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I decided to go real and got on the scale. Yuck.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

216.8 pounds.
I refuse to round up.

The last time I placed an official weight on SP was 12/2/15 and I was 209. It took 2 months to put on 9 pounds. Since I have been home with DH I have lost the extensive walking I was doing at work. The facility was big and I'd get in 3-5 miles daily visiting the various offices required.

I still exercise routinely but the missing "me time" has caused my butt to spread. My back hurts from sitting too much staring at him. We spend a lot of quality time together in front of the tv. I do move around, it's just not like before. Much of my expended energy is personal care, not aerobic movement.

I've made some poor food choices in my grumpiness at my situation. I didn't compensate for the reduced activity. My portions changed. I control the groceries so I recognized the snacking issues a while back. It will get better.

Right now I feel yucky; a bit too big for my skin.

It will get better.

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    I am sorry. I know that feeling. It WILL get better. Maybe the Sparkpeople videos would be ideal for you?
    1493 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    1494 days ago
    emoticon on getting back on your emoticon ! Read Friends with the Scale, by Linda Spangler. It has helped me a lot. emoticon emoticon
    1495 days ago
    You are being honest with yourself even if you don't like the message. As hard as it is, don't turn it into something destructive, make it work for you. Find your motivation, the REAL motivation - only you know what that is - and keep it in front of you. Make it a mantra. It helps. It helped me avoid the sweets at work today. A victory over yesterday's huge loss against the sweets.
    1495 days ago
  • GINA180847
    Yes, it will get better. You have looked the enemy in the face and you know how to defeat it. This is a tough road but one that needs to be walked on. I hope you are writing down what you eat. I hate doing it but it makes me think and helps. Dear Janet, wish I could help you in some way but ....distance... I will include you and your DH in my prayers and you are one of my spark friends that I think about. It just feels too close to my bones. emoticon
    1495 days ago
    Yeah, that scale is your friend. I think you've done well to put on so little in the face of your present challenges, I would have done worse.
    Uh, you know that pink book on your table? Pick t up and start reading. Preferably while on the rebounder. Uh, given what you've just said, maybe too much jiggling for reading. I think it realy is time to add an exercise toy to your TV room. You know you are looking at lot of time fixed in place , and you have to find a way to move, because it makes you feel better. And you need to feel better.
    1496 days ago
    You've taken the first step to turning yourself around. Being a care giver is an huge and often frustrating thankless job. Don't forget to take care of you first. It just like on a plane, put the oxygen mask on yourself first. Love yourself.
    1496 days ago
    Same here. My butt and everything else I have is way too big. The problem and the solution are both in my face.
    1496 days ago
    Good for you on facing the scale head on. That's a step in the right direction. Now moving forward...

    Exercise is great for the mind and body but not necessary for weightloss. Maybe focusing on nutrition would be the place to start since you have more options and control.

    There is hope still yet, I am on my road to conquering making a plan that only gives me 3 solid meals and 1 evening snack. I used to be a grazer and scheduled snacker but after years of trial an error and lots of rebellion!!! I can do this and it works. Love Dr. Judith Beck's book for helping in changing my thinking.

    You are in a rough patch and only you know the timing. It will come.

    Best wishes and keep Sparking!
    1496 days ago
    I weighed in at 215 this morning. Let's crank this up and get moving.
    1496 days ago
    Yes, it will get better. There are bumps and pot holes along the way but you will navigate and keep moving forward. You are strong and determined. emoticon
    1496 days ago
  • no profile photo CD16110307
    I feel your frustration. Today is a new day to hopefully get in more movement and eat a little better. emoticon emoticon
    1496 days ago
    Just noticing the problem will help greatly. Now to make "THE PLAN." We all wish you success! chris emoticon emoticon
    1496 days ago
    I never round up either!
    Also, avoiding the scale has never worked for me. The truth is always out there.
    You're right, never give up.
    1496 days ago
    **SIGH** Getting used to changed circumstances is soooooooooo hard. HUGS
    1496 days ago
    It's all a balancing act. As your lifestyle changes you will have to adjust your calories in versus calories out. You know that and you will get there. Just another adjustment you'll have to work out. It will get better. Hang in there.

    1496 days ago
    It will get betrter. It will get better.

    You've had your mind on more crucial issues.
    1496 days ago
    A bit too big for your skin, been there, felt that! Food is never the solution, yet we have all used it as our answer...dig deep. You Tube offers a billion no cost, awesome aerobic workouts...maybe try one?! Up your effectively inefficient quotient exponentially...ha! It is how I "walk" several miles inside my house...it will get better!
    1496 days ago
    emoticon It *will* get better. You know you're worth taking care of... and you know it's important for the care-giver to keep herself in shape to BE the care-giver! Doesn't make it easy. So a few more emoticon
    1496 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    1496 days ago
    We are within a pound of each other, and A LOT of your blog pertains to me, the inactivity and so forth. I have fibromyalgia and inactivity is a must sometimes bc of the chronic pain.
    1496 days ago
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