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Thursday, March 03, 2011

I just re-read my entire blog here, from when I started over a year ago, and I am sad to report that I am in exactly the same spot that I was last year at this time. Feeling the same things, struggling with the same things...only things that are different are my haircut, and my weight, which is actually HIGHER than it was than this time last year.

SO, I am asking for some help Sparkers. What keeps you here? What keeps you going-to the gym, eating right, being positive...and how do you stay there? I often feel like "Ok, this is it. I am doing it now, and I will stay with it, and it will be good", and then here I am a year later wondering why my head is so far up my a$$. Give me tips and tricks and suggestions...tell me a joke, anything! I am longing for some inspiration.

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CO-CREATOR 3/3/2011 3:35PM

    What keeps you here? What keeps you going-to the gym, eating right, being positive...and how do you stay there?

I feel a sort of dedication to spark. I started a team and have made many friends. I would hate to disappear on them.

I work out at home and do my best to eat well. I keep it up because its better than the alternative which is gaining weight and feeling worthless.

I try to start each day anew. If I'm not feeling positive, I look for some motivation from reading others blogs or perusing the motivation page.

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Ok, so today...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

I added 5 more minutes to my gym workout, but I am eating horribly. I will probably come in under my calorie "limit", but I will do it by only eating a jelly donut and some Cadbury mini eggs. Some days are better than others, right?

I was talking to my sister a couple of weeks ago and she said "You know, as long as you follow the 80/20 rule, you will probably come out okay". And she's really right. If I am "good" 80% of the time (going to gym, eating healthfully, positive attitude, etc.) and 20% of the time my choices might be a little more questionable (like a jelly donut for breakfast and mini eggs for lunch). It really should be about moderation. I am working on moderation. I tend to be very "all or nothing" and really, after 40 years on the Earth, I should see that it doesn't really work that great for me. Trying to teach this old dog some new tricks.


Well, that's pretty sad.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

My last blog entry was from last July. I won't say I fell off the wagon after I departed from here, at least not until about December...

I am going to try really hard not to focus on the negative, but the positive of the fact that I am back here now. I teach several classes at a local community college, and in one of them we do goal setting-I told my students that I would set goals right along with them, and that I would be honest with my progress as I wanted them to be with me.

I have set one for healthier living, one for saving money and one for paying off debt. Learn from the past, move in a forward direction...out with the old, in with the new.

Wish me luck.

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    I think that is a great goal to have! And sometimes life gets busy as long as your back you should be fine! :) emoticon

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I like tracking food here waaaaaaaaaaaay better

Saturday, July 17, 2010

we'll see how well it goes when I weigh in on Wednesday at WW, but I like to see the breakdowns of carbs, protein, etc...


I am back. And I am frustrated

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ok. I fell off the map here for about 3 months. One month I just fell off. The last 2 months I have been going to Weight Watchers. I am only down 3.4 pounds in those 2 months. I am going to the gym more than ever, and in the past couple of weeks I have been working really hard there. For 3.4 pounds. Pardon my French, but I am pissed off.

Yes, I feel so much more healthy than I did in January when I first logged in here. Yes, I know that I look better, I have been able to go off some medication I was on at the beginning of the year, and I am absolutely eating better foods, and much less crap. All positive. I can even see muscles in my arms and legs. But I am not really losing any weight. In fact, when I went to WW 2 months back, my weight was higher than I had been listing here- I am sure that's a scale thing-my scale isn't as precise as they one they have there, but when I logged in today to track all my measurements, it was even more discouraging because it looks like I have gained weight. And inches! Maybe I wasn't measuring exactly or maybe I am not doing as well as I thought. Who knows. Frustrating.

I am trying an experiement. This week, I am going to track my food and exercise here. Not with points in my WW book. Next week I might try to track in both to see what happens. I am doing my very, very best to stay positive and not lock myself in my room with an extra large pizza. I certainly have no plans to give up my work at the gym, because I know I am healther overall than I was, and that means a lot to me. BUT COME ON!

Sparkers...inspire me. Tell me that you have been here. Tell me that all of a sudden, 20 pounds are going to fall off my body and I will be at my goal. Tell me a trick you have learned that has helped you. I will appreciate your feedback.


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