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Starting over (again)


Monday, September 10, 2012

I'm so tired of starting over with my weight loss efforts. It seems as if every time I turn around I run into a giant road block. I guess, if I want to be honest with myself, I'm making excuses and using them to my disadvantage.

I started on here a few months back and I was making progress for the first time in nearly 2 years. I was feeling great and getting some exercise several times a week. I had lost about 8 pounds and I was loving it!

Back in July my family moved to a new city. I'm less than 20 miles from the last city we lived in, so we didn't move too far away. It was rough though. I felt like I was doing the entire move by myself. I wasn't, but my boyfriend works a full time job and I'm staying at home with the kids (for now). My healthy eating and exercise got put on the back burner.

For 2 weeks we didn't have a fridge, so everything I was eating was junk because we couldn't preserve any food for more than a day. I know, it's just another excuse. I got lazy and couldn't find the energy for myself at the time.

It's now Sept. and my kids have started school. I've realized that gaining back the 8 pounds I lost, plus several more, is not where I want to be in life. So I've started back here on SparkPeople. I want to be more active in the site and make sure that I log everything I do. I need to also make sure I log the food I'm not proud of!

For my Birthday last month I got a Playstation Move and Just Dance 3 game. I'm still struggling with exercising in the heat. I'm slowly making progress. Today was the first day that I managed to not only stay within my calorie range, but just a bit under!
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NANCYSINATRA 9/25/2012 10:36AM

    Logging the bad food. That is the hard one. This weekend I went to Costco, ended up eating over 1800 calories for JUST LUNCH. BUT, putting it in and actually seeing the calories, fats, carbs, etc, I know I will never do that again. It is also an accurate record of WHY the scale isn't budging. Every lick, and taste needs to go into the tracker. And DON'T expect perfection!! Make a goal of being within range 5 of 7 days, and only going over by no more than 1000 calories on your bad days, Then, next week or month raise that goal to 6 of 7 days and not going over more than 500 calories. Whatever works for you, but don't set yourself up to fail. Never expect perfection. :) YOU CAN do this!!

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COLEYBANANA 9/13/2012 12:30PM

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone :) I'm really trying hard and have managed to keep at least close to my daily goals for most of this week. I know that I had a couple of days that I went over my calorie limit. However, they weren't major overages. Overall I feel that I'm doing pretty well. We'll see if it's had any impact on my Monday weigh-in. I do feel a lot better about my choices now.

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FAITH__IN__ME 9/11/2012 10:52AM

    You can do it. One meal at a time, one day at a time. Try to make good choices and do not punish yourself for making a bad choice, just move forward.

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CHACKER2 9/11/2012 10:43AM

    Just keep it up. emoticon emoticon

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JSOCCERMOM70 9/10/2012 9:27PM

    Oh, I understand completely. I blew my "lifestyle change" today and logged all the bad in. I wasn't going to, I was going to leave off the bad choices..I thought if I'm going to do this I better use the site correctly and be honest. We all have set backs...at least we are brave enough to keep trying and not give. We are awsome!! emoticon

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