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Back at it

Sunday, July 21, 2013

So I'm back at it after taking a lengthy break. At this point I am working on cooking my own meals, portion control and logging. I haven't incorporated exercise just yet but I plan on starting with a few basic at home/non gym exercises to start.
It's kind of funny because it was an uncalibrated scale with a too high weight that spurred me into action. I guess in the end it doesn't matter what inspired me as long as I get back to it lol. emoticon


Spotting problem areas and adapting

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I have noticed that when I am home or working, I am a lot more structured. However, when I am out and/or social I tend to be less disciplined. It seems like more of an effort to find out what's in the food and to track it, I just want to have fun with my friends and worry about it. I now realize this is a problem area that needs adjustment.

I'm also trying to figure out how to work in exercise when I work 12 hour days because quite honestly, I just don't want to. Right now I'm concentrating on the food aspect and will be working in the exercise but I'm not sure how to go about it yet.

On an up note, I have been sticking to the eating better overall and I'm happy to be able to still have some treats, just in moderation. I doubt I would even be trying without sparkpeople so I appreciate this resource and the support from everyone here.

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68ANNE 10/24/2012 5:05PM

    It is so very hard to get those exercises in with the long day. I use to find myself skipping stuff when I had a 12. Now I make a point to do mini workouts through out the day. 5 minutes every hour or half hour even. With such a short time I have no problem doing it and it adds up to quite a bit when I do it every 30 min.

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Fall down 6 times, get up 7

Friday, October 19, 2012

I have been gone for quite a while. I've known that I needed to get back to eating better and exercising and I used all the excuses - work long days, too tired, etc. but I took a good look at myself today and realized that being unhealthy is taking its toll on me. I'm tired all the time and it even shows in my face at this point.

I'm in the Northeast, winter is coming (hey to Game of Thrones fans!!), I'm not a big fan of winter sports so I know more weight gain will be coming if I don't actively do something about it.

Today I discovered the Android app for sparkpeople and it excited me because I really think having it so readily available will help me to get on, and stay on, track. So here's to getting up again and taking the first step in being successful!

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PENNYSAVER2 10/19/2012 9:06AM

    Welcome back!!! emoticon

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GHOSTFLAMES 10/19/2012 5:01AM

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SERAH_MOZ 10/19/2012 4:47AM

    Good for you! I'm back to SP as well after a long absence and some backtracking. You seem to have the right mindset. Find something indoors that you can do and enjoy for exercise. Congratulations on recommitting to your goals!

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Getting back up

Sunday, May 01, 2011

I think I suffer from an affliction that most people battling their weight do. Let's call it offthewagonicitis. This is when you try so hard to eat well then you go flying off the wagon. I think people's (myself included) natural tendency is to think "oh I blew it" and quit.

I have had a couple challenging days but what I noticed when I logged my food is that, because I am doing well the rest of the day/s, those couple times did not throw me completely off track. Granted I did not toss all abandon to the wind and eat whatever I wanted after initially falling off the wagon. I just picked myself up, dusted off and got right back on again. This is not to say I feel I can cheat whenever I want but it does give me ability to forgive my weakness and to continue on rather than just quit.

It is hard, there is no doubt about that and this isn't something that is going to yield instant gratification. It seems like it is so much easier to put it on than to take it off but I know if I stay the course - even if I stumble now and again - that I will make it.

Kudos to all who are trying and those that have already succeeded!

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    Good attitude! I agree with your ideas. Thanks for sharing on some of the posts of the Hypoglycemia team too. I was out of town when you joined, so I didn't get to welcome you yet:

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Spark buddies

Saturday, April 30, 2011

So today I met up with 3 other sparkers and we walked for about an hour. We covered about 3.5 miles in that time. What struck me is how much easier it was to do it while talking with others. When I do 3.5 miles on a treadmill I am bored out of my mind and it seems much harder.

So I say join a buddy and get going, it's much more fun and doesn't seem like exercise plus you get to meet new people!

Rock on (or walk on, lol) sparkpeople!!


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