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Friday, April 18, 2014

Don't know how this whole spark thing works so quickly, but it does! Started tracking and exercising yesterday, and today did the same, and already I managed to loose that stubborn pound I have been working on for a few weeks!!! I could not manage to break that pound, but alas, today, I have, I feel pretty happy. I know that scale victories are really not the main way I stay motivated, however, I will take them when they come. I have 8 more pounds to get back to my weight from last December.........then another 14 to get to my original weight when I started SP over two years ago. So that is 22 pounds, just to get to my start weight. It is a little daunting, but when I do it I will be able to fit into all of my clothes again, and that will be a really, really good thing. I have already managed to loose 9 pounds in the last month and a half. That came off from changing meds and starting my new job. I really didn't put that much effort into losing those pounds, so I am hoping with tracking, daily fit mins and plenty of water (and no soda) I will be able to continue the weight loss without too much pain. No pain, no gain right??? OK, I'll take the pain if it means the pounds are coming off and I'm feeling better.

I was telling my husband that I absolutely have to track my calories in and out and water consumption if I want to be successful, and he was pretty much like DUH, I thought you already knew that!! Yeah, he was right, I have known that for quite sometime now. I just allow life to throw wrenches into my routine and suffer the consequences.

Today's hike was really wonderful. Got up early, had a light breakfast with my sister and then went on an hour hike to a place I have never been. It was really beautiful. I will go back for sure. She knew the back way into the park and we were able to get a great parking spot without having to pay the three bucks they charge if you park at the front entrance. It was rolling hills, flowers, and lots of trails leading in all directions. Very lovely spot. Plenty of hills to keep the burn on but not so many that it was daunting. I was quite impressed.

The kale will be cooked shortly, and consumed just after that. I must get more greens in and I love kale, so this should be a good thing. I have been eating tons of fruit and not quite enough veg. Must remedy this ASAP. I am sure it will be easy now that salad season is upon us. Even my picky eater of a husband enjoys a nice salad for dinner in the summer.

It has been less than two days in full sparkmode and I am feeling noticeably better already. This is no surprise, I have had multiple breaks in the past and it is always the same when I get back into the groove. Feels good, feels right, no reason to question it, just go with the flow!

Love you guys. Hugs.
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    Sounds good all around!

    1421 days ago
    Awesome to have you back. So happy you jumped right back in. You are doing to do wonderful things.
    1432 days ago
    I gained 28 lbs back of weight I had lost and had to start over again. I had given away all my clothes and had to buy new one. It killed me to have to buy bigger clothes again after giving them away because I needed smaller ones, but I prevailed through it and got back on the horse after falling off and it sounds like you are doing the same thing. Good for you! Perseverance is a key element in weight loss and the fact that you are here, losing after a gain, and not giving up is proof of that. Even though I don't know you, I am very proud of you and so happy to be your spark friend. :)
    1432 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/19/2014 3:12:29 PM
    Keep on Trackin' my friend! (Then I could say you are on the right track.. but that sounded a bit punny.)
    You have the tools.. You CAN do this!
    1432 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Isn't kale wonderful?! Keep Sparking!
    1433 days ago
    It's such a great community, isn't it? And I love that it isn't just about weight loss. So glad you're here!
    1433 days ago
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