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Not at my best...

Saturday, February 15, 2020

My weigh in this morning was a rude awakening. The injured foot along with the shoulder surgery = very little physical activity was bad enough...add in boredom eating from sitting so much and I have gained 20 pounds. TWENTY POUNDS! I have go to make this stop and get control. It has been very difficult to have such little activity and honestly with some personal issues going on I have been depressed. It's time to work on that.
It changes tonight. I had a reasonable dinner and that's it I am done for the evening. This marks the first day of my journey back to nice fitting clothes. I am planning a trip to goodwill to get a couple pairs of pants...I have to. I am down to one pair of pants that fit. if I want a snack it will be baby carrots.

As of this day forward my diet will change and I JUST got the clearance to bike so I will do that tomorrow. I can't type much I only have one hand so this has mistakes I am sure. I re-commit to the 5% challenge and I hope to get some support when I start losing on the challenge even if I don’t technically make my 5% from my original weight. I hope to start blogging more often also. I recognize I could use a helping hand.

To my advantage I am stubborn and can make this happen! Thanks for your support.

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    Here's to you getting out of your own way and also continuing on your journey towards becoming the healthiest you can be.
    38 days ago
    It's hard to stay on track when you can' t be as active as you'd like to be and when you're feeling down. You need to give yourself time to recover from injury and surgery and not beat yourself up too much about the weight gain.
    However, it's ALWAYS good to get back on track and do as much as you can to stop the gaining and get back to being a "loser" - in a good way only of course! emoticon Being able to start exercising again will no doubt help - just work your way gradually back to a higher level of activity as your health allows. It's always about taking care of ourselves - in a good way - first! emoticon I'm sure you'll soon start to see those emoticon going emoticon .
    42 days ago
    Oh, my goodness! emoticon
    42 days ago
    emoticon Now, keep yourself accountable by informing us through blogs about how your progress is going. Can't wait to see your next blog especially after next Saturday's weigh-in. emoticon I believe in what your stubbornness can do because I've seen you achieve plenty of goals! So, keep emoticon for your health. emoticon
    43 days ago
  • LOIS_1950
    I'm in the same boat Tymber and trying to re-evaluate what happened, what went wrong. I was so happy with the way I looked and felt not to mention how nicely my clothes fit. I feel the key to getting back on track and being successful with it is located right between our ears......nearly all mind-set. One of the biggest eye openers for me was when I would track my food intake.....WOW....those calories DO add up. I keep telling myself.....I did it once.....I can do it again and so can YOU.. And, my favorite quote is "A set-back is a set-up for a come back" emoticon
    43 days ago
  • GRACIE749
    It is hard to admit that we are gaining instead of losing especially when in a weight loss challenge, but let the realization (rude awakening) motivate you to get back in control. Yes it is really frustrating not to be able to exercise as much as you desire and emotional eating to distract us from problems is a real saboteur, but hey you have taken a couple of steps in the right direction by reaching out for support, assessing your problem and resolve to change it.


    I'm in the same boat. I didn't think I would gain weight again, but have noticed it creeping up, but like you I am determined to stop it and get back on track again. No I will not meet my weight loss goal for the winter challenge, but that's ok.

    We know what to do and how to do it. emoticon

    43 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/16/2020 7:21:26 AM
    Keep trudging that road to happy destiny emoticon
    43 days ago
    Been there Tymber,, done that!! I gained so MUCH with a foot injury (Bone infection) which for a year and a half would not heal. Lead to being amputated. OH DID I EVER GAIN!! But, it also came off quickly once I was allowed to exercise. Actually I bought a knee scooter and told the head Dr at the Wound Clinic "either you give me guidelines on how much I can use it, or I just go as much as I want." LOLOL So he set up a small guideline, which of course I didn't listen to. HAHAHAHA but, in the end he saw my attitude brighten up again. It didn't do ANY damage to my foot (which he kept a very strict watch on since I was going in 3 times a week for a cast change.

    As said I lost it and you will too Tymber.

    Blog all you want because I found it reassuring myself and it helped me more to stick to my goal. It's why I still try to blog a few times a week as I can. It helps me. Sure, I enjoy the comments, but its for me to get myself PSYCHED UP!!
    43 days ago
  • 257MAGGIE
    Keep going forward! Good luck on your journey.
    43 days ago
    emoticon It is hard when the body is injured and exercise is pretty much ruled out. The older I get I’m learning that I can no longer exercise enough to burn extra calories for forbidden foods. Recommitting to your goals is the first step to getting back on track. emoticon
    43 days ago
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