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    SONICPEARL   23,707
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First Blog

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I've decided to try blogging here. Maybe this will help keep me more accountable. I had lost 50 pounds (as of June 2010). My husband died, and after a few months, I started to gain it all back. Now, here I sit, with 50+ pounds back. As of this past Monday, I'm back on track. One of my biggest downfall is Coke -- or Pepsi or Dr. Pepper or root beer ... I'm non-discriminatory! I love sweets too. But since Monday (2/20), I've been on track. This is the longest I've been on track in months. I don't know if I'll blog here every day, but I do want to do this regularly. I don't know if anyone else will read it, but that's not why I'm doing this either. I want a record. I love Weight Watchers but there's not a meeting around here that's good for me now. I'm not even sure what I'll blog about here. Eating, weight loss, but also things that will affect my weight loss journey.
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NEWYEARME 2/22/2012 8:33PM

    I've been on a diet most of my life (the first when I was 8 years old). To look at me you'd never know I've been dieting for 40 years!!! lol

I've learned that diets don't work. Just take things a day at a time. Do the best you can every day. Make healthier choices. Move more. And don't be too hard on yourself when you slip. Tomorrow is a new day.

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WALKINGRED 2/22/2012 3:50PM

    I really like blogging and reading others blogs- I find that it is great motivation, and yes, it keeps you accountable. You're putting it out there- goals, fears, and when you put out questions, sometimes you receive great answers...

I cannot help but comment on EVERY post about soda. Soda is a tough habit to break. I quit drinking diet soda a couple years ago, and then when I decided to get healthier this year, I quit "the real thing," lol. The first week is tough, but honestly if you make your mind up and prepare yourself with lots of cold water (and maybe a couple aspirin), you CAN do it. Best of luck to you!!!
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BROCCOLIROSE 2/22/2012 3:48PM

    My deepest sympathy regarding your husbands passing....that in and of itself can send anyone into a tail spin. But, glad to hear your on your way "up" again and have committed to getting your health in check and focusing on YOU. I did WW too but I'm not like you I really did not like it...to much time being spent on "selling" you something and not enough time on educating you and helping you maintain that loss...but, we're all different! I love SparkPeople, I learn something new about diet, nutrition, exercise and motivation each and every day. If you WANT to learn it's all right here at your fingertips! I think the 1 thing that I learned early on was to not set to many goals for myself....to concentrate on 1 thing at a time and when that became "comfortable" move on to the next one. It was less daunting that way and I have been able to maintain those new found habits because I wasn't trying to "do it all".

Baby steps, 1 goal at a time....and you'll get there! Join some Teams, they are great for motivation and just someone to "chat" with each day. Your Teammates will be there to offer suggestions, a shoulder to lean on and will be there to pick you up if you stumble and cheer you on when you reach a goal!

I wish you a wonderful journey to finding yourself and making yourself healthy!

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