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MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,109)
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3/28/14 4:20 A

Are you tracking your foods? Do you want to make your tracker public for more detailed responses?

SUZZQ4LIFE Posts: 1,232
3/27/14 1:44 P

I'm doing the Leslie Sansone walking challenge and plan on doing another challenge next month. It makes me be accountable and make time to do what I need to do. It really helps to set some small goals; start small and work up to larger ones.

--MEOW-- Posts: 4,458
3/27/14 1:36 P

Maybe you should join a Challenge or something... there are many here in SP :)

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
3/27/14 12:26 P

Ok - the best thing to do is start slow, and be consistent - building new goals on top of the established ones.

So you stopped drinking soda (congrats!!) but now what?

Try tracking your food for 3 days. Just to get and handle on your current diet, and to get used to tracking. That's your goal.

Then, bring down your calorie intake by 200 every 2 days. Say your range is 1200-1550 but you are eating 2000. Do 1800 for 2 days, then 1600 for 2 days, then 1400 for 2 days, then average out at 1220-1400 everyday. That's your goal.

As you are doing that...start increasing water. Each time you bring your intake down, add 2 glasses of water, until you hit 8 per day That's your goal.

Then you start exercising. Do 10 mins a day for 3 days a week. That's your new goal.

Then 15 mins a day for 3 days a week. That's your new goal.

Then 20 mins a day for 3 days a week. That's your new goal.

See what I mean?

Write down a series of small goals, and when you accomplish one, you continue with that new behaviour, and add a new goal.

Edited by: EELPIE at: 3/27/2014 (12:48)
NEVERLOOKINDOWN SparkPoints: (2,335)
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3/27/14 12:06 P

In January I had a lot of motivation, a lot of drive. I was able to quit one of the hardest things for me to quit, which was drinking soda. After that point I sort of kept celebrating the fact that I had quit drinking soda instead of working on new goals. Since quitting soda, I've gained weight, which is not something I expected. This is most likely because after I quit I basically started replacing those calories with calories from foods.

Now I'm at the point where I'm the heaviest I've ever been and I can't seem to find it in myself to want to do anything, or at least not to stick with something or remember to do something such as track my food or stick to a workout schedule. Honestly, I haven't worked out for more than 10 minutes in the past three months. Ooops.

I want to know if you guys have any suggestions on how I can get back on track, regain motivation, and just generally keep things going.



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