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I am back!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2007 Was an AWESOME year for me .. 2008 I let something happen in my head .. 2009 is going to be the best year yet. I AM BACK! In 2007 I went from 260 pounds to 159 pounds. Although 2008 I allowed myself to get back to
210 pounds this year I am going to finally reach my goal of 122 lbs with the help of all my Spark friends. Thank you everyone for not forgetting about me or giving up on me emoticon

Yesterday was a huge step for me.. Although I only put in a little effort with drinking 8 glasses of water and doing 32 Minutes of exercise this morning's scale was already down to 207. I know it's not "fat" but, I really don't care it's helps to give me the motivation I am needing.

So with that said I am off to do my Cardio for the day and then to plan my meals in hopes that I can get past another obstacle.

See you tomorrow.
Honeycomb

  
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SUNFLOWERS 1/3/2009 10:30PM

    Keep working on your goals, one step at a time. You can do this and it is worth all the effort. Try to remember that this process is a journey and it is made up of all the steps, both good and bad. Our success is not the final destination, but the steps we take along the way. It is all about the journey! Happy New Year!

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AMYCLEMENTS 1/3/2009 4:04PM

    emoticonHoneycomb getting back on the wagon. I wish you much success in 2009. You did it before and you can do it again. YOU WILL SUCCEED!!!

Take care,
Amy

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WONDERGALE 1/3/2009 10:47AM

    Welcome back! I know you can do this!

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ASHLEIGHGAL 1/2/2009 8:47AM

    emoticon
Yea!! Welcome back!! And you are right, 2009 is going to be a GREAT year!!!

I joined the Boot Camp, do you want to do it with me? We start 1/4 and go till 1/31.

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TRECECOOKS 1/1/2009 12:46AM

    Keep Moving Forward and Believe!! Victory is THINE in 2009!!

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ETGRIP 12/30/2008 11:15PM

    You just need to make a routine out of this and then make it a habit. You have done this before, and you can do this now.

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FRUITYFUL 12/30/2008 9:08PM

    Way to go Kristi! You've taken the first step. You'll start gaining momentum from here on out and the next thing you know, you'll be back to those good old habits again! I'm so proud of you!

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FITLIKENIC 12/30/2008 12:38PM

    It all starts with just 1 step, and by logging back on you took it! WTG!!! Love that you look at each success individually, they really do add up to a PLAN !

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KIKI25GRACE 12/30/2008 11:32AM

    YAY for your victory! I too am just trying to accomplish small victories at a time because I know they all add up to bigger ones.

Congrats!

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I took my first step............

Monday, December 29, 2008

I did it I took my first step in the right direction. I walked on my treadmill today for 32min + a 10 min warm up and I have already drank 5 glasses of water. So far today I have not made good food choices but, my goal is to make good food choices the rest of the day!

=)

Here's to hoping that I'm ready to be back on track. Focusing on the good instead of the bad will hopefully take care of the bad.

Honeycomb emoticon

  
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SKINNYSOON13 1/7/2009 1:13AM

    Hey cutie - good to see you back and active. 2008 was a weird year for a lot of us. I only lost about 15 pounds, 13 of which I "count" :) But I'm this " " close to ONDERLAND and that's pretty awesome! It's closer than I've been in 8 years and I can smell that delicious green grass! :-) I KNOW the grass is greener on that side of the border :-) Let's do it right in 2009! :-)

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ASHLEIGHGAL 12/30/2008 10:24AM

    hi Honeycomb!! Welcome back!! Great Monday!! I'm super proud of you for taking the first step. I'm going to go take mine now too, you've inspired me. Look out 20 minute Turbo Jam, here I come!

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My life story update:

Sunday, December 28, 2008

I decided I need to update my life story ........... after joining Sparkpeople and losing 89 pounds myself and two friends I met on Spark where asked if we would like to go to NYC to do a photo shoot for "people" magazine. We said Yes of course on off we were the end of Summer 2007. It was an awesome experience that I am so thankful for. After returning from our fabulous experience we waited months for our story to be printed. I wont lie it was a long hard wait. It affected us or at least me in a not so positive way. I was no longer focused like I was before I was just worried about what the article was going to be like and how the photo's were going to look and then after a while it became is this story ever going to be printed. It sounds silly now because even if the story was never printed we still got to go to NYC and meet each other and that was truly the best part. When the New Years additions was printed and we were not in it I finally came to grips with it and started working on me again. No sooner then did I forget about it was the magazine out and we were on our way to the "ellen" show in California. So much happened this week with emotions that by the time I got home from the show I was emotionally drained............................

Slowly over the next month I started to get burned out on my everyday life I guess you could say the monotony. Things that used to give me pleasure had become a chore. I slowly started dropping all the good habits that I had gained over the last year. In March my eating and exercising because so sporadic and by July I had just quit doing it all. Its amazing to me know to look back at all the things that caused me to feel the way I do know and know that if I could just get back on the wagon all of the Anxiety that I have created in myself would probably slow go away. Every morning I wake up with good intentions but, I never follow through.... Who am I kidding I don't even drink as much water as I should. It used to be second nature to get up work out drink 14 glasses of water through out the day plan my meals ect.............. Now I don't want to go to bed at night because I don't want to start the next day.

I have a good life and a GREAT husband so why do I dread everyday tasks? I want to go back to being Mrs. Honeycomb the one who inspired so many people everyday. I want to feel good NO GREAT about myself I want to have goals and I want to feel like I can accomplish them.

Anyways..............Since March of this year I have gone from 159 lbs all the way up to 210 pounds. I know crazy how does someone gain that much weight in that little time?

I'm hoping after writing this today that I can convince myself to get back to where I was. If I take it slow I could be back at 159 by the beginning of Summer and I could be to my goal of 144 lbs by the end of the Summer.

Thanks for listening,
Honeycomb

  
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HOCKEY47 1/17/2009 12:13AM

    hi
I wish you the best of luck and remember how hard you wanted this

you will get back in the swing of thngs, slowly but surely



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TORINICOLE77 1/6/2009 9:14AM

    Just ran across your posts and I'm right there with you. I never thought I would be back at this place, but here I am once again. I went from 264lbs to 189 lbs in 2007 and thought I was on top of the world. I accomplished my goals of running a 10K by July 2008 and after that it was like I just fell apart. I had no desire to do any of the things that I thought had become second nature. So now, here it is January 2009 and I'm at 224lbs. How did that happen so fast?

In any case, all I have is today. I can't look back with regrets. I'm happily starting over again and I'm going to look forward a healthy future once more.
-T

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KALISWALKER 1/5/2009 10:21PM

    I am from your Boot Camp group. Let's work on breaking 200!

Lynn

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ARTLESS 1/4/2009 12:58AM

    You sound depressed, doll. Have you been to see the doctor yet this year? Please make sure there's no underlying medical condition dragging your motivation and energy away.

You did an amazing thing -- try to stay focused on that and don't beat yourself up for backsliding. It happens to the best of us. You'll get there again. Hang in there and know that we're all cheering for you!

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FCOOPE6 12/31/2008 10:41AM

    The journey to a healthy and physically fit you is a lifelong struggle. Wishing you the best. emoticon

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THINNYMINNY 12/30/2008 10:01AM

    You ARE the MRS. HONEYCOMB who inspired so many people everyday. I am so glad you are back. You can do it, Kristi!

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BRIGITH 12/29/2008 11:10AM

    You have achieved so much! So you've slipped, it happens. It just proves you're human. Don't be so hard on yourself. You've recognized what's happened now it's time to rectify it. You've done it before. You can absolutely do it again. You are still an inspiration. Possibly even more so now, because you've been honest about your situation, you're taking action. Live and learn!!

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KIKI25GRACE 12/28/2008 6:31PM

    You were one of the very first people to reach out to me when I joined spark almost 2 years ago and you're still one of those that I anxiously wait for updates to see how you're doing. I KNOW it's frustrating to get to such a great weight and then to see yourself gain it back because I was in onederland ... barely, but I was there ... and now I'm so close to being back to where I was that it's scary. BUT I know that I did it once and I can do it again. AND so can you. You are an inspiration and a motivation for a reason, that doesn't mean you have to be perfect and/or jump out of bed every morning eager to start the day.

You can do this. We all can do this.

:-D

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FITLIKENIC 12/28/2008 6:17PM

    Thank you for your honesty! I too have been where you are, lost weight and got to goal then gained it back faster than you could blink! Now I'm on the slow and steady, focus on me and how I feel... YOU are still an inspiration to me, you lost weight once and you can do it again!

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LOOKING BACK

Sunday, November 02, 2008

It's almost been 2 years since I started my Spark Journey and for the last 8 months I have not been on track! I was looking at my old photo's that I so religiously took every month and noticing how much 30-25lbs really does make a difference. I currently weigh 200 lbs again I look at the photo's of when I was 170-175 and I just want to kick myself.

Maybe tomorrow will be the day.

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PANTUFAS 11/20/2008 7:19PM

    Just take each day as a new opportunity to start fresh again- you can do it! You are strong, maybe you just needed a little break. Get back in touch with what's important to you and it will happen.

Good luck!

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TRECECOOKS 11/9/2008 1:22PM

    We love you no matter what, and we are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you, thru thick and thin.

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 11/8/2008 9:21PM

    I'm glad you caught it now before the holidays. You could easily gain another 20. Stop now. I lost over 100 pounds and gained it all back plus another 20. I'm 343 now and miserable. Don't kick yourself. Love yourself. But love yourself enough to make better choices and to say NO to the foods that are causing you pain.

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ETGRIP 11/6/2008 9:33AM

    Mind of matter, you will find your way back.

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THINNYMINNY 11/4/2008 8:14PM

    I know you can do it, dear HONEYCOMB. You are strong in every way. All we need is a little momentum. I'm with you all the way!

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TREASURE_77 11/4/2008 5:03AM

    Don't be too hard on yourself. If you spend too much time saying how did I let this happen instead of what do I need to change it will drag you down. Trust me I know. I have been a yo yo dieter my whole life. I have been as small as a size 3 to as large as a 26 my current size. I have read your spark page and it sounds like we have similar patterns.
I think that if you can find out what lead you to gain the weight back hopefully you can stop the cycle of weight loss and gain. I am a emotional eater and use food to cope with my emotions. This is what I do when I'm stressed or upset. Some how when I'm in the active stages of weight loss I can avoid emotional eating but when I get complacent it creeps back in and if I don't catch it I end up gaining back the weight before I know it.
It sounds like you have truly learned the recipe for success and maybe you just need to work on the maintaining aspect of sp. Like it was said before you've done it before and can do it again. emoticon

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MRSHONEYCOMB 11/2/2008 10:29AM

    Kiki~ Normally I would agree but, it was 10:30 at night and I was on my way to bed! =) emoticon

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KIKI25GRACE 11/2/2008 10:20AM

    Tomorrow isn't the day, TODAY is the day!

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SUMITH2008 11/2/2008 1:38AM

    Life would be boring, if we didn't have new goals or something to work towards. =) Mistakes and failures are the best lessons in life and it makes us stronger every time we go off course and make course corrections. You did it once, and you can do it again. Good Luck!!!

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I have gained 40 pounds this year! =(

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm not even sure what to wright here...................last year at this time I was struggling to stay on track. I was at 159 lbs and had only 15 more pounds to go until I was no longer over weight. I have had Anxiety for about 8 months now the last 3.5 months have been the worst.

The sad part is I don't have any reason to have Anxiety? Money is what seems to be triggering it but, I haven't had any money problems. I think just listening to the news and everyone else talk about the economy has made me feel so scared that I live everyday worrying about something that hasn't even happened to me.

I wouldn't say that I'm depressed because I still have moments that I feel ok and I laugh but, not for long enough to get myself back on track.

This morning I got up and put on my Workout clothes I wore those for about 3 hours before I finally took them off and took a shower.

I really want to come back to SP I just cant seem to get past the worrying in my head.

How do the rest of you not worry until it's necessary to worry?

Honeycomb

  
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SUNDROP1 11/4/2008 5:13PM

    I have had depression and anxiety on and off for the last 10 years. The strange thing with depression and anxiety for me is that I often didn't realize how bad it was until I came out of it. I was still able to function (go to work, see friends etc) but I knew that it wasn't like it used to be (tired and generally sad) and my anxiety was not rational. I don't like taking medication, but I have gone on it for short periods and it brought me back to normal and I was able to get off of it and feel fine. For some people there are issues that need to be dealt with by therapy, for myself it was just a chemical imbalance that was easy to resolve. I would go to the doctor and just talk to them about what is going on.

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ALBERTAPROUD 10/31/2008 12:59AM

    Hey you -I know this feeling!!! There are so many things to worry about, I empathize with you, but don't waste time worrying about that stupid scale! What works for me is allowing myself to turn off my brain for just a few minutes and walk. I'm finding the exercise actually calms that nagging voice. Would that help?


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YUNKERCM 10/30/2008 4:46PM

    Hi, I suffer from General Anxiety Disorder and mild depression. I have stress at work and at home. (I desperately want to be retired, my husband has some health issues, and our youngest son is bipolar and a trial). In spite of this, I was always able to handle stress until about three years ago. My doctor's put me on medications that help tremendously. I still have work to do.

The point of all this is that I do use some techniques that are very simple that help me:

1 - I use positive talk to myself constantly
2 - I have positive, healthy images in my mind to shield my from the external stresses from the news and tv
3 - I do a brain dump onto paper every morning--just blah blah blah were I write whatever comes in and if nothing happens, I just draw eeeeeeeeeeeeeeees across the lines until something happens--three sides a day--I learned this technique in one of my teams! It has been the single most freeing thing I have ever done!

Feel free to SparkMail me if you want more details.

Good luck and get your body in gear. You are so worth it and are only in control of your own behavior!

CMY (Carol)

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SFOSTER 10/30/2008 3:51PM

    My hubby suffers from depression and worries insesently. It might do some good to talk to someone. I am not a big fan of meds. I always try the counseling route first. I hope you get things straitened out and back on track. We are all here for you no matter what.

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JENNPRINE 10/30/2008 1:30PM

  Are you sure you may not be depressed? It can present itself as anxiety. I used to struggle with anxiety alot. I went to counseling and for some reason that seemed to be exactly what I needed. I was constantly fighting my emotions and trying to not have them or deal with them. Counseling taught me how important they are and that each of them matters - now I have them and deal with them and move onto acceptance quickly. Now at times there are things that take me longer to work through but on the average day I find serenity. I just have to tell myself it is okay for me to be sad or angry or whatever it is I'm dealing with.

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