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Accountability +6.4

What can I say?

Some of it was eating again after being sick for a few weeks.  The rest was just plain old eating more than I should.  Sorta went on a bender :-(  Not going to do that this week!!!  I'm looking forward and not looking  back!  I've decided the next time I post on this blog I will have lost 10 lbs.  My goal is to have this done by my 40th birthday in two months. GULP!

For those who are trying to lose weight it's never just about what we eat or just getting some exercise.  As a friend and I were talking today we used Oprah as an example.  One can have billions of dollars and hire a personal chef and a coach to live with you and still not succeed in the realm of weight loss.  In the end you are the one that has to do it.  No one else!

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  1. I'm glad to hear you are doing better and working hard too. I had a week of 'doing nothing' but I wasn't sick and gained also, it's heart breaking. I just me another gal yesterday who lost 45lbs. & was in shape to then 'take it easy' and gained all of it back! I can't do that, I like my medium sized clothes too much now. My nutrition is my weakest link...I like carbs too much and it's way easier to eat simple things with the family than to make healthier meals. It's a cope out, but it's true. I haven't been on the scale in a few weeks, but it's spring break this week and my wkouts are strange due to schedules, etc. it will be interesting to see what the scale says next week! In the meantime, I finally watched 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead' talk about an eye-opener!! I'm ready to detox and drink my veggies!! Love reading your posts, keep up the great work!! YOU CAN DO THIS ; ) -mid

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  2. Thank you for the comment MID! Good for you on being real and honest with yourself. - However be kind too yourself! Being moms we are pulled in so many directions and it's sometimes/often times hard to take care of ourselves and put our basic needs first on the list. Look how far you've come and be sure to celebrate that! - Easier said than done from experience :-)

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