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GRACE1054 Posts: 605
7/2/13 10:43 A

It's great to wake up renewed in mind and spirit and realize that we can recommit to this journey. The diet mentality is something we all have to overcome and it's easy to fall back into it when we feel deprived.

Good luck and thanks for the reminder that we are all in this together.

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7/2/13 10:19 A

Thank you for all of the comments. They were extremely helpful. I have awaken with new resolve to continue on my journey. Because indeed this is journey, not diet and that is the mentality I guess I was operating under yesterday. Now, I have decided to do a 30-day challenge just to get back on track. I am concentrating on whole foods and doing my exercise and resolving to good health. Thanks again for the encouragement. Keep sparking!

KCDEEE Posts: 2,267
7/2/13 9:59 A

Bravo on your amazing weight loss. emoticon .......I understand you wanting to take a break, that's what we do on a DIET.......This isn't a DIET but a way of life.... I am on the same journey and it has taken me 6 months to lose 26 pounds and 6 weeks to lose 2...... So it seems we are on the same track............SHAKE up your daily routine...... walk, do a different exercise, eat different veggies just do something different..It works...
I will not begin to tell you what to do, you have a handle on that, just do something different. Your loss has no time limit it will take as long as it takes. emoticon emoticon

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7/1/13 3:20 P

Thanks very much for the advice. I think I will consider the suggestion to log just one or two days for a bit. And thanks for the reminder to go for progress...not perfection!

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7/1/13 3:18 P


Even though you've been at this for a few months, I'm going to give you one piece of advice I give to all new members and it's this,"Don't look at good health with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself to day was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

You don't have to be perfect to be healthy. If you feel your portion control is good, you don't have to log your calories every single day. What you could do is log your Saturdays and Sundays so that you don't feel so overwhelmed. You could also log breakfast and only breakfast for one week. And well, you can stop logging for a week and see how you feel.

At some point, you will decide you've learned moderation and portion control to a point where you no longer need to log on a daily basis.

Just do your best to be mindful of your portions. You're done great !! No one should be on a permanent diet. that would make me weary too.

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7/1/13 2:44 P

So, maybe I am just having a down day because it has been sooo rainly lately. (-: But today I am tired, tired, tired!!! I have lost 44 lbs. since last October by tracking on another site. Since May, I came to Spark, but honestly I am feeling tired of tracking period. Since late April I have lost and regained the same two pounds. I tried Spark Coach but now I am just tired of everything.Wondering if I should take a break? I did put my calories in maintenance mode, just so I can eat a little more and still stay on track. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks.

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