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This is why we need to take a step back

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Spark vacation last week seems to have worked in my favour.

I didn't want to weigh myself until Monday. That's my official weigh-in day, and I wanted to give myself the weekend to bust out some cardio in hopes of at least maintaining after a week of friends and food. But I couldn't help myself. Fearing the worst, I stepped on the scale and...


Seriously? I've been STUCK at the same weight for weeks now, even though I've been religiously sticking to my calorie count and exercise. Now, I let go of my trackers, ditch any standard cardio (although I have to admit we kept busy) and eat like...well, like I don't have to track it! haha And what happens? I bust through that plateau and lose another pound.

I feel great!!! Because I think I'm just really realizing how possible it will be to lead a "normal life", not tracking my every move and enjoying eating again, without packing on the pounds. I'm returning all exercise videos to the library on Tuesday and will rely on "natural exercise", i.e. bike riding, playing with my kids in the park, etc. I'm so ready for this!
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    sometimes we just have to throw our bodies a curveball! they get so accustomed to our low cal diet and exercise that sometimes throwing in high cal days and less exercise actually helps!
    4011 days ago
  • JWENZEL723
    yay!!! congrats! sometimes we just have to switch it up, keep our body guessing...then it will have a breakthrough!
    4011 days ago
    Good for you, you seem to be in a VERY GOOD PLACE mentally. That should help you to keep the momentum going.
    4013 days ago
  • LHLADY517
    4013 days ago
    I do believe you are right on here with your ideas. Sometimes we just think we have to try way to hard to do this new way of healthy living. Now you have realized that yes, it can be done with "natural exercise" too..Good for you ;-}
    4013 days ago
    Enjoy these times!
    4013 days ago
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