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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Exploring life: write a blog on how you will maintain your success when you reach goal.

I was there, at my goal. Yes, I was at my skinniest ever and a few pounds below. I was svelte!

I tracked my food and stayed in range, I did about an hour of cardio a day as well as exercising, body parts alternately. That was my thing, my hobby.

I followed the sp challenges, including 5 freggies a day and I don’t care for many veggies. But I accomplished the challenge.

Life has a way of intruding on the best laid plans. It all fell apart when I had to move back home for a month.

Now I weigh more and …don’t even want to go into the inches I gained…everywhere.

I know it is mind over matter…or something like that, but I can’t get back into that frame of mind.

Wearing my fat pants doesn’t motivate me to get back ‘there’. it’s depressing to try to find something to wear when you only have a couple pairs of shorts or jeans to wear.


Question: "What can I do TODAY that will help me to create or enhance the healthy habits the "future me" will need to have?"

Answer: reprogram my mind to do the things I need to do.

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  • -SEVEN-
    That's definitely 1 thing we have to work on. How to avoid disaster (letting it all go) in times of high stress. I need a good period of smooth sailing to make any progress. We'll have to figure that out.
    Thanks for participating!
    3207 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10172547
    I get it - I feel like it is so much harder to lose the weight this time since being at and maintaining my goal weight a few years ago. But, as the others said, baby steps - We know what we need to do. We know what we did in the past that worked well. We can both do it again! Hugs!
    3207 days ago
  • DOOBRIE
    Take baby steps - try two veggies a day for a week or two, then three, etc. Do 10 minutes of exercise a day - you'll soon find you want to do more. That's how I've started back.
    3207 days ago
  • TRACYZABELLE
    We all slip back and forth and you will get back there I know you will! You inspire me!
    3207 days ago
  • PINKHOPE
    You have had some detours, but that's all they are. This journey to "Health & Fitness" is not an optional trip but a LIFE destination. You WILL get there. The key is to persevere. Each day get up and decide you will make progress.

    Sure there will be detours, refueling, rest stops and sometimes even repairs, but step by step you WILL make progress - just don't give up!

    You can do it!

    Press On!

    P.S. LOVE your map! I'm part Cherokee - Bagstring Clan of Central Kentucky.
    3208 days ago
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    3208 days ago
  • KIBAISREADY
    TRUE ANSWER! ALSO, WHEN YOU'RE ACTUALLY READY. YOU WILL DO IT. IT TOOK ME AWHILE TO REALIZE THAT WE MAY WANT THING, BUT UNTIL WE ARE ACTUALLY READY THEN THAT'S WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN BECAUSE WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN!

    YOU WILL GET THERE AGAIN!
    3208 days ago
  • ESMERELDA1220
    I've been there and stayed there for a while...I had my weight watchers group and a rigid routine I worked three to four 3-11 shifts a week and off on Weds when my group met. I didn't eat big dinners or was near "hot" foods because I worked...no time for going to the bathroom sometimes...
    Then we moved to Florida and my routine fell apart...and I spiraled out of control...and when I started working at Boca Regional Hospital ( a high income area) the chocolates and donuts flowed and the cafeteria was loaded with goodies...after I was diagnosed with MS and I sat at home, I hit my highest...finally I'm moving, but still having difficulty...I know how hard it is to get your head back in that place it needs to be, but Courti, I know it can be done...You have to get into your head....and meditate about what you can do for yourself....It has to be YOU who wants it...only you...you CAN do it... emoticon
    3208 days ago
  • LEITEIT
    Exactly... Imagine yourself in a couple of years... Do you want to be what you are becoming... Or something completly different?!? Make the change necessary and make it happen! I gained 20kg in the past couple of years and in one month of a new lifestyle I just lost 7kg (almost half of it). Now I am feeling much better, motivated and happy! My life already changed completly and I am not even back in shape again... but I know I am on my way and already made the changes that will make me get there!

    Can I tell you the truth? The changes were so simple I feel stupid for not having done it before and feeling bad with my body for so long.

    I just put a stationary bike in front of my Tv and watch movies or videogames while using it (1-3 hours daily - I do not even feel time go by). I just have no junk food at home, but just healthy stuff! After the first week you get used to it and eating and counting calories gets soooo simple. If I fail on my calorie intake one day, I just get back to track the next day and by the end of the week the scale responds in a good way!
    I also try to hit the gym daily, for 40min to 1 hour, just to gain and keep the muscles... In reality I only really manage to go to the gym 3 to 4 times a week... But I am already stronger and leaner!

    Sounds hard??? I assure you, it is soooo easy, simple and worth it. Once you change your lifestyle and feel great again... You will look back and see how stupid you were for not doing it before!!!

    Now... MOVE YOUR LAZY BODY AND LET YOUR MIND GAIN CONTROL OVER IT AGAIN! YOU CAN DO ANYTHING IN LIFE!!! LOSING WEIGHT IS JUST A PIECE OF CAKE AFTER YOU MAKE SIMPLE CHANGES!!!

    Have a good life change!

    3208 days ago
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