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Startin Over

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My original introduction on my Spark Page is about no more excuses. Yet I keep falling into that same way of thinking. At one point I had lost 47 pounds - now looking at my tracker it is obvious that I have gained back 25 of those. The playing games started in July 08 but game time is over and it is time to grow up. My health depends on it. I swore I would never go back to my high weight but I am well on my way. So today I have taken some new steps. I have recalculated my weight loss goal. Looking back - March 8 -3 weeks away-was supposed to be the final goal date and I am far from that. I am back to using sparkpeople for more then the nutrition tracker ( usually not even staying in my limits) and I plan to start posting my goals and accomplishments on my page. Journaling and getting motivation from the teams all helped before so I see no reason that it won't work again. Today is my birthday and it seems like a good day to make a new start and once again stop with the excuses.
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First goal - lose 5 pounds (27 pounds on tracker). I hope to accomplish this by month's end. For this I will give myself a spark goody with my next goal reward being something more tangible. I wish myself the courage I need to get there. emoticon

  
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DIASTER 2/15/2011 6:58PM

  Happy birthday!
Welcome back.There is a whole group of us tha tmessed up last summerbut we are determined that this is it.No excuses. By the winter holidays we should belooking really fine.

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REDUCEDFAT 2/15/2011 6:44PM

    Keep on Keeping on . . . I too have gained (15 pounds). . I'm right back where I started . . . I decided yesterday to start over and be commited to my SparkPage . . . I wish you Well . . Best of Luck to you, Sherry

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Why can't I!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Why can't I get this eating and exercising to live a healthy lifestyle thing back under control. I lost 50 pounds but now it is coming back on. Why can't I stay motivated? I start the morning right but by dinner I've used way too many ( or even all) of my calories. Why can't I stay in my range? Every night I go to bed disgusted with myself and vowing that tomorrow I will get back on track. Why can't I stay motivated all day? Even before I take those unhealthy bites, I know I shouldn't. Why can't I listen to my own body and inner voice. Maybe the question shouldn't be why can't I but rather why won't I ? Why won't I put my health above the temporary pleasure of eating? Why won't I do what I now I need to do? I don't know the answers to these questions but I can't give up. I need to keep trying and hope that my won'ts will turn into cans and then into dids.

  
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BUTTERFRYBY 9/30/2009 11:24PM

    conquer one goal at a time...you can do it!
It's a nice ideal to think one can eat well and exercise consistently but often that is too much to commit to and when we fail in one we feel we've failed in it all. Focus on one small change at a time. For example:
1. Eat a green vegetable with lunch and dinner for 3 weeks.
or
2. Drink 64 ounces of water every day for 3 weeks
or
3. Take a short walk every day for 3 weeks.

Don't worry that sparkpeople.com wants you to track everything, just worry about tracking your small goal until you don't even think about it as something out-of-the-ordinary that you have to do, but something that you do as a normal everyday activity. When that's done... add the next small goal. Results will be very slow, but the lifestyle you create will be permanent.

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Excuses and Questions

Monday, February 02, 2009

Okay, so I don't know where to put this so I'm blogging it. I feel like I need to be accountable to someone and my family isn't emotionally available. I've gained 8 pounds since mid November. emoticonOld habits have crept back in and I'm falling back on old and new excuses. "My family doesn't eat healthy. Everyone gains weight over the holidays. One extra treat won't hurt. I'm under extra stress. "etc. etc. etc. The bottom line and the truth is that I am eating too much and not healthy foods and I'm not getting my exercise in. It is more difficult since I no longer have access to a computer on a regular basis so I have lost most of my support network. (I have to either go to the library or find spare moments at work.) But I can still keep track of calories on paper.
How do I find new motivation? How do I turn it over to God again and leave it there? I know (from repeated experience) that I can't do this but God can. How do I get back to that place and stop the stupid lies and excuses? emoticon

  


Freedom of Choice

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Yesterday, my nephew said "Oh yea, you can't have dessert because you're on a diet." He was wrong in two ways. First - I am not on a diet. To me, being on a diet means eating "diet" foods and not eating "bad" foods until I've either reached my goal or quit. It is short term, restrictive, and usually not very successful. I am not on a diet. I am trying to eat healthier and make permanent lifestyle changes, including my diet, to become a better me. But I am not "on a diet". Second - I can have dessert ( in moderation). It may mean cutting down on some other foods later in the day. And I won't have dessert every day. But I have that freedom. I can eat anything I want but I keep in mind the consequences and try to keep things in balance. I have the freedom to choose. emoticon So yes, nephew, I can have that dessert or I can politely say no and enjoy an apple instead. I have the freedom of choice rather than the restrictions of some diet.

  
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TWLITE 8/11/2008 3:13PM

    I think that's a great way to look at it. Good for you!!! emoticon

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MSCAT3851 7/26/2008 8:36PM

    What a great way to think! I have just started back on SP and have lost 14 lbs. and I have totally adjusted my thinking about eating. I do eat what I want when I want, but oh so much less. And better choices in what I eat. I also feel that I am not dieting this time, but I am eating healthier and getting my body stronger and my mind sharper and more alert. I have five grandchildren, two I have custody of and I am adopting a third (ages 11,4, & 1), so I need all the energy i can get! I want to be able to teach them and guide them in life for a very long time. They need me. They are the reason I have finally gotten back on track with this food issue. And God is giving me the strength and will to do it. SP is a great tool to use in getting to my goals. Blessings to you on your journey to a healthier you.

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