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101 lbs, That's a lotta puppies

Friday, March 26, 2010

So I got home from the gym yesterday and I was discouraged. I weighed myself for the first time in months. I just started getting on track on Tuesday and had not added my correct weight to my page and didn't want to after I saw it. It weigh a whopping 231 lbs. I have never been this big and am scared as hell I am going to fail again and just be the skinny girl stuck in the fat body for ever. I have done great this week. As I said I started on Tuesday, so I ate what I should and went to the gym. I have had 2 of my 3 personal training sessions so far this week, Tonight is my third. I didn't have a personal training appt yesterday and I still went and walked a half hour on the treadmill. Every muscle in my body hurts and if I drink one more bottle of water I am going to explode. Oh wait, on top of it I am trying to quit smoking too. I had 2 yesterday and so far only 1 today. Can you guys please give me some words of wisdom. Were you all so sore that you wanted to quit too? Does anyone know if those in bathtub spa thingys work? I am by no means going to quit, I just am having a hard time thinking about how I am going to lose more than 100 lbs. Thanks
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    I am happy to say today was officially 1 week since I started being serious and I can't believe I am down 5.5 lbs. Wow I am almost amazed. I feel good, and I love my new trainer. Go me!
    4135 days ago
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    I agree.....baby steps. What you are attempting to do is one of the hardest things you can do for yourself. Losing weight AND quitting smoking. Kudos to you, I know it would be hard for me to do both. You might almost be taking on too much at one time. Take a tip from Alcoholics Anonymous and take one day at a time, remind yourself that this day I will eat right, not smoke and exercise, reaffirm each meal or each minute if you have to. Remind yourself that you are doing this to extend your life and to make a healthier life for you, not just to look good. Though that is a nice perk too! :)

    Good luck to you.
    4136 days ago
  • SHANNON267
    You have to take it one day at a time, one pound at a time. A fellow sparkster told me when I joined that you may fall 7 times, but you get up 8. I love that and have been reminding myself of that every time I feel discouraged. You are a strong, beautiful, smart, and capable woman who can do anything you set your mind to! Don't ever forget that!
    4137 days ago
  • MAEVE77
    How about 1 lb at a time? That's how I'm approaching my weight loss. Maybe later I'll be able to think in terms of 5lbs at a time. But for now, 1 lb is a very reachable goal, physically, mentally and emotionally.

    When I read your blog entry, it struck me that you may be a little hard on yourself. You are doing what you think you are supposed to do, but it doesn't sound like you are enjoying it. It's OK to enjoy it!

    Exercise can be a pleasure if we approach it gradually and don't ask too much of ourselves. Next time you go to exercise, think (even if you don't believe it) "this is going to feel great! I might get sweaty or sore, but I will be connecting with my own body and taking good care of myself. I deserve to feel good and enjoy it!" You may not experience pleasure at first, but you will if you keep it up - I promise! Give yourself a chance.

    Instead of focusing on the total amount of weight you need to lose, focus on the first pound. Then the next pound. In the meantime, enjoy yourself on the journey - you deserve it!!

    Quitting smoking is a great idea, but is it a good idea right now? Or do you feel you can't handle modifying this behavior right now - along with all the nutrition and exercise changes. Pace yourself. Be kind to yourself.

    I'm rooting for you!

    4140 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/26/2010 1:14:38 PM
    Thank you ladies
    4140 days ago
  • GETTO10
    Don't think about the 100lbs. Just think every 5lb or 10lbs and before you know it it won't be 101 it will be 20 left to lose
    4140 days ago
  • GINA7249
    take it 5 lbs at a time i have 100 lbs 2 lose too. thats what one woman has done at ww that i go to. she has 70 lbs that way. it does let u get overwelmed. we can do it together. my husband has lost 30 lbs in a few by countying pooints and not really owrrying about the scale. just make good food choices and walk alittle u will get there. i have abefore and after of my husband dan on my page. he made good choices and had some other things. he didnt remove really any food from what he can have. i have lost some tooo here on spark i love the biggest loser spring challenge for the lime team. the next challenge is for the summer and i will invite u to go there.

    4140 days ago
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