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Faking It Til I Make It...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

So I would be lying if I said I was feeling 100%, but I'm getting closer each day. In the mean time I am simply faking it til I make it. I am going through the motions. I am tracking, and I actually did 5 miles on my Walk Away The Pounds for the first time ever, so that is really helping me to get my exercise mojo back!

I am learning how to deal with "bad days" much better, thanks to all the advice from my Spark Friends. It's funny, because I forget skinny and fit people have problems and bad days too. But they still do what they gotta do don't they? They don't sit on the couch and binge for days and days. They learn how to cope with stresses and low times in healthier ways and I am trying to learn to do that as well.

I peeked at the scale today (my weigh in day isn't until Friday) and I saw 229 for the first time in over a year. July of 2011 I weighed about 228 after I broke my leg, but I lost a ton of muscle. I did lose legitimate fat also, but some was attributed to muscle loss. So getting back to this weight is exciting because I am definitely stronger and my body is much different. Seeing just a glimpse of the 220's got me excited again. I hope it can stick around til Friday so I can legitimately say I am in the 220's. *Fingers crossed*.

Thanks again to everyone, because if I would have gone off the deep end this week like I wanted to, I would not be close to even MAYBE seeing the 220's this Friday. emoticon
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    You got this :) I am a firm believer in the "fake it til you make it" mantra.

    3226 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12621234
    Keep on Sparkin', you'll get to Onederland soon enough!
    3226 days ago
    Hey, long time no talk, but I'm glad you're feeling a little excitement at least. I'm sure that for regular fit people they have days where they don't want to (or just plain don't) exercise or eat right and whatnot; it's what all of us do. It's just a matter of frequency, of how extreme you go, and whether you can find other outlets for potential frustration or stress.

    Look at what you've done so far; you can do this. You've got this. :)
    3226 days ago
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    3226 days ago
    Go girl! Congrats! You can do this!
    3227 days ago
    220's?! AWESOME!!!! I think a little peek at the scale this week actually helped more than hindered. I think now that you've seen that you are in the 220's, you'll have the motivation to keep up your good routine and secure your spot in the '20's.

    Keep it up, girl! You've come so far and you're getting closer everyday!
    3228 days ago
    thanks for sharing your struggles...it proves that this can be done! Hang in there, and keep up the good work! emoticon
    3228 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12088077
    Awesome! You are so right, there is nothing wrong with "going through the motions". Not every day is going to be a party. Not every day is going to be an awesome one. But we still can keep going. :)
    3228 days ago
    Nice! Stay focused!! Think about all the great things that will come with weight loss. And I don't just mean having a "hotter" bod, my personal #1 thing...NO more heartburn! I didn't really "get" that all the heartburn I was having was due to the way I was eating and my weight, but almost the moment I started losing weight and eating better it vanished. It was just about a miracle.

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    3228 days ago
    emoticon That's what I'm talkin' about!! 220s!!!! Yippee!!!

    emoticon Onederland is calling your name!!! Hey, it is CALLING you!! Will you take the call?

    Let's do this thing because I need to have that virtual party!!!

    3228 days ago
    YAY! Great work :) emoticon
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  • TRACY31502
    Yay for you....keep up the good work!
    3228 days ago
    Never forget that YOU CAN DO IT!
    Keeping my fingers crossed that you get the same number (or even less!) on Friday!

    3228 days ago
    Good for you! You're going about it the right way, and I'm proud of you!
    3228 days ago

    Keep it up!
    3228 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12746945
    Awesome! It feels so good,huh, to reach a mini goal! I know I try to set some for myself just to remind myself how far I've come. You're gonna do great and you should reward yourself for losing..You've got a great view on things and I know you're gonna keep on losing! Just keep on moving and burn those calories right off, girl! You're fabulous and you got this!! emoticon
    3228 days ago
  • IRISH421
    Keep up the good attitude. You can do it. emoticon
    3228 days ago
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