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Now I've Done It

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

In case you didn't know, my doctor has been monitoring my weight loss. I go and see him once a month for progress reports and to make sure I'm staying healthy. It was helping me to stay on track as I know that I will have to explain myself if I don't lose any weight.

When I went for my appointment a month ago, I had only lost about 4 pounds. Yes, this isn't bad, but he and I were both hoping for more. Then I got sick, and I was baasically off plan for two weeks. That seemed to completely derail me. I went today for a check in, and I hadn't lost anything. I was just happy to hear that I didn't gain after the September that I had!

I have started regular exercise again, but I have determined that my body needs two things. 1) A change - I've been doing basically the same cardio over and over. I know that our bodies can get 'used to' that, so I have to mix it up. 2) Strength Training - This is what I do not like. It always feels like a chore to me.

After months of arguing with myself, I finally stopped in at my local Curves after my doctor's appointment today. It took me months because I am so self conscious. I always feel that people are looking at me and thinking "She's doing it wrong." I talked to the very nice lady who was working this morning. (Boy, did that help that she smiled and was so nice!) I asked a lot of questions, and I have an appointment to go back on Tuesday and meet with her to go over their program and how everything works. It's a free 30 minute assessment and mini-training.

This is a HUGE step for me. I think this could really help me get to my final goal. Keeping my fingers crossed!
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    Best wishes!!
    3117 days ago
    Good for you to reassess you goals and think about what is and is not working for you. I hope you like Curves. Please let us know. Good luck!

    3117 days ago
    Chage can always be a good thing. Im very proud of the long road that you keep traveling. And if you look to the side of you, your not walking this road alone. Everyone is there to support in every way. Before you know it, you will be the queen of CURVES in no time emoticon
    3118 days ago
    Good job getting back on track! It's quite an accomplishment to not have gained anything while "off track" so be proud of that. I think you will love Curves! I did it awhile back and lost quite a bit of weight! emoticon
    3119 days ago
    I'm glad that you have been able to do this. I know how much strength and courage that it took you to go a there and get this far. I know you can do this and that you will do great!!! Don't worry about what others might think.
    3119 days ago
    emoticon It's the hardest steps that can make this worth it. Great goals!
    3119 days ago
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