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10,000 Spark Points!

Monday, May 06, 2013

Well yesterday I was moping around about my "nots" - not doing this and not doing that.... and I was wallowing about nearing 10,000 spark points and barely dragging myself across the line....

Well screw that! Today I put on my shoes and went out for a walk. 5kms worth thank you very much - so I moved my way across the 10,000 point marker and I feel better about myself already.

Tracked my vector cereal with banana and low fat milk for breakfast. Had some water. Did my walk... and had a good talk with myself....

You see its been 13 months since I started on Sparkpeople and in some ways I think I have made progress and in other ways not so much. But what is important is that I am much more aware of why I weigh as much as I do.... and that is now leading to making better choices at the grocery store. Better choices in the kitchen when I prepare food. And even though I am not consistent with the eating right and exercising I have to admit I did way better at it this past year than any recent years without Spark.

So putting aside that I lost 30 pounds and gained 10 back then gained and lost the same 5 pounds about 10 times over -- - I must admit that I am a bit of a slow learner. Yes I need to work on the consistency and commitment parts of my program. But I did check out my overall trackers and it shows that I worked out 60% of the time. Well that explains the lack of progress on my scale!

Now I know how to measure my portions. I don't buy processed foods. I eat my beans. I eat more fresh fruit and veggies now than I have ever eaten - even better than when I did WW. And I know from experience that the more practice I have at this the more likely it will be that I will succeed. So I will continue to practice and get better.

Commitment. Consistency. Well my friend said to me - heck you were able to quit smoking 16 years ago - from a pack a day to not smoking for years. How did you do that??? And now I have to go walk some more and talk some more to myself. Because really.... I quit the smoking addiction - - there must be some learning that I've put on the back burner..... that I can apply to now.

10,000 points. This was a milestone for me. I didn't think I'd get here. But I did. So now I will revamp the plan. Get moving again... and spend more time on getting me back into shape. .... no more doing it for others. NOw I have to do it for me...

Time to lift my glass of ice water with the lemon slice floating so elegantly on top and say Cheers to me!!!!!!!!!! Looking forward to earning the next 10,000 points!
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    YAY for you!! You have made a LOT of progress, from where I stand. And 20 lbs is 20 lbs. Thats nothing to sneer at, and plus, you LOST it, not maintained or gained, but LOST 20 lbs. Way to go!!
    1656 days ago
  • SWP0213
    You said it... Cheers to you!! emoticon
    1658 days ago
    emoticon I do that too for a while(gain,lose,gain) but I stuck with it and eventually it comes down! emoticon emoticon
    Also,looking at what you are doing right in a positive light is the way to go! emoticon
    1659 days ago
    Cheers to you! Sometimes we have to repeat lessons before they become part of us. I know I did. Congrats on 10,000 points, and your new, determined attitude!
    1659 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    Woohoo that is a big deal. Doesn't matter how long it got there~
    1659 days ago
  • MICHELLE2343
    Good for you! emoticon emoticon
    1659 days ago
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