Wednesday, April 24, 2013
It's the "Start-Over-Again Lady." I think that's a pretty good nickname for me.
I decided to come back and give SparkPeople another try. Funny thing is, I'm at or very near the weight I was before I left.
This time I bought an e-Book version of THE SPARK (by our founder), and I'm pretty sure it will help me stay on track.
Friday, December 28, 2012
for all the comments on my last post. When I can convince myself to exercise, I have to admit that it helps with the stress!
I finally decided to come back to SparkPeople today. At first, I considered making a new account so that I could use Spark Coach for free. However, I figured I wouldn't use it more than three times which is the same amount of times I used it before.
On the other hand, I did Start Over on my weight-loss goals because I managed to gain back all the weight I had lost before. That's right, I weigh 216.6 pounds which is approximately where I started last time.
My weight-loss goals are extremely simple, at least for now.
1). I intend to exercise for 15-30 minutes at least three times per week!
2). I plan to cut down on sweets! My new limit will be two servings per day (which is a lot better than eating as many as I want)!
That's it. These two things are all I'm going to attempt for the next month! Once I can make a habit of this, I will add a couple more. However, I do NOT intend to ever make a rule that requires me to record everything I eat because that is just setting myself up for failure!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hello, everybody. I'm sorry I haven't been on here for so long! I've really had a rough time lately!!
I am seriously thinking about canceling this account!! I just have NO motivation anymore!! I can't form any routines and believe me, I've tried!
Part of this is because I've been looking for a job! Part of it is because my mother-in-law broke her hip and for the last two-and-a-half weeks, stress has been almost constant!!
Friends, I especially apologize for asking you to"remind" me to keep track of my food and then not even signing-in to get your e-mail. I unchecked the box for receiving e-mails when I receive Spark Mail
I managed to lose two pounds -- mostly because I've eaten little or no lunch for most of those 2-1/2 weeks. However, I honestly wonder -- should I start over, AGAIN or should I cancel this account and try to lose weight on my own??????
Monday, September 24, 2012
After watching the SparkCoach video about using time more wisely, I have to say that my biggest problems are distractions and delaying what I actually need to do.
One example: Instead of writing OR doing ANY exercise today, I read and replied to a few e-mails, read an article or two and played games on my computer!
Now I realize I need to plan specific times for e-mail and reading. I know I shouldn't play games until my other priorities are taken care of and I really, really need to set my priorities in order!
What's a person with Attention Deficit Disorder supposed to do? Write EVERYTHING down? I already make plenty of "plans", but I have problems with the follow-through!!
Monday, September 17, 2012
Hi, I'm back again. I don't think I've signed in more than three times since I wrote "Starting Over - AGAIN" on July 24, 2012. I have two BIG problems - lack of motivation and NOT tracking food!
I just found out about the two week trial of SparkCoach and I'm very happy it's free. However, when I looked under "What to eat", it says to TRACK EVERYTHING I eat for the next two weeks (at least)!! It says, "... realizing that you ate 10 cookies over the course of the week might make you think twice before reaching into the cookie jar again tonight ...." Ha! I've eaten over a dozen cookies in one day!! Not a good idea for someone trying to lose weight!
I guess after all this moaning and groaning, I will ATTEMPT to track my food every day. Maybe I can do it if I go back to writing items down in a small, portable notebook. Will somebody out there please, please send me an e-mail or something EVERY day reminding me to track my food???
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