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Starting again..

Friday, August 19, 2011

Well, here I am at it again; took basically a couple of weeks off for vacation. No tracking, not really excersising, not really paying as much attention to what I was eating as I should and boy does it show. I gained back 8 lbs! It comes back so quick but takes FOREVER to get off again. SO, I guess I learned another valuable lesson.

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ELBOURDO 8/20/2011 6:48PM

    Yes I need to get back on track but my grandkids bought me and my husband for our anniversary a hugh chocolate brick from Hershey. I love chocolate. So was doing good till then. Trying to take one piece a day. I also gained 5 lbs doesn't sound like a lot but it takes at least a month to get off. Starting again also.

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AUNTB63 8/20/2011 9:37AM

    Glad your back on track. I too was "out of wack" for awhile and I found it very difficult to get back into the swing of things. Went back to basics and am feeling stronger each day to continue this journey. emoticon OUR GOAL!

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JENS_LOSING_IT 8/19/2011 4:34PM

    I have also learned that lesson. Getting back into the 'swing of things' is difficult. You can do it!

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Is it really working?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Well, this was actually a good week for me. It's been such a long time since I've had one, I don't remember them I was really good about recording everything I eat, getting an hour or more of exercise each day and it looks like it paid off this week. I actually lost 3 lbs last week. I also added grapefruit to my list of foods I like. I tried one and actuallly liked it. This morning my boss brought muffins into the office (big ones- probably 600+ calories each) and I actually passed it up and heated my oatmeal up while staring at the box of muffins. Funny thing was, I really didn't feel like having one. Maybe its a new mindset starting to take ahold too? Now if I can only keep these good things happening.....

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NEELIXNKES 1/22/2011 8:05PM

    emoticon emoticon

Sounds like an emoticon week! Passing up food temptations and losing weight!


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Out with the old, in with the new

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Well I have to chalk up 2010 to a learning year. Learning Sparks site, learning I have PCOS, learning a new job. All this combined probably added up to why I lost and gained the same 5 lbs all year.

Well I resolve that 2011 will not be the same. I know how Sparks works, I'm on medication for PCOS, I'm comfortable with my job. So let's start again...

They say it takes at least 2 weeks for a new habit to start, so I'm committed to 2 weeks of getting up every morning at 6am and working out with a DVD. It's much too cold out here in Syracuse to brush snow off my car & warm it up to get to the gym. So far I've done it 4 out of the last 5 days. Missed one day because I had to shovel- so actually got exercise in anyway.

I'm also committed to using my YMCA membership on my lunch hour. The Y is 2 blocks from my work and I can get in a 40 minute cardio or strength class every day. I've gone Mon-Tues-Thurs so far this week.

I've also met a new fellow Sparks member (LuceLu) who lives a few miles away. We went to a Zumba class on Weds. I hope we can continue to meet & keep each accountable.

So right now, I'm pretty optimistic this will be a better year than last.

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SWILLIAM621 1/13/2011 4:17PM

    Sounds like you are off to a great start! It helps so much to have a person to keep you accountable and to encourage each other. Keep it up and good luck!

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TOADIE30 1/6/2011 3:00PM

    Sounds like you have some good goals to keep yourself accountable.
Keep up the good work!

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Biggest Loser comment

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I was watching the show The Biggest Loser and one of the contestants, Burgandy, worked her a$$ off all week like they usually do. I've heard up to 6 hours a day. Anyway, she gets on the scale and only loses 1 pound. 1 pound after all the healthy eating & exercising these people do all week. She summed it up by saying aloud, "this is why people at home give up". All that hard work and nothing to show for it. That's exactly how I feel. All this hard work and nothing to show for it. I've been the same weight for 6 months now. I'm tired of putting in hard work for such a long time with nothing to show for it. Exercise my butt off & nothing. Eat better & nothing. I've gained and lost the same 5 pounds for 6 months now. Trainer Bob tried to get her to focus on the long run and how much better it will be for her kids & family that she's around. That's such a hard concept when you don't see any changes in the positive direction. I've really been bummer out and haven't exercised at all in the last month I'm feeling so depressed about it. I haven't even logged onto Sparks either. Not sure how to get myself out of this slump. And do I want to since nothing will change anyway?

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TECHGIRL22 10/13/2010 11:45AM

    Don't give up. You're worth the fight! Just keep making heathly decisions. I too get a little discouraged about gaining and loosing the same 5 lbs, but for me, if my calories are over, I gain, if they're under I loose. I just need to put it all together consistently.
You can do it.
Baby steps to healthy us... emoticon

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PLUSTODOWNSIZE 10/13/2010 11:45AM

    First, have you taken your measurements?A little weight loss can add up in terms of inches you might lose. I was/am frustrated at times. Then I saw how many inches I've lost instead of pounds. Progress doesn't just have to be the scale. I wish you the best of your journey. Don't give up! Take it one day at a time...

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ELLEN0407 10/13/2010 11:43AM

  i like burgundy on the BL/i agree , she did work hard. maybe with you, you are in a calories in=calories out balance...of course i know nothing about you but i can only imagine your frustration. keep focused and good things will happen

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Still Stalled

Friday, September 03, 2010

I am so ready to quit again. I have been doing this faithfully for the last 6 months now. After what I thought was a really, really good month- I stayed within my calorie range- ate more healthy foods, I exercised 7-9 hours a week (including 2 or 3 60 min spin classes each week), I thought for SURE I would lose weight OR inches. Nope, nothing, AGAIN. I have been the same weight & inches for the last 6 months. No matter what I do, it doesn't seem to work. I was diagnosed with PCOS in July and put on medication, which is why in August I thought, ok, I'll really, really monitor everything & get as much exercise as I can in. Doesn't matter. Still the same. Why bother. This really sucks. And the thing is, people ask me if I'm losing weight- but I can't even say I'm losing inches, because that's not happening either. My body just DOES NOT want to lose weight. I could probably starve myself and I wouldn't lose weight either. I'm getting tired of really trying and seeing absolutely no results and then picking myself up to start over again next month.

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DIANESLONE 9/3/2010 9:04AM

    Hang in there, dont give up! I'm in the same place you are right now so I understand but I really believe we will start to see results again soon.
Praying for you!

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NUTRON3 9/3/2010 9:03AM

    Are you sure you are measuring food portion right? It happened to me and I was counting the calories right.

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