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Thursday, December 02, 2010


Since September 2010, I've been down a whopping 50 lbs. It's definitely something I'm proud of, and nothing to sneeze at. The only thing is, I have been teeter tottering back and forth between 235 and 237 for the past 2 months and I am absolutely sick of it!

I've also been taking a MAJOR break with my exercising and only do it about once or twice a week (if I'm lucky). I was doing so so well, and then just decided to take a 2 month break, and now I'm paying emotionally for it.

I had a really good mindset.

I was slowly, gradually losing about a pound a week, and that was perfectly fine. Now, I can barely stay in my range, am hungrier than every, sleepy, and can't manage to find the energy to work out, or do anything else for that matter.

To be honest, I am very self-motivated, but this is one time in my life where I must admit, I need lots of support.

Not to mention that it's really hard because the bf wants to lose weight too, but is all lackadasical about it, so I have found that I let myself slip into the same mindset.

I plan on challenging myself, and will be working out Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for 45 minutes. I may not reach my fitness minutes goals for this week, but I would like to follow through with my new plan.

I also would like to wake up early on my days when I have to be at work later and workout. It just makes me feel so amazing for the rest of the day. I also would like to strength train 3 days a week.

Honestly, I've been so busy lately I've found it easier to make excuses for why I don't have time to work out, but the honest thing is, I do have time.

Because I've been watching way too much television, and getting sick way too often, because I wasn't eating right and exercising.

Well enough of this! I promise myself to get myself together.

Does anyone have any cold weather workout suggestions? Tips for healthy eating? Ways to motivate yourself to workout (more than that I just need to do it)?

I am so proud of myself for what I've done, but am still motivated to get back on track, I just need a little push!

Any suggestions would be appreciated. And thank you to all my Sparkfriends because without you, I wouldn't of hung in there this long. And the more I get involved with Sparkpeople, keeping an eye on you all, the more I realize that we all have our troubles, but can always get back up again!

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    Congrats on the weight loss! All I can say is be consistent. Once you get a routine started, it will be easier. Baby steps if needed :)

    3849 days ago
  • MAIA2011
    I have been teeter-tottering between 237-239 and I had a breakthrough to 234. I highly recommend the brie and no-exercise diet. That being said, I don't have a 50 pound loss to back it up! Cut yourself some slack, lady! It's cold weather, no sun and no tomatoes time.

    Also, everything that KLB037 said.
    3851 days ago
    You have accomplished amazing things on this journey. Be proud, gorgeous. If you think about it 2 months compared to a lifetime is like a penny in a bucket, it is a very small amount of time. Consider it time to think and learn and grow. Consider it time to explore and enjoy this different body.

    Then take a deep breath and keep walking in the direction you want to go. You can do this! Just think of all you have done. And just remember how spectacular you are - that's got to count for something.

    Now, go get 'em, tiger :)
    3851 days ago
    You have done very well with losing weight so far, and everyone's motivation ebbs and flows. you are not gaining and that is a good thing. but challenging yourself is a good way to get out of the rut, talking to BF about his attitude, and how it's rubbing off on you. Maybe if he says I don't want to lose weight right now it will free you from waiting on him to "do what you need to do"
    3852 days ago
  • KLB037
    I am proud of you too. I haven't stuck to a plan in a year, but today is day 5 and I'm feeling good. You motivate me. 50# is awesome. You said you are waffling between 2 weights, but you haven't gained right, that's a positive. I have no advice, as I said I struggle with consistency, but I thought it might help if you knew that people like me look up to successful people like you.
    3852 days ago
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