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Thursday, November 18, 2010

my fave question people ask me on here and elsewhere is what do u do when u need 2 kick it up a notch when your in a slump or when ur in a slow part of your weigh loss.

i was reading this article on this to do when ur needing motivation and things to do for motivation... it reminded me of what i do when i am in a slump because i am not in them alot but i was trying to figure out if i was in one. people ask me what do i do to bounce back from a slump of a slow period or a plateau. i dont always am in them but i am always told to just start over. start over like your brand new. Refresh u i would say and by paying more attention to serving sizes. sometimes i get used to it and the portion grows gradually. portion distortion for sure. Sometimes it is excerciseing i do alot of it at times and then sometimes i am so not in the mood to do what or how much for the week before. i am not always consistent with the number but i am with what it is. i am starting to love to walk but it is getting colder now. Defiantly not fall anymore.
i usually look back at everything i wanted, eat and what i did that week that i had a slump or disappointment because i always look back at woulda coulda shoulda things. i write everything down constantly that's why i am off and on here. it helps me to be organized and keep a memory of everything just in case i am in a slump. it keeps me focused and on track. i also like to read articles just to keep me refreshed of what i did in the beginning if i am in a plateau. when i am in a slump also i try to think if its because i am trying to hard or not hard enough. starting over helps. some weeks i go gung hoe and when i do that i have a slump or disappointment that week its usually the next week it appears to be a good result.

my best advice for anyone would not to give up. never give up through all tough times and never take your good weeks for granted. u will get through all of the rough times w/ supportive like people on spark and other support systems. if ur board to death in whatcha doing and eating change it up. try spices. i noticed when i was starting to lose more weight i was more in tuned into eating. maybe spark sparked it but i am proud to have more sense of awareness to everything. paying more attention to when i am really hungry and just if i am bored trying to find something to make my time go by.. i have lost almost 40 lbs since i have been here. no i am not a resident expert but i feel i have alot of it down pat. there are days that i mess up but dont we all. i thought it was time to tell people more about what i do and so u can get to know me.

i am such a hard worker here and in my own life. i do have a life not just on here but i do love coming here everyday. i love being a sparked i do love being a \role model here for the new sparklers and others. all my friends here are great. my lemons are hard workers to and have taught me lots about me... when i am having a not so great day there here on my page cheering me up. when the going gets tough i know who has got my back. i think that's important to have people around u to support u when u are having a slump... someone to help u when u need it the most. we can do this no matter how astronomical it is yes we can. take it bit by bit little by little and u will get there. i didnt lose these lbs overnight. u didnt gain all of it overnight so why do some people think it will just go away quicker then it was put on.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ROSES4UN4ME 11/28/2010 3:59PM

    SO VERY TRUE.... when the tuff get down the tuff get going.... and having spark friends really helps...


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SASKWINTERMAMA 11/22/2010 2:08PM

    Thanks for encouraging me with your honesty! Keep up the good work!

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TRACEYMOMOF3 11/21/2010 10:42PM

    Good advice! Thanks for sharing!

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JUDY1676 11/19/2010 6:30PM

    Great thoughts!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 11/19/2010 5:38PM

    I needed to hear this today. Thanks!

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    That's good advice to never give up. Sometimes I find if I focus too much on my eating, I forget the rest of my life and then I end up eating more because I don't have a life!!! Balance sure is important.

Thanks for sharing your perspective. That's fantastic you've lost 40 pounds! We Spark People ARE very good at supporting one another.


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GOOZLEBEAR 11/19/2010 4:36PM

    Wanting to get off weight quickly is one of my big problems too! Thanks for your insight on your blog and I appreciate you sharing with us.


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OLYGIRL1 11/19/2010 12:20PM

    So many of us need quick gratifcation and that is why eating helps. Then when it is time to take it off, we want it gone overnight for the same reason!! Thanks for the blog emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 11/19/2010 10:27AM

    Sweetie, I think that is one of our biggest problems... we want instant gratification on almost all of the aspects in our life, and weight loss takes so very long, that people get frustrated with the process emoticon

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