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It's been a while

Saturday, May 11, 2013

It's been a while since I've posted. It's also been a while since I've honestly put forth any effort!

Well, today happens to be the first day of a brand spankin' new 5% challenge. It's also the day that my Spark Solution book came in the mail. THAT my friends is a sign from God that my behind needs to kick it into gear and start pushing it!

I was doing SO WELL for the longest time, I wasn't losing a whole ton of weight, I had lost about 5 pounds and was keeping them off, playing with about 2 other pounds, but I saw the change in my body, I felt better, and my clothes were looking better. It was those non-scale victories you all talk about! Well, somehow (and I honestly don't know how or why) I fell off the wagon about 3 weeks ago and I haven't quite gotten myself all the way back on. It's kind of like I'm running behind the wagon, sometimes along side of it, and hoping someone will grab my hand and pull me back on.

I did my weight and measurements today to begin the new challenge. I have to say I was less than pleased, but it's no one's fault but my own. I forgot to weigh myself first thing so I used my sister's scale this morning when I got to her house (before I ate). I got on there and immediately said to her "wow, I like my scale a lot better" because of the number I'd seen. It was a good 2.5lbs higher than what I normally see on mine. Then to "test" that theory I got on my scale at home (after lunch) and it was ANOTHER 1.5lb higher! But, not remembering the EXACT number I had on hers, and liking to stay consistent scale-wise, I used the really super-scary number that I saw on my scale.
Not only was the number on my scale scary, it was also disappointing because it's only a half pound less than what I started my journey with. In March I had lost 10 pounds from my starting weight. That means that from March to May I put 10 pounds right back on. Not what I wanted to say. I'd love to tell you that from March to May I took 10 more pounds off.

Today, I change for good. No more falling off wagons. This wagon has walls, a ceiling, a floor, no way off! If I slip up, I keep going. If I miss a day of exercise, I just move on tomorrow. If I don't eat well today, I eat extra well tomorrow. No one can make these changes for me, no one can make me feel better, and no one can force me to do this but me. With the encouragement and motivation that I find on SP, I know I can do it, and I will.
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    You can do it.
    1757 days ago
    Welcome back on the wagon. You said your looking for a hand to pull you back on the great thing about spark people there are lots of people more the happy to lend a hand! Please send a note or comment when ever your looking for support I am more then happy! I know I needed it a couple times this week.Sorry to hear about you knee.
    1774 days ago
  • LIZ324_NYC
    You can do it! Just one day at a time, making concious decisions each day.
    1776 days ago
    Thanks for blogging. I have been through a lot of the same stuff. I weigh myself 1st thing in morning ! If you weigh at different time & scales you will get different #'s.
    1776 days ago
    Sounds like you've given yourself a hand-up to get back on the wagon. I know from experience that the challenge and SparkSolution are helpful, too.
    Keep on trucking!
    1776 days ago
    Awesome attitude! You can do this.
    1777 days ago
    Excellent plan... keep on keeping on... be patient with yourself... progress not perfection....
    1777 days ago
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