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Old 06-16-2009, 01:25 AM   #1
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Default i am in a rut.

ive lost 42 pounds and feel great! there are ten more pounds til goal, but ive been feeling so great that ive been neglecting the gym and cheating a little more often. im still eating very healthy, but this week i had a huge family party for a 50th birthday and the food was endless, i made good choices, like veggies and fruit, and peeled the skin off the chicken - ect. but i feel like ive settled into a maintaining stage rather then kicking it into high gear to lose the last ten pounds. i NEED my motivation back.

Mini Goals:
1) Lose 15 pounds - Accomplished 3/10/09
2) ONEDERLAND - Accomplished! 4/7/09
3) Lose 30 pounds- (weigh 192)- Accomplished! 4/28/09
4) Lose 42 pounds- (Weigh 180) - Accomplished 5/10/09
New goals:
1) Lose the 20 pounds I have gained back

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Old 06-16-2009, 01:54 AM   #2
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Just think, about ten more lbs to go! You can do this! You have come so far and just think how great it will feel when you reach your goal. :-)
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:14 AM   #3
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There is nothing wrong with "practicing maintenance" for a while and taking your time to get to "goal" But . . . if you want the weight off then you just have to suck it up and do it!

The last 10 lbs usually make a HUGE difference so you will be very grateful once you do it.

Having said that though, if you look and feel amazing and are at a weight that you can easily maintain no reason you need to drop anymore weight!

Congrats on the losses so far!!!

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Old 06-16-2009, 02:19 AM   #4
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When I get into ruts, I work on changing it up and giving myself new challenges.

New kind of exercise/exercise class? Perhaps picking up running or a new sport (hiking! Kayaking! In summertime, the whole outdoors is waiting for you to explore).

Maybe a new kind of cooking? Can you join a CSA to force yourself into new kinds of produce, start going to the farmers market, start getting re-invigorated about your food? New recipes? Take a cooking class, even?

I find that when I start losing that pep, I need to shake it up a bit. And then I'm having so much fun learning my new skills/sport/etc. that the motivation comes naturally.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:45 AM   #5
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I don't want to discourage you..... I saw another thread and you do look great, but like the previous poster said..... what if the last 10 make you look even hotter? I am at a plateau and I think that just pushed me to switch it up to bust through this crazy thing! Just think how hot the last 10 will make you look? Maybe even a new size of clothing? I know you have it in you!
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:55 AM   #6
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Hey! I just noticed where you are from! I grew up in Plainfield and my parents still live there! Small world.

Keep on trucking! You are doing great!

ETA: just went to look up your photo.... you do look amazing! I am feeling very inspired by you!!! Congrats!
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