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Giving up

Monday, November 07, 2011

Today is my first day since being on spark people I have felt like giving up.
I don't feel like binging or eating the wrong foods, just not being on spark people anymore.
I sure do love my spark friends plus all the friends I haven't met on here yet. Everyone is so supportive, I know.
I have read quite a few of these blogs people have written. This is my first and hopefully only.
I don't know why i feel this way but maybe tomorrow I will get over it.
We'll see....

  
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JINLYNN 11/8/2011 10:14PM

    We all have blah days - I hope yours passes soon and that you will be feeling motivated and energized again.
Hang in there.
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LILY_SPARK 11/8/2011 9:30AM

    Giving up on SP (or anything else) is okay. Giving up on yourself is not. As Jen says, in my lifetime of struggling (joined ww at age 13, I'm 40), it's when I don't have "a group" that I fail.

I joined SP years ago -- tried it as a trial offer when it did have a fee. Didn't "get" it. Honestly, I don't think it was that good back then and I'd been working WW off and on by that time for 2 decades. I came back to check it out a few years later and stayed on a little while...then left a few years, then came BACK again. I'm in and out but it always stays true that I do better (myself here) when I'm TRACKING (I'm a binger) and when I have a support group. Life's hard. It's nice to have a space filled with people who recognize that truth and have a similar purpose of being healthier.

Good luck to you!

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JEN000 11/8/2011 9:07AM

    I've been on Sparkpeople since before it was free (like 7+ years or something like that). What I've learned is that whenever I am NOT on Sparkpeople I FAIL at fitness and healthy eating. I completely fall off the wagon! So, I've committed that at the very least I will log onto Sparkpeople every week day forever. I take the weekends off. Maybe that is what you need, just a little break on the weekends? Seriously, don't give up. Sparkpeople is the key to success. It keeps you accountable and it reminds you of your goals.

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KATJAMN 11/8/2011 8:43AM

    Giving up, is not an option.
Here's the thing.. this is a journey that we are all on together.
I think we have all had those days when we don't wanna spark. It's ok. It's a lot of work. But it is worth it, and you deserve the effort it takes.
Feeling like giving up is ok, actually doing it.. not so much ok.
OKAY????


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CLOVER2 11/8/2011 4:41AM

    Reading your "words of wisdom", "Life's Journey is Easier When You Hear a Friends Footsteps Beside You". These words couldn't be truer. Being with us could be as simple as checking in and asking those friends you have found and the others who would love to be there to support you for that support. You only have to do what you feel good about, it shouldn't be a "chore". But I hope that you look at it all and realize that this really isn't a "website", it is a meeting of like minds and souls and we do grow to love each other a lot. Hoping you find your way, whatever that may be, you are the only one who can choose what is best for you!
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MISSLISA1973 11/7/2011 11:20PM

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It's OK if you need a break. This is something that is supposed to lift you up and help you reach your goals, not something that drags you down. I hope a good night's sleep and the new morning's light helps you feel better.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/7/2011 11:13PM

    You are not allowed to give up. Seriously, we don't allow it. LOL.

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BOVEY63 11/7/2011 7:24PM

    I've been were you are, and not giving up was a gift to myself. I hope you give yourself the same gift.
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I, for one, would miss you!
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SETAGOAL1 11/7/2011 6:57PM

    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!!!

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JENNLRC 11/7/2011 6:02PM

    I have had moments like this. Where it is just like: alright I don't eat unhealthy junk, I know that I need to exercise regularly, but really what is the point.
This place still keeps you accountable. Even if you don't use every feature, it still makes you aware of what you are doing, decisions that you are making. I know that if I log food, I do better with weight loss, but I find it too tedious.
Do what you think is necessary, but just find a way to keep you accountable for what you are doing.
Hang in there.
:)

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MAMABUGAZ 11/7/2011 5:48PM

    Say more.

You don't feel like bingeing, or eating the wrong foods. You seem to like your Spark friends. There must be something specific that you don't like about Spark People. Is it tracking food, or tracking exercise? Or, is it something else?

Maybe you can temporarily cut out what you don't like about SparkPeople and keep the things you appreciate.

And, don't quit blogging. It can just be one more thing that motivates you stay, and motivates you to lose weight.

~ Faith

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NURSNANA 11/7/2011 5:46PM

    Hope you can hang in there, and tomorrow feel better about sticking with SP. Dropping out and probably gaining even more weight is always an option for all of us. I plan to be on SP the rest of my life, regardless of how the weight loss is going. This is a wonderful community and so much better than any of the other weight loss programs I have tried. And, trust me......I have tried almost all of them!

Keep Coming Back!
~hugs~
Nancy
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REACHING4HOME 11/7/2011 5:30PM

    Don't quit. I have quit and started over at least five times in the two years I have been on Spark. I always end up coming back. Take a little break if you want. But then come back. Start over if you want to. Maybe try some new teams. But please don't quit.

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CASCHWARTZ620 11/7/2011 5:21PM

    I'm sorry to hear that you want to give up Spark people. There have been times that I have felt that way before as well and have stepped away for a while. Needless to say that without the constant logging in to plan my meals, I have put weight back on and have been miserable.

This time around I have connected with a few people on SP and have supported others along their journey to only find fulfillment along my journey. Whatever you decide to do, best wishes and blessings, Carol

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Parade

Sunday, November 06, 2011

My daughter and I went to a parade last night and got tons of walking in!
This is a parade that is held at night with lots of lights and is a mixture of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
We enjoyed it! (the walking and the parade)!

  
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JINLYNN 11/8/2011 10:12PM

    Sounds like a great way to combine exercise and quality time with your daughter.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/7/2011 11:11PM

    It sounds great!!

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BOVEY63 11/7/2011 7:22PM

    Sounds fun with the added bonus of some great cardio!
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VIMVIGOR 11/7/2011 1:25AM

 
Just stopped by to say Hi!! Sounds like a great parade, I can't remember the last time I went to one. Glad you had a good time. See ya soon. Bye Cheryl

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/6/2011 7:43PM

    Parades are so fun! Nice to have mother daughter time too.

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CHRYS13 11/6/2011 6:25PM

    How Wonderful!
A parade with that many holidays represented must be really colorful!

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MAMABUGAZ 11/6/2011 6:10PM

    Cool! Sounds like fun. :-)

Due to my MSand my related stamina issues, I have to really pace myself when I attend events that involve a lot of walking. If I walk for 20 minutes, I am DONE for the day. I've found, though, that if I take sit-down breaks after 10-12 minutes, I can do four and five 10-12 minute walks, over about an hour and a half or two.

Luckily, my husband is always willing to do things at my pace.

~ Faith

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Weight loss

Saturday, November 05, 2011

I had gained about 8 pounds back recently, and now I see I lost it all, within a matter of 6 weeks.
If I eat decent, I don't have any problems, but this is the biggest issue I have.
I never get on the scale because I don't like what it says but I was pleasantly surprised today!

  
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    Wonderful!
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NEWNAC304 11/5/2011 1:16PM

    Way to go!

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HDHAWK 11/5/2011 12:35PM

    Congrats! It's good you didn't let it get completely out of hand like I did!

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Birthday party

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Today is my niece's birthday party so it should be a fun day. I know staying away from the cake will be no big deal.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/7/2011 11:07PM

    happy birthday to your niece!!

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VIMVIGOR 11/5/2011 2:59AM

 
Love you coloured swirls, beautiful!!!

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JINLYNN 11/5/2011 1:30AM

    I hope you enjoyed the birthday party and the time with your family.
All the best for the weekend.
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Walking

Friday, November 04, 2011

Wow, did the walk feel nice today. i just got to concentrate on the sounds of nature. It was so peaceful and enjoyable. I just love walks. Aside from the fact of the endorphins, it just feels good knowing I did something awesome for my body.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/7/2011 11:09PM

    I love to walk too.

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BOVEY63 11/5/2011 12:46PM

    Walking will always be my favorite!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/4/2011 10:59PM

    I feel the same way. I feel the stress drain out of me when I walk.

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JINLYNN 11/4/2011 1:26PM

    There is nothing like fresh air and the beauty of God's nature to make us feel alive. Glad you enjoyed your walk.
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THEBROWNRECLUSE 11/4/2011 1:01PM

    That's a great feeling, isn't it? I remember some time ago when I finished a walk I'd feel like you described...I should start walking again.

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AMANDASHRINKING 11/4/2011 11:22AM

    I really liked walking to but its just to cold for me to go out now

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TBRANTNER3 11/4/2011 11:01AM

  can't wait to get out for my walk today!

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