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Once and Again

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

I started a reducing diet once again this past August 21st.

The last time I was successful at weight loss was for my son's wedding. I bought a mother-of-the-groom dress that was purposely too small and dieted my way into it. It was still a little tight--I could have standed to lose another 10 pounds or so--but, I felt beautiful in it. That was in July of 2017.

I don't really remember what I weighed. The point was to get into the dress. However, I gained it all back--and then some. When I stepped on the scale and realized I was now closer to 300 pounds than 200 pounds, I knew that was unacceptable. Plus, my feet had started to ache terribly. I can't help but think that carrying around 75 pounds too many on them all day long had to be making it worse. I work at a job where I stand for 8 to 9 hours at a time.

Anyway, even though I knew I had to "do" something, I wasn't motivated whatsoever. Until my friend posted a picture of me at her birthday celebration. I was sitting at the table, cutting the homemade white chocolate raspberry mousse birthday cake I had made for her. I've had bad pictures taken before, but this one horrified me. I looked obese. Funny how I could look in the mirror every day and NOT see that I looked like that, huh?

So, I started this latest diet the day after her birthday. No specific regime. Eat less. Move more. Why am I still not motivated?

Some of my co-workers are also trying to reduce. So, one of the ladies has offered to chart our progress. That helps a little, knowing that I have to be accountable to her each week. I have lost a total of 8 pounds. Not bad. And, usually, success breeds a desire for more success. But, not this time. Still not motivated.

I'm going to stick to it because I am actually afraid of the health risks. I am blessed with good health, and I don't want to throw that away because I have no self-control. My co-worker told me about an app she uses to track her food and water intake. I said, "Oh, no, thanks. I used to use SparkPeople."

So, here I am again. Reread my old blog entries....and they are still applicable! Love the tracker. Going to see if the forum is still a thing...Great articles!!

Ah! Starting to feel a spark of motivation! Thank you, SparkPeople!!!
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    Thanks, you guys!
    35 days ago
    I wanted to lose weight for my son's wedding in 2008. Can't say I looked bad, but I still could have stood to lose another 20 pounds after that. Never did, but I still emoticon .
    36 days ago
    Thanks for posting! I've been feeling a bit the same. Reading your story sounded like mine. So let me just say this...we can do this! 👍
    36 days ago
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