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I Finally Get It - No Magic Bullets for Me!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This past holiday weekend, it finally sunk in. First, a little background. I've been on this new lifestyle change since last October. I found SP in January 09. Since then, I've been on a slow loss but mostly plateau and I recently read that's no plateau anymore - it's not doing something right to fire-up my metabolism. I have 20 more lbs to go, and my body just does not want to relinquish any more weight. It seems to be saying, "hey, I've given up 33 and that's it!" (smiling) Okay, so I've been reading on some SP webpages of people who are using assistance from weight loss products. I researched those over the weekend. Nope. Won't work for me. Then I've been toying with the idea of going back to Nutrisystem for just a couple of months. I started with them for 3 months and it worked well. Not only do I not have that in my budget, but I also feel that, even if I lose the rest of this weight with that program, I'll still have to learn to do this on my own at some point. And what I have personally found is that I can tend to rely on a program if it is working. I then think it's the only way to do it - especially since this has been so slow at this point. The point of the story is this... It has finally sunk in. Stick with Sparkpeople and do the right things, and the weight will come off. No magic bullets, just hard work and patience. Again, thanks to all my sparkfriends for all of your support and help.

  
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AMYMLE 5/26/2009 4:47PM

    Yea! Let's hear it for revelations and breakthroughs! It reminds me a little about the interview with the Spark Motivator of the Day, Birdie from Florida (one of the guests on GMA this morning). In her interview, she talked about hitting mental plateaus. May or may not accompany weight plateaus, but just as frustrating...if not more.

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4-Month SP Anniversary - Celebrated w/new Spark Shirt

Monday, May 25, 2009

Today is my 4-month anniversary since finding this great website. I celebrated by ordering a sharp shirt and plan to make it my official workout shirt. Thanks for everything, Chris and staff. And thanks to all of my sparkfriends for all your great support and advice.

  
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AMYMLE 5/26/2009 4:45PM

    Happy Sparkiversary! I like your way to celebrate. I might just have to order one myself so I can join in the Spark American weekend in June, spread the Spark at the Y, etc.

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LOTSACATSME 5/25/2009 2:19AM

    happy anniversary, glad you stuck with it.

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Memorial Day Tribute - Thanks to All

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I am a person who has a lifelong appreciation for those who are serving and have served our country. My respect and admiration of the sacrifices that have been made run very deep. To all who have served and those who are now gone - you are cherished. Thank you.

  


Okay, I'm Over the Scale Scare

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I freaked out a few days ago when, for the first time in 7 months, the scale went up instead of down. I was discouraged and disheartened. As always, my good sparkfriends delivered encouraging advice as we all have been there a time or two. Well, it turns out that the scale has returned to normal today. But it was a good lesson to remind me what it would feel like to backslide. I would absolutely hate it. Okay, I'm brushing myself off and here we go again. Keep on keeping on, that's what it's all about.

  
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NAGAHOM 5/24/2009 11:15AM

  Could be water or a number of things. check out this article:
http://primusweb.com/fi
tnesspartner/library/weight/sca
le.htm

Have a great day!

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ARTHURTOM 5/23/2009 11:24AM

    It's not about how fast we get there or what's waiting on the other side...it's the climb!

Tim (and Miley Cyrus)

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Discouragement & A Turning Point - If I Allow it to Take Control

Friday, May 22, 2009

Okay, I tried to let go of my freak-out over my first gain in 7 months - 1.5 lbs. I know rationally that I just need to let it go and not let the discouragement take over. I doubt I will allow it, but I have to admit that a step backward like this is NOT what I had planned although I take responsibility for it. But I'm disgusted with myself and do not want to slide into pigletdom again.

  
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SLIMMERJESSE 5/22/2009 9:29AM

    Turns out this was a "false alarm" scale reading because today I'm back down to my normal 33 lb loss and no sign of gain. But it was a good shock for me to get busy and stick with the program.

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ARTHURTOM 5/22/2009 5:13AM

    Don't get disgusted. Last summer, I was doing everything right. Working out 7 days a week, following my meal plan flawlessly, getting plenty of rest and still gained 5 pounds in a week one time. It happens. Let go...it's there and you probably won't forget it...but don't let it bother you. Move on.

Tim

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IMAGINARY1 5/22/2009 1:27AM

    We have all been there, it's important to keep your head above the water. So you need to start again, big deal, isn't it great that you can. don't you love that opportunity, you messed up but you CAN make it right NOW.
Getting started can be scary I know emoticon, but you could feel so much better in a matter of days. Start small, and when you feel it's time to push stronger~push.

Chin up! emoticon emoticon

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