My new mantra

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I'm making slow but steady progress. My fat clothes are practically falling off, and I've taken two loads to the consignment store, but the size 12's from when I was near goal are still barely big enough for one leg:( Not sure about the exact weight loss, since I have been afraid to get on the scales for the last three weeks after imperfect weekends.

I have been AF 5 days a week since school started back, and under my calorie goal on SP, in target range based on my Fitbit activity levels. Doing at least 6000 steps daily, usually 10,000, and 15,000 yesterday. Have made it to the gym twice a week before work (a big deal for me since I'm not a morning person,) taken long hikes on weekends, and walked daily after work. I also get in lots of steps at work walking up and down the halls doing supervision, picking up groups, and visiting classes.

Weekends are the hardest though. DH likes to cook up a big breakfast (with some kind of fatty meat) and it's not a weekend to him without adult beverages. I weaned myself off alcohol for almost a month, but special occasions, celebrations, vacation, and lake trips always seem to involve drinks and foods I don't normally bring into the house. A couple of Martinis with jalapeƱo olives or a breakfast with bacon, eggs, and waffles, can blow my calorie count for the whole day (not to mention sodium!)

We've traveled several weekends, and that has included meals out. I've done well during the weeks, but on weekends I'm just trying to at least keep my calories under my BMR so I don't gain.

In 2006 I lost 65 lbs. in 7 months. I slowly gained it back beginning in the fall of 2008. Although I'm impatient, maybe going slower this time will help me be better prepared to maintain for life.

I know I'm never going to be perfect, but if I stay on track 90% of the time I think I will get to my goal weight eventually without too much pain, and hopefully learn to live a life of moderation. So, a bad day doesn't make it a bad life, and if I mess up, I won't give up!
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    fall down 7 times get up 8....
    day at a time....that is all we have is right now.
    keep up the faith!
    2788 days ago
    Weekends are hard for most of us! But you are doing great!

    Remember no one is perfect and you will get there!
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    2788 days ago
    You got this and you can do this.

    Moderation as opposed to deprivation. I use half-servings on occasion. Maybe think about breakfast a little differently and have half a waffle or half a serving of bacon. Same with alcohol - you could enjoy half a martini.

    2788 days ago
    Blessings on you and you are seeing success however - speed doesn't guarantee permanency - remember that PROGRESS happens in its own time and at its own speed but it can last.
    2789 days ago
    Keep focusing on your goals. You can do this!!!
    2789 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    My favorite Mae West quote. "If it is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly."
    2789 days ago
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    Sounds like you're on the right track. Weekends are hard for me, too! Never give up!
    Keep Sparking!
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    2789 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Praise God and give Him all the glory! God Bless YOU! Vic.
    2789 days ago
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