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Happy 2014~!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Dear Sparkfriends,

I know I have not been a good Sparkfriend, I tend to just put in my tracked foods/exercise into the tracker on my mobile phone,
& then don't think to check in on my computer for some actual interaction (& motivation).

Which, really- that's a huge part of Spark. Maybe why I keep spinning my wheels these days?

A couple months ago, our scale broke (really!) I'd thought it was erratic, but then you'd step on it & the numbers would fly up to 500+, new batteries didn't help~
& we are on a new budget thing where we don't use credit cards for ANYTHING & on strict food/gas budget-
so do I really want to spend $20 + on a new scale?
Not really.

& the scale would hurt my feelings & progress more often than not-
I'd be eating well & exercising regularly , so excited to step on the scale & @&%@!

But, now- I have no excuse.
I'm not exercising, & really have not been eating well.

Or, really- I eat well all day, until night time when I have been eating a bunch of junk & drinking way too much wine.

Then, two days ago I got a stomach bug.

So, I haven't been eating much At All- & one thing is I still don't want to drink wine & the thought of eating fatty potato chips makes me ill.

So, it's kind of a silver lining- though I would not wish this feeling on anyone.
& I know it won't last, so I'm hoping my new mindset does.

I have 7 weeks to lose 10 pounds, so I can fit in my jeans again for SXSW festival.I can only fit into one pair of old 'Mom Jeans' , & it's not a good look.

I went shopping yesterday with no appetite, but I do anticipate getting one- & got all whole foods, no bags of chips.
I went through the flyer to find the sales on tons of fruit ~ & one indulgence- my beloved aged Gouda , which you know you only need a 1/2 ounce sliver to be really satisfied.
Oh, & an apple to go with it & it's heaven.

I hope you are well, & on track- I'm going to look around Spark & find folks who are sticking with the program & keeping their weight off.

Good luck in this bright & beautiful new year!

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    I can relate. My scale works but I ignore my scale too much. And the potato chips know me by name. I love gouda cheese - it is one of my favorites. To die for!! Food of the gods!
    1491 days ago
    Better late than never!

    Happy, safe and blessed 2014 to you also!
    1491 days ago
    1491 days ago
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