Hello old friends - can you help me find my spark?

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Its been a while since I've blogged. I had a difficult end of last year with a back injury which took me out of my trainers gym and into physical therapy. This happened while I watched my mom lose what was left of her abilities. In a nursing home for about a year and a half, she finally crossed over in January. As her medical advocate and Power of Attorney I was busy with all that. So the week after the funeral I went to for my annual and even though I knew I had gained weight, I was surprised to have found myself at the highest weight I had ever been since joining SP - up to 182. Not quite an all time high but not good. I jumped back onto the bandwagon and have lost about 12 pounds of that weight and now am trying to for once and for all get rid of this weight for good.

You can check my food diaries for yourself, I have a very healthy diet and I exercize walking 3 miles a day 5-6 days a week and attending 3 personal cross fit training sessions each week. I have logged over 1000 minutes every month for the past few months.

I broke my record for log in days this week but in the month of April, I have only lost 1 pound. And I find my motivation slipping.

So what's happening to me? When in April I travelled a bit. Lent ended ( which means wine is back on the menu) and I have had many work functions this month, more than most months.

But I need you to help me find my spark again. I am going through the motions and am still weighing myself and recording my slips but I want to find that magic motivation. I know that in order to lose I have to be pretty disciplined and I've been more loose this month. So give me any tips that might help me located my elusive spark and thanks friends!

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    It may help to take some time to reflect on the real and true reasons you want to lose weight. Reconnect with your motivation. Then put it front and center with lots of visual reminders. That helped me enormously.
    2126 days ago
    I sure wish there was a magic elixor that would fix all our problems and give us the motivation to go on but there just isn't. I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. Perhaps thinking of her, you could use that as an inspiration to move on. They say the less you do, the less you can do and everything becomes harder. Don't let yourself get into that hole as it's so hard to get out of. You have taken care of everything and now it's time to take care of yourself. Do whatever you have to to be healthy and happy. I wish you well, ;)
    2126 days ago
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