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My Biggest Challenge of 2012 : A&I WK1 Candy Canes

Saturday, December 08, 2012

My assignment: My biggest challenge this year. Blog about something that has given you the most trouble in your Spark Journey this year. What are you doing to overcome the problem? What changes have you made or are making?

I have gotten to me goal weight then gained back 10-20 pounds, lost part of it, then gained back a bit, and so on all year. My biggest challenge is ultimately in maintenance: Achieving satisfaction when I eat in moderation.

I already know I enjoy my food more when I eat when I’m actually hungry. But unless I’m tracking everything and not allowing myself “exceptions,” I tend to eat more than I need.

And though exercise helps me reign in my appetite, have more energy, and feel better, I still need to make the main focus on moderating my eating to maintain a healthy weight.
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CANDOK1260 12/10/2012 11:00AM

    Thought of the day : No matter what you did yesterday or the day before, you can ALWAYS make better choices today!!!!
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DBELLE39 12/9/2012 5:24PM

    Great blog, this is an area I struggle with as well.

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JUSTLLAMA 12/9/2012 3:40AM

    I'm working on that too. It's definitely a struggle!


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BLUEFISH1881 12/9/2012 12:31AM

    I am working on that moderate eating thing too... emoticon

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BARBIE176 12/8/2012 10:07PM

    emoticon blog. Keep working at it emoticon Maintenance is always difficult. emoticon emoticon

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TUFFYBIRD 12/8/2012 8:03PM

    Maintenance is much harder (for me) than losing. I find it so hard to find the balance between 'too little' and 'too much'.

Hang in there ... you're not alone.

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CATHYGETSFIT 12/8/2012 4:16PM

    I think moderation is something all of us struggle with from time to time. Wouldn't it be nice if we were like birds and couldn't overeat! All we can do is strive to do our best. I think you are still doing great! Let's make this a great month! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RFJSJ50 12/8/2012 1:51PM

    Moderation - a word and concept that my vocabulary is sadly lacking!
All we can do is take it one day at a time. . . staying positive that success is in our future!
Sheila

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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/8/2012 11:47AM

    I'm the same way. Here's to both of us practicing moderation. Have a lovely month, Ann!

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CTMOM2KIDS 12/8/2012 10:16AM

    You are doing a fantastic job! Just keep plugging along and keep pushing. If you're making the right choices the results will come!

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CAPECODBABE 12/8/2012 9:57AM

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Moderation is something I struggle with.

I was just asking a sparkfriend this morning if plateau's can last for years...

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