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Excuses, excuses.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I am the queen of excuses and it needs to stop.

"I can't work out, I'm too busy with school."
"I don't have time to work out today, I need to work on this paper."
"I'll start over again tomorrow."
"This is the last time I'll order Chinese for a long time."
"I've already ruined today, I might as well have a cake!"
"I'll skip Weight Watchers this week, but work really hard and have a good weigh-in next week."

I make these excuses ALL.THE.TIME. It has to stop.

If you want something, you will get it. You will work hard, and you will achieve your goal in time with persistence and dedication-two words I have not had in my vocabulary lately. I have given in to binges, laziness, and excuses. It has to stop.

Last November I got down to 176, my lowest weight in years. This November, I weigh-in at 206. 30 pounds heavier! Today, I hold myself accountable. While I haven't sparked in a long time, I am going back to the basics. I am counting points, drinking lots of water, measuring instead of eyeballing, and making sure I work out at least 4 times a week for 30 minutes at least. I am also going to try and blog daily, or at least a few times a week.

Wish me luck! I'm going on a cruise in May and would like to be anywhere from 150-165 when I leave for my cruise. I am holding myself accountable today and every day, and when I leave for my cruise...I will be one healthy woman! :)

Wish me luck in getting healthy again! :)

xoxo alison

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ALILYNNE 12/7/2012 8:31PM

    Thanks everyone!!! I have been doing great and feeling great! :) My brother and I made a pact and he has been holding me accountable, which definitely helps! :)

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KIMBOLEAN 12/2/2012 12:06PM


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KJSIZZLE1 11/19/2012 11:08AM

    Keep fighting the good fight!

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FIGHTINGFORME1 11/16/2012 9:54AM

    Good LUck!!! emoticon

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SSUSMITA 11/14/2012 10:33AM

    We've all been that road, I was weighing 65 in January, I weighed 68 last month!
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KARRENLYNN 11/13/2012 4:04PM

    emoticon Sounds like you had an epiphany and you have a plan. I'm sure you're going to rock it and be way healthier for your cruise.

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LIBBYL1 11/11/2012 10:41PM

  Ha - someone else who is a constructive procrastinator - today I had to start cleaning the kitchen drawers and of course I couldn't leave them half done to go off to yoga

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NERDLETTE 11/11/2012 5:18PM

    I can totally relate!! I was the queen of excuses - getting better though! Together, we can do it!! emoticon

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NIFFERJACOBSEN 11/11/2012 4:43AM

    I think we can all relate to the excuses. I can sure come up with a ton! Keep on going! You Can do it! emoticon

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AMANDASTAFF 11/10/2012 11:13AM

    Good luck with your weight loss journey! It sounds like you have got your focus again and that you are very determined which is great. You can do it!! Hang in there! emoticon emoticon

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SHAZG321 11/10/2012 12:16AM


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BOILHAM 11/9/2012 7:05PM

    Good luck. Stay strong!

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SLIMINDOWN31 11/9/2012 12:13AM

    Way to get real! That's the first step.

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MARYJEANSL 11/8/2012 11:29PM

  Best of luck to you. Indyisms are better than excuses, for sure. If you keep trying, and pick yourself up (rather than giving up) when you fall, you can do it!!!

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JUSGETTENBY42 11/8/2012 11:17PM


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SHIELA2112 11/8/2012 9:53PM

  I can completely relate to you! I haven't been on sparks for so long I still don't know how it all works. I also skipped my weight watchers group and keep gaining and losing the same couple of pounds. It drives me crazy! I look forward to follow your blog! emoticon

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GARDEMON 11/8/2012 8:04PM

  Hi Allison,

Hope you will get your goals. Visualize everyday how you want to look. Thoughts become reality. You ca do it.

Greetings from Amsterdam,


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PENSIEVEGAZER 11/8/2012 5:44PM

    Good luck!

I have been where you are for sure. I made some of the SAME excuses (I'm a full time student and a single mom). I found that I am doing better in school now that I'm back in a workout routine!

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TUTULIFE11 11/8/2012 2:46PM

    Maybe we could put both of our excesses together and burn them. I am the same way. It just takes that one scale that melts your heart in a not so good way. I am in the same boat.

Good luck and if you want it, it will happen!!!

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MANILUS 11/8/2012 1:44PM

    You CAN do it, make it happen!!

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BLUSTAR 11/8/2012 1:28PM

    good luck and have fun on your cruise...

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POLSKARENIA 11/8/2012 12:19PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon It all starts here. go for it!

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KBJIARA 11/8/2012 10:42AM

    Sometimes positive motivation is not enough... when I feel like not working out because I'm "too busy" i picture myself faaaat, chubby, sick and unable to move... That makes me drop the cookie and run to the gym!!! I hope this helps...


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STEVIEBEE569 11/8/2012 10:22AM

    You can do it! If you need an accountability buddy, let me know! My goal is to be 150 by July 2013! I did it before and I want to do it again! So, again let me know if you want to hold each other accountable!


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CARI2012 11/8/2012 9:15AM

    You've got this! Keep up the momentum! emoticon

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STACI29130 11/8/2012 8:37AM

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JLEMUS1 11/8/2012 7:56AM

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    You can do this...

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HENLADY11 11/8/2012 6:07AM

  Good for you!!
Keep on blogging, it really helps
your post was good for me to read because I been making a LOT of excuses lately.

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SONYALATRECE 11/6/2012 11:20AM

    Best wishes! emoticon


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CLARE19751 11/6/2012 10:26AM

    I too have made the same promises to myself this week, I am on day one and i have been to the gym!!!

Good luck, You can do it emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 11/6/2012 10:24AM

    Best wishes!!

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