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Day 188 of my VLCD journey!

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

July is here I can't believe it!!!! I spent a long weekend at the cabin with family and I did really well! I did allow myself to eat a brat and some jello at the family cookout on the 4th but I didn't have a bun, and I stayed away from the potato salad (my fave) as well as the cookies! I will take this as a NSV because that was hard to do!!! I did have a smore on the fire one night as a special treat. And to be honest, it didn't even taste good!!
I stayed active while on my mini vacation as well. I walked every morning. I went by myself the first day and walked 2.2 miles, the next morning my niece joined me and the last morning my sister went with and we walked 3.1 miles. It was great! We got to see some deer, and bald eagles on our walks! I also tried something that I have always wanted to do, I went kayaking. I was always scared to because I was to fat I would sink the boat. But I got in it and paddled from our dock to the island and back. the island is probably a 1/4 of a mile from our dock! I felt awesome for pushing outside of my comfort zone.
I had a check up with my doctor last week. I had a break down in the doctors office. I talked about my mental struggles. I was referred to a therapist that specializes in eating disorders. I am waiting for insurance to approve it.
Losing weight is so much more then eating right and going to the gym which i feel I have done really well with. I am really struggling with the mental side of it. I see how far I have to go not how far I come, and I am now starting to feel like I am never going to get there. I really feel like it will kick start me again in the right direction as I have plateaued.
I am hoping to lose those 2 pounds by my birthday next Saturday. My goal was to lose 100 pounds by my birthday!! emoticon
Really feeling burnt out at work and I am thinking of finding something different to do. I have been with this company for 11 years next month. I think it is time for a change. I don't know what that change will be but I am ready. I love working with people so I need to find something doing that but I am going to start looking and see what I find!
Well I think that is all for today! I am going to work on blogging more as it really helps. I hope you are all well!
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    SO many positive things in this post!!!
    emoticon to you on seeking the help you need to get thru the mental part of this journey. If I was being honest, I personally think that anyone needing to lose a substantial amount of weight has some issues that the weight has been hiding. By removing the weight, you allow the issues to surface or you basically "uncover" them. GOOD FOR YOU!!!

    emoticon on the kayaking!!! I can't wait until my back side can fit in a kayak! How exciting!!!

    emoticon You're lucky that you don't HATE your job & that it's stable & secure. Use that stability & security to do some soul searching to figure out what direction you want to go in. The local community college might be able to help you out with some tests to determine what you would be good at. Same as the local job bank.

    You're a lady on the move Sam!!! Be proud of you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    I'm so glad you had a great vacation. I am so happy that you tried something new and enjoyed it. Follow up on that recommendation, getting extra help is never a bad thing.
    1695 days ago
    Good job on seeking therapy to help you thru the issues.

    Good job kayaking! Awesome work out.

    1696 days ago
    emoticon on all those emoticon NSVs on your vacation but I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling mentally. The mental part of this journey can sometimes be the toughest but emoticon on still doing what you need to do as it relates to eating and exercise in the midst of your struggles. I hope you can get the necessary help soon. emoticon emoticon
    1696 days ago
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    Water sports are fabulous, I love them too! Great job with getting help with the mental aspect as well. I personally have struggled for many years and it is so strong of you and worth it to ask for help! Best Wishes
    1696 days ago
    Sounds like a great weekend! I love kayaking, too, but, haven't done it in years.

    Good luck with other changes.

    1696 days ago
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