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Well it's not always good on vacation!

Sunday, August 11, 2013



Well I know that vacation time can be a challenging time for anyone trying to lose weight. I accept that. We spent our vacation time last week with my family and our extended family camping. We went boating, played games, and toured the Amish countryside, basically having a lot of fun. But along with all that fun came tons of food. Most of which was not of the healthy kind. First of all the highlight of the camping trip was going into an Amish home and being able to partake in an Amish home cooked meal. Man was that good. Of course portion control was not really monitored and the food choices were not of the lighter variety. So that was one of my downfalls on this trip. Then the fact that we grilled out ribs and brats for some of the other meals also did not help. My mother-in-law is an awesome 5 star cook and baker so she brought many things to eat which were not very healthy either. She had just gained a bunch of weight back as well and seemed to want everyone else to do the same. I am telling you somehow I have got to maintain a kind of resistance or self control when it comes to taking foods I know are not doing my weight justice. I can tell my over indulging has caused the scale to move in a direction I do not like. Although I have yet to see what or how much damage I did, I am sure by the tightness of my clothing it was not good. Well I can mope around for the next week or so and let that effect my momentum, or I can see and learn from my errors and try to start fresh tomorrow. I think I have chosen the later of the two and will continue my journey again. I can see my ups and downs are also effecting how I feel inside. I become less and less motivated when I see the scale go up and feel like I have to repeat the same loss of 5-10 pounds over and over. This is a depressing venture and is part of what makes me want to give up at times. I really feel as though sometimes I am fighting a losing battle. I know that I want to look and feel healthy for my family and myself, but the mind seems to just say what the heck and goes into failure mode all over again. I think that if I can recoup what damage I have done and get back on track and keep doing that overtime when I slip up, I may eventually get to a point where I feel I can maintain a healthy weight. I don't want to be super skinny, that I know I can not keep up with, but I do want to be at a healthy BMI and weight. So again here we go and I will keep blogging and tracking the good, the bad, and the ugly of my weight loss journey!!

  
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CARMADAB 8/20/2013 8:39AM

    Vacation and family time always are challenging. emoticon for accepting what has been and moving on a better way to be when you can.

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AMARANTHAQ 8/11/2013 9:38PM

    You have a great attitude! Love that you are going to keep on keeping on and that you know why you are on this journey. Hugs. Have a great week!

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Day 3 and still here...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I am still working at this journey of mine. I did eat a few more calories then what I would like to have done today…the higher side of my limit. But I know I will work it off. I am seeing that this has become a journey that I can handle. At least for now. I am going to plan my eating a bit more carefully tomorrow and try to watch how much I consume of any one thing, even if it is a healthy item. I went to the grocery store and tried to stock up on some healthy items. I walked today and will try to walk again a bit later this evening. As long as I can keep a positive attitude towards all of this I know things will start to become second nature. Yes it is early on in this weight loss journey, but I am still pushing forward everyday. Things won't always go smoothly, but there is always tomorrow and that is a good thing and helps me not get discouraged. My goal for tomorrow…plan my eating more carefully and measure, measure, measure!


  


Day 2 of Staying on Track...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hey hey, 2 days down and still on track. Might not sound like a lot to you all, but to me it's maintaining that one day at a time plan of mine and that is awesome! I am sitting here watching Extreme Weight loss Edition on ABC and wondering why am I sitting? So after this blog post I am up and at 'em. Get that walk in and maybe some strength exercises too. You know there is no excuse for laziness, even if you can't walk far or fast just walk! Or whatever, just move. That is my goal for today moving instead of sitting so much. You guys are moving too right???? emoticon

  


My favorite motivational quotes...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013















  
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RUN-GIRL71 7/23/2013 9:55PM

    Love these. emoticon

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LJBKENT 7/23/2013 8:33PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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Day 1 of staying on track...

Monday, July 22, 2013




Ok I was really struggling since leaving the Biggest Loser site a month ago. I was faltering and not putting in the work I knew I should for about the last moth of being there and felt like I needed to find my inner strength before I continued with the site. Well as it usually goes, when I stop doing a program I end up stopping completely. I use it as an excuse to eat. That I did, EAT! So I have put on a few pounds about 6-7 and I know that there is no one to blame but me. Now I could say what the heck and just go on with what I am currently doing, but where would that get me? Back to the way I was a few years ago at 192lbs. I am currently at 173. So that was never an option. I have gotten back on track as of today and I am sticking with my plan.

I have been on this site off and on and have enjoyed the freedom to make friends and find support here. I have even joined a walking group with a friend of mine TERESAC50. Come and join us if you want.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group
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I especially like the fact that I can do this and it isn't costing me anything. That is a true find, compared to other sites. Now I have made a commitment to myself that no matter how long the struggle and how I may faultier, I will stick to this plan to lose weight and make it happen. You know sometimes in life we make things so complicated and difficult it becomes an absolute chore and it really makes you want to give up. I am taking things one day at a time and I know there will be times I want to quit or that I slip up, But hey that is ok with me. As long as I know I can get back on track and still keep going I am succeeding. I hope you all are succeeding too. emoticon

  


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