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Back after a trial 4 week break from Spark...

Monday, August 27, 2012

So here I am again, after a break from Spark of about 4 weeks, which seemed like an eternity!
I tried, starting with my two week holiday in Ireland, to see what life was without the Spark, to see whether I was ready to move on without tracking my food and exercise on a daily basis, and without my weekly weigh in.
I thought that I would be in for a serious shock when I stepped on the scales after my holidays, but to my surprise, I was only about 1 kg over my previous weigh in, when I had gotten ready to face about 3-4kgs more! So hurray, I thought, well done, you have learned a lot and might just be ready to keep going on your own. But the real damage was done in the following two weeks!! I still didn't go back to tracking, trying to lose that one kg on my own, but the scales this time were not so forgiving! Lack of exercise was another big problem. I was able to get a walk in on my holidays at least once a day, but when I returned, the walking stopped. Now, I could give you excuses here like 'it was too hot' or 'the kids wouldn't come along so I was stuck at home... but we all know where there is a will there is a way!! The outcome: I am now almost 69kgs again instead of 66 before the holidays! It is not too bad, I know, but I am not ready to accept that!! The time for damage control is now!!
So from yesterday on, I started tracking my food and exercise again. I also set a new goal date for my dream goal weight in order to be able to slightly increase my daily calorie intake, to make things a bit easier over a longer period of time. And hopefully, my scales will start to become the bearer of good news once again!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TUNERVILLE 8/28/2012 8:16AM

    Sounds like you've got it all figured out! You'll get there!

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CHERIONE 8/27/2012 1:00PM

    emoticon . Can't imagine what I'd do without my spark friends right now!

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REBECKY441 8/27/2012 11:44AM

    Seems like many of us tried breaking away. I wrote about this myself after returning a few weeks ago. The mistake I made is that I actually 'closed' my account. Not a good choice, but I was discouraged and looking for something ... not knowing what... just something. I soon discovered that SP had what I was looking for. Welcome back!

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