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I need help and support


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

I'm not a blogger...it's on my to do list, but never finds it's way to the top. However, I am blogging today because I'm struggling. How can it be that after being on such an even path for so long, old habits show up again? I don't get it.

I'm scared because over the past year, when I'd slip up, I'd get right back on track. Now they are becoming bigger slips and lasting longer and longer each time. I do NOT want to end up where I was, but my resolve is waivering and my strength to continue is sliding away.

Reaching out for help and support has never been my strong suit, but I'm getting better at it.

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BJWHITTS 6/3/2010 2:35PM

    You guys are the best. Thank You so much for your encouragement and all the great ideas!!! You are right!!!, I can't let all the work I've done disappear and I need to look back and remember! Remember where I've come from and how much I've overcome. Why is it so easy to forget?

I'm going to shake things up a bit. Tonight I'm starting a new class called Body Dynamics...Combination of yoga (never done that before), circuit training, strength & conditioning, kickboxing drills, relaxation and meditation. I think it's just what I need right now. And seeing my trainer is running the class, I feel really good about it.

I love you all and your comments to me, really blessed my heart. To know people really care and then to spur me on is just more than I could have imagined.

Thanks soooo much!

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HEATHHILL 6/2/2010 10:04PM

    By just reaching out and knowing that you need help and support, you are taking a great step toward getting back on track. We are here to let you know that you CAN do it. You are worth the effort to take care of yourself. I KNOW you can get on track again!!

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SEAQUILTER 6/2/2010 6:09PM

    You are certainly getting the support you wanted. I too have been struggling. For me I am changing my exercise from swimming to doing more strength training and especially some core work. Change your exercise routine may help you. You will be able to get over this hurdle... JUST DON'T GIVE UP !!
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RESIPSA99 6/2/2010 5:09PM

    You can do it - reaching out clearly shows your inner chatterer that you mean business and you are not going to slip back to where you were.

I hear and empathize with you - I have been struggling as well and it is definitely not easy. I'm trying not to beat myself up to much and remember the 80/20 rule instead of letting a 20 slip make the ratio into 20/80.

I've made a commitment to another spark friend to earnestly and truthfully track my food and exercise for the month of June, no matter what I eat. Care to join in the (informal and no pressure) challenge?

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CALGALFOX 6/2/2010 4:11PM

    Try something new, try something different. Change your resolve. Join a new team and be really active on it. Join a challenge and go gung ho. Try a different style diet. Do something wild like go to a hypnotist.

You've been doing this a long time and you've come far. Get together with a group of friends and celebrate how far you've come.

Let me know if there's anything I can do for you!

Carol

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NLJONES66 6/2/2010 2:17PM

    You are absolutely beautiful and have come some far. Remember those things that gave you motivation the first time. Remember the reason you decided to make this long hard journey. You did a remarkable job and are obviously a very strong person. Hang in there! I know you can....believe in yourself. Let us know how we can help.


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SASSYCHRIS 6/2/2010 1:27PM

    Okay BJ,

It's time to get back on track. DO NOT LET all your hard work go down the drain. Do you remember WHY YOU ARE HERE, and WHAT GOT YOU HERE? If the picture is blurry, go back and read over your year's worth of posting, your success and your good feelings at this success. You are strong and can get through this temporary block. I have faith in YOU.

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