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It’s Only Quitting if You Don’t Start Over!

Friday, June 22, 2018

It’s Only Quitting if You Don’t Start Over!

This has been my mantra the last couple of days. I’ve been very up and down. I’ve walked to work twice this week, and walked home as well yesterday, but I’ve also eaten a dozen cookies for breakfast and dumped my salad in ranch. It’s give and take at this point.

My weight is sitting at 193 pounds. I am NOT happy about this.

I am not happy with my body at the moment, either. It has gotten to be a hygiene concern, not only visually am I disappointed with myself, but now my rear has gotten so big it’s difficult to clean myself properly (TMI, sorry, but just sayin’). I can’t breathe when I bend over to get my socks on and can barely reach my feet. I’m humiliated with myself at this point.

The good news is that although I’m not 100% with things right now – my eating has been out of control – I am making progress with the exercise side of things. I’d like this to be better (more green lines) but I also realize this is a good starting point and I can improve on this baseline.

My goal is to get 1,000 cardio minutes. I originally set this for the end of June – but seeing as I’m only halfway there right now, I don’t see that realistically happening.

My reward is to get my hair cut and colored – I desperately need it – my hair is so thick and hot and it gives me a headache when I put it up in a ponytail/bun. Once I get 1,000 cardio minutes I get my reward, even if it’s not the end of June like originally planned.

My goal for this weekend is to go through cabinets, the freezer/deep freeze, and fridge, and find out what I have and then meal plan around that plus the 72 hour sale at Sprouts this weekend. I also want to go through meeting schedules, YMCA class schedules, and my other outside things, like recovery and mental health appointments, and figure out a gameplan for when I can sneak in exercise or do different things (a class, walk/bike to work, etc.) to break up the monotony of the gym. If I get an hour of exercise every day next week, I'm getting rosemary salted caramel coffee before I leave for my KC weekend.

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  • no profile photo LAH1222
    Don't give up. It is hard when you don't see results right away, but eventually they show up. I have had to restart my weight loss journey several times but I'm slowly getting there.
    478 days ago
    Don’t give up. See where you want to be and make and follow the plan. You can do it
    478 days ago
  • LEXI3727
    I can relate to this so much. I have so many mental barriers, that sometimes prevent me from starting over on my healthy lifestyle, it feels good to not be alone in this. Wish all the best of luck and success with your “start over” ✌️😊
    478 days ago
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