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Just keeping my head above water

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I am feeling pretty frustrated at the moment. I keep on pushing my negativity down by using positive actions and affirmations but it's still there. *deep breath* Time for some straight talk. I have put on weight...
What annoys me is that I don't know why the numbers on the scale have increased. I am doing okay with exercise and eating. In fact I have increased my exercise minutes. I haven't fallen into calorie creep. I have been drinking water and eating healthy food.
I have noticed that I have become very critical of myself and my appearance. I am impatient to get to my goal weight and now I have stalled.
I am going to spend today acknowledging my fear and frustration. Hopefully if I sit with the negative feelings, they may help me to find a way out.

Any suggestions? And here's the big one, when do I alter my ticker to reflect the gain? Lol!

  
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HABITATVITALITY 1/21/2014 6:08PM

    Hi, perfect timing as I know you just read my blog and I went through a similar thing. Your advice back to me was perfect for yourself also! I have learned that God made me just the way I am and He doesn't make mistakes - once I realised that in my heart of hearts I suddenly started to love myself no matter what weight I carry. Very powerful revelation for me and I hope you get it too as it will put an end to any lack of self esteem. One thing it might be with you (and possibly with me to) is muscle gain - muscle weighs more than fat. My photos reveal to me a more athletic body despite 2 kgs weight gain. Meanwhile a few days later - this morning I have now dropped off one of those kgs by being super good these last few days, drinking lots of water and tracking food. Prior to that I wasn't tracking and I know my calories were excessive on a daily basis - no wonder I gained weight. We can do this together. Sitting with the negative feeling is something I also do so that I can get to the root cause of issues. Don't let the negative feeling defeat you however. Have a lovely day! emoticon

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IRONBESS 1/17/2014 10:56PM

    emoticon Hang in there, Luv. It IS frustrating to stall and gain, and it's a also pretty common occurrence in a weight loss course. But look at the terrific progress you've made! It will happen again.

You probably already know muscle weighs more than fat. Sometimes it's hard to really believe that, but I know it's true because I've gained a few pounds while losing inches when muscle tone improves.

Since joining SP I've learned about Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live program. When I get stalled and I'm serious about a jump-start, I go on his 6-week plan for just one week and have lost as much as 6 pounds of bloat, etc.. I add a little lean meat or fish to it as the original plan is vegetarian, and if you're exercising a lot, adequate protein is esp. important. But every body is different.

As for the ticker, I reset mine to next mini-goal instead of ultimate goal. Thought that might seem more attainable. Good luck and stay focused!


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FIFIFRIZZLE 1/15/2014 3:27AM

    I know how you feel. I did the same thing a while ago, I got sick of mucking around and started doing the Cura Romana, am getting rid of all the excess weight, and quickly. No time for self analysis or character assasination, I'm getting on with it and finding it, basically, easy peasy! I'll worry about maintenance when I get there.
You will find your own way through, my advice is just make it as easy on yourself as you can, support yourself as well as you can, and throw out the belief systems that aren't getting you to where you want to be.
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ANGGEL40 1/14/2014 10:19PM

    Most likely your body is trying to build muscles, maybe you are losing inches instead of pounds..don't let that scale get to you..you are doing great...Keep Pushing!

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CIROHIO 1/14/2014 8:41PM

    emoticon look at all the accomplishments you have made! They count for something! Try switching your routine up a bit, maybe eat some different foods to wake your body up. I had to be honest with myself and change my ticker. It went up 11.5 pounds, thats okay I know what I need to do and can do it. For me changing my ticker was the 1st step in getting back on the right track. good luck. emoticon
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LIVINGFREE19 1/14/2014 7:05PM

    The thing I would do is exercise longer and harder each session. Just a thought...

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MENNOLY 1/14/2014 6:27PM

    Sorry you are going in the wrong direction. Believe me I understand since I have steadily gained weight all last year. As for changing your ticker it is up to you. I finally faced facts this week and changed mine. I am not happy with how much weight I gained but I won't cry over spilt milk. I did it one and I can do it again. Good luck!

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My 1 Year Spark Anniversary - lessons learnt and steps forward

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Well, it's been a year and 32 kgs down.
Lessons of 2013:
+Be patient and kind to yourself and everyone else.
+Understand everyone has their own story and will interact with you accordingly. It's usually not about you.
+Every day is a new beginning.
+One mistake isn't any more or less than that.
+No food is out of bounds; only huge quantities.
+Continue with the process even if you keep slipping up.
+Move every day and be joyful.
+Use Sparkstreaks for motivation.
+Don't be a slave to the scale but use it to inform you.
+Trust.
+Observe and acknowledge your journey.

Next Steps:
I have 20 kgs to go before I hit my goal. The Christmas season has left me a bit shaky because I forgot to practise the above observations! So for my next year on Sparkpeople...

1. 30 minutes of exercise each day.
2. Jog every second day.
3. Savour each bite.
4. Practise mindfulness.
5. Stick between calorie range.
6. Increase whole foods.
7. Practise gratitude and positivity.
8. Take time to rejuvenate and de-stress.
9. Drink more water.
10. Moisturise daily.

Best wishes to all for a successful 2014.

  
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HABITATVITALITY 1/10/2014 7:30PM

    Gosh! 32 KGS down?! Incredible! CONGRATULATIONS! Yes if we make a mistake we just got to shake the dust off our feet and keep walking forward. ok? You'll to the next 20kgs fine I know you will.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 1/1/2014 11:38AM

    Congratulations on your achievements last year. We are on the same page with our achievements and goals. Here's to finishing the weight loss project and beginning the maintenance project this year.
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WENDYJM4 1/1/2014 4:10AM

    happy Spark emoticon 32kgs down emoticon

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LESLEE33 1/1/2014 1:46AM

    2013 is a year you should be proud of emoticon I wish you all the best in 2014!

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RDEE22 1/1/2014 1:32AM

    WOW congratulations!! You have stuck at it and come so far. We will get there this year.
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SUSIEPH1 12/31/2013 10:37PM

    emoticon Blog!
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ANGGEL40 12/31/2013 10:26PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy New Year!

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LIVINGFREE19 12/31/2013 9:47PM

    You have learned so much, and done so well!

I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, my friend!

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Preparation for January Blitz

Friday, December 27, 2013

My Xmas blitz worked so well that I am preparing my next step.

1. 30 minutes of exercise each day.
2. Jog every second day.
3. Savour each bite.
4. Practise mindfulness.
5. Stick between calorie range.
6. Increase whole foods.
7. Practise gratitude.
8. Take time to rejuvenate and de-stress.
9. Drink more water.
10. Moisturise daily.

  
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QUOOTIE 12/29/2013 1:57PM

    😃

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HABITATVITALITY 12/28/2013 5:35AM

    Love number 7 and 10! LOL

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FIFIFRIZZLE 12/28/2013 3:09AM

    self care rocks!

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LIVINGFREE19 12/27/2013 11:08PM

    Those are great goals, you can do them, my friend!

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SHERYLP461 12/27/2013 8:39AM

    wonderful goals

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'So what's your secret?'

Friday, December 20, 2013

At my work's Christmas party, I was sidled up to by a number of co-workers all observing I had lost weight and wanting to know my secret. A couple of months ago, I blogged about co-workers making negative and snide comments about my weight loss and eating habits. These people are not the same kind. At the party, the people asking were very positive and sincere; they wanted to genuinely know. In the past, I have thrown in comments about tracking and exercise. This time I was honest. Of course, watching my portion size and calories are integral to the process but I have known the science of weight loss for my entire adult life. This knowledge did not result in weight loss. Instead it meant I was depressed, frustrated and angry that I could not master my body. I made promises to myself about participating in life when I weighed less. Basically I jealously watched life from the sidelines. So the key?
I accept myself for who I am. No clauses. No promises. No hate. I realised that I am an equal to anyone, regardless of weight, money, status, etc. We are all different but our differences do not devalue us. I observe my ups and downs with interest but I no longer emotionally buy into them. I trust myself.

  
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LIVINGFREE19 12/21/2013 4:02PM

    You are a great person too!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 12/21/2013 2:15AM

    What a gift.

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WENDYJM4 12/20/2013 11:49PM

    great blog. emoticon

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ISPARKLE77 12/20/2013 11:41PM

    Great blog...I think people that make fun of other people for their eating habits (when eating healthy) and their will power to exercise are usually people who are jealous of you because they can't seem to get the job done themselves. I am glad you look at yourself in a positive way. We all have our ups and downs but we are valuable and of worth.

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SUSIEPH1 12/20/2013 10:15PM

    So very true .. Never let anyone put you down for any reason .. Or mock the way you eat and exercise. They are just wishing they have the strength of character or the inclination to enable them to succeed too .. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/20/2013 3:45PM

    Great blog.

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Warning - hazard ahead

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Well the holiday season has caught up with me. I was doing well until the kids had pizza with friends. I just couldn't stop myself! I have been extremely busy at work and started today with a 7.30 am meeting. I ran out of my healthy lunch options and didn't have anything much. But, boy, did I make up for lost time at dinner! I just didn't give myself time to wind down and focus. We had unexpected guests and I didn't feel overly comfortable. And I shoved down pizza without enjoying it or consider how I might feel later. I am cross with myself that I missed the opportunity to savor a food I don't usually get to eat. I have another christmas party tomorrow so I need choose healthy options. To be honest, I don't really feel I can be successful at this.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 12/20/2013 8:52AM

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WENDYJM4 12/20/2013 3:12AM

    we are human and make mistakes. emoticon

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JTREMBATH 12/19/2013 1:02PM

    IT'S emoticonSUPRISING HOW THINGS HAPPEN

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RDEE22 12/19/2013 7:12AM

    Hazards are happening here in West Oz as well. I'm just going to weather it as best I can and then get stuck into SP with a vengeance as soon as Christmas is over. emoticon

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RASPBERRY56 12/19/2013 6:21AM

    These things happen to people - it's part of the "charm" that makes us human! Gotta *looooooove* holiday seasons, eh? (NOT!)

BTDT - I just pick myself up, dust myself off, and "restart"! At least we all have that capability and option - all you have to do is avail yourself of it!

Hang in there!

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