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I won't let this be undone ~

Monday, July 22, 2013

I was going to blog about what has been holding me back, getting in my way, and setting me up for failure lately. But, I'm not going to do that. We ALL know that can happen. And, hopefully, we are all working toward undoing those things and making new and better decisions.

So, what I am going to say is that I am not giving up. I have had some obstacles lately. The latest one being sick again and spending an afternoon in the hospital to come home to bed rest for a couple of days. It seems like one thing after another and that has got me quite 'down' in the last few weeks. I was even thinking about quitting SP and coming back at a better time. Then common sense prevailed. We all know that a 'better time' may mean 'never'.

I have done some thinking about what I need in order to succeed. I am spending way too much time online. I have to limit that ~ but still come to SP every day and try to participate. I, also, have not been allowing myself 'treats' lately and, for me, that is just wrong. When I do that, I end up eating way more than I should in the evening. When I first started SP, and did lose weight on a constant basis, one of the best things I did for myself was to allow myself to eat 'almost' anything I wanted if I could still count it that day. Then, when my calories ran out ~ I stopped. So, I have got some of my favorite foods in the house now and plan to use them when I have to.

I'm looking for all the things that helped me before and I am NOT going to quit. That will get me exactly NOTHING. I am proud of my weight loss so far and will get back on track!!

I'm on my way to the pool for some exercise. Have a great day everyone!
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    I am so sorry to hear that you were in the hospital sick. I hope you are doing well now and getting back to the norm. I was so sad to read your thoughts on leaving SP... You and I both know that life is full of obstacles, roadblocks per say, and they attempt to hinder our progression. YOU have to fight. You have to keep going. Pushing past the difficult is what makes us stronger. This weightloss journey that we've all found ourselves on is about change. So changing our plans will need to happen from time to time. I mentioned earlier today that if everybody lost weight the same way then we'd all be doing the same thing but what works for you may not work for me. You can do this and you will succeed! I was relieved to further read that you're going to continue on SP so know that I am here for you whenever you need me. You can drop me "i feel like quitting line" and I will be there to push you. Have a wonderful day and thank you my friend for staying here.
    1604 days ago
    Happy to see that you are thinking about the things that you know work for you!!! Great job! It is so easy to get discouraged (have been there myself lately), but you are so right...there is no better time than now to do the best we can by hanging in there, doing what we can when we can and moving forward as we can! Good for proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1606 days ago
  • -WISPY-
    Way to go lady. You are certainly right, it is the very time that we think of quitting, is the very time to keep going. Spark is a great place to be and I also agree with what you say. I need to know that I can eat 'something' if I want it. Far less chance of my going crazy and binging my head off on 'forbidden fruits'.

    You are doing great sweetheart. Keep up the good work.

    Hugs Wispy.
    1606 days ago
  • SNIC23
    Common sense... now that is definitely a blessing!

    I am so sorry to learn that you have been having a hard time. I hope a few days of bed rest have helped to improve your health and that the pool time isn't overdoing anything.
    You're right, there may never be an ideal time. You are smart to go back and consider what it was that helped you to be so successful in the beginning. Obviously you CAN succeed and realizing that is a success in and of itself. You'll do fine... you ARE doing fine. No need to leave SP, just do what you can, when you can. Nobody, not even you, can ask you for more than that. emoticon

    I have had such a hectic time lately that in order to keep my exercise up and my food tracked I have had to cut down on my internet time as well. Just know that I think of you often and that I am ALWAYS rooting for you. ALWAYS!!!
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    1606 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    I could have written this post. Glad to hear you are sticking around on a limited basis. I've been afraid to let a day go by without signing on for fear I will stop altogether.
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    1606 days ago
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