Let's Go Back to the Beginning

Friday, January 09, 2015

Happy New Year! I haven't blogged in months despite staying pretty active on SP. I am still participating in challenges, reading friends blogs, etc. I've been trying to log food on Fitbit, since I've been tracking activity on there. I haven't been doing enough, clearly, because I weighed in this morning at 4 lbs higher than my heaviest weight ever. Woah. I've officially gained back all of the weight I had previously lost (35 lbs) +4. Not cool.

I can make excuses and we all have them, but it doesn't matter.

The immediate goal is 5%, since the winter challenge starts tomorrow. I've never lost my 5% (i came kinda close, once) but I am determined this time to at least show some progress. I've never been a fast loser, even when I was able to lose and putting in all that work. But even if it takes me longer than anyone else, I am going to get back under 200. I feel not myself at this weight, even though I've been out of Onederland for a long time now, I put on a significant amount of weight in the last year (I think avoiding the scale/only checking in periodically helped me deny it longer than I should have).

Today I will:
-stay in calorie range
-make dinner
-not drink my calories (I recently was drinking a lot of juice which I never used to do)
-play Just Dance for 30 minutes or more

This weekend I will:
-go for a jog, even if it's just around the block
-do a session of ST
-stretch and do yoga
-avoid fast food & takeout

Minnie is doing great. I love her so much. Despite giving her a lot of walks, I think she has made me lazier. Nothing is more satisfying than cuddling on the couch with her under a blanket. She loves to sleep, and so do I. I just have to use those cuddles/naps as rewards for AFTER a workout. Change my way of thinking.
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    I've been gaining lately and picking up bad habits I know I shouldn't have. I think this 5% challenge will be great for both of us to get that motivation going and moving in the right direction!
    2313 days ago
  • KMW987
    I'm kinda feeling the same as you....I'm hoping this 5% will be the motivation I need to push me to my goals. We can do this! New Year, New Beginnings, A New Us!!!!

    2314 days ago
    Aw, shucks, Kristen! I'm sorry to read this!!!

    We're going to be so cool this challenge. We are going to do this! I'm just under my highest weight ever, but I never lost a decent amount, so it feels different, I think. It matters not, we're both still awesome!!
    2314 days ago
    5% here we come!
    I like your list of actions for the day and weekend. Doable and nice size steps.
    I will never understand how it is so easy to put the weight on so fast (I assume bloating) yet so damned hard to get rid of!!
    ST may be really important for us with the sluggish metabolisms!
    Lets do it!

    2315 days ago
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