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Thursday, February 18, 2010

So it's been a while since I've blogged. No real great excuses (too much time on Facebook.) :P

Anyway, things have been going pretty well for my efforts to get back down in weight again. . . now. I'd done so well for a while there. And then I got a job and got too busy and slacked off on watching what I ate, dropped a few workouts here and there . . . and before I knew it, the scale was approaching my original starting weight! Yikes!! How did I let that happen?!

But that's the past. I'm not working anymore (by choice.) I decided my family and I are in a much better place if I can be home for us. The extra money wasn't that noticeable, we just spent more. My house is starting to get back under control. I joined a gym. I am surrounding myself with a strong support network (not the least of which is getting back here to Spark People.) And the weight is starting to reverse direction.

Today is kind of a tough day motivation wise. The scale is going up again without a real great explanation. I went over on weight losing calorie range this past week but stayed within weight management range. I'm starting to believe that there may be a thyroid issue. Kind of a downer. But before I decide to go to the doctor about it I just want to try things my way for a while. I need to be strict about calories and continue my strength training/cardio workouts. The scale CAN move I just can't slack about things!! And for now the disgust of that Christmas weight gain is still pretty fresh so the drive to do something about it has not diminished.

I WILL get back down to my size 4's. The goal is by Mother's Day but if it takes longer so be it. The timing isn't important, the accomplishment is. For now: vigilance, perseverance, persistence.
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    You can do it, you really can. Make sure you track your sodium levels with your calories. I ALWAYS notice an increase on the scale if my sodium is over 2500mg per day.

    Sounds like you made the right decision about the job. I know that took a lot of time away from you and forced you to lose your focus. But you're back on track now and the scale will show a difference.

    I know how quickly the weight can sneak on, I've been at the heaviest weight I've been in 2 years and it doesn't seem to be budging. But when I make the right choices (veggies over choc chip cookies), the scale shows it.

    Let's do this together!!
    4139 days ago
    You can do this and WE can do this together!

    My scale isn't moving as quickly as I'd like it to, either. Funny how it has no problem moving up VERY quickly, but has to be all slow about it to go down!

    What an important decision to make about the job. In most cases, I think you are right. Adding extra income may only add more buying, not necessarily a better standard of living!

    I'm here, hon, I'm here!! Let's lean on each other, kay? Plus I miss all our dance conversations!!!!

    4139 days ago
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