Firstly welcome back...i restarted back (in late Sept) too! :)
I think we all struggle at different times with different things. I find this is my longest streak to date of being really accountable with my health....(Spark Coach is very helpful here if you haven't tried it) but I think it is the little things that are done consistently that really start to make the differences and add momentum to your new choices....
I never in all my life thought i would give up the cream in my coffee or butter....i found some tasty healthy substitutes that do the trick and i eat less of it as well :). ....because of a few physical limitations i chose some things that i knew i could do and am building on those not planning on running a marathon but hope to be able to cross country ski this winter for the first time in many years.
I find too as I'm tracking i have questions about certain things or want to know more...and as my curiosity grows so does my knowledge base and the spark points...personally i am trying to reach a certain level by a certain time and i make it a game of sorts.... what can i do to get there by making healthy choices....there are soooooo many benefits that you have reaped by just tracking ..... sometimes i just forget about the points all together and get into a groove of reading info, sourcing more, etc....and if you want MOTIVATION...there are so many wonderful stories and the spark radio is also super!
I think the biggest thing is "You are sick and tired of being sick and tired!" I reached that point too, so I AM back and doing it!....I am now my own best friend and when I slip, I have picked myself up and am carrying on, I am not as hard on myself and have lessened the expectations (although still there at times)...trying to be reasonable and doing more manageable things that work for me....I am becoming all the more wiser of the body I was given ....I like you are making a choice to change a lifestyle in positive directions and that really doesn't happen overnight ...we are all learning!
Little steps, little steps!!!!
Edited by: A_SPARKLING at: 11/20/2012 (13:56)