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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Yesterday was my 43rd birthday which also meant I did NOT reach one of my goals. I knew it wasn't going to happen at least a month ago so I reset my goal on my page for December. The original goal was 43 by 43, 43 pounds lost by my 43rd birthday. I set that goal sometime around February. Now that goal has been edited to 43 at 43. I have managed to knock out 19 pounds so far leaving 24. Even if I were to lose one pound a week I will reach the goal.

My trouble seems to be staying in a routine. I will have a really good month full of activity and few obstacles then have a really crappy month full of everybody else's activity and my excuses. So my short term goal is no more of my excuses. I will not let everybody else's activities consume so much of my time that I give up my activity time. I know activity time and intensity is the deciding factor in my weight loss and maintenance. My eating habits are set and healthy enough that even if I have a bad day, it won't effect my numbers on it's own.

Six years ago I weighed 230 pounds. Four years ago I weighed 165 pounds. Three years ago I weighed the same as I do now 183ish pounds. What does this mean? It means that for nearly 4 years I maintained a 17 pound weight loss. It means that this year I have lost 19 pounds, ending the year healthier than it started. I can not only loss the excess weight but I can maintain it.......if I choose to do so. My health, my fitness, my life depends on me.
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  • ANNIE1114
    emoticon on being able to maintain your weight for 4 years. emoticon
    3115 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/10/2012 5:11:26 PM
  • MALA77
    Hang in there. Knowing that you have been able to lose and maintain that initial loss proves that you can do it!! It's a rough roa, I know. But we can all do this!!!

    3116 days ago
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