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ever so small steps

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I have been walking for 8 weeks now. I see some small improvements. My clothes are fitting somewhat better. I say it that way as I need to be so much better at what I am eating. I have been doing my nutrition tracker every day and I am surprised at what I am actually eating. I know right? Some days just amaze me. For right now I am happy with just walking. I actually don't have quite so good day if I don't get out and walk. I really enjoy walking between 6:30am and 8am. It is so peaceful. I don't have it hanging over my head waiting for me to do it when I get home from work and being so tired. This streak has been huge for me. I am already considering alternatives to where I will go when it becomes so dark out and so cold, that I won't want to do it. I don't want to give this up, I really enjoy this. I don't set an alarm for just any reason. I actually set it to get up and go walk. It is a great feeling. emoticon

  


Still struggling, but back at it

Saturday, July 06, 2013

I still struggle, but I keep coming back to this web site. To me it is awesome. I may not make good choices throughout the day, but I am not giving up. I have started to walk in the mornings with my dog. I have been setting the alarm for 6:30am and off we go. I am finding that I love it. It is so peaceful in the morning. No one is around, only people rushing to work. We are currently walking for 30 miutes. I mapped our route and it is just over a mile. I am very happy with that. Tomorrow we will start our 5th week of walking. I am a little concerned about what I will do in the winter but I guess will cross that bridge when we get there. Right now I don't have to worry about that. We are trying to walk 4-6 times a week. I think I am starting to see a little difference in the way my clothes are fitting me. I just keep telling my self a little step is a little step.

  
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HOTPINKCAMARO49 7/6/2013 11:08PM

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DEEO12 7/6/2013 10:24PM

   
That is great! One step at a time. I love walking in the morning too, so peaceful. Ihaven,t walked in the morning in awhile. Thanks for the reminder of the peacefulness.


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Small steps

Friday, January 04, 2013

I am back again and I am not making this a new years resolution. My loosing weight is on my mind 24/7. I need to just do this. Yesterday I ate some things I shouldn't have and I didn't record them in my meal tracker and it has bothered me all night long. It is like who AM I kidding. I felt guilty about not recording the things I ate and it also told me, keep it up and you won't loose the weight you want to. So a good lesson learned. I need to stop and think before I put it in my mouth. This is just a small step, but it is a step. I am also trying very had to drink more water, why because it is good for me. I just need to keep reminding myself small steps, small steps.

  
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SAINTBERNARD6 1/4/2013 10:12AM

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EVIE4NOW 1/4/2013 8:42AM

  Always track everything. Then you will know exactly what made you go over your calorie count and what you can afford. Even if it makes you go over, it's a lesson learned. Good luck.

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Back again

Sunday, August 08, 2010

It has been an interesting night. I tried for hours to log in and it wouldn't recognize me in way. I ended up having to create a whole new Sparkpage which I really didn't want. After I got it all set up, I thought let's try this one more time. Well I did and was able to log in to my original page. I am so pleased. Before with the new page I would have lost all my points and tracked progress. Well I am back. I lot of time has gone by, but I am feeling good about being back. I need to continue my weight loss becasue I am far from my goal. I had lost 11 pounds and I haven't put them back on, but I sooooooooooo want to loose more. I want to feel good in clothes again. I haven't bought any new clothes in a year and that is sad. So here we go again. emoticon

  
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RDARLING 8/9/2010 3:15PM

    Welcome back and good luck with your goals!
Visit the SparkFargo team- lets get the team going!

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poking along

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Here it is March and I have lost 11 pounds the month of February. When I think of it that way I am so impressed with myself. I can hardly believe it. But other times I think that I could have or should have done better. I just have to stop and remember that just those 11 pounds have shown me that I have made better choices on my road to a healthier life style. It is not so much of a weight loss that people can notice it, but I can in my clothes. When I slip up I don't consider myself a failure, just the wrong choice. Am I setting myself up to do this more often, meaning make the wrong choice by thinking that way? I am making better choices, but I need to do better. I love this web site, there is so much information at our fingertips all accessible by just browsing the web site. I found a receipe and I thought I am not so sure that will be good. Oh man I made it and was so impressed and it was so easy. It was presented for the slow cooker and I didn't have time for that so I did on the stove. People at work wanted the receipe and there is a girl at work who is a vegan and I told her about it and told her to just leave out the chicken. She was going to try it. SP thanks for being here you are helping me change my lifestyle. emoticon

  
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RDARLING 3/5/2010 8:36AM

    11 pounds is something to be SO PROUD OF! Hooray, for you for realizing that you will make mistakes. To apologize to yourself and move on. You will be able to do this! We are here for you!
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LUCKYLADY777 3/4/2010 8:39AM

    You are doing so good !! Yes, there is a lot of really good and encouraging information here on the Spark. emoticon

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