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Trying Again!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Well here I am trying again. It seems that the beginning of the year brings out the desire to try again. It's not like I spend the rest of the year not trying, it's just that I become lax and don't try so hard. I am doing okay but I could be doing better--if I just try. So here I am trying to try again.


Losing and Gaining

Monday, April 25, 2011

Well I gained back 20 of my 30 lost pounds then lost them again. What a struggle! I am now back to where I was when I lost some weight but not yet at goal. My goal is still 20 pounds in the future and now I am starting to see the pounds creep back on a pound or so at a time. I can't stand this!!! I am at my wit's end. I try so hard to stay on track and keep falling off. One step forward then two steps back make for a very slow and bumpy journey. I am determined to keep going but it is frustrating. Slow and steady wins the race and I hope to be a winner some day. Wish me luck!


Vacation blues

Monday, July 26, 2010

I am back from vacation 5 pounds heavier then when I left. I brought and ATE potato chips, pretzels, and licorice. I had french toast and pancakes for breakfast, fried appitizers at cocktail hour and sundae bar for dessert every night. I participated in midnight buffets and smores parties. I ate things I would normally never even touch at home. Why did I do this to myself? Why did I go off the wagon to such an extreme? I know how hard it was for me to lose those 5 pounds and how hard it is going to be to lose it again. Okay pull up those bootstraps and start again. Today is a new day! Wish me luck!

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MARINAK3 7/26/2010 10:19AM

    Sometimes the splurge is worth it, it will make you more dedicated to get those 5 lbs off quick & fast, so the other 5 lbs behind it will go quick & fast too.

Don't worry about yesterday, it's done gone! Today is the focus, and looks like you already have "zero'd" in on it! Onward and upward to VICTORY!


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Why am I not doing it?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Okay,so I am down almost thirty pounds and keeping it off. Now I need to drop the rest of my excess weight. I know how to do it. I know I can do it. I've done it before. So why am I not doing it? Why am I not eating properly? Why am I not drinking my water? Why am I not exercising? Why am I not logging my food? I can't figure it out. I know if I do all those things, I will lose the weight. I know if I stick to my routine, I will lose the weight. So why am I not doing it? I know I will get it together eventually. But why am I not doing it now?

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TORNADO40 6/20/2010 7:26AM

    If I had the answer to your question I would be rich! I don't know why sometimes I can do it and stick to it and other times I just keep trying and failing. It does get frustrating. All I can say is to keep trying because eventually it will click and work again.

Try changing one of your behaviors today. If you are skipping exercise force yourself to do it today. If you are snacking big time at night then don't do that today. Just accomplish one thing today and then accomplish one more thing tomorrow. You can do this.

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NBJAGGAL 6/20/2010 12:29AM

    Your blog seems universal...I am the same way..I have been very good about the food side of the equation...tracking and eating healthier but I know I need to exercise to lose weight and I just cant seem to make myself do it consistently.......why?...dont know but trying to get to it.We dont do what we know is right for us and we dont know why....lol..

ps I agree the Slowest Loser team makes it less stressful emoticon

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MYFEETHURT 6/19/2010 10:42PM

  You're the only one who can answer that one. I think we all go through those times when we don't do the one thing that will give us success. Like you...I never can figure out why I do that...TO MYSELF. I can encourage others. I can tell them...you can do it! I can often even see what they are doing wrong. But for whatever reason...I just as often...get stuck and feel like I'm just treading water and getting no where. So..by golly...start doing what you know you have to do to get the job done. I can see the title of your other blog...back on the wagon. Don't just get back on...get behind it and push as hard as you can. You really can do this. Keep sparking...you know what to do! emoticon

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TJMIK22 6/19/2010 10:41PM

    I am struggling with the same stuff right now! My life has been pretty chaotic for the past two months so the scale hasn't moved. But... I have a new plan! The Slowest Loser SparkTeam... If you aren't already on it, definitely check it out. They suggest that you reset your weight loss goals to only losing .5 lb/week. That way you have a lot more wiggle room and won't be dissappointed when the scale doesn't move dramatically. Your results won't be instant, but your newer lifestyle changes will be very gradual and easier to implement in my opinion. Anyway, you can definitely get over this hurdle! Just stay positive and keep on sparking.


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19CHRISTINE86 6/19/2010 10:40PM

    Your entry really speaks to me today. I have similar thoughts and questions for myself today and went to EE in hopes of reading and maybe writing until I figure out the why's for myself. Congratulations on your thirty pounds gone! Best of luck to you on the rest of your journey. emoticon

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Back on the Wagon

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Okay, thats it. Time to get back on the wagon. The holidays are over and spring is on it's way. Time to exercise. Time to eat right. Time to drink my water. Time to track my food. Now do it!!!

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VEGFAERY 1/16/2010 11:24PM

    Yeah Lori!!! So glad to see you're back on track!

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AMYLT82 1/16/2010 12:59PM

    I am surprised you waited so long. I am a member of TOPS. (SPARKS is much better than TOPS. One of the main interests is what to do after the meeting is over) Not everyone but some of the members have already lost considerable weight since Christmas. Other's haven't done so well. The one's that have had the most trouble have had a son that died, and and all kinds of other problems. I didn't lose weight, but I didn't gain weight. Good Luck! Your Friend, Amy emoticon

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