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Time to get back on track

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I think it is time to stop feeling sorry for myself and really get back down to the basics. Really need to stop focusing on the negative and turn towards the positive. My life has been so off course lately that I just want to scream and it is so hard to stay focused one my goals. It just feels like my whole world has started to crash down around me and even though I have people on here that says I can turn to them it just seems to me that everyone is so busy with their own journeys that they won't have time to help me stay focused and encourage me on mine.

So I will emoticon this downward spiral and start looking on the bright side of things. Going to emoticon shut these negative thoughts out and bring on the positive thoughts.

  
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THEGROOVYCHICK 8/18/2014 7:50PM

    That's a good attitude Jean! emoticon emoticon I'm not too busy. The kids are starting back to school on Wed. Message me anytime. emoticon

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MOMTO6CUTIES 8/18/2014 11:04AM

    You can do it I know you can :)

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/18/2014 9:01AM

    hi jean i am sorry you are feeling this way at the moment i wish there was something i could do to help apart from listen basically this is something that we have to do by ourselves in the long wrong.we are the ones who have to look for all the little blessing that are there in our lives and concentrate on them building them up the more we look for them and believe me when you look we have plenty to be grateful for and proud of.look at what you have achieved and are achieveing.not only are you manageing a house and family but at the same time studying for a better future for yourself and doing something about your health.you might not exceed it all the time 100 % but what you have achieved every little effort you have made came 100% from you and that is something to be proud of.i know i am proud to class you as a spark friend love.if i can help in any way let us know.take care and keep smiling but above all keep on keeping on.know you can do this emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 8/18/2014 7:41AM

    I agree with MARYBETH4884, just focus on 1 thing at a time. I started with the walking for a few minutes a day before graduating up to drinking the water and exercising. Slow steps will help you win this race.



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STEPH-KNEE 8/18/2014 7:13AM

    I feel the same way, we can turn this around, I know we can! emoticon

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 8/17/2014 9:24PM

    Don't beat yourself up. We all reach a wall at times. Just focus on one thing, one day at a time. What do they say? Rome wasn't conquered in a day?

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SINGINGLADY47 8/17/2014 7:59PM

    Please know that you can reach me anytime by Sparkmail if I can be of support or encouragement to you. It gets so hard some times to stay focused. I've been there too. You can do this. Don't look at the whole picture. Take one day at a time and commit to your journey for that one day. God bless, Judy

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MARYBETH4884 8/17/2014 7:07PM

    Maybe for now just focus one aspect of your journey. Make sure you get 10 or 20 minutes of exercise, or find a way to 5 fruits or veggies, or drink water. Sometimes life can just be too overwhelming to get everything in. Once a habit is established it is easier to add another. This journey isn't easy, if it was no one would need this site. You can make progress and we are here to support you! ((Hugs))

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BRAINBENTT 8/17/2014 7:05PM

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RHOOK20047 8/17/2014 6:58PM

    Great start. You need to start with accepting where you are and being happy with it. We all have something we need to chsnge or improve, so pick one thing at a time and ch as nge it and then when you get th r ough th a t, then start on something else. You can do it. You are making changes already, so build on it and you will see success.

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SERENE-BEAN 8/17/2014 6:45PM

    Great! Be kind to yourself, and keep doing your best.

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Feeling Blah

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Just feel blah and so tired but need to keep plugging away. Some day soon, I hope to have enough energy and motivation to start back on my journey of losing weight. emoticon


  
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THEGROOVYCHICK 8/10/2014 11:50AM

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WALKINANNI 8/8/2014 3:30AM

    Hang in there - we can do this!

Love the pic!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 8/7/2014 12:40PM

    Those blah days are the days you need it the most! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/7/2014 6:05AM

    jean,i know the feeling i am in so much pain tthat i feel like doing diddly squats.i am counting my physio theraphy as exercise because it basically is,lol.i am really having to force myself to do it as i donīt want the knee to totally go stiff.think to yourself the longer i donīt do exercise the harder it will be to get back in shape when i do.so by doing just a little each day(remeber every bit counts no matter how small)it will be esy when the motivation is there to get back in the swing of things.you donīt always feel like getting up,cleaning teeth doing housework etc.but you do it anyway as it is a must.use this same stradedgy with exercise.DO IT ANYWAY. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 8/6/2014 8:35PM

    emoticon Just start small and build from there!! emoticon

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What I learned doing the BLC 25

Friday, July 18, 2014

My experience this round of BLC hasn't been good. Just couldn't get into it like I have in the past. I gained instead of losing and feel so frustrated. emoticon I did enjoy the friendships I have made on team FBI, which makes for a great time even though I didn't participate as much. emoticon I feel so down on myself since I feel I let everyone down, but mostly I let myself down, also I feel like a failure since I just can't get out of this funk I'm in right now.

NSV- I have lost inches, even if I haven't lost pounds. Can get into smaller clothes, which makes me feel somewhat better.

What I plan to do now since this round is coming to an end- hopefully find my spark again and start back losing weight. Get back to eating the right food, drinking emoticon instead of emoticon , also getting off my butt and start back emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon . It will take alot but hopefully all my spark friends can help emoticon , emoticon and encourage me to get back on the right track.

  
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WALKINANNI 7/25/2014 10:17AM

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THEGROOVYCHICK 7/21/2014 8:19PM

    You are not alone Jean! I have been gaining and losing the same two pounds for a few months now. Very frustrating! I am finding it a lot harder over the summer than during the school year. I'm sorry this wasn't a good BLC round for you. I took this last one off but I am thinking of joining the next one.

Congrats on the inches lost. emoticon

You'll get your spark back! emoticon emoticon

BTW, Love your wallpaper!

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MOMTO6CUTIES 7/19/2014 11:48AM

    You can do this!!

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STEPH-KNEE 7/18/2014 9:05PM

    You are fabulous and I just want to say that you are not a failure, and the fact that you never give up shows you are a winner! emoticon I won't be back for BLC 26, but I will always be around Spark. emoticon

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My thoughts for today

Friday, July 04, 2014

While sitting here trying to do homework been thinking about what has been going on with my weight lose journey. It has been a downhill slide since about April and just not happy with the outcome. Seems so hard to stay on track or even feel like doing anything. Yes I know everyone feels this way from time to time but am really tired of it emoticon .

There are times I feel like giving up and then I think I have come so far, why give in to the emoticon . I have been doing different challenges and am on several different teams but still feel like nothing is going my way. Sometimes I just feel like I'm on this journey with no support but I realize I have support on Spark but it is always hard for me to reach out to people. Being an introvert has its disadvantages, because I just feel so alone even with everyone here cheering me one.

Sometimes I wish that I had some close friends that could just come and kick me in the rear end and say that they are here for me but I know that just won't happen. It is hard when the support I need from my hubby isn't there and he doesn't see how I need to have friends around to help feel like I belong. have people on here that says reach out to them but I just have a hard time reaching out to people I don't know well. So this fits the way I feel right now about friends:




I know I don't always say this but Thank You all who will comment on this or have commented on my blogs in the past.





I guess that is all for now, Have a great day everyone.

  
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ANNEMARIE3451 7/8/2014 2:48PM

    It's funny -- I'm more likely to talk to a complete stranger in person than I am to reach out in a semi-anonymous forum like this one. Go figure!

I, too, have been in a bit of a backwards slide (and I have only made intermittent progress in recent years). My motivation and excitement about improving my health come and go. I did have a success recently -- I convinced my husband and kids to eat the way I think we all should for the summer. This is about the 8 millionth time I've tried to bring them on board and we have been doing it for a week now. They are happy that the meals are yummy and satisfying. My family, while verbally supportive, has never really done this with me before (no weight problems but my own). I had to convince them that they would be healthier and feel better (and now I have to prove it!) I find it very, very difficult to stick to my eating plan when all around me are eating like crazy!

I hope you are able to give yourself a break and acknowledge that this is a challenge just like school, work, and family are. But like those other areas of our life it is a challenge worth attempting!

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GODZDESIGN95 7/7/2014 9:10AM

    Molly we have a lot in common.....I am shy naturally in person until I get to know you but on spark I am more opened. I am a lone wolf...But I know I am not alone in this journey I have God on my side and a cloud of witness in heaven cheering me on and that gives me strength. You are not alone....But I can relate when I first came to spark I have two special friends we both clicked and talked often even into the night. They both died but I can not bear to delete there names from my page. So I keep them to remember our special friendships. One is youogirl51 and the other one is on my page. They both had extreme health problems. God how I miss them!! I will see them again and we can catch uo then in heaven. Just know I am here. I am not a butt kicker not my specialty but I am a pursuer and a hunter. I will start checking in on more. I really appreciate your support on my fitness minutes. Remember you are not alone! emoticon

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AVANELL 7/5/2014 8:38AM

    There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. He is always available when you need support or encouragement. He is warm and easily touchable and responds to your faintest cry. His name is Jesus. Reach out to Him when you need a friend. He'll be right there to see you through!

And in the natural there are those of us who will support and encourage you as well. Break down those barriers and reach out to others! We need each other!

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WAY2GOCAT 7/5/2014 6:57AM

    Be encouraged! By writing this blog, you've come a long way! I'm here for you to offer my support, encouragement and friendship! I have faith in you, emoticon

Don't hesitate to drop by my page or leave me a SparkMail! I'd love to have you as a SparkfFriend! I'd love to help you out any way I can! emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 7/4/2014 7:00PM

    I am so sorry you are having a rough time! I am feeling it the last few days as well, and was feeling it for weeks in April and May... even with the support from Spark friends it isn't always easy to keep going. It sure helps and the support is always appreciated, but at the end of the day we have to pick ourselves up and push forward and that is not always easy to do!!

I am right there with you, a part of different challenges and teams, and while it is helpful, I feel like I struggle more now... the longer this journey is the more I seem to struggle. I guess by now I thought it'd all be automatic and easy, and while I have days where it is so easy, I have many days where it's so hard. I hope you feel better, and that you keep trying! You are stronger than you realize!! You can always spark mail me at any time. I know you said it's not easy but I am here for you. emoticon

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A little humor for today

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  
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AMARILYNH 6/21/2014 5:14PM

    Love it - this is GREAT advice!!

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STEPH-KNEE 6/18/2014 4:31AM

    Love it!!

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MOMO7YROLD 6/17/2014 4:39PM

    so cute

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FUNZ81 6/17/2014 4:15PM

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TRUNKJUNK 6/17/2014 1:31PM

    Love it. Visiting your spark page always makes me smile.

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LASTXAROUND 6/17/2014 1:14PM

    So cute! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 6/17/2014 12:49PM

    would be nice emoticon

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LOSER05 6/17/2014 11:26AM

    you got that right!

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THEGROOVYCHICK 6/17/2014 11:12AM

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NKING1982 6/17/2014 11:10AM

    Sounds like a good diet to me

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