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Maybe I am getting it right?

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I am really working hard to get a few pounds off during the holidays. I didn't want to gain anymore weight this year. I guess it is an end of the year "push"! I think I have lost about 5 pounds since Thanksgiving. Not a lot, but I am going in the right direction.

I have been trying to take off the 5 pounds I gained while on vacation 6 months ago. I need to get back into Onderland - that happy place! I was beginning to think that I was just destined to stay above 200 pounds and just stop trying. However, I am not a quitter!

It has seemed so hard the last 6 months to get this right, but it was really simple. It is mostly portion control! (I added the word mostly.) That's what works for me! I am eating a little less and eating more nutritious foods or foods cooked in a healthier way. I am watching the starches (I love bread). I have found that I can eat a salad for dinner without croutons (or a cup of soup and half a sammy for lunch) and feel satisfied. I just keep reminding myself of the bigger picture. Do I want to gain the weight back that I worked so hard to take off or do I want a healthier life with my family and friends? (and let's face it - my jeans are getting tight) I have temptations every day. It is the holidays and there are so many good foods (not good for you foods). I have been trying to just take a taste of those sweet treats. I tracked them on the food tracker. My son is watching his weight as well (he has lost 100 pounds in three years)! We share a bite of that fudge or peanut cluster.
I hadn't planned to write a blog this morning, but I just needed to share. We aren't perfect and every day is a challenge. Just use your inner voice (mine sounds like my mother) to remind yourself of the bigger picture. I plan to keep going in the right direction and keep being mindful. Every day was so much harder when I had given up on myself. I feel happier and more content with myself when I am trying every day. I know the weight won't come off as quickly as I put it on, but I am okay with that. I have not given up!
Have a great holiday and don't beat yourself up for not being perfect. Just get up and try again. We are not quitters!! emoticon
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    Loved this positive blog! Good for You Lee Ann! I keep thinking to myself too....before I eat that, what do I want most!? Of course, get this weight off sooner than later! My knees can't take it anymore for one thing!! So keep on ....you are doing great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1427 days ago
    Also...don't forget that the closer you come to the weight you should be, the harder it is for the weight to come off.

    DH's doctor congratulated him when he had his check up today. He lost almost 50 pounds this year and the doc thinks that's great. He told him to keep on doing what he's doing. I'm thrilled about it. He not only looks a whole lot better but he's a lot more active and began walking with me again.
    1433 days ago
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    1434 days ago
    I am like you, I want in the Onederland also. I just hover at that 201-202, for months now. Never over 202 but never below 200.4, can't seem to break that cycle. At least I can maintain that figure.
    1434 days ago
  • COOP9002
    You can do this!! Always remember how far you've already come.
    1434 days ago
    Every day -- that is the key. Stay consistent. You have a good attitude and it will serve you in the long run.
    1434 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    You've got this!!
    1434 days ago
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