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If what you're doing isn't working..

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

.. then stop doing it and try something else.

What I've been doing has not been working.

Wishing I'd stop gaining weight does not work.
Hoping the scale won't continue to climb won't work.
Thinking about maybe moving more won't work.

Eating within a reasonable calorie range will work.
Moving more, period, will work.
Not gorging in the evening will work.

Those are my August goals. Stick to my range, move more, eat less, and stop gaining weight. I admitted to Bill today that I'm really finally scared and afraid that I'm going to gain everything back. I don't want that. I have to not want that more than I want to shovel food into my mouth.

I need to find my way back to August 2011 me. She was pretty darned awesome.. amazing, really, considering where she came from and how far she progressed. This me? Right now? I'm not that fond of her. I want the previous me back.

Knowing how to do something is NOT the same as doing it. Stop dithering around about it and get it done.

Make. It. Happen.

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    You were awesome Candy. And you still are! I'm waiting for the day that you can see that again.
    3246 days ago
    I could have written a blog just like this. Here's working toward a successful August.


    I love the "Bad Day" saying. I tend to use a bad day as a spiral excuse and let things get out of control.

    Keep us posted!

    3247 days ago
    These are great goals - the foundation for everything. I've been off the bandwagon. I'm trying to get back to that motivated me who managed to lose 30+ lbs, so that I can keep my journey going. We can't change yesterday, but we sure can impact our tomorrow by the choices we make today.
    3247 days ago
  • GAYLEP67
    It amazes me how in sync we are sometimes. Different but the same. I guess that's why we are brain sharers. Well my friend, I'm up for the challenge this month and I'd love to have you by my side to push me and maybe pull me a little too! You can count on me for the same.

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    3248 days ago
    YaY! I am SO glad your back. Go for it Candy... you can so do this.
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    Just like you've helped me pick up and restart many times... you can to! I promise. It is such a mind game, this wishing, hoping and thinking rather than eating right, moving and not gorging! Get your head in a good place and go with it! GO ~ GO ~ GO!!!
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    Here's to a new month! You've turned another corner and the road is straight and narrow....
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    Big HUGS!
    3248 days ago
    Looking forward to the September 1 Looking Back post!

    These are good goals, a little vague, but good goals. Now you need to flesh out gently the process.

    You can do this, you've done it before, so now it's just getting the engine started up.
    3248 days ago
    Never lose sight of this one thing:

    You. Can. Do. This.

    What we do every day matters much more than what we do once in awhile. Sometimes all we can do is pick up where we are and take a tiny step the right direction. All those tiny steps eventually add up into something much better than we ever could imagine.

    3248 days ago
  • LISA01605
    Great goals!! I am also in need of getting back on track. I keep having good days and bad days. That pendulum keeps swinging. It's more than time to get back to losing!
    3248 days ago
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    Is'nt that the truth.Those are my goals too for this month. It's so easy to get frustrated and then wonder why we get frustrated when we do it to ourselves. emoticon emoticon
    3248 days ago
    I'm right there with you!! I'm done see-sawing, then gaining...
    Soo... stay within ranges, move more..and for me.. no evening "grazing".

    Okay.. lets kick bootay!
    3248 days ago
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