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Still here

Sunday, December 09, 2012

I'm still working it! I haven't been on the site and tracking my food and fitness but I've been doing it still. And I've even got my husband to agree to start working out together! We both want to be fit for Mo. She means the world to us and we want to be able to keep up with her once she starts walking and running. I still have my resolve and I am feeling good!

  
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LOOKINGUP2012 12/9/2012 3:54PM

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The good and the bad

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I didn't complete all of the goals I had set up for myself yesterday. I drank my 8 glasses of water and I went for an hour long walk. I just didn't write down everything I ate. But I guess I am writing it down here. Does that count? I had a diet coke and like 6 chocolate chip cookies.

I feel really ashamed, actually. This is going to be harder than my stupid "go-get-'em" attitude had me believe yesterday. At least I am holding myself accountable. Before I would have woken up embarrassed with myself and just given up. Abandoned this page. But that's one of the reasons I was excited about finding SP. I can hold myself accountable here. I am back today, something I wouldn't have done a year ago, because I know that today is another day and I can try again. I am trying again.

We are running a bunch of errands today. Mo's got a doctors appointment today. She is 6 months old as of yesterday. We need to get her 6mo. immunizations done and do some Christmas shopping. Plus, an oil change at Walmart because it is the cheapest place around...on the down side I have to hang out at Walmart for over an hour emoticon. My grandma is in town and she'll be with us for today. So it will be a big boring day. Who knew that 23 would feel so...domestic. 23 going on 50.

  
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EUEK098 12/2/2012 5:05PM

    Just try your best, and cut back little by little, avoid the plunge.

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ITSMATT 11/30/2012 12:52PM

    Hi there. How's it going?

So, sustained weight loss is hard. Really hard. As I say often - if it were easy, you'd have already done it.

Make it a priority to track everything you eat every day. It takes some effort and time to become accustomed to doing this but you can't analyze what you don't measure and you can't measure what you don't track. It takes me less than 5 minutes a day to track all my food intake. There are some shortcuts like the concept of "groups" and copying between days that can be done. That speeds things up, especially if you are like me and tend to eat similar things throughout the week.

And don't beat yourself up about this. There are a dozen trite phrases I could write right now like "one foot in front of the other" and "inch by inch it's a cinch" but really, the point is that you've got to want this and be committed to it. But you've also got to recognize that you, like all of us, are an imperfect human who will slip up from time to time. That's OK. Learn from it and move on.

And absolutely cherish that time with the 6mo old. It will fly by... really fast.

And hey...

Make it a great day!
Matt

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MOLLZ007 11/30/2012 10:54AM

    Sounds like you are doing a good job of picking yourself up! Forgive yourself, no one is perfect at this. You are back now and doing great. emoticon

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MSNICHOLS39 11/28/2012 7:40AM

    Don't give up! I'm following your blog because you seem ultra-cool and I can't wait to see your transformation as you loose your weight. YOU CAN DO THIS!

Andrea
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PEPPYPATTI 11/27/2012 12:29PM

    Don't set too many goals at once. It is great that you started with your water. You may want to try the nutrition tracker. I enter everything I eat plus it helps you keep you water count. Remember, baby steps. This is a learning process. You are not supposed to get it all right from the start.
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CAGMUAHFO2 11/27/2012 10:40AM

    Don't beat yourself up for slipping a little!! Everyone does from time to time. Acknowledge the slip up and move on. This is a long journey and it takes time but as long as you are dedicated you will make it!! emoticon emoticon

I am really getting into Christmas early this year. emoticon I think it has to do with my brother passing away. Christmas is his favorite holiday so I'm getting into the Christmas Spirit for him. Hope you have fun with your grandma

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STELLASMYBEBE 11/27/2012 10:39AM

    LOL! And, once you have a little one, it never slows down. Ever...
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Goals for tomorrow

Monday, November 26, 2012

So I guess I am going to be keeping this extremely simple. I really don't know what I am supposed to be doing, so I think the best way to go about this will be to organize what I can do RIGHT NOW to get the ball rolling. So for tomorrow...err, I guess today (11.26.2012) I will:

-Drink at least 8 cups of water
-Write down everything I eat
-Go for an hour long walk

That's all I can think of right now. This seems pretty mild and very doable. It wont be too much of a shock to my system. We'll see how it goes. I hope I don't fail myself again. I.can.do.this.I.know.it.

  
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SPARKLINGHOPE 11/26/2012 11:53AM

    Good goals. emoticon

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JDAVIS1989 11/26/2012 10:04AM

    Thank you for your encouraging words. Today is the start of the rest of my life!

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DOUGLYE 11/26/2012 5:19AM

  I am down 47 pounds since this Spring. It is possible.
Cravings and 'the munchies' have never gone away for me. Keep your guard up. Personal Resolve and Commitment is necessary.

Find the thing that will motivate you. (a picture of your daughter on the fridge with a "I'm doing this for us" type of statement ? ). It's a bit different for everyone.

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TCANNO 11/26/2012 2:15AM

    Doing this I have lost 30lbs since July, so it will work

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New here

Monday, November 26, 2012

I am seriously tired of being fat. I've been fat all my life. I don't want to do it anymore. I just don't know where to begin. I don't know how I can motivate myself. I've made this deal with myself a million times and a million times I have given up before it even really begun. I've always felt like I could do more. Like I had it in me to bust it out and get with the program, but I let my apathy and fear of work get in the way. It's easier to do nothing, you know. And to be honest...I really freaking like doing nothing.

I want this for my daughter. I don't want her growing up and making the same mistakes I did. I want her to be healthy and confident. I want her to be strong and independent. I don't want her to be a slave to food or her own apathy. I want this because I want to fully appreciate what it means to be alive. I want to reach my full potential. Plus, it would be really cool to not be the first to go in the zombie apocalypse. I want this so I can walk into a room and not feel like the fattest person there.

I don't know how I am going to get there or even how I am going to start. I have no clue how to exercise or read labels or anything else. I probably can't even walk a mile without heaving like Marlon Brando. I just don't know. I guess this is a start. A superficial and narcissistic start, but a start.

  
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POSEY440 11/26/2012 4:39PM

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MSNICHOLS39 11/26/2012 2:08PM

    Hi, I'm Andrea and I'm back to spark after an extended break. This is a great blog post. I feel the same way about being fat. I'm just tired of it. You can do it! Keep up the good work.
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DOUGLYE 11/26/2012 4:55AM

  Hey JDAVIS,
Welcome to Sparks
Many would recommend that you start off with recording your food (Food Tracker) for a week or 2. That will give you an idea of just how many calories you are actually eating AND more importantly, get you into the habit of measuring portions. Record EVERYTHING (well . . not vitamins ;-) It can be informative AND scary. Take a 'before' photo and enter your current weight and measurements on the 'start' page 'Track my Weight"

After that, Look at the top of the spark page. The farthest orange tab says "How To Use This Site" Start there and get your program started.
GOOD LUCK
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HOTPINKCAMARO49 11/26/2012 2:26AM

  Welcome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JDAVIS1989 11/26/2012 1:52AM

    Thank you for the suggestions :)

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JIBBIE49 11/26/2012 1:28AM

    Listen to William Davis MD on Youtube talk about "WHEAT BELLY" and also, to Richard Johnson MD talk on "The Sugar Fix". Both are so helpful.

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