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Saturday, July 19, 2014

I have thought for a couplea days about doing this blog. So many things to consider and things I want to say. Have decided that some words will come and some will be left out.

The last 5 months have been difficult due to not being able to exercise (cardio) or do water aerobics. But this will all be over Monday, in time for the break. Still don’t know when I will get to go back to water aerobics, but figure it will be about middle of August, then will have to take it easy.

With all that said, I do look forward to and plan to do my aerobics and continue to do the ST that I have been doing. I feel that the return to this level of exercise will definitely be a push for me as well as a return to cardio which is very important.

In addition to the exercise, my enthusiasm to track every BLT is ahead. I know that I have blogged about this before and it only lasted for a short period of time. But I faced so many obstacles this last 5 months that would have been so much easier had I not had the weight, especially the big belly, in my way. During this time, I have gained weight. Not a tub full, but enough to get in my way and make me miserable.

I want to be able to tie my shoes again, cross my legs, not worry about the booths or chairs in the restaurants, be able to get up out of a chair without trying many times, wear the cute clothes that I bought last summer when I could wear them, not have to use an oversized wheel chair, (hope I never have to use one again), be able to get up if I fall on the floor, be able to get down on the floor to clean in low places, and the list goes on.

The major thing that I need to get back to is tracking my food and track consistently. I know as well as anybody else the importance in tracking. Nobody needs to tell me how or why. There was a time when I tracked every BLT and even took them to my WW class to share with others. Yes, during that time I did lose weight. But I am the world’s worse yo-yo dieter. I have been up and down the scale for 70 years now. I have so much knowledge about weight loss, but just don’t apply it all to my life.

It is a time for change - again - . If I get to return to the BLC team that I want, I will have to change tracking as a requirement for the team membership. So, during the break, I plan to get in the habit of doing my accounting of what I eat. With tracking consistently and returning to cardio exercises, I know that I can - will - be successful.

I have to change my CANABILITY TO WILLABILITY. Only way to success.
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    2071 days ago
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    It sounds like you have a great plan in place. You can do this. Remember to have fun with it! Perhaps set up little rewards for tracking every day, they can be small things or $1.00 a day so you can buy something frivolous with it. Or set up a jar with one dollar a day for the month. When you track for the day you put it into your keep jar. When you don't track it stays in the first jar. At the end of the month you can spend the money in your keep jar (or keep building it for a larger item next month). The money in the first jar is given to someone else or organization you'd rather not help (or could be hubby, friend, etc to spend on themselves). Another idea I've heard is to give several friends a small amount of money to spend on rewards for you. The wrap them and when you reach your goal (number of days tracked in this case) you would get to grab a reward.
    2567 days ago
    Good plan. I pray you can talk yourself into doing this for life and actually not hating it. It helps if it is habit to where you do not even think about it any more. Keep pushing friend !
    2568 days ago
    yes you CAN do it, Alice. I'm sorry you have gained weight while you have been sidelined, but I know the same thing has happened to me when I have had an injury. For many of us, exercise is the key, along with the dreaded tracking! Start now, and you will get in the habit!!!
    2568 days ago
    Alice, I know you can do this and I'm rootin' for you all the way!!!! emoticon
    2568 days ago
    Thank you for being so transparent - I know it helps you, but it also helps all the rest of us who resonate with every word you said. Each of us needs to work within the parameters of our physical state, changing what we can and making accomodations around what we can't change. I so respect your determination - yoyoing is being in the "right" place at least part of the time! :)
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    You can so do this! I know exactly how you feel...yo-yo dieting is more like a disease or addiction than anything else, I think. I don't think it means we are weak or flawed - we have a disease. The ones that overcome their disease are the ones that keep getting up every time they fall down. So we always feel so guilty when we feel like a broken record, but sometimes fall and rising, falling and rising is what it takes...until we finally get it right.

    Good luck to you, you can do it!
    2569 days ago
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