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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:28 am    Post subject: I'm back in full force... Reply with quote

I know it has been a while since I last logged on and posted… but things have been quite different lately… And I have failed to remember the people that help keep me accountable to myself, and to my lifestyle. Now working in a big office it seems as if there is always a cake, for someone’s birthday, and or for someone leaving the office. I just need to get my willpower back, and say “No Thank You.”

I started a new job- a BUSY JOB! And I don’t make the time for myself… My water intake has dropped drastically, and I don’t make the time for exercise. I walk a lot more than I did at my last job, and I spend quite a bit of time up and down step stools, but I miss the “me time.”

I have slacked off in the “diet” and exercise areas of my life, and I feel horrible. I have been so dedicated to myself and to my lifestyle change- and then with a period of transition, I let that all go out the window.

I haven’t gained much back, but I have gained. I did make a goal with myself to work hard to get back on track and to allow for NO EXCUSES- especially over the next four weeks. These are always the hardest for me, because it seems that chocolate, and the homemade fudge calls my name. But it only happens once a year! NOT THIS YEAR!!! I won’t stand for it.

I will get back to the gym, I will avoid chocolate at all costs. I will make it a point to drink my water before work, and even after work, if I can’t fit it in anywhere in between. I will work the hardest I have ever worked, because I know how miserable and how unhappy I was with myself and my “diet” before I lost the weight. I will, I will, I will…

It has been a few days since I started this and now the "I will" has become a BIG “I CAN” I can make time for me, even though somethings have changed. I will continue to follow my exercise, and I will drink my water- I won't however, have that slice of cake being passed my way at the office.

I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago when I started my new job that I was going to put my pedometer on and compare the two jobs- well today I finally remembered to do it... Go figure. In my old job I was lucky if I walked a total of 3,000 steps a day- today working for the State Attorneys Office I walked- get this 14,627 steps. How is that for a change? I think it is a drastic change. I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT. I even make it a point to get my water in again. I am back to drinking 72+ ounces a day. (Yeah me)

We may make excuses why we dosomething, and once you get used to it and you start to slack off on it- things inside you start to change, and you start to become set in your ways again. This started to happen to me, and I stood up for the new me and said NO MORE. I have changed in more ways the one in the last year- not just my weight, and my lifestyle, but I now stand up for myself, which is my biggest accomplishment yet.

I'd rather EAT my calories than DRINK them. I'd rather LOSE fat than EAT it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good going, Holli

I was just wondering how you were doing. Now that you have your feet under you (literally and figuratively) get back in and workout! You are doing great!

The miracle is not that I finished the race, it is that I had the courage to start. --John Bingham and Steffeysue
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:21 pm    Post subject: Glad to hear that you are back Reply with quote

Hi Holli,
Glad to hear that you are back. I too have just stepped up my exercise again, and I'm really watching what I eat this holiday period. Good luck and hopefully we can inspire each other.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so glad to hear that you're taking control! Great job!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boy I totally understand. In the past 2 months I have not been on the site as much as I wish. My computer at home crashed and in the process my office moved to a new building and I received more things to do.

I have also had to start walking about a mile to and from the bus to get to work which has made me more tired by the time I get home and I have been justifying not exercising. Embarassed

I have kept up my water drinking and my eatting has been on-key more then off-key. I have to say I was very proud of myself that I still managed to lose a pound over the Thanksgiving weekend even though I went a little overboard with my birthday cake that weekend.

The thing that has encouraged me is even though my calories went back up to about 2000 a day I managed to keep the weight I had lost off. I am down a total of 34 pounds now and for 2 "bad" months I didn't gain it back. This made me really feel like I am doing things the right way and that once I reach my goal I won't have to cut my eatting to so low forever to maintain.

I heard about an excellent deal that Curves is having the beginning of next year so I am using it as a goal. If I exercise 3 times a week each week from now until new years I will allow myself to get the subscription there.

I never thought I would be rewarding my exercise with more exercise!!! but I am excited about it. Thank you all for your continued support. I have come and read threads when I had just a few minutes and your posts have really kept me going!! *Hugs*


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