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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Well, it's not like I didn't see this coming, but seeing it on the scale is a little depressing. Yes, I've gained weight. Since November, when I'd gained a bit. It could be worse, but I know I'm on a path to just keep gaining weight and well, after successfully keeping 25 pounds off for almost 3 years, I'm not willing to just slide back to where I was.

It's almost like starting over, but I'm going to have to use all the Spark tools I can. I know part of this is that the for the past month the only exercise I've gotten has been walking, which isn't bad, but it's not focused. Plus a conference with a lot eating out. This past week I got back on the exercise wagon and got in 5 workouts. Nothing spectacular, but way better than the past month. It's also a little sad to realize how much ground I've lost not being able to do the workouts I was used to and makes me a little disappointed that I didn't come with a workout alternative and let it just slide. However, I can't undo that, so I must just start from today and get back on track.

My goals:

* Cook more and get away from the frozen dinner. Now, given my commute and sometimes really long days, I'll keep a few on hand until I can get to where I've got some things I can freeze myself.

* Breakfast needs to be better. It'll be a little extra time in the morning, but should be worth it. Which leads me to -

* More sleep. I've been saying this for a couple of years, but it's gotta be done. I'm developing strategies, but it's hard to break a routine that's been going on for several years. I may even give the sleep tracker feature on my Fitbit a go.

* In addition to the SP trackers, I'm also going to learn how to make better use of the Fitbit trackers and information.

* And, of course, exercise! It feels good to be doing my Walk Away the Pounds dvds again and also adding in a couple of others with more aerobic content. I just need to make sure I keep it up.

Hopefully, these things will get me back on track and help me get down to my goal weight or at least lose what I've gained.
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    Sleep sounds good!
    1623 days ago
    "We first make our habits and then our habits make us"

    No matter how many obstacles you run into, what matters is that you’re able to overcome each of them, one at a time.
    sounds like you have a good plan in place you did it once and you will do it again. I am like you and the frozen meals they are quick and easy and the Low cal. are tasteless and so full of salt. like the plan to make your own. and cooking for one can be a pain I kn ow. remember your Spark Friends are here for you. emoticon
    1805 days ago
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    1810 days ago
    You noticed a problem and you've got a plan in place to resolve it. That's what it's all about. Good for you! Nothing you can't learn from and correct.
    1811 days ago
    I've had great success these past few months with my fitbit along with Spark tracking, so I do hope you give it a try!
    23YR4S Here's my page if you want to "friend" me on fitbit too.

    I think the best thing I've done was cooking my lunches, so I hope that works for you too. It did take a few weekends (the time I could actually devote to cooking) to build up a good stockpile, but now I have 9 lunches ready to go in the freezer, and even though I didn't do any big cooking this weekend, I'll still be good to go until next weekend when maybe I'll be able to do a couple of recipes.

    You also may look around on breakfasts, there are some healthy, quick ones out there, I am a big fan of the one minute egg muffin recipe on Spark.

    1811 days ago
    Sounds like great plans you've created to get back on track. emoticon
    1811 days ago
    Sounds like you have a good plan.. Make the crockpot your friend! I know with my new crazy schedule it's really been tempting to just order take out and for a while there I was. Then I saw how much money I was spending, and the scale wasn't going in the right direction.. So, on days when I know it's going to be particularly crazy or late, I throw something in the crockpot in the morning before I leave and when I get home, other than a veggie side dish or some brown rice my dinner is done.
    I know you will get back on track and get focused!
    1811 days ago
    Sounds like you are focused nd ready to get back on track!! emoticon
    1811 days ago
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