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Working your Butt off and scale not cooperating

Whats going on with my body?

I was about ready to throw in the towel a few days ago!!  Have you ever been there or done that?  As I stated in past writings on my health journal I have tried many attempts to lose weight and when one wouldn’t work I’d go to another and so forth and so on!  Does this sound familiar ?  well It seems to have been my pattern for the past 40 years!!  MAN!!  How can a person diet all their life and be at peace with their self?


Let me tell you Its not been easy!  The past month I have bumped my work outs up harder and longer for 6-8 days straight and watched what I was eating, or so I thought.

I jumped on the scale at my weight meetings and ANOTHER GAIN!!!  How can this be I was instantly in tears full blown ;like I’m done what’s the use, why I’m I here and what’s the damn point!!! Yup that’s right ME!!  The one that writes about how to succeed and cheering you all on!  I felt like a complete failure and so so tired mentally and physically that day.  With in a few minutes after facing the dreaded scale MY  Leader noticed my distress and came to the rescue; We talked ,cried, and embraced while coming up with a plan of action.  You see I thought I was doing everything right, tracking my food I ate and doing my workouts and tracking my steps etc,  well their were a few little things that contributed to my 1.2 gain of this week and the gain the week before and the stand stills.

So the Plan is to track everything that goes into my mouth!  weigh my food, and that includes what I drink.  So this all got me thinking more I’m I really doing the program right??  Honestly??  NO. I was not measuring the butter, weighing the meat, drinking enough water, drinking more pop!  Did you notice the RED Light come on??  Yup. Me too!

Drink half of what you weigh in water!!  A DAY! that’s 80-90 oz for me!!  ok I can do that plus I’ll get more steps back and forth to the bathroom! Yeah me!


I know now the best way to be successful is to be honest with yourself and the plan, and I thought I was doing alright, but was taking too many short cuts which lead to the gains and stand stills!!  We shall see next Wednesday.

I (we) have to remember their are other victories besides the scale(numbers)  and believe me that’s hard to swallow!! My cloths getting looser, tummy going down, more energy and little things like that are also victories .  We all get use to seeing the numbers game and then its  hard to recognize the other!

Spring is coming!  Hold your head up and keep fighting the fight!!  ( I’m telling myself this also). This page is for my success as much is it written to help you all succeed!!

WE are all in this journey together and will succeed with help of each other, family, friends or who ever leads you guides and walks beside you!

We can do this y’all




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Did our Bodies survive the Holidays!?

Its been a while since I have been on here and I’m sorry to have let my readers down, But life and situations really got in the way!

As a new year starts and the thoughts and plans of new year resolutions it seemed fitting to start !  Wouldn’t you agree.  I still have been plugging along on my health journey but I will admit this Christmas season really was hard and I was pretty good until the end!  Then all hell broke loose along with my will power!  Man I already have been up and down for the past 3-4 months and really getting down over it.

I had reached the point where I almost gave up but then with the help of some family members and close friends I agreed I had come to far to quit!! and did I really want to buy new bigger cloths AGAIN…….NOT.  when  they became too big I gave them all away purposely so I wouldn’t gain back into them!  Does that make sense?

For different reasons some good some not I had almost quit my exercise routine totally but a few days a week if I was lucky!  Then I began getting stiff and sore  some joints didn’t want to move some bad pain setting in;  And then the big one!!  WEIGHT GAIN!!!

Yup you heard me I HAD GAINED WEIGHT!!  not one or two pounds but 8-10!!!  Holy Cow!!  yup this was it I was on a DOWNWARD SPIN BACK TO THE FAT ELF!!   Friends that scared me, I looked at that picture of me and thought what am I doing!!

Has this ever happened to any of you???  Do you remember how you felt?  What did you do??  Please tell me you pulled your big panties/briefs up and hit the road running again!!  Well I did just that and not many days ago!   Guilt, shame, embarrassed, a failure, you get the idea all these things above come rushing into your head and then the depression hits ya BAAMB!!    ok so now what!  well first I looked into my closet at the cloths and thought $$, I can’t do this again and toss all these nice cloths out for bigger ones!! no way man!!  Then I prayed for strength  ask my hubby to back me up,  by the way he was NOT for me quitting! and he could lose a few pounds himself  lol.

So we have to get a plan in place, prepare, prep, grocery shop etc. etc.  then the fun begins!  measure, track, and move!!!  Water, Water, Water!  And that ladies and gents is a tough one for me!  I’d rather have diet pop!  But I have been drinking flavored waters and that helps a lot, so hopefully it may help you!  just watch for sugar!  A definite no no!

Did I mention STRESS!   Well that was a big factor and still will be in my household!  Its called life and yes it will get in the way and blind your healthy site for sure!

With Momma, in the  nursing home with  problems and hubby with new health issues and appointments out of state its been pretty stressful;  and Im a stress eater!

News alert!  Working out is great for stress and weight loss;  It is for me at least!  at my lowest weight I was working out 5-6 days a week and drinking water!  toned, trim, and energy to boot!  And that’s folks is where my goal is today!  more water, workouts and healthy eating.  Sound good?  Sound hard?  Sound Impossible?  Is she for real?

YES, YES, AND YES!!! (no for not impossible). If you have the will you will find the way!

That is it for me now, and I wish you all the best of luck and healthy living this year!!  You can do it… you got this… never give up…..YOU give me strength to keep going!!!

ROCK ON!!!♥♥♥Healthy Living At Least Trying