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Now.... Where did I put that track?

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Aha! I think I've found it! emoticon

I have been so far off track for the past month and a half that I wasn't sure I could find it again. I tried with my last blog post near the end of June. I thought seeing myself side-by-side with my former self would help to show how far I had come and that the hard work actually does pay off. I just couldn't get motivated. I think I was just burned out. Unfortunately, with my personality, I'm either all or nothing. So I chose nothing for the past month.

I tried to use the excuse that I was traveling a lot and the fact that we had a heat index over 100 degrees almost every day. Really, it was just me.

Yesterday morning (with the help and encouragement of the Hubby), I got up early again for the first time in over a month and exercised! I also did my post-dinner exercise. Today is day two, and I exercised again this morning! Woot! I'm back to logging all of my food, and I was within all of my nutrition ranges yesterday.

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The scariest part was this morning... I couldn't bring myself to do it yesterday... I stepped on the scale to see how much damage I had done. Eek! I only regained six pounds. I can live with that! Plus, it's TOM, so hopefully, that's a pound or two higher than it should be. LOL! I can hope, right?

Gonna lose these six pounds to get back to the 50 pound mark. That is 2/3 of the way to my goal. I've come this far. I know that I can do it!

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  • JANIEWWJD
    I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT TOO!!!! NEVER, EVER, GIVE UP!!!!
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    3442 days ago
  • OUBACHE
    Staying on track and exercising is so much when a spouse, friend, or neighbor jumps right in there with you. And of course our Spark Friends help, too. Congratulations for putting the brakes on and getting right back on that track.
    3453 days ago
  • LHACKING13
    Yeah you are back! I've missed you. Sounds like you are getting a good restart. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3454 days ago
  • GHOST_CHEF
    You can do it Heather!!! You have great friends you can chat with to keep you motivated. Sometimes you need a little break, but as long as you can get back into the swing of things. You'll be ok!!! emoticon
    3454 days ago
  • JSARGENT11
    You can do it! I am in the same position. I have been struggling to get back on track for the past 6 weeks or so. Everytime I think I have it, I don't. I regained 8 pounds and have taken 5 of them back off. I have the same all or nothing mentality. Something I read yesterday that I thought really applied was this, "If you slip, get back on track TODAY, not tomorrow. If you slipped on a couple of stairs, you wouldn't get up and say, well I slipped on these stairs so I might as well throw myself down the rest of the flight!" So true! I have to remember that just because I ate one brownie does not mean that I should say oh well and eat the rest of the pan too! Good luck!
    3454 days ago
  • CAROLYN_ROSE
    Glad to see you back on here!!!
    3455 days ago
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