Got to Get Real

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Okay, having Sarah here for a couple days was great. She is a dear friend to me, more than just friends she is family all the way. We had lots of fun, but another thing that was very special to me was having one of my Sparker friends here in person to talk too about weight loss, health and fitness.

I know it is so easy to gain back weight after we lose it, but I am not happy at this size and really want to get back down to a size 6/8. I don't have to be a 4/6 again. Sure would be great but I want to be realistic too. I have entered my 50th year on this planet and by the time I celebrate my 50th birthday I do not want to also be fat. I want to be Fit and 50 not Fat and 50!!!!!!!!

I am proud of my years, I have been very lucky with my health and have a great family and awesome friends. But this is just something for me. I am uncomfortable at this weight. And it is time to Get Real again.

Being a vegetarian makes is way too easy to over eat starchy foods, and my metabolism has always been slow and easy to gain if i eat too many complex carbs. Sugars too but I don't sit around eating simple sugars, I want the bread, pitas, pastas, potatoes, and dry beans. I only eat whole grains but that doesn't matter. Grains, potatoes and beans = fat on me. It will not be easy to lose the weight again, but I am drawing the line now. SO no place to go but down :)
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    Thank you for keeping it real. Struggles are real. Life is a journey, and sometime a pretty crazy one. 50 give you just about enough experience to gain some understanding. I am glad to be on your team and look forward to seeing you succeed.
    3560 days ago
    Thanks Sarah :) Yeah just have to take back my control. I am with you on the exercise. My back is much better now and will take Sonny for a long walk today. Cycling this weekend and will use my spin bike, please a couple days a week with the Wii Fit. I really like the Step and boxing, so I combined the two in a 40 min workout. Actually really really makes me sweat. Jesse has the Wii upstairs since I hurt my back but asking him to bring it back down.

    Thanks for stopping in here :) And good luck with your goals too!
    3560 days ago
    BRAVO BethieBabe! I'm right with you on the weight gain and really don't like it one bit. I need to see what exercises I can do with my injury. Exercise is really my key to successful weightloss PLUS I love my beans and potatoes and like you, I eat too much of them. I'm also trying to get back into more Whole food and less processed.... not an easy task at all when you are a vegheadbiatch!

    I'm with you on this journey!
    3560 days ago
    Thanks Deej, yeah I can use the encouragement. So far so good, did much better the last couple days on staying in my calorie range :)
    3561 days ago
    Beth, I'm very proud of you for writing this blog & for setting your sites on what you want for you!! I totally understand and am here to support you in any way I can. Where there's a will, there's a way & I know of no one who's more determined and more dedicated when it comes to reaching a goal!!

    I'm excited to make this journey with you and to follow your progress along the way!!


    emoticon Love ya!
    3562 days ago
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