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Hey, I'm back and starting over -- AGAIN.

Friday, December 28, 2012

emoticon for all the comments on my last post. When I can convince myself to exercise, I have to admit that it helps with the stress!

I finally decided to come back to SparkPeople today. At first, I considered making a new account so that I could use Spark Coach for free. However, I figured I wouldn't use it more than three times which is the same amount of times I used it before.

On the other hand, I did Start Over on my weight-loss goals because I managed to gain back all the weight I had lost before. That's right, I weigh 216.6 pounds which is approximately where I started last time.

My weight-loss goals are extremely simple, at least for now.
1). I intend to exercise for 15-30 minutes at least three times per week!
2). I plan to cut down on sweets! My new limit will be two servings per day (which is a lot better than eating as many as I want)!

That's it. These two things are all I'm going to attempt for the next month! Once I can make a habit of this, I will add a couple more. However, I do NOT intend to ever make a rule that requires me to record everything I eat because that is just setting myself up for failure!
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  • MARYM63
    that's the way to do it. Small steps. You will get there.

    1880 days ago
    Great goals - as time goes on I'm sure you will add more.
    1881 days ago
    I am not sure I would call it starting over. Hey we have all fallen at one time or another (hence part of my user name).

    Here is a link to a video featuring the poem, "The Race", by D.H. Groberg, that sums it up far better that I ever could. Just copy it to your browser.

    Have a Happy, Prosperous, and Healthy New Year!

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    1882 days ago
    Glad to have you back. One day at a time - emoticon and we are all here for you!


    1882 days ago
    You are doing the right thing, little goals and adding to them. It has worked for me in the past. Looking forward to seeing you add more goals to your journey. You are not in this alone. emoticon . I'm starting over too. So let's keep in contact! emoticon emoticon
    1882 days ago
  • TRESA7
    Candice293, perhaps my middle name should be "starting over" too. Whenever I "fall down" on any goal or trying to form a routine, I usually sit down and make out a new list of what to do.

    This is definitely better than quitting, but I often waste time making lists that are extremely similar to the one I gave up on. This is probably the first time I've gone from having four or five "goals" to only stating two. I'm hoping I can follow those two and not give up again.

    Also, thanks to everyone else that commented on this post already. It makes me feel good.
    1883 days ago
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  • LYNCHD05
    Good for you making goals that work for you. We look forward to watching your progress.
    1883 days ago
    Good for you. It is never too late for a new beginning.
    Welcome back.. i just did the same last month and here I am, tracking my everyday meals. I am sure you will be doing the same.

    1883 days ago
  • CANDICE293
    Starting over is my middle name. I am constantly starting over I think in the new year though I will restart all my goals and try to stick with it this time. I think you have really good goals to stick too! Good luck and keep us posted. :)

    1883 days ago
    Hi there!

    Today's a GREAT DAY to make positive choices.

    I like that you don't have "weight by a date" goals listed. Hard to control those. Getting exercise and watching what you eat are good ones.

    I'm someone who tracks everything and finds it pretty easy to do so. Been doing that for 50-some days now and I'm at a point where it takes less than 5 minutes a day to do it. I like to do it primarily so I can see the statistics on what I'm eating. I'm not very good at knowing how much X is in a food - calories, sodium, fat, etc. So that helps me.

    I look forward to hearing about your progress!

    Make it a great day!
    1883 days ago
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