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Why can't I make myself work out?

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I want to workout more - I really do.
I can not eat cheese on a sandwich. I can stop myself from having that one last bite. I can pack healthy food for lunch everyday.. but why can't I give myself 30 minutes to work out? or even 10? I just don't get it.

For the food portion of this lifestyle, I have most of that under control. I track everyday, treat myself sometimes, and know what I should & shouldn't eat. I just can't get myself to workout yet. It has been almost 11 months since I first started Sparking. I don't need someone for food motivation, but it seems like I need someone to push me to workout. I do walk sometimes, but it has been hot out most days. Or rainy/stormy by the time I get to walk outside. I walked for 30 minutes on my lunch break last week. I liked doing that - but it is just so hot now. I don't want to be all sweaty and gross in my work clothes and then come back feeling nasty.

Maybe I should start up rewards for working out instead of for weight loss. I didn't give myself the last 3 weight loss rewards anyways so.. hmm. I am just so stressed lately with personal problems, so I am not really thinking about working out when I actually get the time. I only think about it while at work or when I can't!


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JLR080500 7/6/2012 8:55AM

    The rewards for exercise sounds like great motivation. I also once found it hard to exercise. However, I have found that it helps a lot with the stress in my life.

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KAI_ZEN 7/5/2012 12:26PM

    I think the rewards idea is a great one. Then you'll get to the point where the workout is a reward. It can really help with stress reduction, improves sleep, improves self-esteem, and gives you those powerful, feel-good endorphins. I think you form a habit of exercise, and then it feels like something is missing if you don't do it.

Find what works for you and your schedule. You can do it!


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PAMMY222 7/5/2012 9:49AM

    You and me both! I exercise in short (very short) streaks, then nothing for weeks. It is way too hot to get out for my regular walk, or even walk the dog! Where does the desire to exercise come from? And how do we keep it?
Keep up the good work with your nutrition, and, like me, just keep trying to get some fitness time in.
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70 pounds lost so far and I feel....

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ok I do still feel fat. But that is ok. It took me a long time to get where I am at. I started Sparking in August 2011. I can't believe it has almost been a whole year since I changed my eating lifestyle. I am really glad I did start it. I feel healthier, and a bit skinnier too. I started at 250 and now I am at 179.4. I am proud of myself, but I still don't believe that I lost that much already. I guess I still feel chunky, so my mind isn't letting me fully acknowledge all that I lost so far.

I used to wear size 22 or 24 jeans, and now I wear size 14 or 16 (depending on the brand). I was wearing size 2X shirts but now I am wearing XL or L depending on the shirt. Sometimes I try on my old shirts just to see how big they really are now.

I definitely feel a lot healthier. It is easier for me to get around! I *still* need to take more pictures of myeslf, but I never think of it when I am near my camera!

My next goal is to lose 75 pounds total by August 1st. I really need to start working out more to get there! I think I can do it if I really focus on it. The goal after that will be to get to 155. 155 is the high range of the "healthy weight" for my height. I can't wait until I have lost that much - but I know it will take a lot of time and energy!

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KAI_ZEN 6/28/2012 12:42PM

I read somewhere that it can take 6 months for your brain to catch up and see yourself how you really look.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 6/28/2012 12:04PM

    What an inspiration! Keep up the good work! You will reach the goal you desire I can tell! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MCJULIEO 6/27/2012 10:20PM

    Wow! Wow! Wow!
Take those photos, and post them for us to Oooooh and Ahhhh over!
You are doing GREAT!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 6/27/2012 9:55PM

    Congrats!! Keep up the good work!

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SUNFLOWER1024 6/27/2012 7:55PM

    Congrats!!! that's awesome! I'm starting where you started a year ago....a size 22. I refuse to get any bigger! Please inbox me any tips that you have that may help me on my did you eat? What did you do for exercise?

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CRISSA1669 6/27/2012 5:47PM

    Congratulations!! That is awesome!!

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REESYK 6/27/2012 5:34PM

    Congrats! What an Inspiration!

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CARLINICHOLE26 6/27/2012 4:49PM

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You will get to your goal weight! You have done well!!

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CAROLJEAN64 6/27/2012 4:45PM

    I am impressed and I also know how you feel. It is hard to see a new picture of yourself in your mind. However, don't think only about how you look, but how you feel... more energy, better able to deal with frustrations, happier!!!

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BDAYGIRL3 6/27/2012 4:45PM

    Very motivational! Keep up the awesome work!!

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PATTOMMC3 6/27/2012 4:39PM

    emoticon That is awesome!

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Quick update

Friday, June 22, 2012

I have been having some personal problems, so it is hard for me to stay upbeat. I get moments of happiness, but then they get washed away. I am trying to get my life together and do what is best for me.

I lost 69 pounds now, and I still want to lose more. I Wonder if losing that 70th pound will even make me proud of myself - especially with how I have been feeling. I will probably still feel fat - but that may be a good thing. I want to lose more. I need to keep going! I want to reach my next goal - then the next and the next. I know I can do it, and I will.

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MBGUYER 6/22/2012 9:32PM

  you can do it -- 1 day at a time! do a happy dance like this little guy emoticon

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KAI_ZEN 6/22/2012 8:33PM

    Thanks for the update! I'm sorry to hear you've been having troubles.

You can reach your goals!

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After a month, I finally lost another pound!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Life is tough. Some days fly by. Others crawwwwwl. Today is one of those slow days. At 5:30am it felt like 7:30am. At 10:30am, it felt like 12:30pm. Very strange!

I finally lost another pound! For a long time, I kept having to say "I lost 65 pounds" I just kept hearing myself say outloud and in my head... 65... 65... ONLY 65... I finally lost another pound and I lost 66! Now I just need to keep going. I can't wait until I lose 70 lbs and will be at 180lbs =)

I have been out almost every night because of appointments or plans. I have been planning a grad shopping, buying birthday presents, planning the wedding, planning a campin trip etc etc. I always have SOMETHING to do. I like having things to do, but I also like some free nights. Even if I get home somewhat early, I have to unpack and clean. At least the floor in front of the TV is all clear now! Now if I could just find the time to actually be home, I could work out there!!

Hopefully one day next week I can just come home, watch some of the 20 shows I have missed, and just do nothing! But I know myself too well - I Will end up doing laundry or bring out one of the 15 DIY wedding projects I have to finish haha.

It is almost the weekend! I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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WOLFRAML20 6/7/2012 5:49PM

    Congratulations kimmyyou

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KAI_ZEN 6/7/2012 4:32PM

    Step by step, pound by pound - but even more choice by choice - you are making the life you want. Congratulations!

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Another weekend - and it is June already!!!

Friday, June 01, 2012

I had fun on my vacation - I came back in a funky mood though. I am almost back to normal. I am definitely back in full planning mode - there is so much going on, and I can't forget any of it! I have so many lists, I have lists for my lists now! haha.

When I was away, I went fishing, shooting, and even walked by myself twice. I was tired, but I made myself do it because I know I need it. It was nice walking by myself in the wilderness. I saw a chipmunk, which definitely made all of it worth it haha.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend. Happy June! Good luck to everyone. I know I need to workout more. My goal this month is to workout more inside and outside. We have a few more things to go through, but then there will be a big open space in front of the TV where I can workout.

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WOLFRAML20 6/5/2012 8:54AM

    I am glad you had fun kimmy. i cant believe it is june already soon as you know it it will be wedding day. enjoy your day.

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  It sounds like you had a lovely vacation! Good luck working out this month. emoticon

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