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Day 11

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hello fellow Sparkers!

This week has been crazy fast. Monday, I weighed in and I was bummed because I didn't lose after my first week, in fact I gained a pound. It could have been water, I don't know. But it really had me down. I went onto the message boards and some folks had some really great advice for me, and they reminded me that change does take time. I think what had me down is that years ago, we're talking like maybe 10 years ago, I lost about 90 pounds with another weight loss program. The weight came off so easily. But for one, that was then, and this is now. I really have to stop compairing this time around, this journey, with the last one. Things are different now. I'm a little older. I've had a baby. So I just need to remember that this time is different, and it's all going to work out. I can reach my goals!

Other than that, the work week was super busy and kind of stressful as there are some changes coming. Like a job rebid with 10 less FTE's. So naturally work is kind of crazy right now.

I haven't really had too much else going on this week. I've tracked all my food, and I've gotten in a little bit of exercise this week. I'll see you guys again in a few days!


Day 6

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hello fellow Sparkers! It's been nearly a week since I got started back on Spark People. I think this week has been pretty good. My goal this week was to track everything I ate, and I've accomplished that so far. I feel like I could make a few better choices when it comes to eating, but I've managed to stay within my calories on all days except for one. I went slightly over on Friday. It had been a long and busy week, so I indulged a little more Friday night. It's all good though, I just hope that I'll still see a loss of weight.

I was all prepared for a nice relaxing weekend, and unexpectedly, I had to take care of my sick bug on Saturday. He had been complaining of a tummy ache and I think he got some 24 hour stomach bug. I felt so bad for him when he threw up! He was like "I'm really sorry Mommy..." I told him it was totally fine and that I just hope he feels better soon. I was thanking God that it happened on the bathroom floor and not on the carpet. So I really had a down weekend. He mostly snuggled up with a blanket and watched cartoons. So I didn't get out for much exercise, but it's ok, I was glad I was able to be there to take care of my boy. He's doing much better now, which is awesome. And I think I'm gonna go for a walk!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/13/2014 4:37PM

    glad the little one is doing better it is no fun when they are is also one of the reasons we have no carpets, also did good on the tracking etc emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JENSTRESS 10/13/2014 10:33AM

    Tracking is the lifeblood of success for me. That is fantastic that you did it every day. Just remember, even if there is no loss, you are making healthier better choices, and your body is getting healthier!

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BUMBLEBEE-RN 10/12/2014 8:41PM

    Great restart to our journey!

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JUNETTA2002 10/12/2014 7:00PM

    Glad your bug is doing better

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Day 1

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

This is my day one. It's not the first time that this is my day one. I have been a member of Sparkpeople since March 2012. But I keep coming back here, to day one. I'm not beating myself up over it. This is a journey. Over the past couple of years I've lost weight and gained weight. I've learned things, and I am still learning. I thought that I could lose weight on my own. I thought that if I just eat healthy food, I could lose weight without counting calories or measuring things. I so wish it was true. Maybe for some people it is true. They can eat healthy and exercise and not have to worry about portion control. It just looks like I am not one of those lucky people. I feel like I need to do those things to get myself on track and to stay on track. It's so easy to over eat when you're not measuring anything. Especially when you're still working on the whole mindful eating thing. And let's not forget stress eating! I feel like if I at least track it, I can get it under control before it gets too far.

So anyway, I'm back, and I really want to make this a fun journey. What's the point of getting healthy if you're not having any fun, right? Weight loss is so much easier if it is enjoyable! I think attitude has something to do with it too. If I have a positive attitude about this, then I think that it's going to work out. I'll be happier and healthier. So here's to new beginnings! This is my day one, and if it's yours too, let's do this!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RHOOK20047 10/8/2014 7:30AM

    Welcome back to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. I have found that changing things up is the way to start weight loss. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. Welcome back and get active on this site. emoticon

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ERIN_POSCH 10/7/2014 5:54PM

    Welcome back.... I find I do better tracking meals and movement. If I schedule my meal plan and movement plan in advance I do even better. Wishing you much success on your journey.

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SPEEDY143 10/7/2014 3:56PM

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Don't be fooled by those people who just seem to eat right, exercise, not worry about portion control because they don't exist... anyone who is healthy and fit works at it emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon YOU can too emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIFENPROGRESS 10/7/2014 3:19PM

    emoticon "Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."
~ Mattie Stepanek ~

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/7/2014 10:09AM

    Welcome back and I think you have a great attitude and approach

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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/7/2014 4:42AM

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JIBBIE49 10/7/2014 1:26AM

    Keep going. DON'T QUIT.

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