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End of October??

Friday, October 30, 2015

HOW is it the end of October? I am almost ready for school to begin! (Well, I lost my job--BIG management change--so I don't tune into the school schedule anymore.)

I am not making any headway on my weight-loss journey--did well in the Summer 5% Challenge, then had that "break" and haven't gotten to the weight I was at the end of the challenge even though we are 2/3 of the way done with the Fall 5% Challenge (Go, Daisies!) . It is TOUGH to stay at that lowest weight. But I can stay around this current weight so, listening to my friend say "you look great, you feel good, stop worrying about the number", I may just stay here. BUT (of course I have the other side, too) I am still in the "overweight" category according to the BMI chart that Spark uses. BUT I fit into size 10 jeans and tops. So yeah, I will try to take where I am and be happy!!

I am exercising--try for the Y 5 days a week and a walk or two during the week--and at least one walk with my hubby on the weekend. I track our food--he is also trying to lose weight so I cook JUST enough for us most of the time. It will get tougher--the food holidays are coming! But--my girls are also watching their portions so I will just fix for the 6 and NOT for tons of leftovers--that will help all of us. I hope to get them to visit the Y with us over Christmas--that would be fun!
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    I like your plan - and I love your way of expressing it too - fix for the 6. LOL

    So - I'm not where I want to be either but by gum - we will NEVER give up and we'll get there.
    1846 days ago
    Here's to a great November. Go Daisies!!

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    1856 days ago
    It's really difficult to continue to measure success when your stalled in the progress you want and thought you would achieve - puhaps changing your focus to optimum health might be better. Those numbers on the bmi are not always accurate... I think your doing fine but its what you think that counts most . Try and find the balance that you can accept !!
    1857 days ago
  • CGPS1795
    You sound like you're getting discouraged to me. Been there sooooo many times before! The small victories are all good indicators and perhaps incentives for where we want to go. Hang in there, your goals are within reach and very possible - just not as quickly as you/I would like them.

    Hang in there and take it a day, or if necessary break it down to the smallest time period possible to get through.

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    Carl, a Fellow 5% Challenge Buddy
    1857 days ago
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