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Exercise journal day 4

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

83 today 85%humidity start date 6/22/19 today's date 6/25/19 weight 200lbs

I got 4 half mile walks in today. 2 miles
I say that because the destinations were 1/2 mile away and there was a substantial break before turning around (work and socializing)

This is not good for me. I have walked many times to Walmart which is exactly 2.5 miles from my house and then come back after shopping for 30 minutes. I also walk to therapy 1.8 miles then return.

I do not weigh 287 or even 232 anymore. When I was at 287 walked 1/4 mile then home 40 minutes later. Evenutally I got up to 30 minute 1/2 miles with a shorter break (less to do at that destination) and 30 minutes back.

So a mile took an hour.

5 years later I walk a 15-18 minute mile depending on my motivation.

today was just a pure lack of effort with an excuse of the wrong shoes (sandals both outings).
A little more thought and a bit of effort is needed.

2 years ago I lost 20 lbs in one summer.It is do-able. it has stayed off. But I have remained in the zone of 193-206 since then. Flutter up, flutter down.

My goal is 150 but is it really? or is that just the magic number because that is the healthy weight I had before becoming pregnant 23 years ago. At 145 I looked anorexic with my build back then. all my ribs were visible, I had no fat across my stomach, I carried al my weight in my rear end and thighs.

I AM NOT 27 emoticon I am 50 and proud of it but I have to change my ways and perhaps my goals.

Or maybe not my goals! A 60 year old friend of mine just dropped 75lbs in the last year. She went from a 22 ans some 3x to a size 8 recently. (I received 4 boxes of clothing from her as I am a 20 almost 18 and 2x/1x work well on me)

Maybe I have gotten lazy and complacent with the knowledge I am no longer 287. I no longer wear size 52 waist men's jeans. It isn't helping that people are shocked when I tell them what size I am or my weight when they want to give me clothing. My body looks smaller than it is, it always has. I hides 30lbs at least by the way I dress. And maybe that is the point. I am pulling this weight off socially. I mean I work at a church-- no one cares about my weight except as long as I am healthy and watch my diabetes. Self care is actually the 1st thing in my job description (it is for everyone). My son doesn't care about my weight. i don't date but that is because even though I am bigger-- the men I kept meeting only wanted a friends with benefits arrangement. In other words sex with no relationship. Women can get sex at any size. I have no issues with my weight regarding male attention. I just don't want hookups.

so my acquaintances, colleagues, family are all happy I am finally at this weight.

It is easy to settle into comfort and approval or indifference around me.
Tomorrow is weigh in day for a team challenge of mine. I've been eating healthy all week (with the exception of Sunday).

Its 9pm almost. I have about 4 hours of work still to do.
My alarm is set for 6 am. I set a new "streak" to keep track of on my SP start page. I want to go walking at 6am 6 days a week. Maybe if I get a few of those going it will build momentum.

thanks for coming along my journey

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    Keep pushing! I understand when you lose a good amount of weight you become happy and stop doing the things that got you to where you are now. I am looking forward to the start of the Summer 5% challenge. I do the in-between challenges but somehow my mind makes me think it is okay to be lazy during them.
    Let's get an exercise streak a going! Best wishes in the summer challenge.
    157 days ago
    Weight is such a threat over our minds. There is the weight chart, the doctor office scale, the scale at the gym, the bathroom scale, scales in bathrooms at rest stops, and on and on...

    Well I know that I was at 179 to 180 when I retired. My drivers license said 150 for years.... I am now keeping 150 to 156 . The home health nurse said I should drop 10 more pounds to 140. My doctor said try to keep 150 or a bit below but all your check up shows you are healthy. I track my steps with the step challenge you set up. I like that and I really think my legs are stronger. I like tracking my food on Sparkpeople. It is not a pressure plan but consistent.

    You make your plan and have it something that you enjoy. Great! emoticon
    160 days ago
    I like your new 'streak ' idea. Maybe I should try that too. Congratulations on keeping the weight off.
    161 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Congratulations on maintaining your weight and not regaining. Learning the methods to keep the weight off as you go can be a big help later. Good luck with your new goals and have fun figuring out what it you want.
    162 days ago
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    Awesome! Way to go!
    162 days ago
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