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2012 Update

Monday, July 23, 2012

It has been such a long time since I last posted a blog and I guess it's because I haven't had anything to contribute. Or anything I wanted to share! Mainly since while I still regularly checked Spark, read your blogs, and tracked, my efforts regarding my weight were half-assed. In the last half of 2011, I gained about 10 pounds. Nothing horrible, but above my maintenance range that I had stayed in for about 18 months. By the end of 2011, I was getting close to 160 pounds and I did not want to go there again. I knew I was on a slippery slope and I needed to make some changes!

I started out 2012 re-motivated, but it didn't last long. I managed not to gain any weight, but nothing was happening with regards to weight loss. In March 2012, I invested in Fit Bits for both me and hubby. These are great little devices that keep me motivated throughout the day- not just during workouts. That got me re-energized- for a little bit. Work became busier and I let that be an excuse for working through lunch and missing my gym work-outs. But July is here, and I am back at it!

I originally lost 60 pounds. While I had put 10 of them back on, I have to continually remind myself that I have successfully lost weight in the past. Not only do I know how to do it, but I can! I've had some ups and downs in my weight in 2012, but from March 9 to today, I have lost 7.2 pounds. I do have to remind myself that I lose weight more slowly at this weight than I did when I originally started over 200 pounds. I am still out of my maintenance range, but I feel that it is once again within reach!

I've been getting my cardio and strength training AND making sure I stay within my nutritional ranges and that is what has made the difference! I know I can, I know I can!

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  • 4EVERADONEGIRL
    Good job on getting back to it! And hey - 7.2 pounds is more than I've lost this year! LOL In fact, sad to say it, but I think I must have decided to take what you lost and keep it around for awhile. HA! But I'm working on sending those pounds hiking too.

    Keep going, girl!!
    2994 days ago
  • MIAJOEB
    IT is nice to hear you are back on track..
    It is very hard to make permanent change.
    But my friend who sails says we just have to learn to make course corrections as the wind changes.
    3005 days ago
  • MOM_VICKI
    Thanks for taking the time to post this blog! You are a great inspiration/motivator to me - I can't thank you enough!!! Congrats on working so hard and seeing results.
    I'm sure you're very familiar with "Finding Nemo" and the song Dori sings: "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming..." I sing this inside my head a lot when my efforts seem fruitless or less than productive.
    Also remember... you've survived the first several years of being a twin mom - you can DO ANYTHING!
    3010 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Yes, you can!
    The closer and closer we get to our maintenance weight the harder and harder it is to lose those last couple of pounds. It is hard work but so rewarding when the scale does move! Keep at it, you did it once and you WILL do it again.

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    3010 days ago
  • ITSHOWYOULIVE
    Welcome "back" (since you were only gone from posting it earns "quotes"-lol). You definitely got this!!!
    3010 days ago
  • ARCHINTRAIN
    I know you can!!
    3010 days ago
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