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MICHELLE6468 SparkPoints: (30,204)
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9/3/09 6:35 A

I'm so proud of you for getting back into your Spark routine! Way to go!

LISAK711 Posts: 2
9/3/09 6:35 A

From one blob to the next ... thanks for the encouragemen and motivation! New to Sparkpeople and looking forward to the journey ahead!

Edited by: LISAK711 at: 9/3/2009 (06:36)
BADUREKL Posts: 637
9/3/09 6:30 A

It only takes a day to break a habit you have worked on so hard. The next day it easier still to NOT do what needs to be done! Keep at it...every day! We have to! We feel and look so much better! We CAN do it!

MALWETH SparkPoints: (0)
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9/3/09 6:28 A

This is exactly how I feel when I have to take a few days off because of a strain.

COLLEEN112 Posts: 2
9/3/09 6:25 A

You're message inspired me to get back to exercising. It really is amazing how much better you feel when you carve out time in your day to work out. Thanks!

COLLEEN112 Posts: 2
9/3/09 6:25 A

You're message inspired me to get back to exercising. It really is amazing how much better you feel when you carve out time in your day to work out. Thanks!

BEATLESHONEY SparkPoints: (0)
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9/3/09 6:23 A

It really is amazing how aweful you start to feel when you're not on track. I was doing great, then got engaged and have been celebrating a lot, as well as starting the school year again, and it's very hard! Although I really don't "feel like it," I've been making a real effort to workout and track my food this week because I don't want to be "the blob" for my students!

BETTEBOOP_1953 Posts: 12
9/3/09 6:23 A

I am at that stage right now! I've lost a lot of weight - like 70 lbs. and need to lose about 40 more, but this summer I just lost track of my goal, and I haven't been exercising like I normally do, or eating correctly. I feel the same way you do, like a blob! It was nice reading this, as I am going to start up my exercise and eating healthy again today~ Thanks for the inspiration.

JURI62 SparkPoints: (84,741)
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9/3/09 6:22 A

I can so relate to this. I got to within 8 lbs of my goal weight and fell apart. I hadn't put a name to it, but thats how I'm feeling, like a Blob.

DOROTHYBERO SparkPoints: (524,712)
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9/3/09 6:19 A

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I know the feeling. Its amazyng how good excercise makes you feel.

JEANNIEMAG Posts: 1,648
9/3/09 6:06 A

Thanks for writing. I'm going through the exact same phase. Summer is always my hardest time to stay on track. I'm up 5 lbs. It's such a horrible feeling to feel it in your clothes and to feel like such a blob!!! I start back today with or without my work out buddy. I plan to do weights and cardio so I can start to get back into my routine. As soon as the kids are off to school, I'm out the door.

0CTOPUSSY Posts: 2
9/3/09 6:02 A

I read this and knew you were talking about me! The last 3 weeks have been hell and I have totally lost the plot but after reading your message I got up this morning and worked out in the gym, I'll be back tonight. Thank you for giving me the kick start I needed emoticon

9/3/09 6:00 A

Keep up the hard work! emoticon

DHSPARK SparkPoints: (46,601)
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9/3/09 6:00 A

Way to kick yourself into gear. This dilemma happens to most of us. Quit working out for one day, then two, three, a week . . . you get the idea. Consistency is one of the keys to better fitness.

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THICKCHICK11 Posts: 18
9/3/09 5:40 A

Oh man, I have to do it every day...I can't believe exercise is becoming something that I have to do everyday. When I don't do it I feel lazy, less than five days a week is unacceptable. I didn't do Wednesday and I feel terrible about it, but I was so sleep deprived I didn't have the energy. I'm hoping that I don't get "comfortable" b/c I've done that before and that's always a recipe for disaster.

9/3/09 5:34 A

This story was really inspiring. I have to do the same thing with myself. I notice whenever I stop working out I feel really sluggish and tired. However, whenever I jump back into it, I notice the difference almost immediately. It could be something as simple as doing a walking tape to feel the difference. Stay inspired and focused.

EGRAMMY Posts: 13,491
9/3/09 5:33 A

This blob says thank you for stating what should be obvious. I'll be less of a blob in 30 days, I promise.

9/3/09 5:30 A

It inspired me to read how you good you felt once you got back into your routine. I love the idea of picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves off and getting right back on!

UKANNIE Posts: 1,089
9/3/09 5:30 A

I have done this SOOO manytimes!!This time is different i feel like i would not only be letting myself down but also all my wonderful SP Friends who have helped me so much!You can do this,stay strong,
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BETHMOMOF2 Posts: 201
9/3/09 5:29 A

Been there too and totally know what you mean! Isn't SP great? It helps keep us on track. Good job! Bye bye, blob! emoticon

9/3/09 5:29 A

I think the key word in your post is "thinking". I get blobby too, but when on a roll, I never "think" about exercising - I just do it. I know I'm going to the gym this afternoon, so I put the gym clothes on this morning. The letters I'm writing now I will post on the way there. I'm not "thinking" about it, or considering it - I'll just do it, as Mr Nike says.

Good Luck

FITART Posts: 1
9/3/09 5:25 A

You have described EXACTLY my situation only I had gotten down to my goal weight and I creeped back up about 10 pounds and now I need to lose it! But like you I go to the gym but there are times I find myself slacking off-thank you for your words of inspiration and motivation!

RUTH414 Posts: 26
9/3/09 5:25 A

Thank you for sharing. This is me right now. I was doing so well, and then I let things go a bit, and I feel like a blob myself. But, you encouraged me this morning to get going, and get motivated once again. Thank you or that.

VANESSAC71 Posts: 4
9/3/09 5:24 A

Thats exactly how I feel SDLOOP. Its so much easier to feel sorry and just give up than continue, which then gets me back to my original weight so I never seem to loose anything

9/3/09 5:23 A

I wonder if you worked too hard that first month? Remember, weight accumulates slowly over the years, and losing it will be a slow process too (not years, though!)

Outside the gym do you walk at all? A pedometer might help, aim for 6000 steps a day, work up to 10,000 if you can. And gym steps count as well of course. It's a slow process, but you'll get there

SDLOOP Posts: 139
9/3/09 5:19 A

the blob has been on a winning streak for just over a week now after only a month of exercise. it's just so much easier to blob out and feel sorry for myself than to work so hard and sweat so much and notice so little difference... :(

VANESSAC71 Posts: 4
9/3/09 5:16 A

This happens to me constantly. I maybe on top of the world for a week or two and then fall back to the blob state which then lasts maybe two or three weeks. This has been going on for over 2 years. And the thing is I love exercising and enjoy healthy eating but when the 'blob' cloud comes around I don't know what to do to shift it... apart from wait.

MA88IEMAY SparkPoints: (31,070)
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9/3/09 5:15 A

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CHRISTINE372 Posts: 4
9/3/09 5:13 A

I know exactly how you feel. I want to feel trim and fit too. Thank you for sharing this. The important thing is that you found the motivation to get up and change your behavior! Good for you!!

TXMIMOSA Posts: 137
9/3/09 5:09 A

THANKS for this-I'm the blob right now.Every morning I wake up thinking about exercising -then don't.To add to the blob-I was talking to my pharmacist tonite who is also loosing weight with his wife,he said what motivates him is when he goes to the grocery store he stands in front of the hamburger meat and visualizes how much weight he's lost in hamburger meat and sees how much used to be hanging off him-great reminder,huh?it was just the thing I needed to get going again-that and the blob story-I'm 60 pounds down,90 to go-but I just needed a big push right now-I soooo needed to hear this-thanks

TONYTORRES123 Posts: 84
9/3/09 5:08 A

Its nice to here that I am not the only one who has been there. I even stopped at one point with the notion, "People are going to have to love me just the way I am!". My motivation I soon discovered was not for people to love me but for me to love myself and be there for those who do love me. Realizing and understanding that, today my whole life has changed and I know that I can even do good helping others understand why we started in the first place by sharing experiences of failures and success. Many of us need a little push and/or to see what we should focus on to reach our goals. Also its good to remember that we can't count on losing weight too fast. Drop by break a rock, or the blob. Congratulations for getting back onto the journey that will lead you to happiness, better self-esteem, health and so much more. You are an inspiration. Rock on!

Edited by: TONYTORRES123 at: 9/3/2009 (05:12)
9/3/09 5:07 A

This is just what I needed, not feeling very weel, eye infection,I let myself become a blob,feeling very unhappy, thank you ex-blob for your words, I need still one day to have it cleared up, but on friday (tomorrow) I am rearing to go back training, You have made my day!!

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (188,846)
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9/3/09 5:04 A

See my username?

In my Bad Old Days, a friend used to refer to my stomach as the Zorblob.

DOWNES2 Posts: 183
9/3/09 4:44 A

The important thing is to remember one failure is not a reason to give up. Recognise that you have had a break and get back on the trail.

Well done you.

ATBEST Posts: 3
9/3/09 4:02 A

I am another person that so totally agrees with this. I started my weight loss regime in February of this year. I was focused and dedicated. I lost 40 lbs. in the first two and 1/2 months. I felt good physically and emotionally. Then the vacations started to happen, and I plateaued. I was able to maintain my weight, however I never really got out of the vacation mode. Now, I am on another vacation still watching what and how much I am eating, but reminding myself what happened to my goal. So I made a promise to myself to get up every morning whle I am still on vacation and do my half hour walk. I will return to the treadmill every afternoon after work. I remember why I started this journey and how I am feeling every day because of what I started in February. I know that I can achieve whatever goal I set, as long as I am true to myself.

CHEFGIRL00 Posts: 54
9/3/09 3:52 A

I agree completely! After only 3-4 weeks of regular exercise (and I'm only talking a 45 minute walk/run 3 times a week), I got a sinus infection and was forced to take a week off. Needless to say, I hated every minute of it!
Now that I'm back (and adding more to my routine), I feel so much better! Even though I'm sore from a new workout addition, I can relate to the "no pain, no gain" club, and feel more alive than ever!

RBOLDUC625 Posts: 3
9/3/09 3:52 A

It's as if i wrote this post myself

MICHELLEFROST SparkPoints: (0)
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9/3/09 3:45 A

keep it up

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SAMAYA0574 Posts: 202
9/3/09 2:07 A

That's great that it only took you six weeks to get back on the horse it's taken me about 2 years!! LOL, Ah well as long as we realize the need to change right! Great post!!!

PATRICIA3321 Posts: 165
9/3/09 1:53 A

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DISNEYPARIS SparkPoints: (0)
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9/3/09 1:44 A

Great post - thanks for sharing. emoticon Well done for getting back on track. emoticon

I have times when although l've not put weight on l feel like l've entered blob-dom again (where l used to be all the time!), this is when l've not exercised. I think exercise will be key to ensuring l keep motivated to get to & maintain my target weight (59lb lost, 17lb more to go). I know when l exercise l have a far more positive mental attitude.

Edited by: DISNEYPARIS at: 9/3/2009 (02:17)
PRINGLE12 SparkPoints: (22,897)
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9/3/09 1:42 A

I'm still on a roll but your note made me aware of the pitfalls of feeling too good and becoming complacement. Thanks for the warning and heads up. Keep up the good work you started today. emoticon

9/3/09 1:24 A

I am the "Blob" right now! I joined a gym 2 months ago, went faithfully for 1 month, felt more energetic, then all of a sudden, my hip, thigh and knee started hurting and burning. So I stopped going to the gym since I could hardly walk. I worked hard that month, but saw no improvement in the weight category and with the leg & hip problem on top of that, I thought "what's the use?" But, since I paid for a full year, I am trying to convince myself to get back to the gym. I just wish I knew what exactly to do to lose the weight! I get bored doing the same old routine the "trainer" told me to follow. Any ideas? I am 55, 5'6" with arthritis. I've had 2 lower back surgeries and a fusion on the neck. My weight is 215 and I can't lose anything! Please help!!

WORKINGTO160 Posts: 104
8/24/09 9:46 A

Wonderful post, I think we have all had at least one attack of the blob, but you are thinking positive and have the tools to banish the blob. I also have been in a bit of a blob mode, but I think I am getting close to being back on track!

Keep up the great work!!!!!

8/24/09 9:46 A

This cracked me up! I know exactly what you mean. "The blob" is the perfect way to describe it, and for me, there's only a few pounds difference between feeling fit and feeling blob-like.

Good for you for getting back into your routine before you were further off track! That first workout is the hardest, I think.

WELLNESSME09 Posts: 7,634
8/24/09 9:43 A

I understand what your going through, I to have been there. You are thinking positive and that means a great deal.
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SHYDINA Posts: 616
8/24/09 8:55 A

Great Post! I've been there and still have good days, bad days and sometimes weeks and months. Everyone's motivation is different. Our goals are the same to get healhy and feel great.

Good Luck to you. Always remember your ultimate goal and how you plan on accomplishing it. You'll get there.

DMG114 Posts: 54
8/24/09 8:51 A

I started out doing intense cardio 5-6 times a week and lifting 2 times a week and i felt great. I wasn't at my goal weight but i working toward it and I felt good about myself! I stood straighter and taller and felt trim and fit even though i still had 10lbs to lose! I was comfortable. Too comfortable it seems.

For the past 6 weeks i stopped lifting, decreased the frequency and intensity of my cardio exercise and became lazy with tracking my food. And i feel like crap! I feel like a blob! Thats the only way i can describe it. Whereas once i felt healthy and trim and fit, I now feel tired and frumpy like a big blob!

So I did something about it! I was tired of the blob! And it wasn't that hard to realize what i needed to do to turn it all around! I woke up bright and early this morning and resumed my pre-blob workout. I did cardio and started lifting again! I already feel a million time better! I am clearly not back to my pre-blob state after only 1 day but I know I am on the right track and soon I will be there and I will once again feel fit and trim and healthy!

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