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Sunday, March 29, 2015

In a BLOG post I wrote almost 3 years ago. The reasons/excuses on why my lifestyle plans haven't been well executed are well chronicled. What isn't written about are my strategies. So I find myself 3 years after that post at 190 lbs. Up another 9 pounds. My STRATEGY is: Replacing my work week lunch from a feeding frenzy where up to 1000 calories can be consumed to a protein shake AND being accountable to my commitments.

Here's my BLOG post for August 18th, 2012:

What happens to a person in a matter of 12 months? Distractions, loose focus, celebrations, stress, good news, bad or sad news, parties, achievements met, goals in now way, shape or form achieved, more distractions, more loss of focus, another year older - boo, another year older - WooHoo, loss of family and friends, finding new friends, new babies born. A bag of mixed emotions.

I report today with mixed emotions that I moved my weight loss ticker from 161 lbs (last recorded June 2nd, 2011) to 180 lbs. I feel I have lost a battle but I am determined to win the war of obesity. At 5'5" and 180 lbs my current BMI is 30. Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater.

My emotions are mixed...on the one hand OBESITY and on the other hand CHOOSING TO WAGE A FRESH BATTLE.
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    Choose to do battle, again and again.

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    2315 days ago
    Thanks for writing this blog - it feels like I am in the same place. I managed to lose 15 pounds last year, but had surgery in December and that kind of derailed things - have gained about half of it back. Had a physical in March and really need to get things under control - more for my long term health than anything. I've been really concentrating on food and trying to get that better under control, then hope to get back exercising this week.

    It's good to hear I'm not alone in this struggle. Keep moving and I hope we both make our goals in 2015.
    2317 days ago
  • JULES46561
    Keep putting one foot in front of the other (moving forward).....you will get there. We both will. Never, ever give up.
    2317 days ago
  • BOPPY_
    Work out your own program -- actively find what works for you.
    Adjust your program
    2317 days ago
    As long as you stay in the battle, you haven't lost it! Keep fighting the good fight! You WILL succeed!
    2318 days ago
  • DYANNE4293
    You can do it! One day at a time
    2318 days ago
    Keep on trying, never give up and soon the battle will be won emoticon
    2318 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. I can TOTALLY relate. I am in the same place, and have made small strides that have now become habit and routine. I feel good about those but really need to continue moving forward. I have had many starts/stops.

    I have not posted a blog yet, but maybe I will, that might be a good catalyst for me too.

    Much continued success to you!!
    2318 days ago
  • LKG9999
    Wow, you sound so much like me. Literally one year ago I had reached my target weight of 155, then as you posted so eloquently, life happened... and as of yesterday I had to reset my weight ticker up 45 pounds. But like you I am determined to not give up. I'm already working on getting my eating back on track and moving more, so my strategy is to work on getting some counseling on my emotional eating and body image issues.
    2318 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1329130
    i hear you. This is me to a tee. I start and stop and gain more in the end only I am 5 ft 3 in and weigh 197! In the last 5 months I have gained almost 20 pounds. Good luck to you !! We can do this.
    2318 days ago
    Nine pounds over three years is not a crazy weight gain. I would kick up my exercise a notch. Also like you suggested get your lunch in order. That will get you started back down. You can do it. We are all rooting for you.
    2318 days ago
  • no profile photo M_RIDEOUT14
    I'm new to this site. I recently decided to make lifestyle changes after gaining 80 pounds in a year!!! So it's wonderful to click on the site and see people cheering each other on! Keep up the good work! You can do it.
    2318 days ago
    I can so relate to this post. We Will WIN the WAR.
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    Keep with it; you can do it! It's a struggle, but YOU are worth fighting for- stick to your plans and goal
    2320 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6330545
    I believe we all go up and down. The trick for me is to stay "in the know." Even at a good weight, I dread stepping on the scale. When I avoid checking in with my hated bathroom scale, I have discovered that I inevitably put pounds back on.
    Your blog is timely, and I'm hear to say, "I'm with you!" I've reconstructed my healthy habits and for me it includes being accountable to my scale.
    Thanks so very much for posting!
    2320 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9753279
    I've regained too but I am keeping a +ve attitude because if one thing I have learned on SP is... to remain on SP. I seem to gain weight whenever I leave it! This is such a great resource for keeping that motivation going which is most of the battle. emoticon emoticon
    2320 days ago
  • MMB2316
    Thank you for writing this. I thought I was reading about myself. I know it has been said before, but, I feel better knowing I am not the only one.

    I went to WW lost 18lbs and regained back those plus up another 11 over the last five years. I got up to 202 and I am 5'3". You have inspired me. You are hanging in there and so will I. You can do it and so can I. Thank you again. Wishing you good health and good decisions one step at a time.
    2320 days ago
    You can do it!
    2320 days ago
    you can do it! 😊
    2320 days ago
    Be strong!
    2320 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3113429
    2320 days ago
    I believe that the Battle of the Bulge is s never-ending one.
    The trick is : to keep on trying ; never give up ! Meanwhile,
    the journey of trying new exercises, or routines, and perhaps
    trying new foods, and different meal plans can all be part
    of an exciting SparkPeople journey. There is lots of great
    Resource material about living a healthy lifestyle right here,
    at SparkPeople.com.
    2320 days ago
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