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New Year, New Me

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

I am likely not the only person starting January with a weight loss goal. I might be one of the few trying to undo two years worth of gains, though!
At the beginning of 2020 I was within a few pounds of my weight when my last weight loss journey started in 2015. That journey started to fall apart after I logged my lowest weight in December of 2017. I had quit TOPS, was so tired of all the excuses for not making headway that I was hearing from other members, and also the late nights. Stopped making the Zumba classes as often, they are in the city I work in but start 2.5 hours after my work day ends. Ultimately they just weren't fitting my schedule anymore. But the biggest reason I gained it all back? I stopped making any effort. I wasn't weighing or measuring my food. I wasn't using a food journal to track what I ate. I ate, and drank, whatever I felt like. I already knew that my default setting, the weight I normally am at, the same one I've been at since the birth of my first child is the mid 190's. So within two years, I was back at the mid 190's. Again.
I have a milestone birthday I'm celebrating in May. I am super unhappy with the weight I've gained and so now am starting another weight loss journey and hope to be at goal by my birthday. I might not be, but I'll still weigh less than I started the year at.
This time I have two close girlfriends who were also members of our TOPS group doing this with me. One emails me back and forth during the work days and our notes are nearly almost all about what we are doing, challenges we're facing, how best to approach things. I have a morning chat on the drive in with the other lady and we cover the same things. All three of us have had a very successful January. All three of us feel we are really, truly on the right path for success this time.
So if you're reading this and have gone through some weight up and downs, remember - it's all up to you. Gains or losses. Nothing happens by accident.
"If it's going to be, it's up to me"
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  • POSITIVEHOPE
    I’m in the same place. Restarted in October 2019.

    Best advice I got was to first start working on my inner head issues. Four months later, fixed slips, binges and quieted my inner critic by writing in my journal. I copied Indygirl’s older blogs on slips, binges and perfectionist thinking. Then I kept rewriting them until they are my own words. Recently, I boiled them down into simple one liners that I can remember. Still more to fix in there but the payoff so far has been more HAPPINESS and JOY on the journey.


    509 days ago
  • RAVEN145
    One plus is you know what works for you and sounds like you have support,you got this
    510 days ago
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