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Pushing to do what once came easy

Saturday, May 04, 2013

The first chapter of my weight loss journey here on Spark seemed to come so easy. I put at least 1,000 percent effort into it if not more, or so it seems and the weight melted off.

Then came chapter 2 - a bumpy ride.

Well frankly, I can't end chapter 2 until I resolve my whole bumpy-ride situation, and that's what I've been doing, little by little.

Tonight I got back into tracking my food for the week. I've been planning my meals and portioning them over the past few weeks or so, but I knew I had to get back into tracking my meals.

It's there where I tend to have my most success - that is when I use both the food and exercise trackers and follow through on what I plan.

I've left the exercise tracker blank to fill out through the week as I do my exercises, in case I want to mix it up a bit, and pick an activity based on my mood or something.

I'll see how that works because I have to frankly get back into a regular groove there too.

It's not that I don't want to put in the effort, but I feel as if some of the strength that I had in chapter one of my journey is gone, not due to a lack of motivation really, but due to a lack of real energy.

I'm hoping that will pick up, and I'm hoping it will pick up this week because I really need things to start turning around.

I guess the only way to make that happen is to start doing it no matter what kind of energy I have or don't have, and maybe in the process I'll create some to help me out.

Well, speaking of energy, I probably should get some sleep! Zzzzzz.

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    emoticon Tracking is a lot of work, but so worth the effort! I attribute my success to date with tracking.

    You can do this as you've succeeded at doing it before. Just keep on Sparking and you'll get there!
    1751 days ago
    Tracking is SO essential and will give you SO much in return!

    Thx for the blog support!

    1751 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Yup, fake it til you make it does work. And it IS easier at first. But hard as it is, pushing thru til the end is worth it.
    1752 days ago
  • WILLOW49
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    1753 days ago
    Keep working to reach that groove!
    1753 days ago
  • MINEA999
    I totally find that tracking is absolutely imperative for any type of success. It is a constant reminder and tool to keep me on track for the days. And days turn into weeks and weeks into months. I have now tracked everything I've eaten - good and bad! - for the past 2.5 months.
    1753 days ago

    Progress - even bumpy progress is awesome!

    I believe finding the balance of all your wrote about is what the whole journey is about - think of it as about to break through to the good part because you are on your way!

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    1753 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Have u had a physical from ur doctor? Dr. Atkins believed that nearly all obese people had low thyroid even if the regular test didn't show it. Richard Bernstein MD's lectures on Youtube on Type 2 diabetes are helpful. He says all obese people are Insulin Resistant and can benefit from Metformin for weight loss. I've enjoyed reading his books.
    Also, Dr. Mercola on his web site things most people are low in Vitamin D and Vitamin D3. (He recommends Krill Oil.) Dr. Roby Mitchell on his YouTube channel (and web site) DrFitt says most people are low in Iodine. Dr. Mitchell is interesting as he had advanced prostrate cancer and cured himself with diet and exercise. I think most of us are low in potassium as the RDA says we should get 4500 mg per day, but none of us do. I take some NO SALT (found in the salt section of the grocery store) as it is potassium.
    1753 days ago
    You CAN do it!
    1753 days ago
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