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    HAPPYWALKER   36,841
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Trying this again

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

After a long absence that was preceded by sporadic activity, I find myself back here again. Using SP helped me to take off 40 lbs. back in 2007. I've tried a few alternate routes since then and have come full circle.

I like the new Spark START page. I like the look of it, and everything is organized well. I set up my motivation board, set some goals, read a bunch of articles. I'm still not going to jump onto any teams at this point. I don't want to end up spending a lot of time on the site when I should be up and moving.

The week's been good so far. I went outside walking yesterday and today. I used the tracker today. I'm not sure how long that will last because it's not something I like to do. What I did find was that by eating lots of veggies and preparing healthy meals today, I am at the very low end of my calorie range. I may track for a few weeks just to create awareness of calories. My main focus is on eating nutritious foods and I don't want to be tied to measuring things out and tracking it every day. That becomes tedious for me. I do need awareness, though, so I think I'll always keep a written log of what foods I'm eating.

This has to be a lifelong habit-changing process. No more crazy plans for me. Nothing to go off of. If my food is satisfying as well as nutritious, and my exercise is something I enjoy, there's never any reason to ever do anything differently.

This is one of the pics on my motivation board -


It says it all. It's time to permanently change old habits by replacing them with ones that will make me feel good and proud at the end of the day.




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KTISFOCUSED 10/24/2013 8:32PM

    Welcome back, friend. So nice to "see" you. I've missed you and know you will do great! Once you set your mind to something, there is NO STOPPING YOU!!!!!! emoticon

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MAZZYR 10/24/2013 6:44AM

    Yippy...my girl is back! I was just thinking the other day how I missed more interaction with you on SP.

I'm with you on establishing healthy lifestyle changes by adding healthy habits. Welcome back to SP.

Xoxo,
M

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JACKIE542 10/24/2013 1:38AM

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MORERED 10/23/2013 9:55PM

    Hi Mary! Glad to see you are back and replacing old habits with new ones. I've also found myself on spark again...like u tracking but not spending much other time here. Like many times in the past, you and I are in similar stages! Love the idea of replacing old habits with ones that make us feel good about ourselves!

Sosi

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