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Day #445: Iíve been gone for too longÖ

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hey spark people! I am aware that it has been a very long time since the last time that I logged on and that is not okay. I can make about a million and one excuses as to why I havenít logged on but the main reason is just laziness. I have gotten too lazy to lose weight. How pathetic is that? I am sitting here writing that and it just sounds terrible, but I know thatís exactly what it is, if that werenít the case then I would be doing it.

I have been really stressed out this semester though trying to keep up with my grades, my RA job while trying to maintain some type of a social life, and sometimes I feel like I barely have a second to breath like I barely have any me time, and when I do have me time all that I really want to do is lay down and go to sleep. As I just wrote that, another though occurred to me. What am I going to do once I get out of college and have a full time job? I might not have grades to keep up with then, but I will have work to keep up with, and children to juggle as well as other family activities. Itís going to be just as hard if not harder then than it is now. I need to make time for me to get healthy once and for all. Again I feel like Iíve said that time a million times, but for some reason it still hasnít stuck. I mean obviously it hasnít stuck because this is the 445 day that Iíve been with sparkpeople, and I still havenít seen any results, and I had been on sparkteens before that. I just need to put for the effort and do it. I need to make the time for me, because I deserve it.

Iíve decided that to start out Iím not really going to make any goals. Iím just going to watch what I eat as best as I can, and start working out. I donít plan on doing any of this on a schedule Iím just going to start doing it and see where it takes me. One thing that I am going to start doing weekly though is weighing in that way I can keep myself accountable for if I am actually accomplishing anything or not. I have a whole lot more I could write, but for my first blog back in a while I think thatís pretty good. I hope that everyone is doing well!

--Emma
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STODD251 3/13/2013 1:09PM

    Sometimes life does get busy and sometimes you don't feel like doing it, but it is all worth it in the end if you keep pushing until you reach your goals. And you're exactly right when you say life will continue to be busy. There really is no time like the present to just do it. I've been super busy as well, and what I'm working on now is just making the best decision I can with whatever decision I am faced with. Over time, all those little decisions add up. If you are making good decisions overall, then it will work out in your favor. If you're making bad decisions most of the time, that will also show up in the results that you get. Maybe you can't commit to any huge changes, but find some small changes that you really can do. When faced with a healthy breakfast or a donut, go with the healthy. When you want a snack mid-morning, grab a bunch of nuts or a piece of fruit instead of a candy bar. When you have the choice between sitting on the computer or getting up and doing something active, take a moment to do something. Every little thing adds up.

"It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped." Anthony Robbins
I have no clue who this guy is, but sparkpeople posted an article with this quote in it and it really resonated with my thoughts recently. It's not even about big decisions, it is every little thing you choose to do or choose not to do...

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STARR3575 3/13/2013 12:06PM

    Hey Emma,

Glad your back on here! I recently came back myself after a long hiatus. Life was just too bust and I cut out computer stuff to help me with time.
I was reading all your comments and everyone has such great suggestions! I was thinking back to our Vitality challenge days and thought of mentioning the 3 goals we used to do: exercise, nutrition and self love. I would say to start there and make them very attainable at first and work your way up. Like one other sparker said drink your water for the nutrition, maybe exercise 10 minutes for the exercise part and just allow yourself 10 minutes to relax and do something enjoyable for the self love. Even if it is just lying down staring at the ceiling at least you had some stressfree time. I hope eveything goes well for you and I am always here for you!

Hugs, Lorie
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MOMOF4FOXES 3/12/2013 9:52PM

    A quote I like is to "Do the Next Right Thing" whatever that means for you. It is so you don't wait until the next day to start your new plan but to do the Next Right Thing today. And the next minute, and the next minute, and the next minute..... you get the point. Glad you are making the effort to come back!!! emoticon

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TERRIEHICKS 3/12/2013 9:47PM

    I am so glad to see you back on Spark. I was absent for awhile too. I just was not motivated to get on here for whatever reason. I have been trying to login a few times per week. So far so good.

Set small goals that are attainable and build for there...man I sound like Lauren! That is what works for me when I get off track.

I know you can do it! You just have to make your mind up that you are going to do it! It sounds like you are already there.

I am always there for you! I hope you know that!

~Terrie

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LZY0108 3/12/2013 9:42PM

    Glad to see a blog from you! We all fall off the wagon sometimes, the trick is to keep getting back on no matter how many times you fall off! LOL

What helped with me was to try to ADD healthy things to my life. One thing at a time, one day at a time, Drink all your water one day, Get 5 servings of fruit & veggies another day, Exercise 10 mins on another, etc.... The healthy stuff started to naturally weed out the bad. This helped me with not getting overwhelmed. I tend to have an all or nothing mentality though. You just have to find what works for you... You can do it! I believe in you!
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