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Getting in to this blogging thing

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I know I have said it before, but I really need to stick to this blogging thing. I really like the accountability and insight it gives me. Just rereading the few blogs I've written in the past, it shows me struggles I have faced and how far I really have come. Just like the one I wrote about 7 months into my journey after I had lost the majority of my weight about my complete obsession with the scale. I would weigh myself 10-12 times a day. It was ridiculous and ruled my life. I'm not saying I don't still have a somewhat unhealthy relationship with the scale, but I'm down to 1-2 times a day. Sometimes I give in and weigh myself before I go to bed just to see how much I will lose over night. Weird, I know. But still progress for me.

As some of you may or may not have noticed, I do not update my weight on spark daily. It may not be a true representation, but I only ever record a loss, never the gains. I know that could be interpreted as not staying true to myself by typing in the number every day, but this works for me. I obviously don't stay the same exact weight every day for five months, but I have always stayed within about a 10 lb swing, which is a good thing in my opinion. So when I say I have 1.6 lbs to get to 40% weight loss, that's not entirely true. This morning, for instance, I weighed in at 188. Four pounds above my "low" and around the same weight I have been for the past 2 weeks, despite eating very strictly. Not bad, but I do want to reach these goals so I know changes need to be made. After losing all of this weight, it has gotten SO MUCH HARDER! I know many people say that, and I was skeptical at first. I mean, I had been losing weight at a pretty good pace for so long. Logic tells you if you keep doing what you are doing, results will continue. Not so!

I have to be honest with you all and myself. Fitness has not been a huge part of this journey. Don't get me wrong, I know how important it is, I just haven't made it the priority that I should. I go through spurts where I am all in for a month or two. Then somewhere I lose it. I know this is normal and the reason I have failed so many times in the past when making these changes. Usually I give up on everything all together. I feel strong being able to keep the food part reigned in though. And I know that is what has let me move forward and continue my success. I also know to reach my goals, I need to get my a** up and in the gym. And that's what I'm going to do. I feel so much better in every aspect of my life when I just do it.

I told you (and myself) yesterday I would be packing my gym bag and getting a workout in today, and that is exactly what I'm going to do. But better than that, I already got some in! I am one of those people that always get to work so dang early. I'm afraid of being late, getting stuck behind a bus, etc, that I get here 30-45 mins early. I usually either get right to work or surf the web. Today, however, I walked down to the gym near my office and got a slow (3.5 mph) mile in to start my day. I was in my dress clothes and sneakers so I didn't want to get a sweat going, but I still burned some calories. I take my lunch really late (about 3) and usually just read a magazine or play on my phone for an hour. NOT ANYMORE! I'm going to get a few more miles in on that hour, finish my last hour of work, and then hit it even harder at 5. This will keep me from getting home too late, but still allow me to get some much needed workouts in. I always eat at my desk around 12:30 anyway (I know this is bad too), so I think this new routine will work for me.

Sorry for dragging on and on sparkies. Thank you for always having encouraging comments and cheering me on every step of the way. I hope I can look back on this blog in a year and say I'm glad I stuck with this new workout regimen, because it allowed me to finally reach my goal.
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    I love blogging, it keeps me accountable and on track Friended you and hope to read more blogs! The weight loss always slows down, My scale has refused to budge for awhile but I have been eating at maintenance lately. you WILL do it!
    2237 days ago
    So sorry to hear that you're stuck in a weight loss rut, but I KNOW you'll pull through this and really surprise yourself! I think your plan to sneak in some extra walks during your free time is fantastic. I used to work at the University of Dayton before I decided to stay home with our son, and I loved going for walks around the campus on my lunch break. And especially on a gorgeous day, I'd find any excuse I could to walk something across campus vs. just emailing someone. All those little steps add up!

    Can't wait to hear about busting through this plateau and finally reaching your goals! :) We're here for you!
    2239 days ago
    It sounds like you have a great plan in place! Fail to plan...plan to fail!

    Great job!
    2239 days ago
    While blogs are interesting and fun to read, the one who benefits the most from blogging is the blogger. Keep it up!

    Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

    emoticon Until Tomorrow!

    2240 days ago
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