Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Back in the Saddle Again

Okay, so not actually in a saddle really, but I am back to doing the treadmill.  I don't think I've mentioned that in the last year I have lost 60 pounds and using my trusty treadmill at least 5 days a week was a huge part of that.  I gained a lot of weight during my last pregnancy with Tino (who is, ahem...going to 10 years old this year!) and just kept gaining after he was born.  I have always used food to comfort and I had to get a handle on that.  It will always be something that I will battle--but, it can be done.  I  have about 60 pounds to go and then I will be back at my high school weight.

Unfortunately, around Samhain (Halloween) I took a day or two off of exercising and for some stupid reason I never got back on the durned thing.  I could make up every excuse in the book but it all boils down to the fact that I just didn't do it.  Fortunately, I did not gain any weight during the holidays--yay!   I was able to maintain but that also means that it has been several months since I lost anything at all.  Now, I have no problem with losing at a slow pace-- I think by doing it that way, it really gets ingrained into you how hard it is to take off each extra pound gained and you are much more likely to keep it off--but, I don't like being at a standstill.

So, tonight I got back in the saddle again and will continue to do so at least 5 or 6 times a week.  Hopefully the scale will start moving again. 


  1. congratulations! you've made quite an accomplishment! no doubt you'll reach your goals...

    i just lost 20 pounds and i know how hard it is to do that...you are inspiring...thanks for sharing..:)

    hope you are having a happy beginning to your new year...

  2. I wish you the best of luck, Dessa! This is definitely a postive first step back in the saddle as you say. You've really come quite a long way already, and that's an awesome thing. In the past three years or so I halfed my weight and I know how hard it can be sometimes to keep at it. But it's so worth it.

  3. Wow - congrats to you on the weight loss! It's not easy!

  4. Congrats on the loss and good luck on your continuing weight loss journey! I am right there with you trying to get started....

  5. You can do it...I have faith!

    Congratulations on the 60 pounds lost!

  6. I just got back into my yoga practice after a long sabbatical as well. Those holidays are brutal. Good for you!

  7. way to go with the weight loss! i need to hit my treadmill too. i just found you and signed on to follow. check my blog for some things you might like to see. click on practical magic and witch collection. and see what i posted today!


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