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Time to Weigh in

Saturday, May 17, 2014

I struggle as I try to figure out what to write. I look back at the past ten weeks of the Spring Challenge. I have completed all of the challenges. I have tracked all of my exercise and eating. I drank plenty of water. I took time for myself. But I only lost 1 pound.
It would be so easy to just give up. But I am worth more than that.
Yes, I have emotional struggles. I thought I had conquered emotional eating. But I now realize this is not so. I have determined what my triggers are. That is a big step in really starting to overcome the struggle. I have some strategies in place to distract me from emotional eating.
I will drink a big glass of water.
I will take a walk (if possible). I will get my camera and take some photos, even it just around the house.
I will get a book to read. I will call or text a friend.

I took some time to look back on my food tracker to what I was eating when I was losing weight. I am going to use that information to adjust my eating, even though the calorie count is the same. I am going to try some new recipes.
SO although this Spring Challenge kept me on the right track and, even though there was almost no weight loss, I feel positive about moving ahead as I have some plans in place. I will not give up nor will I be discouraged. I am going to keep on shining!
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IDLETYME 6/1/2014 4:03PM

    THAT POUND IS GONE AND WON'T BE BACK! Do the best you can to lose one more! Those one's add up and I know you will keep going!!!!!! emoticon

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2BEABETTERME 5/21/2014 10:13PM

    You are definitely worth it! Thank you for being a great leader and showing us your awesome attitude and positive thinking!

We will rock the summer challenge!



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KENSHO 5/21/2014 1:54PM

    Just keep plugging away Ruthie! You can do it my friend!

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APRIL_V_2 5/19/2014 1:15PM

    It is frustrating when our efforts don't show up on the scale like we think they should. Thank you for sharing about your struggles and being so honest. You are inspiring! Looking forward to the summer! emoticon

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BATCHICK 5/19/2014 11:15AM

    never give up on yourself. don't let the scale dictate your successes.

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SASSYLJB 5/18/2014 6:44PM

    Great reflection Ruthie! It has indeed been a hard challenge for most of the Diamonds! However we can celebrate on the NSV, we can learn and sizzle during the Summer Challenge!

I Believe in you!

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BARBARAROSE54 5/18/2014 2:23PM

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VALYNN26 5/18/2014 2:15PM

    emoticon We are strong and we are Diamonds. We do not quit. We are going to dazzle the smear challenge! emoticon emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 5/18/2014 1:06PM

    Great, motivating blog! You always motivate me to stay with the program, Ruthie! Congratulations on losing a pound!! Celebrate!!!

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MINDYJ1 5/18/2014 12:22AM

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WALLAHALLA 5/17/2014 11:57PM

    I have steadily been losing 0.1 lbs a week. Discouraging, but I am not giving up. The Spring challenge has really been tough for me.

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RAINBOWMF 5/17/2014 8:39PM

    You can do it , one day at a time, never say only a pound, every pound counts.

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MISSG180 5/17/2014 6:23PM

    Keep going!!!

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ICECUB 5/17/2014 6:12PM

    you can do this!! emoticon looking back at your food tracker will be very helpful. emoticon emoticon you are worth it!! emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 5/17/2014 4:50PM

    At least you didn't gain any. emoticon emoticon

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KATHYJO56 5/17/2014 4:10PM

    I always join the 5% Challenges because they help to hold me accountable to myself. You lost one pound and one pound is one pound less than what you weighed before the challenge. I think looking back at what you ate and tracked when you was losing weight, is an awesome idea. Take a look at a one pound can of food and realize that amount is now absent from your body and you may look at it a little differently. You are so worth all of the effort. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 5/17/2014 2:36PM

    You are DEFINITELY worth it and I am so proud of you that you haven't given up. That is the "easy way out" (or so it would seem!

You have good plans to deal with the emotional eating. It is NOT easily conquered, but one day at a time, you're making progress.

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KITT52 5/17/2014 2:31PM

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STARLITNIGHT 5/17/2014 1:51PM

    Yes you are right, you are worth it! Never stop trying because you are very important and needed to shine for others. You are Wonderful! Best wishes for your summer term!

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WDIPIM 5/17/2014 1:24PM

  good luck

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