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Being a Good Sparker--Breaking the Silence


Thursday, June 20, 2013

I am breaking the silence with my blog post today.

It's been several months since my last post. My how time flies!

The good news is there has been no major drama behind my silence. It's been more about being lazy and apathetic.

While I still log in and loosely follow Sparkpeople most days, I've not taken weightloss/healthy living as seriously as I once did.

My exercise has fallen off (I do it less often and less intense than in the past), I've stopped measuring my food, and I make too many exceptions if I want this or that. I know what I need to be eating and need to be less loose about it.

I've simply fallen out of the habit of being a good Sparker! I need to get my Sparking mojo back...

On the positive side, I have had no major weight gains since I've lost my mojo and I am still an "ok" sparker.

I even recently went to the doctor who recommended that I consider weigh loss surgery about a year ago. He commended me on my weight-loss to date, said my numbers looked good, and backed off on the recommendation of surgery. Woo hoo!

Still-- I need to up the ante. I need to keep losing weight. Doing so will make me a healthier person who feels better in her own skin.

The key, I think, is getting back in the habit of being a good Sparker.

For me this will require re-committing to Sparking and.

Today, I publicly re-commit to be a better Sparker. I pledge to exercise more, and eat more mindfully, and lives a more healthful life.

Sounds good, but I need to commit to the habits:

--Log into Sparkpeople EVERYDAY and track;
--Commit to stay within my calorie range;
--Committ to at least 30 minutes of real exercise daily;
--Write in my Spark blog more regularly.

What about you? Have you been a good and steady Sparker all this time? If you've lost your mojo, what do you do to get it back?
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PHEBESS 6/20/2013 9:47PM

    It's easy to let things slide - but not as effective. So, welcome back!

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POPSY190 6/20/2013 9:38PM

    I am just working my way back to Good Sparking as opposed to just doing the basics. Good luck with your regaining your true Spark!

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DEBIGENE 6/20/2013 7:17PM

    I am here EVERYDAY it helps keep me accountable and I continue to motivate others and that too motivates me to stay on the healthy track. I am however in a plateau but that's ok because I am still here, still eating healthy and still trying to make a difference in my lifetime commitment to live healthy. I have 2 big downfalls that I need to get a handle on, 1 - is portion control at dinner time and 2 - is fitness !!! But I will not give up. I continue to keep my mind healthy which in my book is 1/2 the battle. I think that is why I am still here everyday as well.

Hope to see you more active, You can do it you just have to want to everyday !!!!

Stay Strong !!!!

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JLMCLUCAS 6/20/2013 3:10PM

    emoticon I wish you lots of success with your new commitments... for me I log on from my phone soon after I wake up, it keeps me thinking about my goals for the day!!!!

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BOVEY63 6/20/2013 3:07PM

    Great goals!
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ECONLADY 6/20/2013 2:47PM

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CHERYL_ANNE 6/20/2013 1:10PM

    I really, really, want to be the healthiest I can be for myself. I've been diligent for almost 10 months now. I take my Sparking mojo one day at a time - and sometimes on those dark days it's from one hour to the next. But I do it everyday because I'm the one who's got to do it if I want to achieve my goals.

I've got 3.5 pounds to go before I reach my first goal and then I will re-evaluate. It has taken much longer for me to lose these last 10 pounds but I just keep doing what it is I need to do because I know I will get there if I don't get in my own way.

I wish you much success!
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NHES220 6/20/2013 12:46PM

    I am still relatively new to SparkPeople - started just after Christmas. I am down about 24 lbs - slow and steady. I have been pretty good about eating and exercising and started a running program, but recently pulled a muscle and I am not back to running yet. I recently bought a Fitbit Flex to count my steps and I have committed to 10,000 steps a day. I think that is making a difference for me. I make sure I have time in the day for a walk either in the morning or in the evening to get those steps in. Good luck with your commitment back to SparkPeople!
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GRANDMABABA 6/20/2013 11:21AM

    I've been where you are, too many times. Congrats on the new commitment. I wish you every success!
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