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90 Day Challenge/Pledge to MYSELF!!

Monday, March 07, 2011

To hell with this wishy washy up and down ridiculous roller coaster I have been riding for the past 9 or 10 months!! Seriously, I am over it! So here's the deal: I am a classic case of all or nothing, and when I say "nothing", I mean "NOTHING". I have made several attempts to get back on my "Spark Streaks", but when I mess up once....that's it!! Honey buns, donuts, lasagna, chocolate, ice cream...whatever I wanted. I justified it by saying "I'll start over Monday." That pathetic way of thinking has helped me gain 20 lbs of the 14 I had lost. Yeah, you read that right. I lost 14 lbs this time last year and have managed to gain that back PLUS another 6! Yay! I look back and realize I went 60 days non-stop without missing exercise. I remember how great I felt and exercise was almost some cult I had joined because it didn't matter if it was pouring rain....I was jogging! I am sooooo going back there. I don't care how bad I've messed up...forget about that. What matters is that I am back here, in an honest frame of mind, with all of you guys who are soooo awesome and helpful and encouraging!! I am making a pledge to myself here and now that for the next 90 days I will exercise NO LESS than 6 days a week. I will make healthy food choices and I will lose as close as possible to 40 lbs. I am serious. No matter what happens....I WILL NOT quit! For once in my life I am going to see something through 100% until the end!! I am going to buy myself a "goal outfit" and i will celebrate small "wins" on here with all of you! I feel better already!
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ME40ME 4/1/2012 1:40PM

    Ok its April...and I need to do your 90 day challenge. Just measured myself and the numbers are different from what I had tracked last year. So...I need to get my butt up and exercise, log my points, and try to follow a food plan (im terrible at it). I am in. I know you are doing the right thing and making a difference for yourself!! Go Girl!!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/19/2011 6:22PM

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OFFDREA 3/9/2011 4:25PM

    I have written this same blog before, I know it can be done! You can and you WILL do this!!!!

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JELLEN726 3/9/2011 3:16PM

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REALROXY 3/8/2011 10:05AM

    OK Buddy....Your 90 day challenge is My 90 day challenge. I am with you ALL THE WAY! I also had lost 14 lbs on my last Spark venture and since November I have been on the same roller coaster. Can't say that I've only put back on 14 + 6, I am sure it's more, but my goal is to go back to my SPARK log on every day, count on my spark support network, use my food diary, exercise, and drop at least 2 sizes over the next 90 days. I know I can do that. I hit a bad stretch after a tragic death in November you know that, but for myself, for her, and for everyone around me I have to stop grieving in this manner. I am not good for anyone like this and there are others hurting too - so much! And they need me in a new frame of mind and the best way I know to get there is to take care of myself. I am proud of you and I say let's GO GIRL! I am ready to go shopping and buy some CUTE clothes! emoticon

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DBOWEN4 3/7/2011 2:10PM

    You are right; however, I've made excuses for so many years....I've decided I am just out of them!! I can at least do 10 minutes of cardio on an "off day", you know? I usually do about an hour (P90X or Insanity), but I also like to jog. If I get a good 45 minutes in, I am happy. NO MORE EXCUSES FOR ME!! emoticon

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JULIENMM 3/7/2011 1:43PM

    You can do it! You might be able to stick to it better if you make a goal to exercise 4 times a week instead of 6. That way, if you miss a day, you can still get back on track. emoticon emoticon

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