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over and over again

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I am back. Again. I hope I can stick with it this time. I am involving more people in my efforts this time. Hopefully that will help me with my accountability. I have spent a lot of money on weight loss crap. Hopefully it was not a waste. I have a motivation and goal wall now. Like, in my home. I track with stickers. I know its cheesy. I just don't know what else to do. I have to at least get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. That was still over weight, but at least I would have clothes that fit me. I will try and blog more often. I am tired tonight, so this is it.

  
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ONECALMMOM 5/11/2014 11:35PM

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Always failing!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Okay, I will start off with the good news, my husband finally got full time at a job in his field. We will be financially okay. My son is growing up fast and always adorable.

Bad news, I have not been doing well with my eating right or exercising or making lifestyle changes. I don't know why. Something about it must make me happy or else I wouldn't keep failing. I have to start tomorrow off strong. I need to do my exercise in the morning. Eat right all day. And, I have almost quit smoking. I need to quit having that one cig a day that I have been having. Its cheating and I want to get something right for a change. This is the heaviest I have ever been. I never thought I would ever get this heavy. Anyway, that is enough ranting for now.

  
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SPARKLINGHOPE 10/10/2013 10:00AM

    I agree with Pam too. Best wishes! emoticon

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WYTRIX 10/10/2013 9:53AM

    Quitting smoking is a difficult task, trust me. I haven't smoked in 10 years but every once in a while I get a craving, but it's overpowering that urge is the accomplishment. Stay strong and take one day at a time. You will overcome all these obsticles in due time and when that happens you will be amazed of how far you have come. Look at you now!!! Did you ever think you would be doing what your doing today? Probably not. Be proud of yourself you're doing good. Keep it up!!!! Wish you all the best to come. And congrats to your hubby on the new job!!!

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FINCHFEEDER80 10/10/2013 9:46AM

    I just have to take it one day at a time. Sometimes even just one decision at a time. It gets sooo overwhelming otherwise. Best of luck to you, while I'm far from having this thing down pat, if you ever need some support or anything, my door is always open.

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MOTHEPRO 10/10/2013 6:47AM

    Take things one step at a time. Just focus on one healthy habit at a time. You'll only fail if you give up!
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TATTER3 10/10/2013 6:23AM

    Day at a time, one decision at a time...just keep Sparkin'!!

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DANCINGFLAMES 10/10/2013 5:23AM

    I agree with Pam, focus on setting small goals that help you accomplish bigger ones. So instead of focusing on eating perfectly, try a goal of getting your 5-7 veggies/fruits everyday. That helps keep you fuller, and cuts calories without focusing on that part. It takes 21+ days to form a habit, so try to set a spark streak of eating your freggies (fruit&veggies) everyday for 3 weeks. You can add that goal to your goal tracker for that period of time. Once you get that eating habit in place, you can start adjusting other things about your eating.

Maybe instead of focusing on getting in a full exercise routine, try add little bits of activity to your day. or doing 10 minutes sessions when you can. Those bursts of activity add up and as they become part of your everyday life the additon of exercise sessions will be easier.

I've been in the all or nothing mode for a long time, and it just doesn't work for me. I have to make changes I can live with, after all it is about changing your life style. The smaller the steps the more attainable. We all are learning these things as we go, but we are doing this together. Don't give up and don't let a few bumps in the road get you down. You can do this, one step at a time.

And a big congrats to your husband on the full-time job!

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SLIMMERKIWI 10/10/2013 5:18AM

    I, too, think that you are trying to focus on too much at once.

Even if you did nothing else, just stopping smoking properly would improve your long-term health prospects.

Perhaps if you just focus on that, and maybe mobilize a bit more rather than making yourself do structured exercise at this time, and either reduce soda/juice and increase water, or add another piece of fruit/vege to your day, while decreasing something like maybe ice-cream. You mind find that more doable at this time, and it will stand you in good stead when you are ready to add something else again, without causing too much stress.

Good luck,
Kris

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 10/10/2013 12:19AM

    I am wondering if you are trying to do too much. Quitting smoking, starting to exercise, and starting to eat right is a lot to take on at one time. Those are ALL GREAT goals, but when we try to change too much too soon, often we are setting ourselves up for failure. Spark People is all about the 'baby steps,' and I see you've been a member for quite some time, so I know that you know that. However, since you say you are "Always failing," you might want to consider starting over with the 'baby steps.' Since you are down to only one cigarette each day, (and that is wonderful), stay with that, but maybe try either adding in exercise or eating right and work on which ever one of those you choose until it becomes a 'habit,' and then move on to the other 'step.' That is just a suggestion, but it might work better that way. However, you do it, I wish you much success in reaching all of your goals.

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Pam

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MAKEWEE 10/10/2013 12:14AM

    Just remember - eating healthier, working out, and most of all quitting smoking all go hand in hand as part of living healthy. Be good to yourself, set one goal at a time, and be patient. You can do this and we're all here for you. emoticon

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GONNAMAKE3 10/10/2013 12:07AM

    good luck with all your goals, I recently just quit smoking. It gets easier with time.

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Another day, better than yesterday.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Okay, I stayed within my caloric goals today... barely. Some Pringles almost did me in. Anyone ever just crave snack food? Problem is, I do...every single day. Its another thing that I need to work on for myself. I did, however, manage not to over indulge on them. A serving is 16 chips, I had 8 and they were whole grain. So it could have been worse.

I have decided the most important goal for me. I walked with my husband and son to a nearby playground, its only 1.2 miles away (round trip) but I almost didn't make it. I was huffing so bad and sweat was pouring down my face and back. I do NOT care if I lose weight or look thin. My goal is to be able to walk to the playground and play with my son and survive the trip home.

  
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PJNSGRL78 8/22/2013 2:29AM

    Moving is moving whether it was 1.2 miles, 10 miles, or to the end of the driveway and back. It's about making movement a habit. Some days I do more than others but I try and make it a habit to move. Good job on staying within range and avoiding eating too many pringles. I wish I could do that but I know there are some foods (sweets and pizza) that if I have SOME I will have too much. Blasted trigger foods. So celebrate being able to do that instead of looking at it as giving in you DIDN'T give in! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AKHEIDI 8/13/2013 3:30PM

    Keep at it! That is one of the main reasons I'm quitting- I can't breathe- can't keep up with my friends, husband, dog. We CAN do this!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 8/13/2013 10:08AM

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MCQUEEN_STEPH 8/13/2013 10:02AM

    emoticon On walking the 1.2 miles!!!! I can barely walk 10 minutes without my back wanting to give out!!! Good Job! If you can do it, so can anyone else on this website!
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not as wise

Saturday, August 10, 2013

I thought by grilling my burgers on the George FormanGrill, that my hamburger would not have been so bad. But I can feel it and the calories are insane! I need to buy a food scale, I need new measuring cups sndspoons, I need to know exactly what I'm pputting in my body so I can stop feeling so icky all the time.

  
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SLIMMERKIWI 8/16/2013 10:05PM

    Make sure you get a good quality digital scales that measure in oz and single digit grams. They are far more accurate. Also, make sure that you have spare batteries on hand. When they go flat, they go flat very quickly.



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SPARKLINGHOPE 8/11/2013 2:05PM

    Best wishes!!

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TATTER3 8/11/2013 6:46AM

    It really is a learning process!

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ROSEPETAL80 8/10/2013 8:44PM

    I know the feeling. I've started using my measuring cups as servings spoons.

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walking

Friday, August 09, 2013

Its been a while, but I walked over a mile today. I'm pretty priud of myself. Walked with my hubby, best friend, her daughter, and my son. It was great!

  
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SPARKLINGHOPE 8/10/2013 10:51AM

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 8/10/2013 3:48AM

    Good Job! Have a great weekend and keep up the good work.
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SLIMMERKIWI 8/10/2013 12:22AM

    Great achievement :-) (Good bonding, too - LOL!)



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