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I feel like Bambi on the ice

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I am having a devil of a time with snacking again. I was doing so well, then I slipped up (once, then twice and then to infinity). I want to get back on track but I can't seem to get traction these days. I know I should not be hard on myself... I didn't get this way in 1 day and sure shouldn't expect to change course in 1 day... if I ran a red light this morning I wouldn't run the red lights all day... blah blah blah. IT just isn't clicking for me for some reason. I think I foolishly tried to decrease my carbs and increase my protein. Problem being, I was training for a long run and I think my body fought back. And since my body likes Little Debbie's and ding dongs that is what I craved. Now I amin the ridiculous, awful cycle of binge eating and guilt.

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    Binge eating is CAUSED by guilt. Afterwards you feel remorse which is a step down from guilt.

The way out of this cycle is to first STOP the binging. Then, start writing instead of binging. Take a look at all the thoughts coming up fast and furious and just LOOK at them. They are only thoughts they only have the power you give to them.

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IMAVISION 10/22/2013 4:28PM

    The situation you described certainly is a battle for some of us. When I am faced with getting back on track, I make promises to my Creator God for just one day at a time. I know if I promise myself, I will likely not follow through; however, when I promise my Abba Father, I will not break such a promise. Facing the battles along this wonderful journey in this manner works for this gal.

I do pray that you find what works for you!

God bless!

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I just love exercising

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Since I have begun this weight loss journey... well way before I got serious about the journey... I began exercising on a regular basis. at least 4 days a week but lately 6 or 7 days. It hasn't always been easy because I got up at 4:45am to get to the gym at 5:30, when it opens (I am usually within the 1st 5 people through the door). I remember buying my workout clothes to start. I didn't want to spend much money because I was sure I wouldn't stay with it. Here it is, almost 8 years later and I feel deprived if I miss a day. I am now getting up at 4am so that I can spark in the morning and do a short 10 minute coach Nicole video to get me going.

The exercise became my sanity in a sometimes depressing desolate time. I have made some wonderful friends and have participating in things I never dreamed of.. like a 1/2 marathon and maybe a triathlon.

I've come a long way baby, but my transformation is only beginning.

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SKEETOR 3/8/2013 10:02AM

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MERRYMARY42 3/5/2013 9:15AM

    wonderful, I love my exercise too, whether it is walking by myself or going to a gym class with friends, it is great.

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what is this blog going to do for me?

Monday, March 04, 2013

I am not much for blogging because I am a very reserved person. I feel most comfortable when I am in anonymity. I am slowly recognizing that this is maybe unhealthy and a means of enabling my bad habits. So I am going to keep trying to blog and not hold back. I;ll see how it goes.

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MIATIA1 3/4/2013 11:19AM

    You just stated a realization I came to last night for I've been on Sparks for three years now but notice the more involved and active I am the better I do. Good luck and I look forward to reading more blogs from you..

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JILLIEWILLIE1 3/4/2013 10:44AM

    I know for has helped to break a cycle of unhealthy decisions. Being real with yourself and others just opens you up for change. emoticon

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Oh where oh where did my MOJO go?!?!

Friday, February 15, 2013

I am struggling to keep strong... to keep the momentum going. The food choices and the tracking are getting tiresome and I just am struggling with the task. Exercising is not a problem for me, although I am finding that I am getting tired of going to the gym and doing the same rotation of activities. I do mix it up with different cardio, but still, it is the same old things.

Maybe when the weather breaks and I can do things outside, my outlook will improve. Until them BAH HUMBUG

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SKEETOR 2/15/2013 6:12PM

    I hope you get out of the humdrums soon!

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CHERYL_ANNE 2/15/2013 2:21PM

    As tedious as nutrition and water tracking might be, I know I have to do them to be accountable to myself because my eyes are bigger than my stomach and I will serve myself too much nutrition otherwise.

Things really clicked for me losing weight wise when I started making sure I was drinking my 64 ounces of water a day.

Are you celebrating your non scale victories like measurements changing and clothes being looser and just plain feeling better?

Every little step you take towards becoming the healthiest you can be counts!


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My journey has been surprisingly pleasant

Monday, January 14, 2013

I have tried to lose weight many many times in the past. I joined Nutrisystem once and lost a good amount of weight. I did not meet my goal weight and now realize the intent of the program set me up to fail. They did not have specific small goals, just 1 big goal. I later gained the weight basck plus some. I am a 2X participant at SP. The difference this time is that I am more active on the website. Even if I don't know the people on the site, I still draw from many others and feel the encouragement that is given. The small goals that are easily obtainable are awesome in that I feel I am accomplishing something even if the scale is not agreeing with me.

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SKEETOR 1/14/2013 8:03PM

    You are doing great! emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon ! I always keep the old "A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step" and the "How do you climb a 24000 foot mountain? By putting one foot in front of the other until you've reached the top" sayings in my mind whenever I try to set goals that are way too lofty for me to reach.

I hope you'll continue to have a great time here on SP- it's the most supportive community I've ever found.

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MOM_TO_AKI 1/14/2013 3:15PM

    I also find that being active on sparkpeople helps a lot with reaching my goals.

You can do it.

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