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Down and OUT!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

OK, I have completely quit watching what I am eating, quit exercising, everything~! I don't know what is up with me! I am now gaining weight instead of losing and I know exactly why. I will be leaving for almost 3 weeks vacation in 8 days which is even going to be worse. I have to do something!

There isn't any time for me to meditate on what to do next for a few days so will do what I can. I am just using excuses again. Too tired, too busy, too much pain, same old same old excuses I always use.

Why am I going to let the hard work of losing 20 pounds be for nothing when I will just gain it back. I don't understand myself. I know it isn't magically going to fall off so I have to work for it but am I telling myself it isn't worth the work, effort.

I am so tired of the whole thing! I have to begin by adding a little exercise at a time to build up. I need to manage the back pain with Aleve/Advil if necessary and go on with life. I need to watch what I eat! I LOVE TO EAT! So, knowing all these things why don't I just do them.

I did better while my marriage was a long distance thing. Since my DH has moved here with me, we cook, eat out, stay busy all day around here, and I let myself go. I need to work a plan around that.

Lots to think about and start some action. MAYBE!
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  • CHATTIEGIRL
    Hi CLAIRESSG;

    I am stopping by to see how you are doing as you are 1 of my Spark friends. You have done good in loosing weight and it must be nice to have your husband with you. I wish I had mine but he died after 36 years marriage in 06.

    Aspirin and ibuprofen are my friend because I have 10 degenerating disc in my back. I walk at least 2 miles a day and exercise with a step machine and weights. I eat a lot of fruit and veggies and 3 meals with a snack everyday. All home cooked or made up. I am also 67 and I intend to live a long time and have a very active life. I bowl 3 times a week and have a bowling kit at home that I set up when my GD is here on saturday.

    Stay true to yourself in your healthy eating, routine exercises and reaching your goals. You CAN do it because it means a healthier longer, life with your family so go for it. You are strong and creative use it for your health. Have a wonderful vacation, relax and regroup mentally on what you are going to do. Focus on 1 step at a time to get to where you want to be. God bless you.

    Joyce
    3717 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/27/2010 7:39:21 PM
  • GRATEFULADY
    Sandy has some great advice. I know how frustrating it can be to be where you are. Maybe focus on one thing at a time and do what the Spark suggests......think 10 min a day. I have been on a plateau for a long time. At times just want to give up. I keep focusing on eating healthy. That keeps me focused on one thing.

    Good luck to you!
    Blessings!
    3736 days ago
  • SANDBBAR
    Honestly, maybe you should just focus on maintaining right now, and throughout your vacation. It may be too overwhelming for whatever reason to try to lose "x" amount of pounds before vacation...and if you don't lose you'll be more upset and overdo even more. You have admitted to yourself that you are tired of the whole thing. Allow yourself to forget about losing any weight for a month...before and during vacation...BUT... make it your goal to maintain your weight where you are throughout this time! Maybe this tactic won't be so overwhelming, and by doing this you are still taking care of yourself. Re-visit the weight loss part of your plan AFTER vacation, and maybe then you'll have a renewed desire to put your plan into action!

    My second thought is that it would be great if DH could join you...my DH and I Spark together and it has made a huge difference. We make decisions about what we're going to buy at the store and where we eat out based on our eating plan. We're both on the same page, so it's helpful.
    emoticon to you! Sandy
    3736 days ago
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