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Beginning biking.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I will now be using a bike to help get to work. I can't yet bike all the way but I will be biking up to the bus stop and slowly building up my ability to use the bike. Today was my first day and I no longer think drinking water will be an issue. I will need it while biking. I am aware that I will need to increase my water intake due to the exercise but I'm up for the challnge. emoticon

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NUTRON3 6/11/2014 8:49AM

    emoticon You are motivating me!

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Facing the truth about my failure.

Monday, June 02, 2014

I have not been active on the website since March, and I have put weight back on. I have not been succeeding and this is due to the fact that I stopped being careful in what I consume and I give in to my lazy nature. I still walk at least 1 mile 5 days a week, but because I have not been watching my calorie intake, and I do not push myself physically, it has stopped my progress.

I do wear my activity tracker most days. I have come to realize that it does not work for me while at hip level, but any pedometer I have tried never worked for me at hip level. I have switched to putting it on my shoe and it seems to work much better for me there. I love how it tracks the difference between regular walking and exercising. I was able to get a more accurate time frame for how long it takes me to walk that mile.

At this time the only thing I want to promise myself as far as getting back on track is to keep wearing the activity tracker everyday and to be more careful of the foods I eat. I know the important thing about falling off is that I get back up and keep trying, but I am afraid that because I keep doing that over and over that I am not going to succeed. Part of me feels that maybe I should just give up and face the fact that I will always be big, but then part of me still desires to be thin, and to not feel tired all of the time. I have become so comfortable with who I am that I forget sometimes the reasons I joined in the first place.

There are a lot of things about myself that I need and want to change. First and foremost, I need to stop giving up and giving in. I always back off when things get rough instead of pushing through. I need to be more careful when setting goals and making promises. If I say I am going to do it, then I better make sure it is something I can do and follow through with. Most important, I need to be more truthful to myself. I cannot keep making excuses for myself when I am not doing what I should to stay on goal. When I lie to myself or try to hide my setbacks, I am only hurting my progress.

So here I am, Starting again. If I am being honest with myself and anyone who is reading this, then I cannot promise that I will not fail again during this attempt. But, I can say with all honesty, I will never succeed if I do not keep starting up when I fail. So I go on and hope that if I have disappointed anyone that believed in me before (including myself) that I can one day prove that I can make myself a better person inside and out, and finally succeed in all of my goals.

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    Until failure is no longer an option, you are always going to be tempted by it.

Get a reason for sticking to it without fail.

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WATERONE 6/7/2014 1:06PM

    Glad you are back. I tried and failed many times for the same reasons you have listed, but not this time. Don't quit. emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 6/2/2014 3:20PM

    Maybe you want to start again with a few streaks. One or two would do it. Your are exercising, from what you wrote it is the nutrition part that is holding you back. Getting enough water and calorie tracking each day could work. You really are not 'starting over' you are just taking new positive steps along your journey. My step son who has autism says when life is tough,"DO NOT GIVE UP", especially on yourself! You can do this, I hope you feel you WILL succeed!

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ALBURBRIDGE 6/2/2014 11:58AM

    Maybe a good goal would be to try and catch yourself faster after you fall. At least for me, I do the most damage when I let myself stop caring for weeks at a time. A meal or two of eating off track won't kill long term success as long as it's not every day. Or maybe you need to be a little more lenient with your food plan. Give yourself a "cheat" meal every so many days or something. Just some ideas since I don't know all your particular issues.

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Finding ways to fit in workouts when I can

Monday, March 10, 2014

I walk 1 mile M-F every week to the bus stop in the morning and walk 1 mile m-t-w-f every week home from the bus stop in the afternoon. This has become a regular part of my day and I know that I need more than just the walking to keep pushing forward with my weight loss.

As I transfered from my first bus to the next bus today, I knew I had about an 8 min wait before my next bus. With my MP3 player playing music (Staying Alive by the BeeGees), I got to my next bus stop (about a 2 min walk) I realized there was a curb on the sidewalk outlining a patch of dirt with some bushes. I decided to do some step arobics.

I knew people must have thought I was crazy but I was having fun, stepping to the beat of the music. So I got a small 6 min workout in before my next bus came.

Got to say, that song is a great workout song.


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MEMKEEPR 3/13/2014 1:22PM

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IMLOCOLINDA 3/11/2014 3:34AM

    That's exactly the way to do it!! There are so many chances in each day to fit in some kind of exercise and it's so great that you are just doing it!!
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WATERONE 3/10/2014 1:12PM

    Great way of fitting more exercise in. emoticon

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Spark Activity Tracker

Saturday, March 08, 2014

It is finally here!!!! I got my tracker today and it is all set up. Now to find the best place for me to place it to start tracking my data.

I am looking forward to seeing how well it works!!!

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BLUECAFE 3/8/2014 5:10PM

    Love my tracker emoticon I wear mine on the laces of my shoes.

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DESTINY369 3/8/2014 12:09PM

    I'm still debating on getting one. Come back and let us know how well it works!

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Feeling super charged today

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

I finally was able to order my Spark Activity Tracker and I am excited to get it.

My husband has a new job and things are looking up.

With being super excited about everything I am feeling more energized and cannot wait to get out there today and get some excersice!!!

Even though it is still cold outside, I think today would be a great day to take the family for a walk.

almost forgot to mention that because I did not have to be at work until an hour later than my normal time, I got to walk with my daugher this morning as she went to school and I went to my bus stop. We walk the same way. hoping to get to do this more often.

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PLIDC1 3/7/2014 10:41AM

    When will your tracker arrive? Let us know!

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_LINDA 3/5/2014 2:02PM

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STEVEN2GO2 3/5/2014 1:25PM

    So glad you are feeling like the energized bunny! It must of felt great enjoying time with your daughter!

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