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One step at a time!

As I'm sure is more the rule than the exception on this site, I have been struggling with my weight my entire life. I have tried numerous diets and programs to try and lose the weight always promising "this time is it. I'm really going to do it," only to slip up, get frustrated, and declare myself a failure. This was always followed up by a downward spiral into my old patterns of inactivity and junk food binges.

My most recent program was WeightWatchers, and I really liked it. It ...
As I'm sure is more the rule than the exception on this site, I have been struggling with my weight my entire life. I have tried numerous diets and programs to try and lose the weight always promising "this time is it. I'm really going to do it," only to slip up, get frustrated, and declare myself a failure. This was always followed up by a downward spiral into my old patterns of inactivity and junk food binges.

My most recent program was WeightWatchers, and I really liked it. It was easy to follow, and it worked. I lost 40 lbs. However, it was expensive, and I still felt frustrated knowing that I'd always have to count my points. I'd never be able to just sit down and eat whatever I wanted until I didn't want it anymore. I strayed from the program, and the only thing that got me was an extra 17 lbs.

So here I am again... I'm frustrated with myself for slipping again, and I know I need to get back on track. One of the things I learned while on WW was that I have to make small changes that I can live with for the rest of my life. Nothing is off limits, and it's all about moderation.

I also learned that it's ok to slip up. The weight loss journey is not an all or nothing trip. There will be times when I will get frustrated or upset and turn to food, or I will have a bad day and feel lazy and not want to work out, and that is ok as long as I recognize it and get right back on track.

So here I go.; wish me luck! The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!
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Member Since: 9/3/2009

SparkPoints: 5,770

Fitness Minutes: 3,444

My Goals:
~Walk for 30 minutes a day

~Work out 4x a week

~Healthy, filling meals

~Journaling every day

My Program:
For food: I am counting calories and tracking. I am also taking a tip from WW and allowing myself 5 "free" servings of fruits and veggies so that I don't choose the unhealthy foods over the healthy ones to not go over my limit.

For fitness: I am doing the C25K program and supplementing it with yoga and pilates on my off days.

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I also write my own blog, fastfitgourmet.com. It's basically a journal chronicling my struggle between wanting to eat healthy and wanting to eat everything. It's a very, very young blog, and I haven't quite found my stride yet, so please don't judge it based on its current content.

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FANTASM01
2/7/2014 1:01:39 PM

Just getting around to reading my spark page and saw your post. Have you tried Stevia aka Truvia? It's a zero cal sweetener but it's not made from sugar or aspertame. It comes from the stevia plant and you can purchase it like a powdered sugar or as drops. It's like 10 times sweeter than sugar so a little goes a long way. So far I've not heard anything bad about it and I've been using it for awhile now. I use it because I must avoid aspertame. There is also agave but it still has calories but a lower glycemic index so it is absorbed at a slower rate.



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FANTASM01
2/2/2014 1:32:18 PM

Thanks so much for the comment you left on my post. YES! It feels wonderful to be back on the right track. You're doing so great too that you also deserve a party. HURrAy FOR Us! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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JULS_MARIE
1/30/2014 4:22:09 PM

PS Have you decided on which February one you're going to do? Perhaps I'll tag a long so I can see what I'm in for.. I've got a race planned for March, 2 in May (PS Glow run is a go!! Would we drive back or look into rooms?) and 10k in June.. Is there something for April you'd recommend? I know it gets pricey, but since my promotion I've been smoking again and that is just really gross to me and I know if I have something like a race to train for that will help me kick the habit and put the cig money I'm saving towards race registration!



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JULS_MARIE
1/30/2014 4:10:48 PM

I would love to meet up for a beer after the run as well as look into the Glow Run in May. I've never heard of that and I was looking into some other stuff for May so I'll make sure the dates don't cause a conflict!



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FANTASM01
1/28/2014 10:54:20 AM

I've nominated you as a motivational SP'er for your positive attitude! Thank you for inspiring me! emoticon emoticon



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