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Trying To Find My Motivation!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

I am not a person who blogs. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for over 3 years and haven't posted a real blog yet. I'm pretty shy until I really know people so I know I will second guess everything I write. This is going to be hard for me to do but I think it is something I need to do to get some help.

I originally lost 45 pounds before joining SP and have used the site to help me maintain my weight loss and keep me motivated. Unfortunately, over the past year my motivation has deserted me. I have had some starts and stops along the way where I think it may be back but then it is gone again. I do pretty good with staying on track with what I am eating it is exercise that I am having a problem with. I have gained 10 pounds back over the last year and it is really getting me down.

I had thyroid surgery at the beginning of November so right now the only exercise I am allowed is walking. I am so ready for a long run but I don't think my incision site is ready for that yet. I have an appointment with my doctor on the 13th and my hope is that I will get the okay to run and strength train again.

I just signed my whole family up for the Warrior Dash in May. I am hoping this will be the catalyst to get me back on track.

I know what the problem is and what needs to be done. I guess I just need some help getting my "Spark" back again. Any advice would really help.
Thanks!

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KAYOTIC 12/4/2012 9:59AM

    Have a new goal to challenge yourself is a great way to get your motivation back. I am always trying to find a new challenge to track to keep my head in the game, and it doesn't have to be food or fitness related, if that is an issue right now (meaning the running) I think walking is really great for overall fitness, it's underrated in my book.

If you want some accountability, come join the December challenge on the 40 Something Maintainers team, you just post your goal for the month, and track away.

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CAROL- 12/3/2012 6:27AM

    I had lost over 50lbs before staring spark. I have gone up and down over the 4yrs I have been sparkin'. It is a journey of ups and downs for me.

You will just love the Warrior Dash. We did it last year and had so much fun. We rented a cabin for the weekend with friends. We can't do it this year because our daughter graduates HS the same weekend.

emoticon hang in there.

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HDHAWK 12/2/2012 9:52PM

    I lost 33 lbs. when I first joined spark and even maintained for over a year which is something I've never done before. Life got busy and I gained it all back plus another 10. I started over last Sunday. My goal is to have this weight off by May when my son graduates. I think your race will be a way for you to get motivated again. Start with 10 min. of exercise a day and build from there. emoticon

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