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A True Sparker!

Friday, December 06, 2013

Okay ,so I went to the doctor this morning at 11am. I left faxes on he table that I'd planned to fax when I returned home, in a couple of hours I thought. I didn't take a lunch or any water. I ate a very small breakfast, thinking that I'd make it up at lunch. Well, wouldn't you know I was referred to another doctor, so I had to go over that office. I bought a small pack of nuts from the vending machine. To make a long, and I do mean LONG story short, I did not get out of the doctor's office until 4pm. I was famished! While I was there, I drank from the water fountain as many times as I could. I bought a small packet of nuts from the vending machine. Also, because the waiting room was so small, I paced up and down the hallway. That's how I got my steps in! Now, I think that makes me a true sparker!


Because of You

Thursday, December 05, 2013

It's all because of you, thank you! I have been on Spark People for almost two months now, and I really like everything about it. I enjoy the articles, the videos, and the quizzes. I use the Spark Activity Tracker, and sometimes I cannot wait to get home to see how many more steps I have logged. Also, the recipes and success stories are great. What I find most helpful though is the Message Board! I get so much feedback, encouragement, and good advice! That alone is worth far more than the price if admission! LOL!

So to everyone out there, a big Thank You, its the PEOPLE in Spark People that make this site so great!

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Another Reason For consistency

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

We all have heard that consistency is the key to long term weight loss. I'd always thought it was because I just had to wait it out and over the long term, it would pay off. This was very difficult for me in times past, because I had hit several MONTHS long plateaus, even though I was very faithful to my diet and exercise program! In the past, I'd tearfully give up in frustration, thinking that there was no use. This time with the help of Spark People, I decided to stay on my plan no matter what. It's a good thing I did because so far I've only lost eight pounds in eight weeks.

That's not the reason for consistency that I discovered. This morning I decided to exercise before breakfast, to get a jump on it. I got so nauseous, I couldn't even eat when I finished. I just laid down until the feeling passed. I suddenly had empathy for the dieters on television, who throw up during a workout. The moral of the story for me is stay on the plan, even though ups and downs, plateaus, whatever. I now know that our bodies change over time, and there is so much to learn during this process. This is a learning process. This is truly a life style change. One "diet", one exercise routine, does not fit all! It's not the fastest or the strongest, but the one that goes all the way that gets the prize!



Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Consistency really is the name of the game. We all have so many challenges to working out and getting healthy. I've been super tired, slightly nauseous, irritable, emotional, you name it, but I have managed to stay on course this time. I believe that I have Spark People to thank for this. There is something to be said for tracking and being accountable.

Yesterday, when I went to physical therapy, I lost my balance and fell off the treadmill. After drinking a little water and resting a few minutes. I got right back on. Only this time I went a little slower. I am so proud of myself for that. In the past, I would have been discouraged and just given up. This time I will reach my goal, mostly because of consistency.


You Messed Up! Now What?

Monday, December 02, 2013

So I blew it, I ate more than I was supposed to AND I didn't exercise. I meant to, and every hour that passed I said I was going to get up and do something. Probably high intensity aerobics, yea, that will burn off those extra calories. Well, maybe not HIGH intensity, that might upset my stomach since I ate so much. And the thing of it is, the way I feel isn't even worth the taste! Plus, it feels like a brick in my stomach. Maybe I'll just put on some music and dance. I can dance slow if I want to and if I feel like it I can put more intensity into it. Well maybe, after this show goes off.

Wow, it's getting kinda late. should I exercise so close to bedtime? There's still time to earn some points and more calories. I should be able to get in a few minutes. But I really don't feel like it. Man, I hope I don't blow this diet, too. I've been good all this time, why can't I keep it up? Some people are just meant to be heavier, maybe I'm one of them. Maybe, I'll start over next Monday.

Monday!, Monday? Snap out of it! You always say next Monday, and Monday might as well be Someday, because next Monday never comes! Or when it does, and you start over if you fall down, you always say you're going to start again next Monday. And you just fell down on Wednesday. Listen, so you messed up, here's what you do. First of all, forgive yourself, it happens.Yes to you, too. Nobody's perfect. Next start over, not next Monday or tomorrow, but right this minute. If, you're up to it, get up and walk in place for ten minutes, if not find something to read and read it standing up. How hard can that be? After all, something is better than nothing. If you can't do that, then listen to some good music, take a bubble bath, play a game with your family member, or pet your dog. If none of these work, when the time comes, just go to bed, tomorrow is a brand new day!

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