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Re Starting Point

Saturday, May 05, 2012

I wrote the blog Starting Point 11 days ago. I am no closer to starting again than I was then. My weight has continued to rise and my activity is failing. I am not giving this the effort I deserve. What is wrong with me? Why don't I stick to my commitment? This seems impossible to me. I just don't know how to make this work, what I am doing is not working.

I have 2 options. I can continue on the unhealthy path I am on and let whatever happens, happen or I can change what I am doing and try it out. I choose to change.

On MOnday DH and I are adding Weight Watchers Online to our plan. We were doing it at this time last year and it was after we quit, that things weren't going so well.

I am still a faithful Sparker and will continue on my teams and with my friends. It is difficult for me to admit I am really failing and to not be light hearted but the truth is I am depressed about spending a year going nowhere and becoming more sedentary as the year has gone on.

I have a virtual walking buddy who has the same mobility issues that I have and we are working together to get both of us stronger. Eating well and doing my walking and counting my steps will be my focus now.

It is time to stop dreaming and start working.

Gini
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MICHELE142 5/8/2012 2:05AM

    Don't be ashamed to mention WW here as many members use various Plans outside of Spark. Sounds like you have two main Goals: Weight and Smoking. Each of those goals are for the betterment of your health. Just take it slow an easy and the race is yours.

Slow an easy does win the race. emoticon

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MSEMBERSTORM 5/6/2012 9:26PM

    Hon it is a tough battle. Weight watchers sounds like a wonderful idea. I bet that will help jump start you. Keep up the fight!!!

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ID_VANDAL 5/6/2012 7:01PM

    Gini - I know exactly where you are coming from. I've been on that same treadmill for 3 years now.

I think you said it in an earlier blog. You tend to try to do too much too soon. I'd suggest you pick one physical thing and one food thing and just do those for the a week and then add another small positive step.

I think we both know if we rush things we do well for a day or two or three then everything stops. Let's just build one small step at a time.

Vandal

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NPA4LOSS 5/6/2012 11:07AM

    emoticon I know that you have had a some problems with your motivation but I know that you can do it. Everyday that you do something good is one in your favor and is never wasted. I have gone back to my South Beach/ Mediterranean plan after trying so many other non successfully. I am sure that you will find what is right for you. The only failure is to quit trying and you keep on keeping on! emoticon

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ZELLAZM 5/6/2012 7:02AM

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KIMBERTA99 5/6/2012 12:03AM

    I am sorry to hear that you are struggling. Don't put too much pressure on doing everything at once. Take it day by day and do what you can. Maybe you need to find some sort of exercise that is fun for you...something you look forward to each day. Losing weight is hard but you can make it fun. emoticon

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SUE_2U 5/5/2012 7:58PM

    All roads begin with the first step. And don't forget to make them baby steps. A little at a time at first.... You'll make progress. emoticon

I hear you on the frustrations. I'm feeling some of that now, for health reasons. Keep trying. We will do this. Just helping each other along the path. emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 5/5/2012 7:51PM

    Keep working toward what works for you, Gini! If it worked yesterday, it may not work today! I know you want it badly enough - now continue towards it!!!

HUGS!!

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