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Oh Sparkpeople...Its been too long!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Hey everyone!!! Its been too long! I stopped my Sparking journey at the beginning of the year. Reason being, i was not getting the results i wanted. I have been on sparkpeople since 2008 (roughly) and i have not lost any weight. But of course, its not SP's fault! it was my own. For some reason, i have always compared my success to that of others, in everything i did. so i get on SP and read so many success stories and always ask myself "why can't i do that? what's wrong with me?" NOTHING! my journey is my journey, just like everyone's journey is their own. Its taken me forever to realize that, and now that I have, I'm BAAAA-AAACK! Its time for me to focus on myself and my triumphs, not others'. I tried to do it on my own, but there was nothing to hold me accountable. So many times, after overeating/binging, i would say, "i'll just start over tomorrow." Basically, i hid from you all. I hid all my failures and lack of will power. i didn't want you judging me. But i do need a i can get from those who have been where I am now. and what better place to go to find it than SPARKPEOPLE? emoticon

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CHYNNA81 8/11/2013 9:11AM

    However long the journey takes, some of will be there till the end. Even if it's just a comment, a goodie or a huddle with your team Spark isn't going anywhere. emoticon back Diva.

How are you treating your hair. Hopefully you are showing it lots of love.. Huddle with the Diva's today.

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GODSBEST 8/10/2013 9:24PM

    It is your journey, but it's not an easy one. It's made by making day by day health decisions. You can do this and we are all here to encourage and motivate you along the way.

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PENNYPEARLS 8/10/2013 9:23PM

    We are not here to judge you. We have all had our struggles with weight. Welcome back!! emoticon

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DELIA38961 8/10/2013 4:41PM

    good luck

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It Ain't Easy....

Thursday, October 11, 2012

That's for sure. One thing I'm realizing is that weight loss is different from everyone. I look on Youtube and on SP blogs and I see so many success stories and tips on how to lose weight and keep it off for good...

But one thing I have finally come to terms with is that what works for them does not work for me. I have tried tips from others and tried to follow diet plans, all to no avail. Before, I always used to question myself, "What's wrong with me? What is the difference between me and them? Am I so messed up that I can't do what others can do?" But this is not the healthy approach....

One thing I do know is that I have to learn to love myself enough to WANT to get healthy. At times, I daydream about how good my life will be once I lose weight...I'll have the perfect job, the perfect boyfriend, the perfect body, the perfect personality....BUT NOTHING IN LIFE IS PERFECT!!!! And I can't wait to lose weight before I start enjoying life...I have to love life now so that even if I never lose weight, I will still love myself. For the past years, ever since I have wanted to lose weight, I have always wanted to do it for the wrong reasons. I have always wanted to lose weight so that I would be prettier, more attractive... But that won't last forever....I have to love myself enough to want to take care of myself....

Today is the day that it all starts....No longer will I put life on hold, waiting to lose weight before I really start LIVING. From now on, I will love myself and focus on improving myself, not for the sake of vanity, but for the sake of living a long, healthy life.

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BEACHY_KEEN 10/12/2012 9:06AM

    Do it girl! You have to find your reasons and they have to mean enough to you. I like the living a long healthy life one. Watching my Mom age has shown me that I need muscle mass, flexibility, and energy if I want to be able to enjoy my life as long as possible. That and being the best Mom possible to my daughter keeps me motivated. Find the flame that lights YOUR spark and remember it - whatever it is when times get hard. Because they will. Remember it when you fail. Because you will. We all do. But it's what happens after you fall that determines the trajectory of your course. Get back up, keep going, keep pushing and don't give up. Most importantly, remember YOUR reason! emoticon

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LIABOOTY 10/12/2012 7:18AM

    That's great. If you love your body now, you'll love it even more when you lose the weight. Youtube and Sparkpeople are there to encourage us you know. They are there to remind us that we can also do it. Whenever I feel like giving up, I will spend the day watching youtube for inspiration and when I'm done I feel empowered and stronger. There's only one way to loose weight and it's through proper nutrition and exercise. There's no magic pill. So put in the work and keep pushing. Remember that all of us on Sparkpeople are going through the same journey and we are here to support and encourage you. Don't give up on your health and on YOU emoticon

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YOBOELI 10/11/2012 8:48PM

    It is hard and no one person is the same. You have to find that one thing that you love and you know that works will work. You can do this because it is for you. Just keep trying.

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JO28352 10/11/2012 8:12PM

    You can do this!!! Hang in there!!! emoticon

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Feb. 16

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Today was a pretty good day. I ate pretty well and spaced my meals out. I'm slightly stressed b/c i have an oral argument at school this weekend and I'm nervous....but im trying to cope w/ my nerves through other outlets besides food...we'll see how tomorrow goes!



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

It's been a while since i've blogged...actually since i've been active on SP at all really. Things are really crazy right now. Some updates....

*I'm in my second semester in law school and its kicking my butt!!! (in a good way). Even though its a ton of work and i have no life (lol) i love it!!!! Do you ever get to a place where you're like, "im meant to be here."? That's how i feel!!! I know this is my calling and I promised myself im gonna excel at it!!!

*Over the past few months, i've gotten rid of a lot of negative people in my life. People who are just no good for me and were holding me definitely was hard at first. At times, i second guess my decision, but I know at the end of the day, b/c of the way it happened, it's what God thought was best for me.

*Weight loss: NON EXISTENT!!!! I've been tough on myself for the past few months and I need to get back on track. So that means, tracking everything I eat and being EXTREMELY active on SP! I need to get back on track so I can enjoy life!!!

Will keep you updated!



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Its been so long since I've been on SP....Missed you all! Life is hectic right now and I'm working on finding a balance. So here's the deal...
I just started law school (yay me!) I am so proud of my accomplishment. I'm about a month in and things are crazy. It's a lot different from undergrad. The work is harder and the workload is much heavier. On top of that, I work as well. So i leave my house around 7 in the morning and dont come back home until around 9 pm. Crazy right?
Needless to say, my healthy eating habits that I have worked on have gone out the window, and i barely have time to workout. I try my best, but with my mind and body so tired, at times, i just dont' care.
But i'm realizing that I can't let law school take over my life. I need to take care of myself. So I quit my job to devote my focus on school and myself. And now that I know what law school is about, i feel like i can adjust and manage my time more. And i starting right now, i promise myself to get on SP at least once a day, even for only 5 minutes. Every little bit counts, right?

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AUNTB63 9/24/2011 1:24PM

    emoticon on your accomplishment entering law school. As read your blog I kept thinking with a schedule/work load like that you NEED to eat healthy just to keep going. And what better way to relieve some pressure than some exercise. I usually take walks when over whelmed with just about anything....first it keeps me away from eating everything in sight and second it really does calm down my anxiety. Doesn't have to be a long walk, just keep moving. I would try eating 5/6 small healthy "meals" a day to keep up that energy level.
Best of luck to you....please post and let us know how things are going. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JMALLOW1127 9/24/2011 8:19AM

    Congrats on law school! That is a huge accomplishment.

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AIMEESINGS 9/24/2011 1:55AM

    Glad to see you back and taking back control! Congrats on taking on Law school!

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CRABADA 9/24/2011 1:39AM

    Congratulations on law school! That's huge!

I wouldn't be too hard on yourself about struggling the past month. Going back to school is a major life change, and it takes time to get into a groove with new schedules, new tasks, new everything.

I know it seems like there's no time, but try to spend an hour over the weekend dividing up carrots or pretzels or whatever into snack-size Ziplocs, or putting together a big salad that could be split into separate containers for each day. Having that taken care of will probably help not only with your eating, but your stress level too.

Good luck, and hang in there! If you can get into law school, you can totally do this! :)

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