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Weigh-in: November 14, 2020: Intense Week

Saturday, November 14, 2020

No two ways about it. This week was an intense week. Juggling a lot of high priorities and a lot of stuff that I have been avoiding.

Good news? Had a fun free day all to myself planned. Bad news. It was today after 6 days of madness. Even the positive things seemed to be a lot more time consuming and difficult, though worth it. Metaphorically breathing today was nice.

==Diet and Exercise:
Really tried to exercise more and did so early in the week, but yeah. Same ol' same ol' coulda woulda shoulda.

My diet is locked. On one hand that's bad in that my weight has not really moved more than a pound or so in the last couple of months..... At the same time, it's stressful weeks like this past one where going to my instinctive habits don't cost me anything. as such........

--2 wks ago: 196.4--21% (Lowest so far this go-round)
--Last Week: 196.6--21%
--This Week: 196.6--21%
Again, it speaks for itself

Usually stagnancy is the silent killer of my motivation. When the wind is to the back of my sails I take full advantage. If I get totally beaten. I am already kind of planning and strategizing the rematch. I don't give up when I'm not making a difference. I usually give up when I can't make the difference.

But here's the thing. I am about the healthiest, I've ever been. When I do exercise, I do well. The foundation is there, eating-wise. The NSVs are there. I'm now shopping at stores that I haven't been able to for seven years.

If I had to choose between flailing and swinging to hit my goal weight vs. being stuck with the habits that I have that have got me here.......wellllllll...... Honestly, I would do nothing different without a second thought.

I celebrate weigh-ins (even stagnant or gain ones) with a song from the year closest to my weight (e.g. 196 = 1996) and month at or around the decimal (.6 = June).

I was actually listening to this song when I signed up for my SP account (had been looking up old songs on YouTube at the time)

If you are ever considering showing this movie to a child or grandchild, I can *not* *strongly* *enough* urge you to *watch* *it* *yourself* *first*.

When my female friend and I were at the mall before viewing, a couple other friends of mine were like "There were kids leaving the theater, crying". Remembering I had heard similar about the scene where Bambi's mom died, I didn't take it seriously.

About 5-10 minutes in, it became clear this movie was a very different deal than usual. The bad guy was not the usual cartooney Big Bully Oaf or Sniveling Greedy Meanie. No this was a more spiritually-dark/ill grownup bad guy. Don't get me wrong, it's a great movie. Having seen it since, it's one of the few animated movies that I feel talks to me as an adult. But yeah.

Over the next several weeks, will start slowly establish new habits. 10 minutes a day of exercise (more if the spirit(s) lead me). Will focus stabilizing my eating before 10:00. If I'm 196.x again next week, I'll have another song ready.

- TD out!
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  • _CYNDY55_
    emoticon emoticon emoticon you are almost there!
    58 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Yes, that film is different than a regular kids toon.
    The song should speak to you right now.. stepping out of your zone, being patient that your body will adjust and continue to drop the weight. Patience, my dear.
    61 days ago
    emoticon I have this song. :)
    62 days ago
  • 1BLAZER282005
    Trent, I've found and myself doctor comfirmed that my body has to adjust to my new weight and thus takes me months sometimes, so don't fret and stay on track cause you're doing great. Together, we've got this 💪
    62 days ago
    You know sometimes your body needs to get accustomed your new lower weight before it starts letting s9me excess weight go again.
    Be patient.
    Keep doing the right things.
    Notice I didn’t say be perfect?
    You almost are finding a new permanent way to live so that takes time.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon

    62 days ago
    Congrats on being the healthiest you’ve ever been! 🎉🎈👏🏾 You got this.
    62 days ago
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