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It makes me sad when....


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I look at other member's Spark Pages and there hasn't been any activity for months or years. I wonder if anyone ever looks at mine and feels the same way? We start out inspired and determined to loose weight, to get healthier, to save our life and then we quit? I hope a lot of the people whose Spark Pages I looked at tonight have been successful. Maybe they just decided SP wasn't for them or they got too busy to update their S pages. Maybe they found another avenue to weight loss and didn't feel the need to be on SP anymore. Or maybe like me they quit trying. They decided it was too difficult and they would leave it for another day. Maybe next Monday or on August the first I'll start trying again. I've been waiting for "that day" for about 30 years now and have continued adding more and more weight to my body the longer I wait to start "trying". If I'm not trying then it doesn't count as failure, does it? Depressing thought alert....maybe some of those people are no longer among the living because they quit trying and waited too long to start trying again. That could be me. I've been pretty lucky, health-wise but my luck is starting to run out. I'm getting older. I'm at my heaviest. I need to start doing a little everyday and quit thinking about it as something I start and stop. I've always thought at my weight it will take a big change for me to lose it. Well, it will but who says the big change can't be made up by little changes....one at a time.

When you aren't making any progress it doesn't seem worth it to blog. I mean what is there to update? Nope...haven't lost any weight...still the same place I was when I started. Don't want to make any big statements about how I'm now determined and things will be different this time. I hate failure. Hope I haven't depressed anyone with this. I read success stories on here. People do lose weight. They do get healthier and lots of them say if I can do it anyone can. Mostly I read about peoples' struggles. They start, there are successes and failures. Sometimes they quit and some are continuing to try again and again and again. It's never a done deal. Some lose a lot of weight and regain some or even regain it all....and some of those same people keep trying. I'm trying to get the strength and inspiration to try again. To try to take some small steps and take it one day at a time. It helps me to know I'm not alone. I wish each of you success!!!!
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GINIEMIE 8/24/2013 6:12AM

    It's never a done deal, and blogging is to help you get help from others who are on the same journey. A Journey to Better Health. Please don't give up on yourself or us. I lost gained and lost 1/3 of what I regained. I'm struggling too. Struggling to track, to eat healthier and to force myself to move. I got a fitflex and I set it for 10,000 steps. I love when I reach that goal, but that's not everyday. I pick up and drop too, but I won't give up on myself, first of all for me, secondly for my son Erik and then for my other four children and my six grandchildren and siblings.
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GGMAKAT 8/2/2013 7:52PM

    I think we have to all hang in, whether we are losing or not. Even just opening SP and spinning for login points is a reminder. What you wrote is kind of a wake up call, cause sometimes I do the same thing (start, then lose steam and stop). Let's all just be sure to cheer each other on!

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JANET552 8/1/2013 8:08AM

    I wish you success too. I haven't been very successful here. I start each day with enthusiasm and then fail in the mid afternoon. I believe it's important to keep trying though. I spent at least 5 years trying to quit smoking and, you know, one day I did and I have been quit for 12 years. I like to look at the changes I've made while on Spark and pat myself on the back for them. I eat healthier most of the time and I exercise regularly. I have kept diabetes at bay. It's all part of the journey.

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IMREITE 8/1/2013 1:07AM

    We all get distracted or we start getting bad habits. it is being human. we just need to refocus and get back on track at some point.

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NICKLESPICKLES 7/31/2013 11:13PM

    One day at a time...and it is okay to be sad...things change and we take the necessary steps to do what we need to do for ourselves. This is a journey...it isn't always going to be this positively awesome experience. There are peaks and valleys...and we have to move through both of them to benefit from the entire thing. Just keep trucking. emoticon Blessings.

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