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Spark Solution

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I am starting the Spark Solution challenge tomorrow.

I celebrated my graduation a bit too much and I broke my calories in range streak. I have been out of range the past 4 days, although it could have been much worse.

Of course, I could have celebrated and stayed in range. It was a handy excuse. I have an in-law situation that is causing me a lot of stress and I reverted to my old ways of reacting to stress. This situation is not going to change any time soon so I need to develop some coping strategies. I am hoping the challenge will help with this.

I did make some progress - even though I knew I was over my limit I still tracked it. I am also making this public to make me accountable and rein in this slip before it is a landslide.


Calories in range - 0 days
Strength at least 10 minutes - 59 days
Food tracked - 62 days
Cardio at least 10 minutes - 62 days
Water at least 10 glasses - 62 days

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOOZINITNOW 5/17/2013 6:07PM

    I can relate to the in-laws situation. It's been a big part of my weight issues but I have learned to let it go and it feels good. You are going to do great! emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 5/16/2013 12:57PM

    emoticon You go girl!

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SHANSHE 5/16/2013 11:43AM

    You can do this and I have no doubt you will! It's just a blip in the radar in the grand scheme of things!

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COMPUCATHY 5/13/2013 11:02PM

    Awesome that you tracked though you were out of range! That's a real victory. Wishing you the best with the new challenge and the in-law situation. I've been practicing a LOT of coping strategies and stress reducers lately. They make a WORLD of difference. Seek the answers that are right for you and I am sure you will find lots of good alternatives. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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DYNAMICDEB53 5/13/2013 7:24PM

    Being accountable to yourself is a great beginning. I understand stress that doesn't seem to go away, keep looking for some coping skill, let me know if you find anything. I am in the same boat, but as of yet have not succumb to eating.
This is a new day and glad you are trying the Spark Solution, something just having a challenge to do helps us get back on true track.
Hugs and smiles

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BRE2003SB 5/13/2013 1:35PM

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MARYANNSQUEST 5/13/2013 10:23AM

You are amazing, I have a saying one step back- two steps forward (I know I learned it somewhere here on SparkPeople). Move forward my friend and don't look back.

Congrats on your Granduation! I'm with Dawn, I would love to see the picture of your Graduation. You worked real hard for your degree and I loved hearing all your accomplishments when you posted about working towards your degree!

Have started the Spark Solution too, emoticon

Mary Ann

Comment edited on: 5/13/2013 10:24:05 AM

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2WHEELER 5/13/2013 9:32AM

    Stay strong! You can do this. You're doing great on tracking calories and exercise. Keep up the good work. Belated Happy Mother's Day.

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    That's like facing the mirror! Good job. Never challenge worse my friend, just move forward with your head held high and you'll be fine. Congratulations again on your graduation. I am so very proud of you. You should have posted your picture in your blog for all the world to see! I love you! emoticon

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CINDYKC2000 5/13/2013 12:26AM

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