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Lost My Way....Again.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Well my status had shown I had not been here for 47 days. In that time I managed to lose some more weight....a total of 18 pounds. But then....disaster. I could not stay focused and on track. As a result I have put all my weight back on. Not sticking with SparkPeople and the accountability and support it gives me, is one of the biggest mistakes I've made recently. Do you know why I ended up walking away like I did at first? The points. The silly points. While here I lost focus enough that I was wanting to make the points more important than the lifestyle changes. I don't know if that makes sense to anyone or not. But I had one month where I was number 1 on the leader board. As a result it became a game. A game. It isn't supposed to be a game. I am supposed to be here to improve my health.....that is not a game. That is serious.

So...this time. I'm ignoring the stupid points. The only numbers I am caring about is that my fitbit starts showing activity. That my calories are within range and that the scale or my measurements are going down. And I'm no fool. I know with the holidays upon us...this is going to be a very hard task.

I will trust in God and lean heavily on Phil 4:13 in the days ahead.

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BOBSALABAMAGAL 11/21/2013 7:22AM

    WOW!!! All I can say is WOW. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. You have me crying. emoticon

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SRIVERS1 11/20/2013 9:21PM

    I am very proud of you! It is not about Points! It is about Your Health. Welcome back!
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Keep up the great Work. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

Sandy

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GRANDKATZ 11/20/2013 2:38PM

  Good for you to realize and return. Been there, and back again too, also ignoring the points. Points are not what it's all about. emoticon

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DARLENEK04 11/20/2013 12:47PM

  Everybody stubs their toes now and then.
The important thing is you get back up and start doing right again.

The points are a game to me, it is a challenge daily that I do to keep
me working out, eating right and so forth.

It is not a diet, it is a lifestyle change kiddo.....

Get busy and take care of you,

DArleneK

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QUERISTCHIUN 11/20/2013 11:32AM

    I don't think there's anything at all wrong with making it a game. Heck, the points are what keep me motivated! Try not to be too hard on yourself, and find a balance of what works for you. If the points motivate you, then by all means, workout because it gets you points! I know that I should go for that walk or get my cardio in, but sometimes I just don't feel like it. Knowing it will help me get points for my team or help me level up gets me off the couch! Nothing wrong with that!

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RICKI157 11/20/2013 11:05AM

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NHES220 11/20/2013 9:42AM

    Welcome back! The Fitbit number and the number of calories are two great areas of focus! If you can focus there and work those numbers you will be successful! Those are my areas of focus too as they are the ones that will drive the number on the scale down!
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DISKATDREAMER 11/20/2013 9:06AM

    Been there way to often. Glad that you are ready to get back on track!
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SHERYLP461 11/20/2013 9:05AM

    Right it is not a game and you are a wise woman to have acknowledged that face, you will accomplish much.

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RIDLEYRIDER 11/20/2013 7:17AM

  Never, never, never give up! emoticon

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MSLZZY 11/20/2013 7:05AM

    Been there, done that! emoticon emoticon

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JULIE_DV 11/20/2013 6:53AM

    Good for you! emoticon emoticon

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