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Day 1 Again (and again and again and again)

Monday, April 09, 2012

ok so the (again and again and again) is really meant to be tongue in cheek, while I hate starting over bc it means I fell off the wagon. I'm also proud of myself for making the choice to start over and get back on track.

I did wake up when hubby got up, but decided I wasn't sure if I had appropriate clothes to go out walking in the cool, so instead I did some online stuff then after he left I did the 2 mile Walk Away the Pounds Express DVD. It felt really good, and I love that it's cardio with strength training thrown in. It always amazes me to realize all over again how good it feels to start my day with a workout.

I did pretty well with my food today, though I was a bit high on fat intake and low on protein. I already have my lunch made for tomorrow, I just need to pack a few snacks, just in case.

I did take my measurements this morning, and I'll post them tomorrow bc I was so busy looking at them and comparing them to where I started originally on this journey and where I was at my best, that I totally forgot to get on the scale LOL.

I did work on making my goals and a reward list too, that should be ready to blog about in a few days I stuck The Spark in my purse and started rereading it with the time left after I'd eaten my lunch.

I will get in 30 min of cardio
I will finalize short and medium term goals
I will assign rewards to my halfway and final points, and maybe some in between
I will drink at least 8 glasses of water

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KEL_BEL_FX3 4/10/2012 9:15AM

    thank you ladies!

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VIOLET1019 4/10/2012 8:22AM

    Great plan! And great 1st day all over again!

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FRECKS96 4/9/2012 10:42PM

    Yay!! Keep it up!

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Help, help, help!!!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

I really need all the help (read support) I can get right now. I'm not sure what exactly is causing it but I'm so down and so frustrated with myself right now. I did so well when I joined the site and I mean really joined (not just first registered) two years ago. I got active, watched my portions, ate what I liked but in moderation. I lost weight faster than I expected, I felt amazing. I maintained that loss for about a year, then last August kiddo went back to school and I stayed home (teaching jobs are really hard to come by, come to think of it that's probably part of my depression and frustration right now, I'm so worried I still won't get a classroom for next year), I ate and was lazy, and the weight started to come back, sometime in Oct I noticed I was up 10 lbs. I got on here and got active again, lost those 10 quickly. Then I made the mistake of deciding not to worry about portions and appropriate foods during the holidays. I might have been ok if I'd gotten back on track right after the new year, but I so did not, and now I'm up 15 lbs (half of what I lost gained back). I'm at least 150, I'll find out a more accurate number when I get on the scale tomorrow morning.

I just feel like crying, between the weight, my clothes no longer fit well, heck the shorts I wore so proudly last summer don't fit at all, and then the uncertainty on the job front. I'm feeling adrift. I don't know what to do.

I've tried to get active again, I picked up Just Dance at the library and had it for 2 weeks it was a blast, but it went back and I got sedentary again.

I know what I need to do. I need to take my measurements and weight. I need to set new goals. I need to pick new rewards. I need to reread The Spark (I'm also going to reread Leslie Sansone's first book, and maybe some others not sure yet, I'm thinking the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People and F!sh For Life). I need to be active on here again, read the articles, track my food and fitness, participate in Spark Teams and message boards. I did give up soda again for all of Lent, had some today but am going back off of it. I'm leaning towards limiting it to one a week instead of getting rid of it altogether but I haven't decided for sure yet.

I've already talked to one of my best friends about rejoining and getting going with me again so we can support each other.

I know one of the reasons I was so successful the first time was all of my wonderful Spark friends, I'm going to need the support of everyone I can get this time. I promise to do my best to be a good Spark friend in return!

Ok time to start with goals for tomorrow:
Take new measurements
take a 30 min walk
strength training - 5 min daily ab app on iPod
work on goals and possible rewards
log in to Spark and track food and fitness

now off to make my healthy lunch for tomorrow with maybe just a small piece of the kiddo's Easter candy for dessert (I'm thinking a Hershey's miniature)

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RAINEMARIE214 4/10/2012 10:28AM

    I have actually been feeling the same way. I recently realized that I had gained about 10lbs, and it is has been so hard to get myself back to being motivated. But, remember, it is a journey - not a race. If you need support I am here! I will friend you!

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KEL_BEL_FX3 4/9/2012 7:48PM

    Thank you everyone!!! This is so why I needed to come back to Spark, everyone here is so wonderfully supportive.

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IMKFOX 4/9/2012 3:55PM

    You've taken the first step, by getting back on and asking for support. You've also taken the next step, by setting your goals to keep you focused. Every person on this journey has had those days, weeks, or months where they just seem to take a few steps back and fall down. But, they get back up, put one foot in front of the other and keep your eye on the prize. You'll get there, one step at a time. And we'll be cheering you on along the way!

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SKFEREBEE 4/9/2012 12:32PM

    This journey can be a long and winding road. Sometimes you fall into a hole that you have to climb out of again, but each time you do you get stronger and more determined. Start with small changes and you will feel so good that you'll want to implement more. I know how emotions can put a kink in your weight loss plans. Endorphins from exercise will be much more beneficial than a rush from food consumption. Just make the right choices 80% of the time because frankly, nobody is perfect. Having a buddy do it with you will be helpful if they are as dedicated as you are. When you put your mind to it, you know what to do and you are successful. I will definetely be here to support you.

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/9/2012 9:18AM

    I have been through this phase a few times during my three years on SP. In the tough patches, just keep doing baby steps to keep some momentum. Instead of worrying about doing the exercise DVD, do 10 minute chunks of time during the day with different exercises. No matter how small the effort, it reminds your psyche that you're not going to give up. And, yes, it is tough times now for many of us. But the healthier you stay, the better you can cope with the stress. Best wishes for success.

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FRECKS96 4/9/2012 9:06AM

    You can do it! I think we all go through highs and lows on this journey. Just like you've done it every other time, one step at a time.

I like that you set goals for today. Good Luck!

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/9/2012 1:32AM

    It sounds like you know what you need to be doing to be successful; what you're missing is the connection and support of others who are "works in progress"... which is why you came back to SparkPeople! Just remember to take small steps and keep on sparking!

I too, have had some off moments/days BUT refuse to give up... keep on keeping on and keep sparking. There are so many great people who are more than willing to help us...

I wish you continued success on your journey! You've got this!!!

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SETAGOAL1 4/8/2012 11:09PM

    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

You have the power to succeed or fail.

You have chosen to succeed.

Few baby steps complete a long journey

Writing is progress!!!

Janet- emoticon

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    Looks like you already have things in order. :)

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VIOLET1019 4/8/2012 10:30PM

    You have awesome goals for tomorrow. Remember to take it one little step at a time. I gained some of my weight back again as well over the last year. I started getting serious again in January and I have nearly lost what I had gained back. I don't plan on having to do it again! I find one of the most important things for me is to check in here on Spark EVERY day! I make sure to get at least 25 points a day so I can get my bonus spin. Also, I work for at least 10 minutes of some kind of workout per day. The ST videos on here are pretty awesome and most are less than 10 minutes long.
You can do this! And I promise I will be one of those emoticon who checks on you and supports you. After all, one of the best parts of SP are SparkFriends! emoticon

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TRIPLEL1977 4/8/2012 10:27PM

    1. Take a deep breathe and relax.
2. Pat yourself on the back.
3. Realize you've already taken the 1st step back
4. You've done it before, you can do it again

Congrats for getting back on SP. Yes you have done it before, but also remember it didn't happen all at once. Take small strides until you get your feet back under you.

I am not sure about your job situation but presevere and don't lose hope.


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Spring helping me get back on track

Thursday, March 22, 2012

So I was maintaining my loss really well until we moved home. I maintained the 30 lb loss for over a year. Then school started and I had no job so I stayed home and ate and was lazy. I put 10 lbs back on, yeah not good, so I got active, started eating right and got back on here. It worked, I lost the 10 lbs and then came the holidays and I decided not to worry about activity and food. I got a job, and fell to the temptation of the soda machine, back to my 20 oz bottle of Coke a day habit. Really not good, I kept telling myself I'd start again tomorrow, yeah tomorrow never came.

I did choose to give up soda for Lent, to get a jump start on giving it up again for good. I went over a year without it before I can do it again. I didn't do so good getting active. Yep got on the scale and it said 151 lbs, um what? No, no, no that can't be right, that puts me back up 16 lbs, over half of what I lost, and I never did make it all the way down to the original goal I'd wanted to get to. (I'd stopped trying to lose when school started up and work got in the way. I decided it was better to take some time to try and just get used to maintaining where I was in the midst of work.)

The wonderful spring weather here has been the kick in the behind I've needed, even though today was rainy I kept it up. We have two parks nearby that the kiddo and I can walk to, and did both yesterday.

I've reloaded my iPod with my fave walking motivation: Wil Wheaton's podcasts, I love him and find him hysterical so I only let myself listen to his podcasts if I'm walking, good motivation.

Then I picked up Just Dance for the Wii at the library. O-M-G!!! I LOVE it!!!! So much fun. I've started doing the 10 song challenge by myself just as a workout I end up dripping sweat and near to out of breath. Yeah I need to buy it for myself.

I'm really feeling better. I don't expect sudden results but I'm proud of the fact that I've gotten active again and started watching my portions again too, not to mention the water intake. It feel so dang good to be back on track! It helps that if I don't lost some of this weight again I won't fit into my so cute summer clothes, and as we have NO money to buy a new wardrobe it's just more motivation.

Ok now to get moving again :)


ready for the break

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I've only been at work for just over two weeks now but I'm ready for the break. I'm not used to being back at work yet and of course right before I started work I also started back on here. My body hasn't quite adjusted yet to working and working out every day, BUT I'm feeling good.

Tomorrow is weigh-in day, and since I've been on again for four weeks it's also time to take my measurements, of course that means finding the notebook I took them in 4 weeks ago LOL, you see I take measurements they don't track on here. I'm pretty sure I'll see some changes, and even if not I am feeling better so that's what's really important.


Christmas Tree UGH!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Yes we tried putting our tree up tonight, I say tried bc it's not up all the way. We have a much smaller space to put the tree in at our apt than we did at our house. So we decided we'd leave off more of the back branches, yep that was working great until it got to be too front heavy and nearly crashed down on the kiddo and I.

OK so we do some adjusting, and it's still not right. Online I go to look at trees at various stores. I'm not driving all over to find a tree, I want to find one or two I like and go there. Prices seem to be ridiculous. We found only one we'd even consider, thankfully it's narrower than the one we currently own. And hopefully it'll hold its "needles" better.

You know one of the reasons we got an artificial tree to start with (besides being more cost effective, we've had this one 8 years and it was $70) was the fact that it was supposed to be easier than a real tree, less clean up of needles, yeah not this one. We spent 5 min picking them up off the floor tonight. UGH!!!

So we'll look tomorrow at the other tree, but we might actually be going back to a real tree this year. I kinda miss it actually.

Oh well at least hauling it out, moving all the books and the bookshelf to make space for it was a great workout! lol

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GOING2LOSENOW 11/30/2011 5:46PM

    Did you get a new tree? or get this one adjusted??
We have a small space and 5 little furbabies, so we get a small tree, real, and put it up so they can't get to it.

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LAURELSPARK 11/20/2011 11:44AM

    Good luck with the tree.

I love Christmas and I love decorating but I hate putting up the tree. I have room in the basement to keep our tree up all year but it won't fit through the door so I have to start new every year. The worse part is the lights....hubby likes lots.

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NUTRON3 11/20/2011 7:23AM

    Good luck!

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SUSIEGKORN 11/19/2011 11:12PM

    Oh the joys of Christmas trees! I don't put mine up till after Thanksgiving. Since I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year, I don't have to host Christmas (we do a 4 year rotation with my 2 brothers, a niece, and me). So on the years I don't host, I just put up my 2 little trees, one on either side of the fireplace. The fit perfectly under the mantle, on the hearth. And there's plenty of room for the nativity on the hearth too. On years I host, I put up my big tree. It makes it more fun to unwrap all my special ornaments if I only get to see them every 4 years! Much less work, and I still have the Christmas spirit!

Good luck finding a tree that works for you and your family; an in your price range!

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RAYVEN01 11/19/2011 10:54PM

    i know what you mean about tree prices! We've had an artificial white tree for a few years now and my wife wanted to get a green one last year. They cost a fortune now!

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RUMBAMEL 11/19/2011 10:52PM

    LOL, that is so funny! I remember when my parents' artificial tree got so old that I drilled extra holes in the front of the stem and added the other branches to the front. Then like you said it was too heavy so I tied it too the wall in the corner of the room. It looked so full and pretty with all the ornaments and lights, well maybe for a kid doing it. I loved staring at it every year til as late as I could in the dark. Ahhhh, memories.

Whatever you choose, just make memories and be happy.

Thanks for sharing.


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