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Again and again and again......

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Starting over......#1

This is officially my 3rd day back on spark and this is my first blog.

Funny, but I usually commit, start out and within a few weeks life happens and I find myself drifting away, not seeing the progress I'd like quick enough, excuses, holidays, birthdays, vacations, you name it. I gain a pound here or there and then I am done - ashamed that I cannot lose weight successfully.

Well - here I am again. Trying to commit to blogging this time - perhaps it will help me get over that frustration and shame when I backslide and help keep me on the path.

I am tracking every morsel of food that goes in my mouth. I am journaling what I eat, when I eat it, even my moods when I eat. I am trying to ease back into exercise. I started walking. Hokey Pete! I could barely walk for 30 minutes at about a 3.2 pace.

I decided instead of punishing myself and shaming myself into walking at a pace I am unable to manage, to slow the pace a bit. I am on day 3 of walking. Today was able to get on the treatmill at a 1.5% incline and walk at 3.5 for a mile. I did have to stop halfway through to stretch due to some cramping, but was able finish. My goal is to get through the full 17 minutes without stopping. When that happens, I will up the pace.....

So Hi everyone, good to be back, making positive choices......
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HAWTGRANNY2014 3/31/2013 3:43PM

    It isn't easy but just think of how you will feel when you succeed. I always say..If you slip..do the flip and get back on track...just don't let it spiral out of control.
You are worth every minute it takes to get healthy...to renew your energy and make your body into a more slim, trim,healthy being. We are all special and we are on this journey together...you are not alone. There are thousands of people on the same track.
So come on. You can do this.
I started a team called out of the box...come in look around and see if it might help. Just go to my page and click on the team icon. All are welcome, any age and any gender.

"hands across spark people...season of hope."

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JUDITHANNIE 3/31/2013 8:16AM

    Welcome back and don't ever give up you can and will do it. I'm having a rough time but I won't give up. Good for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GAILANN48 3/30/2013 9:58PM

    Welcome home!

...you know the score - the only thing that matters is how many times you get back up! Sounds like you're in a different place this time, less hard on yourself and more about doing what it takes. Blogging helps me, as does logging every blasted thing I eat, even on the "bad" days.

You're among friends here, and you can do this...you really can!

emoticon :) Gail

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STITCH4EVER 3/30/2013 5:01PM

    IF I HAD A NICKEL FOR EVERY TIME I HAD STARTED OVER, I WOULD BE RICH RIGHT NOW. WHEN I BACKSLIDE, IT SEEMS TO TAKE TWICE AS LONG TO GET THOSE SAME POUNDS OFF. BUT I PLUG AWAY AT IT AND PRETTY SOON I AM BACK ON TRACK. I'VE GONE FROM 354 TO 215 SO THAT'S PRETTY GOOD. BUT I THINK I RE-STARTED AT LEAST 5 TIMES IF NOT MORE. I WOULD DROP OUT FOR AWHILE AND THEN COME BACK AND HAVE TO WORK MUCH HARDER. I FINALLY GOT IT THROUGH MY THICK HEAD THAT IT JUST WASN'T WORTH IT. IF YOU HAVE TO STAY AWAY FOR A DAY OR TWO - DO IT, BUT DON'T QUIT.
ERIN

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ROSIEPD 3/30/2013 4:58PM

    Welcome back! Lots of folks going through the same ups and downs. Just stick with it! You can do it. emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 3/30/2013 2:54PM

  Welcome!

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STUDLEEJOE 3/30/2013 2:46PM

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