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The 5 that got me back on track!

Monday, August 26, 2013

I joined a 18 week challenge, and we just passed the half way mark. I started strong...and have fizzled! You know when you work so hard and you are so good with your exercise and eating...you convince yourself you deserve a "rest' from it all? Anyone else do that? Well, I have pretty much done that almost the entire month of August. And I need to stop it now. The weight didn't come back right away. I would sneak a cheat here and there- no damage at the scale. Sneak a bigger cheat- not much change. Then, I stopped the exercise...and continued to sneak the cheating...and I got slammed with 5 pounds, all at once, this morning.

It takes me forever to lose even a pound...and no, this is not water weight! I have earned this 5 pounds emoticon All the cheating didn't even feel good. I felt my absolute best after some good exercise and healthy eating. It felt good to have control and stay true to myself. Better than it feels to be out of control and out of my mind with all the junk I have eaten. Honestly...5 pounds was a pass for what I have been doing!

OK....so there we are. There will be no big shakeups or crazy schemes and plans as I try to grab a handle on this, just a recommitment to do what feels good and be the person I have learned I want to be! I want to Live the Life I love (that saying hangs from my rear view mirror and I read it everyday!) I have 8 weeks left in the challenge I joined. I may not make all of my original goals, and that is OK. But I will be closer. And I am firmly refusing to repeat last year where I did the exact same thing I am doing now...I lost 25 pounds and gained every pound and a few extras back! NO! NO!! NO!!!

I know I am not alone in this crazy cycle, and I know I am not alone in wanting to finally burst through the moment, move on to the next phase of health, and know that THIS CAN BE DONE if I just let myself!

PS- I even went for a walk run to get myself started again----yippeee!

This CAN Be DONE!!!!
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    We might as well stick with it... we don't like where were at and we want to be in a different spot. LETS DO IT!!! I am proud you already jump started it!!
    2740 days ago
    Bare with me this get's encouraging in the end. I have decided that I pretty well suck at moderation. I use to do well in the old days on Weight Watchers until the point system. Somehow I think I can eat cookies or a candy bar,a giant steak etc and then skimp on the nutritious foods. I'm a food addict that has spent years allowing my brain to get rewired in so many unhealthy nutrition habits.
    So what am I doing? Definitely, not giving up! I read Dr. Joel Furhman's Eat to Live Book. It makes so much medical science sense. I'm on Day 2 and going strong. Sad to say 2 days is a big achievement for me. I'm detoxing. I'm basically eating nutritious plant foods. You don't get hungry because there is way morethen enough to eat. I'm committed to 6 weeks no if, ands, or buts about it. After that I will evaluate where to go from there. At this point I'm feeling that this will be a permanent plan. If I had to describe my old diet I would describe myself as a carnivore. So this is a really big change. I simplified his recommendations too much so check it out for yourself if you are interested.
    Whatever you do I wish you the best. YOU CAN DO IT!
    2747 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2013 10:15:14 PM
  • LUANN7
    emoticon get back on track you'll feel so much better and don't dwell on screwing August up look forward to making September fantastic.
    2747 days ago
    I am with you! No Repeats of the past - We Can Do This!!
    2748 days ago
    emoticon I know that you can!
    2748 days ago
    emoticon I'm cheering for you my friend. emoticon
    2748 days ago
    We are with you! I think we all need to get back on the wagon. Lets make a team effort to do this and rock the second half of the challenge
    2748 days ago
    Step by step!!!
    2749 days ago
    We all learn the hard way - the only one we cheat is ourselves.
    2749 days ago
    I like that you are just going back to what feels right and works for you. That is the way to go. I think that a break should not be a MONTH.....
    I know you will got those 5 lbs off and staying on the right track for you.

    WTG Girl!!!!
    Hugs and smiles
    2749 days ago
    2749 days ago
    We can do it!!
    Dr. Oz Show Fans Team Leader
    2749 days ago
    Hell yes this can be done!!!! You are amazing and you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to. You inspire so many of us! Love you!
    2749 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Oh so true, and it is important to take time and identify what it was that derailed you in the first place. Good luck and lets rock it!
    2749 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    LOL - I have been "resting" too long, too! I started it up again yesterday. Let's do this!
    2749 days ago
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