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Trying to get back on track

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Since I joined SparkPeople, I have lost about 25 pounds, which is great! I had tried to lose weight before, but never lost more than 5 pounds, and I always gained it back. And gaining it back is what is happening right now.

I was doing very well on the program until the end of July. By then, I had reached my original goal of 130 pounds and was feeling pretty good. Too good, perhaps. Because then I started to eat a little more...but I wasn't doing strength training because various circumstances caused me to miss going to Curves on a regular basis.

So now I have to lose the 5 pounds I gained back, plus I really would like to lose another 5 pounds. Then I will actually weigh my "happy weight" of 130 pounds when I am weighed at Curves or at the doctor's office. Their scales always seem to add 3-5 pounds to the weight I get on my scale at home--and I don't think it's all clothes!

Anyway, I've got to get back on track. So you'll be hearing more from me!
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  • SUZIB123
    Just want to say we are not alone-It is one day at a time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    exercise is our friend-I start with a prayer,breakfast,and then exercise every morning.
    3968 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4519295
    I have found out that I have to be viligant about checking out the scale, or I will gain the weight back. Five-ten is easily done. I have noticed that Ihave to watch my portions and conitnue to burn those calories in exercise or I gain back too.
    Yo can get it off! You know what to do. So, just do it!
    3968 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8013131
    Glad your back on track! Congrats on losing the 5 lbs. emoticon
    3970 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7475917
    Claire, I'm proud of you. Everyone after keeping at it for so long wants to test the waters so to speak and I've always heard the real challenge is not in losing the weight but learning to maintain it. At least you didn't let too much time pass and your closer to goal with only 5 pounds to lose verses 20 to 50 pounds to lose. Also keep in mind the closer you are to goal the slower you will lose, its only natural.

    Bottomline is you have alot to be proud of and I am especially proud of you and so glad your a part of our team. You can do this, don't stress. Just watch your portions, get back into your strength training and drink drink drink your water. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    God Bless and keep in touch!!!!
    3971 days ago
    3971 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You caught yourself and will do what you have set your heart and mind to do because it is important to you. You will do this. God loves you so much and keep up this good fight of faith to weight what you want to weigh. Have a great fight on the way because you win.
    3971 days ago

    "Like the eagle we have to move our wings to soar.
    Like the eagle, once we have learned to soar it will almost seem effortless.
    The faster we move, the higher we will soar.
    The higher we soar, the more beautiful the view.
    And what a view... Look out world, here we come! "- Author Unknown
    Be an Eagle !"
    Thought you might enjoy my blog for some daily motivation!
    Go to my Sparkpage to check it out !
    3971 days ago
    Well, I'm only about 40% there... but I do think that I will need to stay conscious of my eating and activity choices for the rest of my life. Left to my own devices, as I have proved time and time again on other weight loss programs, I start eating more calories than I consume.

    By the way, I think this is the most natural thing in the world. For millions of years, our species dealt with food scarcity. Fat, sugar, and salt were in short supply. The fat we could put on our body was the first form of wealth and surplus. We didn't evolve for the situation we are in now, that's all.

    But that biological imperative means that I WILL have to stay conscious. My first day on Spark, I read a blog by someone who had taken of a substantial amount and she had kept it off for years by weighing her self every week and then eating less calories when she went up by 5 pounds for more than two weighins, and eating more calories when she went under 5 lbs from her goal weight for two weighins. Something clicked when I read this. We don't ever graduate, we keep working at it... so I'm working at being okay with that idea so that when I do reach my goal I have the right frame of mind for maintenance.

    I'm sure you can do the same stuff you did before on Spark to get to your happy weight. What will be different is what you do once you are there!
    3971 days ago
    If you stress over things ! You will gain back that weight ! Replace things you eat with veggies and try small handful amounts every 3 hours and drink a lot of water ! I hope this helps !! Pastor Mike
    3971 days ago
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