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Walking to win

Saturday, August 30, 2014

My husband and I both have a lot of weight to lose. The kids just went to their annual physicals and they were told that they are getting to heavy and need to break the cycle before it becomes a problem. We sat down as a family, made the hiking schedule. Put it in our calendars as an appointment and stuck to it. We are walking 60 minutes three times a week to start. We will add more days after two weeks of sticking to it.


Taking a good hard look....

Monday, August 04, 2014

And not liking what I see. This was taken at a friend's house two weeks ago. Man it really helps me to put my size in perspective and not forget how far I need to go. The mind can trick you and help you remember how you used to look. Then a picture like this comes and blammo no more fantasy world for me. Time to get back on it. Need to look at this everyday.

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TWIRLNYC 8/4/2014 7:07PM


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Being wrong never felt so right!

Monday, May 12, 2014

I posted last time that I had gained all this weight back and I was feeling horrible and all that work was for nothing! Well, as the week went on last week I still felt back physically weighed in again on Thursday because I could not get my rings on my fingers and my shoes were tight. I had gained even more weight. Well I talked it over with my hubby because i was looking at a 16 pound gain over a two week span. That was crazy. I knew I had not been doing all I could to get healthy but to do that much gain in such a short time made no sense. So it was off to the doctor for me. I had a battery of tests done on heart and kidneys and all came back good. I am on a Lasic (water pill) now to get the excess water gain off and then we will see if it comes back. If it does then it is off to the specialist. Right now doctor thinks it was the heat and working out in the heat that made me swell up. Weighed in Saturday and I am down 6 pounds already!


Even though I messed it all up, I am still not stopping.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

So I went and gained all the weight I had lost back. I am trying so hard to not go right back to failure mode. Where I give up and say that I should not even try because I cannot ever do this. I will not give in to the ugly voice in my head that says I am destined to stay this big.
Here is the plan for getting back on track (and how I am doing so far):

1. I have to, have to, have to track my food. I get so lost in the day and mindlessly munch. The tracker makes me stop and think. - I am starting this back up today. Mobile app will help.

2. I have to have a consistent daily exercise. Not a full routine to start back up but moving as much as possible until I am at a point to work out. (started this yesterday. Walked to pick up my son from school instead of driving.)

3. Remember the goal. I have to take the time for me to stop and remember why I want to lose weight. (started this Monday. Checking in with Sparkpeople every morning helps)

4. No late night snacking. Unless I have not eaten dinner until then, no eating after 8 pm. If I start snacking, there is no stopping, even if I start with healthy snacks, it devolves into a junk binge. I know this so plan accordingly. (Started this on Monday as well.)

5. Weigh in Weekly. Keeps me accountable. If the weight crawls up, I need to ask myself why?
(Started this with a weigh in yesterday.

OKay I will also need to blog regularly to give myself pep talks, putting it out there in writing really helps.

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NUTRON3 5/8/2014 8:23AM


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Happy Birthday to me!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Today is my birthday, it has started with a bang. Animals sick, hubby sick, cleaning all that associated mess. Cooking my own birthday meal due to hubby being sick. Getting ready to go pick up my own birthday cake. Wow. This year has to have an upswing soon. I am exhausted.

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TTLEELEE 3/18/2014 7:58PM

    Belated emoticon !!
Hope everyone feels better soon.

I think you should extend your birthday and celebrate "for real" over the weekend. Do it with relaxation, rest and getting severely pampered emoticon

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FISHGUT3 3/17/2014 12:21PM

    still... have a great birthday

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PROPMAN1 3/17/2014 11:21AM

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! emoticon Sorry everyone is ill in your household (am sure no one is sorrier than they are). We share the same sign (pisces) b-day was the 9th. Will keep my fingers crossed that things will soon be better. Let's hope you don't catch any germs (gonna be a tough one).

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