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Consistency

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Tonight after another absence I'm back at SP, and seeing all these Consistency Awards for all my friends here on my feed. I realize that is exactly what I am lacking...consistency...in anything really, but especially at SP. I feel a little spark in my spirit and I'm hoping that will continue to grow into a flame. I am motivated to shoot for a consistency award next month, but I'm almost afraid to hope. I so often feel that spark and then it smolders out. Call it what you will...life getting in the way, losing motivation, frustration at not seeing results....I really need consistency. Determination and perseverence lead to consistency. "The dogged going on when everything within a person says stop." I read that quote somewhere, but I don't remember where. I need Your help Lord to get there.

  


Why is it?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Why is it I cannot seem to get it together anymore here??? I have no words. I do manage to track my food about half the time anymore, but everything else has fallen by the wayside and I have no motivation to do anything about it. I am extremely frustrated with myself, but I'm tired of "promising" myself I will do better and than not do it. So I am not going to say that here...again. What is wrong with me?

  
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JENNIW70 5/10/2013 3:49PM

    Thanks for the suggestions....I am currently trying to read at least one encouraging thing (blog, post, comment, etc) here a day. Maybe just maybe something will spark my motivation again.

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EDENFELL 5/10/2013 3:02AM

    I was in the same mindset as you for awhile and what worked for me was to focus on having healthy days as a whole rather than tracking every little thing I did during the day. Hang in there. You'll figure out the balance of what works best for you. emoticon

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JANTWO 5/10/2013 1:13AM

    Hang in there. You may just need a break. I have thought I wanted to quit logging in and just get off this site, but something inside keeps me coming back daily. I usually find a blog that helps me get more motivated. emoticon

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I've Not Only Fallen Off the Wagon, It's Run Over Me!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I have really fallen away badly from Sparkpeople. And I know it too! The scale and my body can tell. Discipline has never been a strong virtue with me. I start all gung-ho on a project, but eventually it falls by the way-side. I had wished that my healthy goals wouldn't end like that, but sure enough....

So, I'm here to start over again. Perhaps I can overcome my lack of discipline by not seeing the whole big picture but focusing on one day at a time, and one choice at a time. I know I'm in the right place to start over. My friends here are so supportive and encouraging, and I know they will give me a kick in the butt when needed too. haha ***For the next month, my goal is to get back in the habit of tracking my food every day.***That's all. Just track. If I complete that, I'll move on to something more. And I count on everyone here to hold me accountable. I am looking forward to success as I get back on the Spark Wagon.

  
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STITCH4EVER 10/16/2012 3:22PM

    HEY MUNCHKIN!
I HAVE HAD PRETTY GOOD SUCCESS THIS YEAR. I HAD LOST OVER 50 POUNDS BEFORE I DROPPED OUT AND RE-GAINED 19 OF THEM. HOW I DID IT WAS SO SIMPLE. I CANNOT LOOK AT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT I HAVE TO LOSE. IT IS JUST TOO OVERWHELMING. SO I GO FOR 10% AT A TIME. WHEN I REACH THAT, THEN I WILL CHANGE MY TICKER FOR ANOTHER 10%. I ALSO CANNOT EVEN LOOK AT A WHOLE DAYS MEALS. I GO FROM BREAKFAST AND SAY, "NOW - LET ME JUST MAKE IT TO LUNCH WITHOUT CHEATING ON SOMETHING I DON'T NEED TO EAT". I AM SO PITIFUL THAT THAT, IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN MAKE IT WORK FOR ME. I ALSO HAVE TO MOVE MY BODY EVERY DAY. WITH THE CFS AND THE A.S. I NOW HAVE EXERCISES DESIGNED JUST FOR ME FROM P.T. BUT IT TAKES ME NEARLY 2 HOURS TO GET THROUGH THEM EVERYDAY. BUT IT HAS GOTTEN ME TO BE ABLE TO STAY UPRIGHT FOR LONGER PERIODS OF TIME. MY WHEELCHAIR IS NOW IN STORAGE BUT I STILL NEED THE WALKER. STILL IT'S AN IMPROVEMENT. WHEN I GET A REALLY BAD DAY WITH THE CFS OR THE A.S. I JUST NEED TO GIVE IN TO IT. TO PUSH MYSELF THROUGH IT MAKES ME LOSE "TOO MANY SPOONS" AND IT JUST ISN'T WORTH IT. I KNOW YOU UNDERSTAND THAT. FOR PEOPLE LIKE US, WE CAN ACTUALLY HURT OURSELVES BY PUSHING TOO HARD. SO I DO WHAT I DO BUT SOMETIMES IT'S JUST GENTLE THINGS AND MUCH STRENGTH TRAINING.
ERIN
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JUDYHELP 10/16/2012 12:59AM

  emoticon one step at a time. I had to set small goals, the big picture was to over whelming. emoticon each time we start over we take our mistakes with us and learn from them . emoticon you can do this tomorrow is a new day! Judy


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LOVEMYBODY2012 10/16/2012 12:57AM

    Glad you are back! Be gentle with yourself and track your food and make those small changes that result in weight loss. Good luck!

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From my personal blog...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Saturday, December 24, 2011
The LIGHT in the Darkness
So, what do you do at 5 in the morning, after a whole night of not sleeping? Besides wanting to tear your hair out and scream, I mean. When you're too frustrated to stay in bed trying in vain to "trick" yourself into falling asleep, but you're too exhausted to really get up and do anything either. Well, you work on your blog about God's goodness of course; because it's very important to remember...especially right now. So bleary eyes and fuzzy brain aside....


Christmas....I love this time of year so much. Christmas is my thing...always has been. Some of my warmest memories of family togetherness and being joyful are of Christmas time -- getting together with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, singing Christmas carols, having our own family Christmas, the excitement of anticipation -- what's in that package? -- and experiencing it all with the wonder of childhood. I know some people do not have those treasured memories or the loving family to share it with. I know this is a blessing in and of itself. And I am very thankful to the Lord for it.

One of the things I have always especially loved about Christmas is all the lights. Lights on the trees, lights on the houses, candles in the windows, big lights, little lights, multi-colored and twinkly lights. Both as a child and now, I love to sit in a dark room with only the Christmas lights shining. There is just something very warm and joyous about Christmas lights, like they are lighting the way for what is to come. Or whom. Even now, in the pre-dawn darkness, I see some Christmas lights left on here and there, and it brings me child-like joy and excitement (in spite of no sleep). Light has always been important to me, so I guess it makes sense that I would love the extra-specialness of Christmas lights.

I really love the passage in Isaiah that says "Those people walking in darkness have seen a Great Light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a Light has dawned" (9:2). I used to sleep with a night light because it made my childhood bedroom less scary. Some qualities of Light: Light guides us and shows us the way to walk. Light can bring us great comfort and hope. Light always overcomes the darkness. A single candle can light up a whole room. Darkness can no longer envelope anything the Light has touched.

Now as an adult, I've had my share of dark times -- I've struggled with chronic illness, losing loved ones, being misunderstood, loneliness and even with the darkest of dark places, depression. The idea of Jesus, the Great Light gives me hope and expectation that eventually, in His timing, I will see a brighter day. After a sleepless night in the darkness, after the especially long lonely and confusing hours, there is almost a relief when morning light comes with it's fresh perspective. The Light is always there, even if I don't always see Him right away. And I don't have to worry about stumbling around in the darkness because the Light has dawned that first Christmas night. May Jesus, the Light spark some hope in your heart as well. Merry CHRISTmas!


  
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GRAMMAP1 12/25/2011 11:49PM

    We are privileged to be lights in a dark world. But the true light of the world is Jesus. It also says of Heaven, There will be no night there because the Lamb (Jesus) will be the light.
And no need for the sun because the Son is the light. And a Merry Christmas to you. Hugs,

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Update on my Tracking Challenge

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I have done pretty well over-all with tracking every day. The only time I slacked was for three days when I was out of town this weekend. But I'm jumping back on the wagon and I'm proud of myself that 99% of the time, I have stayed within my calories as well. Yay!

I am thinking about what my next personal challenge should be. Probably will go back to exercise. I've been really slacking on that!

  
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HEIDISHOPE 10/1/2011 8:12PM

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GINADAWN 9/27/2011 6:59AM

    Good for you! Keep up the excellent work! emoticon

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CHIBIKARATE 9/27/2011 1:02AM

    emoticon emoticon you rock

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