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Plan B


Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I am coasting. In transition. Plan A was based on perfection. Not so helpful. Plan B must be based on reality. And it would be helpful if I really made the decision as to where I go from here. More importantly, HOW will I go from here?

So forgive my lack of dedication at the moment. I am active on the site, but I have not been tracking food. And I have not been exercising, except for my garden rehab - which was 4+ hours of bending, stretching, lugging bags of soil & mulch, pushing wheelbarrows, etc.

Today is raining - AGAIN - and I am playing catch-up; laundry, errands, etc.. I have read so many "motivation" articles also today, hoping to see something that strikes me. I am learning a great deal about this journey, and I get LOTS of inspiration reading the blogs of other Sparkers. I have heard from so many Sparkers - tips, suggestions, sharing, & support. It is this that keeps me going. I know I am not alone. I know how many times I tried to quit smoking before I actually succeeded almost 5 years ago. I know that the fact that I struggle is ok.

So, I will keep moving forward. My biggest challenge is my exercise and I think I just have to suck it up and move my body. I read something today about putting "I" into my sentences. Until I can accept the finality of how vital daily exercise is, I will struggle. But until I can find my way through this roadblock, I refuse to weigh myself. My weekly weigh-in was my
reward for my efforts. No work - no reward. I am a slow learner when it comes to personal
responsibility. The biggest lesson I have learned is that no matter what happens..........I just have to keep going. The only failure is quitting!

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MMILLER139 7/3/2013 3:55PM

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GYPSYROVER 7/3/2013 2:19PM

    Thanks for stopping by with comments! I read something on SparkPeople today that I am going to try. The article was about keeping a "before-during-after journal" to give me some self-awareness, and to help me develop some intrinsic motivation! Wish me luck! I'll probably blog about it later! emoticon

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 7/3/2013 8:43AM

    GR I can totally relate. 4 hours of garden rehab is not like cardio, but I like working in the garden. I have been delaying joining the pool. Let's get crackin, then! Plan B full steam!

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KENSHO 7/2/2013 1:15PM

    I agree ''The only failure is quitting''. I wish you loads of luck in figuring out a realistic plan b.
hugs!

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