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Saturday, July 18, 2009

So in looking at my week of posts I realize you all must think I am crazy lol. I have had a very up and down week. Mainly because I am depressed and things with my husband haven't helped. And I have Erica and Avery and little sleep. Blah blah blah (as my 4 year old would say lol). Anyway, because of the depression I started walking. That is a good thing. And because I started walking I did want to see some changes in my weight, which didn't happen this week and that is ok. I am going to commit to a low carb life style. And to make it straight- when I went from strictly low calorie to low carb I was still doing low calorie. I was just taking away the breads, rice, pasta, potatoes, sugars, etc. I was removing the bad stuff which has terrible effects on me anyway. And the reason I was so disappointed was because I knew it should have jump started my weight loss again. But it didn't and I will accept that this is ok as well.

That all being said, I promise I will try not to be so up and down. I know that stress is bad for my weight loss and also for my mental well being. I will use the walks to lower my stress and not look at it as a weight loss only thing. I will also recommit to low carb eating within a low calorie range. This means lots of salad (which I am cool with) and veggies. I will need to watch the calories from meats because they tend to be on the high end. I will start drinking even more water and really try to cut out all diet cokes. And next week is the week I order Turbo Jam and then I will commit to exercising with those DVDs each day in addition to my walk. I say each day because I am not able to have days off in the beginning when I am starting an exercise routine. When I take the one day off I have some sort of mental switch flip and then I no longer feel committed to do anything the next day. LMAO! I know that must sound dumb but it is true. So this is my plan.

I would like to thank my friends again for sticking it out with me this week and keeping me strong when I was feeling weak. I really appreciate you girls!
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  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    No problem. I think you're great and coping just fine for a new mom with a lot on her plate. You have terrific goals and ideas.
    4349 days ago
  • JENALEX1
    For me the switch to from a low cal to a low carb diet is hard. My body tries to resist at first, in a effort to coherse myself back to my "normal diet". So give it at least another week for your body to accept the change and you'll probably see a good drop next week. ;)
    4349 days ago
  • JLBART74
    Stress happens. Stick to something for a few weeks and it will work out like clock work.

    Hang in there.You will succeed. You cant get there with out falling first a few times of course.
    4349 days ago
  • CIRCLEDOUBLEC
    We are all in this together, Friends! Lifestyle changes and committments is what it is all about! And finding that change and committment we can spend the rest of our lives living can be a challenge! I pray ALOT because i'm a weak vessel and know I cannot succeed without His help! And fellowship with others is so critical to the plan. I am thankful for your encouragement. It is good we ave one another. emoticon
    4350 days ago
  • IUHRYTR
    You have a plan, you are motivated, now put these into action and soon you'll see results. It's been proven that a body at rest tends to stay at rest while a body in motion tends to stay in motion (Newton?). -- Lou
    4350 days ago
  • MAROSES
    good for you. I also have that mental switch, i can't have a day off either.
    4350 days ago
  • PATTYS74
    Well I am so gald to hear you sounding so strong and committed. You have a great plan. But results sometime come really slow. don't let it get you down again. Just hang in there and keep on telling us. We are all in this together. Don't worry about the up and downs we just chalk it up to hormones they are responsible for everything.... emoticon Look forward to your blogs.
    Did I do my White Tigers Spark page right....lol
    4350 days ago
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