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Take Back The Control In Your Life!
Set yourself up for success and take back the control in your life. We control food; it doesn't control us. I say this to myself constantly. Sometimes I slip up too. Old habits are hard to break. It is reassuring to read the blogs of successful Spark members and see that they had slip ups too and were still able to reach their goals. Mistakes and bumps in the road are all part of the journey. I read several blogs by INDYGIRL, SLENDERELLA61 and RUTHIEBEAR and found that they all ...
Set yourself up for success and take back the control in your life. We control food; it doesn't control us. I say this to myself constantly. Sometimes I slip up too. Old habits are hard to break. It is reassuring to read the blogs of successful Spark members and see that they had slip ups too and were still able to reach their goals. Mistakes and bumps in the road are all part of the journey. I read several blogs by INDYGIRL, SLENDERELLA61 and RUTHIEBEAR and found that they all experienced slip ups and plateaus. Since all three lost 80 pounds or more, this gives me hope for being successful on my own journey and you can be successful too!
Taking back the control in your life can be scary, especially if it has been a long time since you've had control over it. The question, "What if I Fail?" is a valid one but you can't let your fears rule you. Okay, you may fail sometimes but getting right back with your program is the only way to achieve any level of success. What works for me is making one or two small changes per week so that I don't get overwhelmed or burned out. I've belonged to Spark People for 6 years now. When I look back and see how far I've come, I have to say, "You've come a long way baby!"
| Pounds lost: 10.6
Member Since: 8/4/2008
Fitness Minutes: 160,984
Learn to eat for nutrition instead of medicating myself with food
Log food daily
Learn to pay attention to my body's pain signals
Lose 5% of my body weight by December 1, 2012 Achieved on Nov. 30,2012
Lose a total of 25 pounds
Achieved March 7,2013
Achieve the addional 10% loss Goal by 4/15/13
Achieved April 5, 2013
Lose a total of 30 pounds by June 4 Achieved June 25,2013.
Lose a total of 35 pounds by September 30, 2014.
Lose a total of 40 pounds by November 15, 2014.
Lose a total of 45 pounds by December 30, 2014.
Lose a total of 50 pounds by February 10, 2015
Earn 100,000 Fitness Minutes. Achieved 4/3/2012
Earn 100,000 Spark Points
2012 yearly goal of 18,000 fitness minutes
Met on 7/9/2012
2013 yearly goal of 20,000 fitness minutes
Met in August 2013
Earn 200,000 Fitness Minutes.
Earn 200,000 Spark
I will use food to nurish instead of using it to medicate myself.
I will drink 8 + cups water daily.
I will eat 5+ fruits/veggies daily.
I will choose foods by their nutritional content.
I will add anti-inflammatory foods to my eating plan .
I will do some sort of cardio for 10+ minutes 7 days a week .
I will keep a food diary daily either written or online.
I will stay away from processed foods.
I will get 7+ hours of sleep per day.
I will pace my activities daily.
I will pay attention to pain levels daily.
I will rest and use pain reduction techniques instead of medicating myself with food.
I will be kind to myself if I slip up and will get right back on my program.
I'm a retired teacher who still loves to learn new things.
I am an optimist and refuse to dwell on the past. It is better to learn from it and move on.
I love animals. Their love is unconditional!
Doing creative activities always lifts my mood and I'm already a happy person to begin with!
Reading, photography, crafts, helping other people, music, creative healthy cooking, exercising in water, using my brain, being creative, acting silly/laughing, and learning new things.