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Sunday, January 22, 2012

I'm rather frustrated right now. for the first time since I started on my journey with Spark People I've gained a measurable amount of weight, about five pounds. I gained this weight in about a month between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I didn't feel like I did that bad during that time with all of the parties and good food around. I figured it came on quickly I would lose it quickly. NOT!!!! I've been trying in earnest for a couple of weeks to get the weight to decrease but it isn't working. I lose a pound or tow for a day and then it comes right back. I'm used to this that is the way it has been since the beginning. But then one day it is gone and stays gone. I guess I'm just too impatient.

I struggled for a long time to get below 180 and was extremely excited when that time finally arrived. I told myself then that I wouldn't let my weight go above 180 again. Well it did and now I can't get it off. I know part of the problem is that It's winter and I'm not able to get out and walk as much as I do in the summer. I'm only able to squeeze in about a 20 minute walk during the day at work. I'm used to walking 40 to 50 minutes a day.

We are starting square dance lessons again on Monday hopefully the extra exercise during the week will help kick start my system and let me lose the weight.

I know I'm still not any where near the weight the "system" says I should be for my height and that I need to lose at least 20 more pounds to get there but..... If I could just get this 5 pounds off I would be that much closer. I don't really care if I ever reach the 160 that the "system" says I should be because right now I'm wearing 12s and I feel better than I have in 15 or so years. I'm still at 60 pound of fat gone since the time I started this journey and that is something to be satisfied with.

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    It is hard to be patient when the weight won't leave. Square dancing is a wonderful solution to get extra exercise. It gives you a good workout and it is fun to boot. Enjoy yourself.
    2957 days ago
  • CARANN56
    I can sure relate to the problem of gaining between Christmas and New Years. I gained 5 pounds this year - better than the 10 I gained last year I guess. I'm still struggling with it 2 down, 1 up etc..etc... etc...

    Your square dancing sounds fun and great exercise while you 're at it. My sister in law says it's brain exercise too, trying to coordinate the calls with what your body decides to do! Wish I could get my hubby to do something like that. Have fun.
    2957 days ago
    Stop beating yourself up. You can't change the past. Rather than feeling guilty, call it a lark, and now get back to business. The slope of the weight loss graph is never all downhill, there are always bumps. If you commit to lose a pound a week now, by the end of February, you will be back to where you left off.

    Then keep at it.

    We all lapse sometimes, but what you do AFTER the lapse is what counts.

    You can do it!!

    2957 days ago
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