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New Year's 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I have been MIA for about a week for no real reason. Just being lazy. I have also been depressed because I haven't been eating properly and it is showing on the scale. Just a week ago I was so happy that I had lost the 3 pounds I had gained and felt so positive. Then the weather got cold and rainy and I turned to my comfort foods thinking "well as long as I work out an hour a day I can still eat this," WRONG! My husband tells me that too and I believed him. Wow having a big glass of Coca Cola and chocolate-pecan pie tastes so good but the next day I wake up achy and blah because my blood sugar is way out of whack and I didn't feed my body the proper fuel. This year is going to be the year I get it right. I started the new year deep cleaning my kitchen which had been sorely neglected because of the holidays and did my workout. Tomorrow I have to start getting up early so by the 17th I am ready to tackle my 8 am class with a smile on my face. I'm planning on using the extra time in the mornings to do a good 30-45 strength workout to go along with the cardio.
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    I totally understand where you are coming from. I've been a lifelong Coca-Cola addict. I just gave it up back in Fall 2012 before re-joining Spark. It wasn't easy, but I was having heart palpitations that landed me in the ER, and I had to give it up. I also had to give up my beloved coffee, too.

    Hang in there. I know it's easy to get hung up on your slip-ups and mistakes, but just try to look at how far you've come. You are making progress. It's not easy to even want to cook healthy when so much is distracting you and pulling at you, or you're facing an untidy kitchen. Just as with your diet and lifestyle changes, take those baby steps. Something that really helped me was joining Flylady. Just 5-15 min. cleaning and decluttering sessions can make a HUGE difference. There are Spark Teams that focus on Flylady and you can also check out her site:
    >Flylady: Peace is Mine Spark Team

    1810 days ago
    I'm glad you've made the connection as to why you feel blah. Some people don't realize this and continue the cycle to only feel worse and end up going backwards. Weight loss is tough and it requires a lot of consistently. I t can be frustrating how quickly progress can unravel when you have a couple bad days.

    Personally I have to start my day out right, especially on the days the weather is uncooperative or I tend to get off track and stay off track. Something I learned last spring was that it's not about having a great plan, it's also about having a backup plan and being adaptable when life throws it's curveballs. We can come up with a legitimate excuse for almost anything that happens but in reality we have to realize there will always be an obstacle and we just have to figure out the best way around it =] Before then I was an excuse maker, but now I'm getting better at making choices on the fly to avoid disaster. DO I make the right choices all the time - LOL absolutely not!! Doesn't mean I failed, it just means I have an opportunity to learn for next time!!

    You can do this - just focus on a few things at a time and get the hang of them before you move onto the next thing. =] I'll be here cheering you on
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    1811 days ago
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