to Missouri and the resultant stress and change in routine. The up side of this is that I have maintained exercising, despite my heavier work load. Packing and organizing, though hard work, doesn't stretch out my body and keep it feeling good like yoga and walking do. I guess for that aspect, I'm giving myself an "atta-girl."

Now... off of the computer and upstairs to finish my sewing room, a monumental task with lots of angst as I face my propensity for over purchasing fabric, patterns and do-dads. Sigh....

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    change can be so daunting and scary, and can certainly throw everything off kilter. hang in there and youll be amazed also at the opportunities change can bring :)
    1442 days ago
    I consider this all a learning curve... finding foods that work for me and those that don't. Stress is certainly something that has me holding on to weight... so perhaps focus on the non scale goals like eating your quota of veggies. I too like that you are exercising still. A plateau is certainly OK in my books when life is happening. Lose, maintain but just don't gain! Hope you are finding the BLC mini challenges motivating! Justyna
    1443 days ago
    Sounds like you are handling this big upheaval in your life as well as possible. Don't be too hard on yourself for not getting everything right or not staying on track perfectly. Moving is very labor intensive and stressful and it's good to divide it into manageable chunks with rest breaks in between.


    1446 days ago
    Keep on keeping on... You've got this!!!
    1447 days ago
  • 8HABIT
    I am sure once this move is over and you can relax, all will improve.
    1447 days ago
    Wise to give yourself credit for the things you've done well during this time of upset routines and extra stress. So it might take you a week or two longer to get to your goal, but this is no short-term project. It is a lifestyle you are creating, and I'd say you are overall doing well. -Marsha
    1447 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Staying focused during this time of transition will be tougher than usual. Don't be too hard on yourself. It sounds like you've got a lot of things vying for your attention.

    Welcome to the Show-Me State.
    1447 days ago
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