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Monday, April 21, 2008

I've been trying to balance reading about a healthy lifestyle and actually enjoying one the last few weeks. My first week or two here on SP I spent immersed in the website. I spent a lot of time online, although I did get exercise time and made healthy meals. Then I started to feel like I was spending more time browsing SP than was necessary, and if I would only get up and DO SOMETHING maybe the weight would come off faster...

So last week, I really limited my time on SP. I still logged meals and exercise, but I sort of removed myself from the community aspect. What a mistake. I didn't realize how important that piece was. I guess just reading about other members' successes and trials was helping me stay on track.

Weekends have been difficult for me to maintain some of the healthy changes I've made. I guess the lack of structure during those two days is dangerous for me. Couple that with my self-imposed exile from the SP community, and now the scale is moving the wrong way. bummer.

So, this week, my goal is to check in with my teams and participate a bit. Still trying to find the balance, but realizing that I went too far in the wrong direction. Here's to a new week!
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HAVELIN5 4/21/2008 7:45PM

    I have felt the same way sometimes. I end of spending time on SP at night and think to myself, maybe I should be working out instead! However, at least while I am on SP, I'm not mindlessly eating in front of the TV, so that's something. emoticon

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