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starbrite 08-17-2013 03:26 PM

Facing it with positivity and belief
Oh goodness, have posted several times in the past few months about my regain. I lost 145lbs and have regained 39lbs to 192lbs. I am not proud of this, but am aware that over 2 years it is not as horrible as it sounds. Tomorrow marks the anniversary of starting at the gym. I have been faithfully at least 3 times a week for the last 52 weeks. I have also stopped smoking. I am not happy with the regain, but am also not unhappy. I have just come back from 3 weeks in Florida. I decided to eat. Not madly, but eat things I fancied and not worry about whether I should or shouldn't eat them. I obviously gained, but clearly not as much as I was expecting.
Now I want to head down to around 175lbs. I originally got to 153lbs and everyone told me I was too thin and I looked ill. I felt awesome, but acknowledge the maybe the weight was too low. Soooooo I am going to takie it one day at a time. I would like to be 79kgs by october or 173lbs. Thats 19lbs- sounds like a huge loss but weighed in this morning jetlagged and expect a good water weight drop due to travelling, sodium and so on.
I'm gonna check in and log what goes on. Follow me if you wish, or I will just do this for me. I'm so proud to say I lost over 100lbs. I will be proud to say I added even one more pound to this.

newleaf123 08-17-2013 03:57 PM

Sounds awesome, starbrite! I just got back from vacation, too, and decided to eat what I fancied. It was a vacation after all, right? The important thing is coming back with renewed vigor, which clearly you are doing :)

Best of luck to you; sounds like you've got a plan! :carrot:

Bellamack 08-17-2013 04:12 PM

YOU are awesome!

starbrite 08-18-2013 05:31 AM

Well yesterday was good. I ate lean and clean and managed my Nike+ fuel goal in 7 hours, showing I am quite an active person :)
Weigh in this morning an I am down 1lb. Water weight should come off relatively fast as I spent 9 hours on a plane Thursday night so will be looking for a few more of those pounds off over the coming days.
Feel good because I am facing this head on. I've been really honest with myself and that is so important. Hope you all have a positive day x

wishfuiiy 08-18-2013 08:08 PM

I like that you have a solid plan! That definitely helps.

luckymommy 08-18-2013 08:27 PM

I'm cheering you on! You sound like you have a wonderful attitude and you're nipping it in the bud. I'm looking forward to more posts from you.

starbrite 08-19-2013 05:12 AM

Well down 1.8lbs today so am at 189.6. Glad to be back into the 80's again.
It's funny Luckymommy, but I think facing the problem head on has really helped me. I was in denial about the regain for a few months. Now I realise it's true and know what to do, I am attempting to achieve what I need to achieve, which is get a grip. I gave up daily weighing, decided eating carbs could creep back into my diet and the 39lbs was the consequence.
I know what this road is like, I know what to do to change things and I'm going to do it.
Thanks for those of you who comment. Your input is invaluable and helps make me feel stronger x

newleaf123 08-19-2013 10:27 AM

I love your approach of "positivity". There is so much negativity on these boards. I choose the positive, too. So glad you broke down into to the 180s again. That feels great, I'm sure!

starbrite 08-19-2013 10:29 AM

Thanks New leaf. Positivity is such a help in so many aspects of my life, so I figure coping with this will need a healthy dollop of positivity.

wishfuiiy 08-19-2013 04:40 PM

Can you pass me some of your positivity?

starbrite 08-19-2013 05:01 PM

Well I have a bucketful so.... here's some for you Wishfully xx

time2lose 08-19-2013 05:52 PM

Starbrite, I think that you are doing great. Addressing a 39 pound gain over two years sounds like maintenance to me. I have no doubt that you will get to your goal.

starbrite 08-19-2013 06:25 PM

Thanks time2lose I'm working on it !! Today was actually harder. I made lasagne for my boys and had a few mouthfuls. I was hungry and hadn't eaten much. Tomorrow will tell

starbrite 08-20-2013 10:02 AM

:eek:Day 4- feel sickly and have a sore tummy. Think it could be the result of no carbs-like a low carbflu :dizzy:
Also up 1.1. Not a surprise as I had a big drop yesterday and my tummy is sore and swollen. Could be the beginning of TOM so will keep an eye on the scale. I remember now why daily weighing is such a blessing, but also a trial!!;)
It's ok. I'm on track, settling into new ways of making food enjoyable again, and drinking water like it's going out of fashion.
Went to the gym and burnt some calories, but was rather lethargic due to soreness.
I'm off to the UK to look at Universities with DD and her BF. Shocking that my beautiful little baby girl will be off to Uni in a year. Makes me feel sad at losing her but at the same time happy that she has her whole life ahead of her. Will be harder the year after because DS will be off to Uni - then I will struggle with an empty nest !!
Must enjoy them whilst I can :hug:

luckymommy 08-20-2013 10:23 AM

I used to weigh daily and now I just do it whenever I feel I can handle the number.....or when I need a reality check....but if I'm doing things on plan then it's hard for me to deal with the little ups and downs and it's even harder with plateaus. Anyway, keep up the great work and I hope you feel better. There's often that detox/transitional period that is so tough and TOM can only exacerbate symptoms. Hang in there!

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