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Why do I let life get in the way?

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

What a vicious cycle! I determine that I AM READY! This is it. I am going to log my food, exercise, stay on track and improve my health... and I do for a few days. Then I have a busy day or can't get to my computer for some other reason (excuse), so I don't log my food. Or I get distracted by a good book or get busy with housework and don't exercise... And then I realize I haven't been drinking all of the water I need to stay healthy and to feel good. Then I start craving junk food and don't exercise and drink less water and feel like crap... And then... I decide this is it. It is time and I AM READY! I am going to do it this time... And I start logging my food again, start drinking my water again, start making healthier choices again, and start trying to ease back into exercise again. AGAIN! And again and again and again!!! Aaaagggghhhhh!!!!!!

Ok, it IS time to stop the insanity. period. I can't keep doing this to my body. I can't keep doing this to my mind. I can't keep doing this to ME!!! If I don't start taking care of me... WHO WILL???? I am in generally good health... overweight and have some "numbers" that the doctors are keeping an eye on... if I don't bring them down or if they go up I could end up on medicine... So, it is time for me to fix me before a doctor says it's too late to do it without medicine.

Today is Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Today I am starting over... again, hopefully for the last time. I will never stop trying to improve my health, but I hope I don't let myself stop and then have to start over again. I have made myself a promise that for the entire month of August I will log all of my food and exercise at least 10 minutes every day. I know when I log my food I make better food choices. And even I can handle 10 minutes of exercise (even if I have to break it down into 2 - 5 minute sessions to start). I am going to make it a point to post blogs on my progress to keep myself accountable. (There's just something about putting something in print for others to read...) And I am going to keep going.
Wish me luck! I can do this... I CAN DO THIS!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RULEBERG 8/10/2012 7:45PM

    Yes, you CAN do this! I came back about 8 weeks ago as well. You left a message on my page sometime back, and I am not sure if I ever answered. I used to be in that team The Gals, tho it hasn't had activity in eons. I am here on a regular basis now, and am gonna do it all the way this time. I'm here if you need someone to lean on or vent with.

Hang in there, you can do this!

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FITGRANDMA145 8/6/2012 2:41PM

    Starting over is good even if its often. You seem to be the get up and try again kind of person.

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ROEANDGO 8/4/2012 3:09PM

    I love that you said "I will never stop trying to improve my health"!! With that attitude, I KNOW you can do it!!


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SPARKFRAN514 8/1/2012 6:33PM

    you are right you can do it
Here are a few if the sayings i have put up around the house to keep me Sparking i picked my favorite seven hope they help a little

1. Make one healthy choice and then make another

2 Think how good you feel after you finish a work out emoticon
3. The reason people give up is because they focus on how far they have to go and not how far they have come emoticon

4 . The first step is always the hardest stop thinking about it and just do it emoticon

5. Clear you mind of the words I Canít emoticon

6Strive for progress not perfection emoticon

7Just because you mess up why give up

take baby steps let is know when you meet a goal
remember the journey is one day at time

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