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Feeling better (again)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

So I've worked on staying focused over these last couple of weeks. I have made the decision to work out every day (some days the decision was tougher than others!). I have tracked calories every day and stayed in range. I have made good decisions with my eating which makes me feel more like I'm in control. That's good!
I am feeling stronger and healthier. I got my Fitbit One and have found it to be a motivating tool to keep me moving. I think some of it is subconscious. I feel tired and think I'll sit for a minute but then decide to do one more thing. Getting more accomplished and I feel like I'm building some stamina. The wellness coach has been more helpful than I had anticipated and has given me some good input. My first "senior" aerobics is this Friday. Now, I'm wishing I had not signed up. The anticipation is tough for me and I haven't done classes in forever. It's good for me to push myself to do this--I think it will be more motivation for me.
So things are going well right now and I am happy.
I need to work on my negative self talk. I "hear" myself saying--you've done this before; this is the romance stage, you'll hit disillusionment and all of this will end. You haven't lost any weight and kept it off in the 6 years you've belonged to SP. Why do you think you can do it this time? And, on and on. I need to stop this! This time can be different and I have to make it so. I cannot look at one more picture of my fat belly and cannot continue feeling sluggish and tired! So 2 weeks in and it's good. How will it be if I hit that wall again?
Anyway, on family news. My DIL is due one week from today!!! She has had some blood pressure issues but the doctor is monitoring and not concerned. She is still working (teaching high school) but this, obviously, is her last week. So, we're waiting. emoticon My son is over the moon to be a daddy and he'll be a great one!! I'll let you know when our new one gets here. Can't wait to meet him/her!
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  • MOM2ACAT
    Great news Beth! I am glad that things are going well.
    1999 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    You are doing fantastic!! I think things are falling into place this time. I am in a better place in my head but it has not lead to my being as compliant as I would like.

    It will be so nice for you to have another little one in the family. You are so blessed! Your son had accomplished an amazing amount in the past few years!! Getting a good job, finding a great girl, getting married, having a baby! Fantastic!
    2000 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/11/2015 9:36:52 PM
  • LESLIESENIOR
    Great job, Beth! You are trying different things, and that makes this time different. Stay in the present. Don't borrow trouble. You are healthier today than yesterday. You'll be healthier tomorrow than today!
    You have gotten great advice/support on this blog.
    Thank you for sharing.............And can't wait to hear about that new precious baby!!!!
    2000 days ago
  • NORASPAT
    BETH, this is a very good sign. Now you know you FEEL BETTER with exercise and the better nutrition.

    I will tell you that your body can change for the better even if you do not lose weight.

    The scale is the thing in your head saying you are stuck. DONT LISTEN TO IT JUST LOOK AT IT AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

    THAT IS NOT THE POINT. I have lost a lot of my belly just by walking tall and holding it in. Eventually you do it automatically and toning those muscles are much better for your health and your looks as well as your OUTLOOK !!!! YES!

    WooHoo Way to go.
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    2001 days ago
  • CARRILU
    AAAHHHH New Baby! Can't wait to hear.. Of course this time will be different, every time is different because every time we come to the table stronger than the time before emoticon . We are here for wellness and someone made the point that we are lifelong sparkers. That really helped me because then the "time limits" we set on ourselves are gone! 2015 baby!!
    2001 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    As soon as you recognise a negative thought or feeling, take a deep breath and turn it into something positive...literally...like "this time I am really doing it!"
    Sounds too easy and corny but it worked for me!
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    2001 days ago
  • VEENAS1
    I am glad the Fitbit and wellness coach are helping. Good luck with aerobics class. I know you will do good. Also hope all goes well with the birth of your new grandchild.
    2001 days ago
  • DEWILL2
    Just keep telling yourself you can do it. No negative talk. Instead, pat yourself on the back for what you have done thus far. Good job.
    2001 days ago
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