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day fifty-three

Monday, July 22, 2019

I'm not sure how I did it after going off plan and over eating a day or two this week but I lost 1.6 # which puts me 0.8 less than before vacation. That feels very, very good. Maybe it was the extra walk yesterday. I did walk this morning but for only 40 minutes instead of an hour. Had to cut it short when needed to get back to home before having an accident. Still I'm happy that I did a walk. I'm hoping to do between 30-60 minutes on the days that I don't go to gym pool. Maybe make Sunday a two walk day, one at pool in morning and one in neighborhood in the evening.
My younger son wanted to get pizza tonight and was going to walk to the pizza hut that is in the strip center in front of our subdivision. It is maybe 5-6 blocks. It started raining right before he planned to go. I told him he could get pizza tomorrow.
I sometime wonder what is different this time. About 13 years ago I was at my highest weight 321 and I lost weight because I was planning to adopt. It took me 3 years to lose 100# which I found SparkPeople the last year of that journey. It was about the same amount of time before selected to adopt my older son. He was 8 but turned 9 before he was placed with me. He was very thin. He was a picky eater. I got snacks that he wanted but I ended up eating a lot of them. Over the next couple of years I gained most of it back. I continued to slowly get up to 315 before I started getting fit but not losing a lot. I had gotten to where I couldn't walk very far nor stand very long. I worked on the second floor and the climb up the stairs got me so out of breath I couldn't even talk for a while when I first got to work. For some reason I didn't really use SP that time maybe because I wasn't watching what I ate. I started walking the stairs through out the day and using a weight machine that was in the back room at work. I got to where I could walk up and down the flight of stairs 10 times without a problem. Someone took the weight machine and for some reason I just stopped doing anything. I had lost a little weight and was able to maintain my weight at between 290-295 for a while and when my weight got back over 300 I was able to get it back down to 295. I got a chance to retire and took it. After a while I started back on SP as I was afraid I'd start gaining again. I was able to lose about 35# in 2016-17. I don't know why but after going on Spring Break to visit family I started eating again and gained it all back in a year. So this is my third journey with SP but somehow I just feel this time is going to be when I get to goal and stay at around 175. What is different? I really don't know but I just feel that it is.
This time, this time. Never quit, never quit.
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    You are doing great. Third time is the charm!
    544 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. We have all the necessary tools at sparkpeople and plenty of support
    546 days ago
    Who knows what the actual reason is, but just GO WITH IT! Good job.

    547 days ago
    Third time is charmed, or so I've read. Whatever the reason, I for one, am sure glad that you are here.

    Congrats on the weight loss. Won't be long and you'll be posting a new photo of yourself.
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    547 days ago
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