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Just for today

Sunday, May 06, 2012


Well, I've been on track since Monday! woohoo to me indeed!

I haven't been perfect by any long shot. I'm still not doing everything I was doing at the height of my year long weight loss. I am starting to have those "sheez, why did I let it get away from me" nagging thoughts.


I'm drinking lots of water every day
FAR fewer diet cokes
Walked most days, walked 255 minutes this week!
Eating has been reasonable overall (must be, I'm down 5 pounds since Monday!)
I'm putting good days together...and pretty soon it's easier to continue the streak than break it...truly "just for today" is a great motto...just gotta keep those days consecutive!

As for my back slide, I try to tell myself that I didnt' regain it all. That I should cut myself slack (I am). That its better for my body to slowly lose than not.

I'm doing this for me, for my health, and yes, for cuter clothes. But for me. So, when I see people who know I regained over 40 pounds, I "see" the look in their eye. But it's their thing, not mine. My thing is doing the best I can each day. I'm not always successful, but I'm always me. And that's pretty cool!

Hope your day is going well my sparkfriends!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEEO12 6/6/2012 12:54PM

    emoticon Keep it up!!! emoticon

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ADAM2298 5/13/2012 11:57AM

    Trying to focus on the good things that one does can be tough. We like to beat ourselves and dwell on what we did wrong. Take a lesson from Dan Gable. He is considered to be one of the best wrestlers this country ever produced. He was undefeated from High School through college and then he lost his first match.

This was an incredible story at the time. Coaches, fans and other wrestlers wondered would he be able to come back? The following week a newspaper reporter called his home and his father answered the phone. The reporter asked how was Dan coping with his first defeat ? The father said he " didn't know, " Dan was down in the basement working out before he went to bed. One loss does not make a career.
Years later he said that he lost the match because he focused on the negatives while wrestling in the match rather than on the positives he was doing. Overall he only lost one match, Won gold in the Olympics and had an incredible career as a college coach. All because be focused on his positivies.

Review the negatives, try to do better and enjoy the positives. You are doing a lot more right than you think. Perfection is something we work towards, it is not something we become, so give yourself some slack and write out the positives and get back to your plan. I wish you well.

Comment edited on: 5/13/2012 12:04:00 PM

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HGSGUY 5/8/2012 12:16AM

    The important part is you are back!

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    Way to stay on track!!! emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 5/6/2012 5:10PM

    Very nice blog. Congratulations on the 5 lbs, that is great.

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RSANDBERG 5/6/2012 4:39PM

    So cool, indeed!

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LIFEWALK 5/6/2012 2:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 5/6/2012 1:52PM

    emoticon on going back to what you know works for you. This is a very personal journey and it's good to keep in mind that it is "all about you."

String those days together. We want to see a redheaded streaker!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/6/2012 12:42PM

    Great job taking it one day at a time. It's pretty encouraging once you have that streak going. I have been motivated to keep my 10 min of exercise streak going. I usually want to do is a great feeling. And it is much more manageable to think of what you are doing one day at a time.

emoticon on your 5 lb loss! That's emoticon

And congrats on reaching so many goals this week!

You're doing a great job!

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CHERYLSBUTT 5/6/2012 12:33PM

    WIshing you many consecutive days!!!

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