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First Blog Post - Wonder if It Will be the Last

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Okay, thought I would give blogging a chance. As a teenager, journals were an important part of my life, but that has fallen by the wayside since...

Boy, what to discuss online? My crazy obsession with learning a new language? My day? My huge family, or my weight frustrations?

Since this is Sparkpeople, I'll do weight woes for my first day. I just looked back at my most recent status update... It was 650 days ago that I was proud to be able to run for 20 minutes straight. And... I haven't gotten much farther than that. What the heck happened?! Off and on I track calories, and pretty consistently (when I'm not sick) I work out, but I didn't realize I was in a two year rut until I saw the age of that post! Geez, I feel really frustrated! Two years is enough time to lose 100 pounds easy! I can't manage ten??

Well, stepping on the scale today, it's not any better than it was two years ago. In fact, it might be a whole lot worse, can't remember. Was it Einstein that said "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results?" I think I'm stuck there myself. Time for a change. Perhaps this first blog post will be the baby step I need...
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WATERDIAMONDS 6/24/2013 1:38AM

    Yeah, you can do it.

Get your mind in the process...
...get your rear off the couch...
... get your head out of the fridge...
... and get after it.

Welcome and best of success to you.



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DEB9021 6/23/2013 7:36PM

    If you enjoyed journal writing, you'll love blogging. I went back to journal writing every day when I first read The Spark. Like you, it had been YEARS! But I haven't stopped since, and it has been a couple of years. I write on paper every day except Sunday, when I do a blog instead. Putting things on paper makes me more committed than just saying it in my head, and for me putting pen to paper is de-stressing. I also use my journal to track how many days I've kept with a habit. Like set a goal to exercise every day, and write a number in the corner of the page each day that you do it. I watched those numbers add up and didn't want to blow it! Anyway, hope you keep it up. Checking in on yourself and with others every day definitely helps!

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ZZYYGGY3 6/23/2013 6:31PM

    You can do it. I had a rough time with my first blog as well, but it gets easier.

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WENWIN 6/23/2013 7:57AM

    You know, most of us have been where you are at, not exactly of course, but in general. I have had good intentions in the past but found myself lonely or bored or tired of the long winter months and there I was, just not caring if I ate a bag of chips or not. It really takes an entire mind re-set to get you where you want to be.
For me, its my daughter getting married next month. I am now headlong in a lifestyle change.

You can find it too..I know you can!!

Cheering you on....Wendy

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LESLEE33 6/22/2013 10:47PM

    Blogging is great, and can really help. A lot of times people overeat because they are worried, stressed, depressed etc. Writing out some of the reasons for your feelings is a way to get it out and feel better, instead of turning to food for comfort.

Sounds like it might be time to switch up your workout routine a bit, perhaps your body is too used to the things you normally do, and needs new challenges.
I wish you all the best!
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JOANNHUNT 6/22/2013 10:40PM

    I HEAR YOU WITH THE RUT THING. I HAVE BEEN AT THIS FOR17 MONTHS AND HAVE LOST QUITE ABIT OF WEIGHT BUT HAVE ONLY MANAGED TO KEEP 16 POUNDS OFF. I HAVE BEEN UP AND DOWN LIKE AN ELEVATOR. BABY STEPS IS ALL WE CAN DO UNTIL WE FIGURE OUT WHAT WE REALY WANT AND MOVE ON TO HEALTHINESS. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY.

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MICKEYMAX 6/22/2013 10:22PM

    Now that you are going again, keep on moving! We can do this!

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