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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Okay, it's a new year. I kind of let things slack over the holidays despite my best intentions. Mostly I just tried to minimize damage. But I am disgusted to speculate what damage I COULD have done if I had REALLY slacked off. I mean, I gained 10 lbs over the past month or two. Yikes! And this was while still exercising at LEAST 4 times a week, and keeping somewhat mindful of calories. Good grief. Just doesn't seem fair. If I stop to analyze how on earth those 10 lbs made their appearance it would probably be in my snacking. The majority of the time I still kept to my oatmeal and blueberry (or egg white, fruit and plain toast) breakfasts, and then soups or salads for lunch and dinner. It was snacking and cocktails that blew my hard work!!!!! Didn't think I was being THAT bad either.

So here's my lesson. I mean, I've known this lesson all along. I learned it all through the last year when I was working so hard to DROP the weight. But here it is: "I was not blessed with a metabolism that allows me to slack off." I just wasn't. That's my reality. There is no justification in trying to pretend that that's not the case. I can get mad about it. I can try to play games around it. I can feel sorry for myself. But that won't change the fact and it also won't help me meet my goals one bit. I know what I have to do. I've got to suck it up and just do it!

I set a goal and I want to achieve it because I know that it will help me be the best that I can be. So I am hereby re-committing to get it done. No wait, there is no end to this journey -- no "done." I am re-committing to do what I have to do to be the best that I can be. There are no excuses not to.
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    There you go. Nice you have you back.
    4570 days ago
    You have such insight--not only for yourself--but for the rest of us. I think a lot of us are in the same boat--just eating a little too much or a lot too much over the holidays. So it's a new start for us!

    4588 days ago
    I know you are going to do it! Best way to start out the year!!!
    4588 days ago
    Lordy, I am right there with you! And you are right. There is no getting it "done" for people like us! It is never "done". We will forever have to watch the way we eat, make sure we exercise and just be mindful. We can say that SUCKS or we can make the best of it! I've always been one to say "This sucks", but I am gonna turn over a new leaf and make the best of it now. It's all I can do! You are doing it too! We will succeed!!!
    4589 days ago
    So true! I'm in the same boat as far as metabolism, but I really believe we can do this! You've got more determination than anyone I know, and I'm sure you'll have those 10 pounds gone before you know it. :)
    4589 days ago
    I've said this time and time again, I'm in the same boat with you baby, and we're not going under!
    I know how it is when you have to be good at all time or get nothing and it SUCKS, but it's the way we are and we have to live with it.
    If you ask me I think you've donegood. You've had so much going on and your life has been so crazy. Keep your head up. Now we have a whole year before the next x-mas season to find out what's going to work for you to keep you on track and to stay healthy and you'll have to help me find a way to get through the weekends, family get together, the summer, the fall, OK, it looks like we've got ALOT of work to do!!

    4589 days ago
    No excuses - that's your motto for the month. You know what to do and how to do it. You have the support of all of us. You'll make great strides this month. Eating clean for a few weeks and getting your exercise will make such a difference, you'll see weight come off pretty quickly, at least the first 5lbs or so. You can do it!!!!
    4589 days ago
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    I am borrowing this lesson from you!!

    Happy New Year! You are a rock star and the 10 will be history in no time!!!
    4589 days ago
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