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how do I keep this going?

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Ok I've started this now how do I keep it going for longer then a week? I usually fizzel out about then. I tried giving myself rewards but that doesn't motivate me either.
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LJR4HEALTH 3/10/2013 4:03PM

    One day at a time is the only way to go that i have found ot work for me.

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VONBLACKBIRD 3/10/2013 1:25PM

    Take it one day at a time and don't beat yourself up if you miss a day. Just get determined!!!

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SCHNOOTIE 3/10/2013 10:20AM

    I usually have the same problem. But here is how I tackled it this time. I keep blogging and I actually started counting out all the things I did improve on. Read my blog about 70%. I think you might get some inspiration about the topic. I am a big time quitter, but being active on here and reading other peoples blogs and trying to help them and find inspiration myself has truly made a difference. Get away from setting your expectations too high. And forgive yourself if you mess up. Just don't give up altogether. At the very least log on, and check in with the team and let us know how you are doing so we can give you a hug, a water bottle and some good walking shoes.

Hugs!

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MARGOMCP 3/10/2013 10:08AM

    Get curious and think of things you wonder about, research and experiment for yourself.

If you ate no fast food for 1 week, would you lose weight?

They say it takes 21 days to make a habit; do something for 21 days and then write a blog post about how it feels, if it seems easier/is a habit or if you still struggle with it and why that may/may not be (they also say it's easier to break a bad habit by "replacing it" with a new, better one).

What tools do you wish there were? I was wishing for a combination treadmill desk so I could read while walking and discovered they have those!

If you listen to audio books in your car, why not listen while walking, how far could you walk versus how far can you drive per same amount of listening?

Just ask yourself questions that interest you and then invent a way to answer them for yourself.

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TATTER3 3/10/2013 12:47AM

    Day at a time!

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DJ4HEALTH 3/9/2013 10:10PM

    Just do it for about six weeks and then see how you feel. Each day that you do it you will find that you can do more things that you could not do before.

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CATLADY52 3/9/2013 4:57PM

    I've read several times about making it a habit of just 10 minutes a day to do something for yourself that you normally wouldn't do. I am making a habit of at least 15 minutes of cycling and I'm trying to do it at least every other day. emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 3/9/2013 4:49PM

    Oh, sweet Bonnie, you must apply the same *healing* you GIVE to all the rest of us, to yourself!! Time to speak only the healing/loving words to YOU that you speak to us. Time to encourage that little girl sitting in the corner of you within. It is your little Bonnie, who's got no one to champion her but the woman, Bonnie. Try to write all the lovely *things* about THAT little girl, observing *her* as if YOU are not her. She is frightened and shy and has absolutely no self confidence. Only YOU know all her experiences and what's made her the woman you are today. Once you EMBRACE her and PROTECT her like a fierce earth mother, you can give her STRENGTH which will transform into STRENGTH for YOU and YOU sooo deserve 'it' dear kind Bonnie!! emoticon

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HAWTGRANNY2014 3/9/2013 3:26PM

    Bonnie...just look back. How did you feel when you ate what you shouldn't have. I felt miserable...stuffing down food like there was no tomorrow and, for me there almost wasn't. I had 2 cancers at the same time...not one that spread into two but two separate. It was from years of not taking care of myself! It was from being overweight. I had ovarian and uterine and the two main causes...I was told by the specialist ... are red meat and being overweight. My body couldn't handle getting out and processing all the garbage I put in it. I had a lot of surgeries, then chemo. It wasn't fun and it hurt.
Do you really want to give up on yourself because that is what you are doing! Don't you want to be healthy and live in this life instead of just going through the motions?
Its hard...sure...but you are worth the effort. Don't give up or you will have to start all over again. Gaining is depressing...I know that. I have done that too. We all have but to give up is to admit that you just don't care. Well I care and I don't want to see you quit!
We can do this! find something to take your mind off of food. Don't bring home anything that you should not eat. Get out and walk...clear your mind. Have healthy snacks on hand . Make your portions in those little snack bags and only sit out enough for one day. When they are gone then so is your snacking. There are all kinds of little tricks. Make sure you track every bite of food...even if not healthy.
Your life is what YOU make it. We all have things happen but we learn from them and move on. Keep on going friend and together we can do this.

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MARIANNE9855 3/9/2013 3:21PM

    I go on spark people and read other people's blogs and updates- that keeps me going. Also I make a point of stopping and noting every non scale victory- looser pants, more stamina. I don't want to take it for granted because that' emoticon s when I slip up and don't notice until I feel terrible again.

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POPSY190 3/9/2013 2:48PM

    Are you referring to the blogging? Perhaps set up a streak? Or make a list of possible topics? Or read others' blogs to get ideas for your take on their topics?
If it's the whole SP thing - I keep in mind quite deliberately how I want to be in 5, 10 years time, or rather how and where I don't want to be! I find that very motivating!


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NEWRUNNER2 3/9/2013 2:43PM

    Do you have some motivational quotes where you can see them (especially in places where you run into trouble)?

Do you have a friend (either in person or on SparkPeople) who you can follow this journey with? Sometimes having someone counting on you can be good. ("If you do your workout today, I'll do mine," for example.)

Just a few thoughts. Take care! emoticon

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