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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Well I admit it! I've been a horrible SP blogger and I'm just stuck. I was thinking about it last night though and I think I know what it may be. I think I fell into the instant gratification trap of not seeing enough progress fast enough. I know better!

Let me ask ya'll something. Is it normal to be going on this journey and hit ruts to where you are just evaluating everything about yourself? And re-evaluating it? I ask this because it seems like I lick one issue just to have another one crop up and smack me around. Any words of wisdom? Any words of "get over it"? Just any words?

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SCANARY92765 9/26/2007 5:21PM

    I HEAR YA! I've been in a rut for quite a while, but I've been spending time today having little talks with myself about how much better I have felt when I've exercised, how much better I sleep, etc. And I've been doing the same with my eating habits. For me, the scale not moving really derailed me. And, I started out with both guns blazing, and I think my perfectionist attitude set me up for failure. No one could possibly maintain the rituals and expectations I put on myself.

I know better, too. But I've spent almost 42 years of my life with these habits, and it's just gonna take some time for them to change. I need to constantly say to myself, "progress, not perfection." That's about the only thing that's kept me relatively sane lately.

But you've made a huge step - you've admitted to it AND you've asked for help! That's huge! Really! Huge!

Well, good luck, Irishraven. You're gonna be just fine. So am I. We just need to stop being so hard on ourselves, and continue to reach out to others. That's what's gonna help us to succeed!


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HUSKY_HANK 9/26/2007 3:40PM

    I am always hitting ruts and re-elavuating stuff. It is all about making small changes. I focused on cutting coca cola out of my life. Then when I felt I conquered that I focused on exercising more then drinking more water. I think of it as making small life chances, not dieting

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TERJEGOLD 9/26/2007 11:39AM

    You are on a journey of self-improvement so it's only natural that you start to look around your little body to see what needs improving. You are searching for the magic key to help you achieve your personal goals and want to uncover any and all parts to the mystery. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this self-discovery. Just remember that you are fine just as you are and that tiny changes are easier to sustain than huge overhauls. This is a new life for you, one that will serve you well for the next several decades so don't worry about embracing it all in one day. You're doing great!

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Golden Corral is the devil!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

SP has been down all night (at least my whole shift anyway), so this is the first time I've been able to log on and blog.

I did well day before yesterday. Only went 12 calories over ( I think). But yesterday we went to Golden Corral for dinner. Blah..... it was bad. I'm a sucker for steak! And I eat pretty much just meat when I go to GC because their veggies usually suck. I was going to put my lunch for yesterday but said to heck with it. But I'm back on track today!!!

(For those who don't know, GC is an all you can eat buffet. BAD news for those trying to change their lifestyles! )

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HUSKY_HANK 9/19/2007 12:56PM

    I love Golden Corral. I have a hard time saying no there also. Once I walk thru the door all my rules and counting calories go out the door.

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HONKEIE 9/19/2007 8:50AM

    Oh I know all to well what the GC is. I am a buffet king. I can out eat just about anybody. I stay away from them unless I am well prepaired. Eating at a buffet isnt something you can just stop in for. I usually have to train a week before hand. If I know I am going to one I eat very little for the days before and drink lots of water the day of the battle. I am like a goldfish when it comes to buffet style resturants. I swear someday I will die in one.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Wooo Hooo! I'm excited! I have my wheels again!
It was cool. I worked this Satruday and while I was at work Crystal (my girlfriend) worked on my brakes. I was so excited to see Bertha (my truck) pull into the lot from my window. When I got in Crystal told me that Jordon (our kiddo) learned how to change the brakes today! She watched Crystal to the right said and then Crystal guided her through the left side! She loved it! LOL she said it was cool getting all dirty and greasy! LOL That child is truly mine! Just had to share!


Fitness - How to do it when you feel like yuck!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ok I've been wanting to get back into the gym and get back to working out. I work up today before my alarm went to with a Migraine headache that was causing me to throw up. It subsided that evening but hasn't gone completely away. Any light higher than about a 15 watt bulb hurts and I get waves of nausea. I don't think I can work out like that. I'm hoping it's better tomorrow. But should I feel bad about this? It seems everytime I get up to start doing this something happens! I'm getting a little frustrated with it.


Our Agreement

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

My wonderful girlfriend and I have decided to make a pact. We have agreed to log onto SP once a day. We will blog and do our nutrition/fitness trackers. I'm hoping that this will help me be more accountable for myself. And we will both have someone to answer to! I think it's going to be a good thing.


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