Monday, January 9, 2012

................And She's Back!

I'm back.

I'm ready.

I'm going to have an incredible year.

Essentially, I took most of the month of December "off."  I have read over and over how taking time off from your weight loss journey makes you weak, it will derail you, and you won't be able to capture your mojo again.  You know what I say about that?  Watch me.

I began the month of December in an awful state.  Tears and binges...that can sum it up pretty much.  But I went to my doctor and he helped.  But honestly, I was so far off the "game" that I knew I wasn't ready to get back to it.

So I didn't.

I still went to the gym semi-regularly.  But I didn't track and my eating sure as hell wasn't on plan.  But you know what?  That's the past.  In essesence, I gained 7.2 pounds in the month of December.  I'll have to do some work to get that off and the rest of the weight I want gone but that doesn't intimidate me.

I'm in a better place, mentally.  I'm more even now.  I don't feel full of dispair and helplessness.  I feel much stronger.  I feel ready to tackle this and every other aspect of my life.  I don't feel like I'm putting on a mask for the rest of the world looks like what they want to see.  That twinkle in my eye?  It's back.  My motivation?  It's back. 

Join me!  Do at least one thing today that will get you closer to your long term goal.  Today I worked out so far and plan to track my food intake.  Let's take the steps we need to to get back to where we want to be!

16 comments:

  1. Welcome back Colleen. I sense your going to do awesome and this WILL be your year!! I'm glad your feeling mucho grande better. I'll be watching you gf and using you for motivatioin.

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  2. Glad to see your back, wishing you nothing but the best from here on out!

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  3. Yay Colleen!! Good for you. Be gentle with yourself! Take one day at a time! ~Terri

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  4. Welcome back! Keeping active is a good accomplishment, even if your eating wasn't on plan. It shows that you're still committed to fitness and that you know what has to be done. I had the same issue in December - stayed active but didn't eat well. It is said that a healthy weight is achieved by 30% exercise and 70% diet - once you get them back in balance, the weight will start to come off again! Good luck! ♥

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  5. Good for you! I just recently got back on track as well and feel so great already. I am back on WW and going to meetings, working out every day and tracking is the biggest thing for me.

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  6. It's great that you're back on track! When I go off track for that long it takes me forever to get back on that wagon.

    Meg
    Undeniablymeg.blogspot.com

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  7. Yay! I'm glad you're back. I'm counting on you to get to your goal as I pork up. :)

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  8. This was a great post to read! I have totally slipped and taking steps back to be a better me. Thanks so much for posting how you're doing, it will help me!!

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  9. I know exactly what you mean!! I'm back on the horse again.. but my time off was much longer.. like almost 6 months!! I'm ready though.. oh so ready.

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  10. Glad you are feeling so much better, good to have you back.

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  11. Welcome back! I'm glad you're feeling better!

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  12. I took a 'break' in December as well, I think I gained just about as much weight as you did! I just started a blog to help myself get back on track. I love reading your blog, and glad to see that your back!

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  13. It's nice to see that you are back Colleen.

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  14. Hi there, I am your newest follower and live in Warwick, England. I am looking forward to 2012 with you xx

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