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Better Late Than Never 

Well, I promised to post more often but failed at that project.  I am however still working my weight loss program - Weight Watchers.  I only have another 25 pounds to make my goal and as everyone knows, the last 25 pounds is the hardest to lose.  Trying to hit the gym at least 5 days a week.  Not always succesful but working toward that goal.  Still sticking to the program because I know it works.  How many have started something and then not stuck with it and ended up feeling like a failure.  I am in this for the long-term.  So far besides losing weight, my health has improved.  Of some medications and lowered others.  Healthy is a non-scale victory.  Stay with your project/goal.  It is worth it in the long term----health.

Starting a New Chapter 

Finally the work paid off.  I'm losing almost every week and have been encouraged.  Now to get back to exercise and things should really be on the run (pun intended)  Hope everyone out there that is struggling with their weight keeps working at losing it.  We need to be healthy for our family and our friends and for our health.  I personally have been taken off some medications and lowered some since I've been watching what I eat and trying to keep with the range of calorie/points I have been assigned.  Sometimes it's very hard, especially when there is ice cream or chips or candy or ..... whatever your weakness is.  One thing I learned at Weight Watchers is never let food win.  If you mess up and eat too much or eat the wrong thing, don't let that determine the rest of your day or week.  Just get back on track to what you know you should be doing.  Stay encouraged!!  It can be done.  Be strong and keep your goal in sight.  Use whatever motivation you need - a new outfit that is too small, an old picture showing where you want to be, etc.  In the end it will be worth it.   

Up and Down 

Still a roller coaster ride, but I have not given up.  I am still working to lose the rest of the weight I need to lose.  Trying to still incorporate the exercise on a continuous basis but seems like life gets in the way.  I need to start telling people that I can't do anything for anybody until after my exercise time.  I need to get firm and get this done. 

Still working the program 

Haven't posted in a long time but I am still on my journey.  I hit a plateau but I am working to find out why.  Sometimes it's medication, sometimes it's needing more movement, and sometimes it's just what you are eating.  I am still researching the reason for my stand still.  I am NOT giving up.  I WILL reach my goal.  It may take a little longer than I anticipated, but I WILL GET THERE.  If you are on a weight loss journey, just remember --  NEVER GIVE UP.  See the future an what YOU WILL BE.

Getting Back on Track When Stress Tries to Bring You Down 

One thing I have found is that stress can mess with your plan.  This last month has been very stressful and I didn't feel like thinking about what I ate.  Even though I felt this way, I decided to still try to stay as close to the plan as possible.  And that type of thinking works.  After missing two meetings, I went in thinking I had gained weight.  Boy, was I surprised.  I lost 1.5 pounds.  I was surprised but happy.  It goes to show even when you don't feel like it and even if you stray a bit and lose a "battle", get back on the right tract and you can still win the "war".  Don't be discouraged when things seems to go awry.  Pick yourself up and get going again.  Never look back at your failures, always look toward your goal and winning the prize.

Still fighting the battle 

I seems to be stuck at the weight I've been at for quite some time.  I have NOT however given up.  I know what I need to do and I'm praying God's help to accomplish my goal.  I am continuing to work my Weight Watchers program and go to the weekly meetings for encouragement.  What I need to do (and I know it) is to get out there and exercise.  I really hate to exercise, but I am praying about that also.  If it's just walking, I need to find the time because when I do my "errand days" I seem to be able to meet my walking goal.  Stay tuned because I KNOW I WILL MAKE IT WITH GOD'S HELP.  It has been more difficult since I have not been working.  But I know if I work at it, it will happen.

finally lost 

I finally lost 2.2 pounds.  Looking forward to losing more as the weeks go by.  I have started walking, so that definitely helps.  I did a 5K on last Saturday with some other weight watcher members.  We had a lot of fun walking the park to make our distance.  Got my 5K charm from weight watchers also to add to my charm collection.  I am positive that this weight will continue to come off as I work towards my goal.  I am continuing to walk and will soon start going back to the gym.  As my weight watcher leader used to always say "Hope to see less of you next week."  I love that saying.  it is actually positive since we are all looking to weigh less next week.  So my message now to all of you is "Hope to see less of you soon".

Never too late 

Sorry I haven't posted in so long.  I guess I was a little disappointed that I am kind of stuck at this weight.  I've been working the program (probably not as well as I should) but haven't really lost any weight.  I have gained 1-2 pounds, then lost it, then gained it back, then lost it over and over again.  I finally have started being consistent in my exercising but no change yet.  I am continuing on my journey to reach my goal.  I will never give up.  I may need to change things around a bit but I WILL GET THERE.  I have confident of that fact.  If you have been trying to lose weight and are working the program ----- continue to work the program.  You may get frustrated, maybe even a little angry, but DO NOT GIVE UP.  It is worth the struggle.  Keep walking toward the goal if you can't run - but run if you can.  JUST DON"T GIVE UP. 

Still working the program 

I am still having my ups and downs - literally.  Staying about the same weight wise, but still working the program.  I need to seriously get some exercise into my program.  I know that is what the problem is.  I am away from home 11 1/2 hours a day but that is no excuse not to get in at least 1/2 hour of exercise.  I am now reprimanding myself to get busy and DO IT!  I am following the program food wise but the exercise now is the key to finishing the project I have started.  We just starting a Exercise Club at my Weight Watcher's meeting and I am now accountable to someone to at least get some walking in every day.  I am jazzed that I can get this program working for me.  I am going to force myself, no matter how tired I am, to walk as soon as I get home before doing anything else.  I know this is the problem and yet we all love to relax after a hard day at work.  I need to get and stay focused on the goal.  I need to lose 45 more pounds to reach my goal.  I have already lost 55 pounds, but that seems to be where I am stuck.  Been stuck here for over 6 months and getting tired of it.  I NEED TO GET MY EXERCISE ON!!!  Be letting you know how I'm doing.


Going to my meeting this evening.  The holidays really messed me up.  Too many temptations and I pretty much failed.  Hoping I didn't mess up too badly.  :(  I'm working at getting my exercise in and walking as soon as I get home from work before doing anything else.  Vacations, Holidays and weekends usually mess that up, but I need to continue on.   I need to pretend I just came home from work and get out there and walk at the same time I would normally during the week.  Losing weight is a difficult process some times, but we need to keep working the program and we will reach success.