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Another year flies by.

Monday, March 20, 2017

I just reread my last blog entry from a year ago and things have changed in some ways and not in others.

I ended up trying keto and had good success and got to my lowest weight in a long time of 146 lbs. I managed to stay under 150lbs for over 6 weeks but then vacation time happened.

After our summer vacation I managed to keep my weight between 150 and 152 up until the first week of december when the scale slowly started creeping up until I weighed in at a 160 lbs at the end of december. Not so slow actually.

The scale hasn't gone down and my eating isn't great but not bad either. I need to get my thyroid numbers checked again to see if maybe my meds need to be increased. I think they do but would rather try to improve my diet first and see if that helps. I have had the occasional gluten in food but nothing like a piece of bread or anything enough to give me migraines again.

Another kick at the can starting today. The first day of spring and while there is still snow on the ground it will hopefully be all gone soon. So different than last year like so many other places where the snow was all gone at this time.

Last year I was a good 10 lbs lighter than I am now even though I said I would never get back into the 160's.

This time I am making the commitment to not stop until I am at my goal. No "taking a break" for vacations or special occasions. No being swayed by what others are doing or think I should be doing. I have been down this road enough times to know what works for me and what I need to be doing. I have taken off my rose coloured glasses and have finally come to the conclusion that I need to stop being so easy on myself and telling myself that it is okay to keep trying over and over again. If I keep having to try over again did I really try that hard?

As the saying goes "you can't plough a field by turning it over in your mind" and you can't get fit by looking at information on the internet or reading about it in a book.
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  • ERIN1957
    Great realizations sometimes can be very hard to do. What is that say'n....doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insanity. I too finally got off the crazy circle chasing my tail like an insane dog. Little did I know it kept me going and working toward who I am today. Wiser for sure. I had to jump into my own life to realize, there is no one shoe, no one great diet, no magic, not anything just me and food and me and me. My weight is stable and I am finally getting it, the it was me, my health and change. No one else, no one else's idea, plan, or support...just lil ole me. The hardest thing I ever had to do, but I am and that is what counts and works. You too will get it, the it in you. My best to you on this wonderful journey of you.
    1512 days ago
    Hang in there.
    1513 days ago
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