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Starting Over - For the 100th Time?

Monday, August 01, 2011

Here I go again. I'm restarting my weight loss journey. I fell off the wagon again in July due to a crazy work schedule. I thought work was supposed to be lighter in the summer, especially since my volunteering decreases?? Oh well, whatever. I used it as an excuse and stopped tracking my food. Instead I ate a ton of junk and the scale showed the results this morning. Even though I ran more miles in July than any other month this year, with the exception of Feb (month of my half-marathon), I still gained weight last month. Did I do any strength training? No. Did I log my food? Most days, no. I know what I need to do, so why don't I do it? Why is it so easy to eat sweets and justify it to myself?

I know I am a work in progress and just as God never gives up on us, I'm not giving up on me. So I reset my goals, logged in my food and exercise for the day already (ran 4 miles in the stinkin' heat & humidity) and have been contemplating what changes to make. First stop - to check in with the best team ever on Spark - the FFF ladies!

Oh, my goal for August is to lose 8 pounds. There, it's in writing and out there for every one to see.

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    I so understand about starting over
    I am trying my best to doing that myself.
    and I must say good grief.!

    1472 days ago
    (((hugs)) welcome back. remember success is getting up one more time than you fall down!
    3567 days ago
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    That's the way Keep trying. Just look at your goal everyday and ask what am I doing to reach it. You have the tools it just has to be important enough. I know it is hard to do. I would rather have some home made chocolate chip cookies than carrots . And some days I do but I also know that I wont get closer to my goal that day. Keep at it.
    3570 days ago
    You can do it!! I know you can!
    3571 days ago
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