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taking a moment to reflect

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I have gotten off track since I went out of town for my grandson's birth.


I need to take time to reflect on how I got here, why I came to SparkPeople in the first place, and what it is that I say to myself that makes it "ok" to accept less than my best effort in this weight loss journey.

Tonight I am really eager for the sun to come up tomorrow so I can hit the road and do another 5K.


For some reason I am sabotaging myself in my food...not that I am eating too many calories, I'm not. In fact, today I only ate 1239. Yesterday, I ate 1385, which is a bit high for me, but still under the max of 1500. Last Wednesday, I only ate 777, and I didn't even log my food on Thursday and Friday because I was busy, busy. Still, that is no excuse. I'm getting sloppy with my routine and if I don't correct it, I will lose it and go back to being just a lazy, fat couch potato who prefers junk food over nutritious food.

The bottom line is that this is my journey and I can either commit myself to do it right, or I can fool around another year and still be obese.

I had a wake-up call last night. When I looked at my weight loss over time report, I saw that right now, I should be about 12- 15 pounds lighter than I am. That means I'm not working hard enough at this. I've been on this same plateau for too long (about a month). It's time to get my stuff together and do this right.

The good news is that I am finally beginning to feel better mentally. I've been depressed for two years, but it id finally beginning to lift.

I think I found out what the problem was with the sun: a medicine I am taking makes me photosensitive, and the sunscreen I was using was old. (I read online that some sunscreens can make photosensitivity worse.) Since I bought a new tube of sunscreen, I haven't had the problems with the Fibromyalgia flares after walking/running or doing yard work. Plus, I'm going out earlier in the morning to run and later in the evening to do my yard work.

I think I'll look back over my blogs and remember from whence I came. Also, I think I'll look at my goals again and rework them. Perhaps they are feeling like too much of a chore or something...too much to keep track of. I noticed that some people have simple goals...just a couple or maybe three instead of a long list like I have. Maybe my list of goals feels discouraging to me...too much for where I am in this journey.

There has been a lot of things that have happened since I came here...things that were very stressful. Some of them, I haven't written about here.

Maybe it is time to make my vision board. I've put it off long enough. There was so much going on and then I forgot it until a couple of days ago when I saw someone's board.

One thing I know for sure is this: maintaining a positive attitude is a must.

I don't know.
I'm up for hearing what you have to say.
Have any of you gotten off track and lost motivation? If so, what did you do to get back on track?


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EMMACORY 6/24/2013 10:43PM

    Josie, it is about progress not perfection....also look for NSV along the way. You will figure it out and get step at a time! emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 6/24/2013 8:12AM

    We are not metronomes, we will get off beat sometime. I say it is important that we are consistent 60 - 70% of the time. I think in May in retrospect, I was not keeping time. I struggled with exercise. Always making excuses or changes to the routine = not doing anything. Felt down. But I released something that was happening to me at work and I have felt much better.

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KAB7801 6/23/2013 10:11PM

    You have to just do it. I do a few 10 min videos to try to get back on track
Then hopefully I want to do more

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HAPPYMENOW58 6/23/2013 10:05PM

    You can do it! Don't give up!

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