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    DIANE2110   32,886
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Best advice: DON'T EVER QUIT!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I just got back on SP after getting fed up last March about my lack of progress since Xmas and feeling more or less like a fraud for giving 'pep talks' to others while I was doing so poorly myself. I just felt I needed a break from it all; SP can be very time-consuming, if you let it... and I did. I believed I could 'fly' on my own for a while. After all, I had read just about everything I could on SP, so how could I fail!

First, my back started to give me grief, so the daily exercises gradually went by the wayside. Then, the bbq season/outdoors parties started... To make a long story short, I gained back half of the weight I lost and I really felt lousy, both physically and mentally. I very much regret not to have kept up with the basic program, keeping my food diary and my fitness diary, even if I only did half I used to do. BEWARE! If you are at the point I found myself late last winter, hang in there. Don't ever quit!

So here I am, trying very hard to get back on track. BOY! Is it ever difficult. I lost that sense of urgency I had when I first started last year. On a positive note, I'm still 20 lbs ahead of where I was a year ago. I want to get back into shape and start losing weight again and I'm going to take it and make it one day at a time.
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SUSIEGKORN 11/11/2011 1:06PM

    I was literally just thinking I should blog about what a fraud I've been feeling like lately ~ if only I could walk the walk, not just talk the talk! Then I happened upon your blog, and wow! Most of your first paragraph hit home! I've lost and gained the same few pounds for over a month now. I WILL NOT QUIT trying to get my Spark back! Thanks for posting this blog. It gives me something to think about and hopefully will motivate me to get back to tracking, planning and getting more fitness in my daily life.
Let's do it!

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    emoticon One day at a time YOU CAN do it! I'm cheering for you... for US! emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLY-DIVA 11/1/2011 4:25PM

  Been there. Done that! And I am here to tell you that it IS possible to get back from struggling. I was struggling for months... (umm.. since Christmas!). Baby steps. One minute at a time. And you CAN do it. Do it when YOU are ready.

Best of luck. And remember - your sparky friends are ALWAYS here 4 u. :)

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MARITIMER3 11/1/2011 11:34AM

    Welcome back and thank you for your blog. I've been struggling for the past month and have thought about quitting... but I won't. Instead I commit myself to going back to basics starting today, tracking properly, exercising regularly and drinking the dreaded 8 glasses of water.

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SENATOR9 11/1/2011 11:15AM

    Welcome back Don't be too hard on yourself take it one day at a time emoticon

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