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Feeling Blah

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

So its been a little more than a year since I started Sparking. I was so excited when the first five pounds came off, and then the next ten. My goal date came and went (with less lost than I had hoped), and I lost motivation. Siting on the couch with my cat and a tub of ice cream while watching Doctor Who marathons sounded so much better than getting up and going on a run.
I get little spurts of motivation every once in a while, and have even set a new goal dates, but the initial push isn't there any more. I recently moved closer to work, which might have something to do with it. Instead of having that half an hour commute to unplug on the way home, I now have a five minute drive.
I've started walking to work (mile and a half one way) a few days a week, and hopefully will up that to every day but one (I have work related things I need my car for that day). However, when I lived further away, I would stop off on an out of the way side road on my way home and run. I would love to run to work, but I work in an office, and can't shower. Running home has it's own difficulties, as I have to carry my work clothes back with me.
Don't know how I'm going to fix this motivation thing.
I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow, so I will see if I've managed to lose any more weight. I refuse to buy a scale, which frustrates me sometimes, but others I'm really glad I don't have one. Those days when I eat waaaaaay more than I should don't need to be given a number, and I'm afraid stepping on the scale will become an unhealthy obsession.
I have all these grand plans of waking up early (earlier than my already obscene hour of 5:30 AM) to do pilates or a belly dancing dvd, but I never seem to make it. The alarm goes off, and even though it is across the room, the warm temptation of crawling back into bed is more than I am capable of resisting. For now.

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    I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!

There's nothing wrong with walking - a mile is a mile is a mile. Go for a faster walk if it really bothers you, my sister pushes for a 15 minute mile every walk. Me, I'm happy with 20 minute miles but then I'm also only 5'1" so it takes more steps.

When she walked, she would leave her dress shoes at work and travel back and forth in her sports shoes. Depending on where you live, you can even start adding a few steps daily to your walk home. Every calorie burned helps.

It is disappointing not to reach a goal - but then, goals are supposed to be difficult to reach, aren't they? It took me 1-1/2 years to remove 90 lbs. Some weeks I lost nothing and was just thankful I didn't gain.

This truly is a "Rest of Your Life" program and we're going to have slips and slides along the "weigh" but rest assured, YOU can do it!

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DWROBERGE 6/18/2014 8:08AM

    keep focused for success. you can do it too. go for it.

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RHOOK20047 6/18/2014 7:26AM

    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon

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SPARTANJAI 6/18/2014 7:14AM

    I too get up early, so I understand. You just have to make yourself a priority and you'll get there.
Good luck on your journey!

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PIXIERUN13 6/17/2014 10:58PM

    Haha, my cat has been very helpful the few times I've dragged the mat out.
My problem is that I don't have very good discipline. The minute I walk through the door after work, all my "get up and go" heads right out the window and my brain collapses. I should probably get that looked at...

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JENNIERUN 6/17/2014 9:58PM

    Is there one small thing you can do different? like leave out your running gear and change into that & head out as soon as you get home? (dont sit down! just go!!) or maybe do your dvd while dinner is cooking? My cat loves to "help" me do pilates heh!

When I feel blah I like to track my non-scale victories, like clothes fitting better, not being so winded going up stairs, etc.

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