Whoops, I slipped backward ... Time to get back on Track!

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    May 22, 2011 4:40 PM GMT
    Well, we all slip backwards, don't we?

    This is me at the end of the RJ Weight Loss Challenge:
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    From Restarting the workout!


    And this is me yesterday:
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    From Restarting the workout!


    Now, I will admit I enjoy the bearish attention, but I gotta get into more musclecub shape.

    RJers ... have you been in a spot like this? Where all your gains evaporated? I need to restart and a few kind words of encouragement would be helpful!
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    May 25, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    I do like your after shot better icon_smile.gif (your hair is darker and you got a tan) but I've done the same thing and gotta get back on the horse. But the best thing is that it's so much easier to get back into shape but for me it's the eating that drives me crazy.
    All your muscle and strength is there, it's just 'underneath'.
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    May 25, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    I can't decide what's going on with my body currently and it's driving me up the wall.

    I feel like I've slipped, and feel I'm all bulgey/droopy/unpleasant, and yet my clothing still fits the same way.

    It was a big jump to drop from a 34W in jeans to a 31W, and I might be a lil paranoid at going back...
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    May 27, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    iHavok said

    I feel like I've slipped, and feel I'm all bulgey/droopy/unpleasant, and yet my clothing still fits the same way


    Well it's good to know I am not alone in that!

    I know I have some issues with my body; some days I see more droopiness and bulginess than others.
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    May 27, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    Been there too! At the thinnest I got (after the RJ Weight Loss Challenge) was 153. I'm now at 165. I'd like to get back between 155-160. I need a bit more motivation. You willing to partner to cheer each other on?
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    May 27, 2011 5:19 AM GMT
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    Bear lover/lurker here.You may not appreciate my presence and I'm holding back a gloppy geyser of gush, but I can detect a pity party or fishing expedition most of the time and I don't detect one this time. You seem to just be stating that you slipped. Refreshingly, there is no sorrowful undertone to it. But, I can tell by the look in your eye in the second pic that you know you look good and I'd be tempted to say that the same confidence is not present in the top photo. I see nerves in that one. In the bottom you got your strap on and you are tugging at those jeans, you've got this precocious look in your eyes, and you look so much more comfortable in your own skin. The weight you are at now is good. I know, fitness site, but you look physically good n stout and most importantly your mental health is palpable. Dx: not a damn thing wrong with you.

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    May 27, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    matt45710 said I need a bit more motivation.


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    May 27, 2011 5:28 AM GMT
    Bulldog1974 said

    Now, I will admit I enjoy the bearish attention


    I'd climb on top of that.
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    May 27, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    GG: Thanks, I am glad you said what you said....no pity seeking here. Things aren't real if I don't state them publicly. So step one in getting me a little better is making myself accountable by putting it out there!

    Matt: Lets chat!

    Ariodante: Hop on AFTER I get a leaned up a bit. You jump right now and it would be like sloshing around on a waterbed!!
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    May 27, 2011 3:39 PM GMT

    Ah yes, public accessibility which I can tell you embrace by looking at that even sun tan, no shirt outline. You inspire me, most guys who'd ever utter "they'd slipped" and post an after picture would be as white as a ghost, have an expression on like they'd just seen one, and never appear shirtless in the agora, but you're standing there looking like a sun kissed motivational speaker. If I ever "slip" I want to appear as well adjusted and centered as you. If, however, you really cry yourself to sleep at night, knock it off. Some bodybuilders wear heavy sweaters even in the summer and toss and turn every night, every night worrying about how they measure up.
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    May 28, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    Thanks GG! Seriously, that's exactly what I needed. I *do*look good now, and I will look (and feel) better without lugging around an extra 25 pounds!

    Tonight was my first day. Walked 2 miles, including some serious stairs (google "filbert street stairs" in SF). A habit begins one day after e other. Here we go...
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    May 28, 2011 7:34 AM GMT
    I think you look really good as a bear. You'd fit right in at Bearbucks. But if you want motivation to lose weight, I suggest bookmarking RJ profiles that have before-and-after pictures.
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    May 31, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    Bulldog1974 saidGG: Thanks, I am glad you said what you said....no pity seeking here. Things aren't real if I don't state them publicly. So step one in getting me a little better is making myself accountable by putting it out there!

    Matt: Lets chat!

    Ariodante: Hop on AFTER I get a leaned up a bit. You jump right now and it would be like sloshing around on a waterbed!!


    Absolutely! I think there are a few of us that would like a refresher challenge! I also need the accountability.
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    May 31, 2011 7:57 PM GMT
    I'm probably going to get hell for this but you look 10-15 years younger in the top photo. That is all (besides good for you and various words of encouragement of course).