DAILYSMALLSTEPS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DAILYSMALLSTEPS DAILYSMALLSTEPS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367396 I'm really struggling. I can't seem to get more than 3 or 4 days of a streak going. I lose focus, I lose energy, I give up. I have not excuse as I am not working. I have all the time in the world. However, planning food and cooking is hard and I don't make myself go and do. I am frustrated with my inability to make the changes I need to make. I'm trying to focus on small changes and yet I still don't do them. I have the new Spark book and I'm going to try the program for 2 weeks. I h... Sat, 25 May 2013 09:03:33 EST Day five-doing small steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344123 Had a victory today. Yesterday I made a mistake and ate a bag of Carmel corn. Usually this would have totally derailed me. But I remembered I am working on small steps. I did some things right yesterday and I will celebrate them. All other food choices were good choices. Today I got up and ate a healthy breakfast. One of my small step goals. <BR> <BR> I know the problem yesterday. I did not sleep the night before and was exhausted. I don't make good decisions when tired. I will re... Fri, 3 May 2013 09:00:46 EST Day three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341905 I may have lost my other blog so I will repeat. Yesterday I made a huge baby step. On the way home from dog training class, I was tired, hungry and thirsty. Being an addict of McDonalds I decided to stop at the drive through and get something. Usually it is a hamburger. Yesterday I made the decision to get two packages of apple slices. I was so proud of myself. I got my pick me up and I made a good choice. The dog even ate some of the apples. Small baby steps. Wed, 1 May 2013 11:27:08 EST 2nd day of small steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340349 Did well yesterday. Took several small steps and made some good choices. Today will be a challenge as I am spending the day with my daughter. I promised her the Zoo. She's an adult with developmental disabilities and can be very tiring at times. I am giving myself permission to set a goal of 3 small steps when I am with her. I will eat a healthy breakfast. I will walk at least 5000 steps today and I will bring a piece of fruit with me for a snack today. These are my goals today. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:18:59 EST one step daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339490 I am black or white, on or off all or nothing. This is my downfall. Today, just for today, I will take baby steps. These steps will be enough. I don't have to be perfect, I just need to take a couple of baby steps. Eat breakfast at home. (no mcdonalds), walk the dogs (around the block is fine) and get up. I can do this. This is enough. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:56:18 EST