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The Seven month itch??

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This month has been a struggle for me on a number of levels, physically, emotionally and spiritually. After seven pretty great months on Spark People, consistently exercising for the first time in my life and a loss of more than 20 pounds, I started courting disaster. I got sloppy, I got cocky, I got lazy. I got in trouble. I lost my motivation, I lost my drive, I lost nearly a whole month. I am mad at myself and I know from past experience that being mad could lead to more self destructive behaviors. So, what to do now……

Guess I should pick myself up, dust myself off and get back in the game!

I populated my Goals Board, I signed up for a couple of new Spark Teams and I am blogging for the first time in more than three months. That’s a start right? I am also reaching out to you all and asking for help. That’s a tough one for me, I was raised to pull myself up by my boot straps and count only on myself. What I have learned, however is that I do better with support and accountability so I am laying aside my pride and reaching out.

I know that part of the pity party I've been throwing for myself this past month has to do with feeling stressed and overwhelmed at work. In order to more effectively deal with that, today I joined The Stress Busting Challenge.

I am here tonight seeking your guidance, your wisdom, your success stories and your passion for Spark People. Thanks for being in my corner these past seven months and keeping me accountable.

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    Scrapbecca, you're totally normal! I think this happens to almost all of us at least once. You're doing super, better than I have yet. I know that the only way I'll be able to keep on is not to expect too much of myself. I'm learning and re-learning to eat properly and know what it feels like to eat properly. Also to learn to deal with my emotions, as I have a lot of stress too that I don't realize. And it causes me to eat.

    I think you're doing great. You look great, have a great attitude. It's normal for stress to do strange things to us. I've also read that stress causes people to become withdrawn, so you're doing the right thing!

    With all the ups and downs I've had, all the roadblocks, even quitting for a time, making other things a priority because they are necessary (sometimes I just CAN'T make myself a priority), I went to the doctor for the first time in a year. In spite of all this, I haven't gained a pound! I haven't lost, but not to gain anything back after a whole year is a victory for me. Because I have been pretty sedentary, especially last winter. I'm looking forward to better things this winter and next year.

    Continue, Scrapbecca! I think you're terrific.

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    1386 days ago
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    I have been on Spark people since May. I've lost 44 lbs. This is the first time that I have tried to lose weight and not felt hungry all of the time. I've tried all kinds of diets and was a weight watcher's leader. Gained it all back and more. I feel this is now a life change not a diet. I've enjoyed this so much. Keeps me accountable, and am exercising. There are times when I just don't want to exercise anymore, then I go on and see that I have 0 points for exercising, so I will exercise for about 30 minutes and I know that was good. I think that you are on the right track. Keep up the good work. Keep on tracking food, and exercise. emoticon emoticon
    1386 days ago
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