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What Have I Done!!! Part One

Saturday, December 29, 2012

What have I done to myself? Why do I keep doing it? When will I learn?

emoticon Those are the questions that I've been asking myself over and over during the last few days. I know that the holidays are a difficult time for maintaining weight loss and I even had a plan - a very good plan. I think the day that I wrote it was the last day that I looked at it! Everything that I have learned on Sparks, every good habit that I've acquire, every success that I've achieved went right out the window! emoticon

I have plenty of excuses - don't I always - it was the holidays; I've deprived myself; I'm too tired; things are stressful at this time of year; I've got too many other things to do; just this once won't make a difference . . . ! I could go on and on. emoticon But they are just that - excuses.

Let's face it, I didn't make much of an effort. emoticon I didn't track my food so most days I had no idea how many calories I was eating. emoticon I didn't exercise so I sure wasn't burning any of those extra calories. emoticon I didn't limit myself to just one when I wanted a treat. emoticon I didn't plan my meals so when I was hungry, I went searching for something to eat. emoticon

It's time to emoticon ! Right now. Not the first of the year. emoticon Not when my challenge team starts up on January 16. Not when the temptations are out of the house. NOW!

The first step is to plan my meals for the week and get moving. emoticon Those are my two goals through the weekend. I'm planning on tracking my food today too but I'm back to baby steps. emoticon I WILL do it today. Tomorrow - well, I'll think about it tomorrow! Thanks Scarlet!
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JULIENMM 1/7/2013 5:35PM

    You can do it Grace! I could have written this blog myself. I did the same exact thing and it's hard to get back on board, but we need to, so let's do it!!!!

JULIE

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HEALTH4LYFE 1/4/2013 2:35PM

    Grace~ I could have written this blog, but mine began as soon as I got back from vacation. "
I had allowed myself to indulge while away, did exercise daily, had some of my best run times ever, but when I got back, I couldn't turn on the "No" sign AND the holidays hit, and my mom needed surgery on Christmas Day, and I had to help my dad with the cars..., well you get it.
Today, I have a list of things to do, including tracking, not overeating, and keeping myself checking off my "to do" list so I can stick to a plan. Hope we both have a successful day in heading toward our goals!!! emoticon

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MILLISMA 12/29/2012 8:49PM

    Grace, you are not alone. This is a very difficult time of the year and my wagon is dragon. You can do it and you will do it.

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GAILSQUEST 12/29/2012 7:29PM

    I fell off the wagon and rolled down the hill


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LIZARDG7 12/29/2012 7:20PM

    You and me both!

We can do this! Hugs, Lizzie

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BECCA315 12/29/2012 7:01PM

    Yearly goals are great, but sometimes we have to it broken down even more. Sometimes I take my days ten minutes at a time. For the next ten minutes, I will stay out of the kitchen; for the next ten minutes I will put all the holiday goodies into the back of the cupboard; for the next ten minutes I will find something to keep my hands busy besides eating...

Good luck!

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MM165592 12/29/2012 5:14PM

    You can do it!

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JENCHESNUT 12/29/2012 5:12PM

  You go!!! Way to get back in the game of being healthy!! Wooo Hooo!

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