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Tuesday, June 8, 2010


288...Two hundred eighty-eight pounds was the number on the scale. No doubt, it was higher than that. It's frightening how fast it seemed to pile on. I know it was a slower process, but it didn't feel that way. One day, clothes were fitting a litter tighter. I told myself to eat better and exercise more. The next thing I knew, clothes simply didn't fit. It felt like one day everything was fine and the next it was all out of whack. Of course, there is more to the story. As I get more time, I will try to map out what happened in hopes that it will motivate me to continue and serve as a lesson so that I can take steps to avoid it in the future.

Right now, it is simply a new starting point. No use in getting all depressed and down. The fact is that I have done much to return to a fit lifestyle in the last few weeks. Since I hadn't given up all my fit habits, it hasn't been that difficult of a transition. Now the I have stepped out of denial onto the shores of reality, I look forward with great hope and expectation.

Thanks to all for your encouraging comments.

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Positive Step but still swimming in Egypt's River

Last week I did about 3 hours of weight training stretched over four different days. My plan is to do 3 days a week, but I missed one the week before and wanted to catch up.

I ran five days last week. Three at my speed. Twice at squishy speed. That equals 22 miles and five hours.

My eating habits are getting better, but still not where I would like them to be. Looking back, I had really fallen back into some bad habits. I need to be more patient with myself. I didn't turn my eating habits on a dime. I can't expect my eating, exercising, and metabolism to magically go back to where they were. I need to work at it. I do see progress.

The last thing I need to do is start my Monday weigh-ins again. I was in denial. I gained a lot of weight fast. However, I haven't been able to weigh myself on Monday mornings for various reasons. I haven't gained all the weight back, but I am embarrassed, sickened, and depressed by how much I gained. As much as my mind tells me that the scale in not as important as other aspects, psychologically it kills me. Next Monday I will post my weight. I will no longer be in denial.

To keep myself in reality, I am living a much more fit lifestyle than I was a few weeks ago. I am eating healthy. I am exercising. I am strength training. I am going to get this right.

I watched that new show with Jillian from the Biggest Loser last night. She said that "trying" is just an excuse to quit (or something like that). I think she is right. I am not going to try to live fit. I am living fit. I am going to continue to live fit.

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!