TOOBIG4COMFORT's SparkPeople Blog TOOBIG4COMFORT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I feel like Bambi on the ice I am having a devil of a time with snacking again. I was doing so well, then I slipped up (once, then twice and then to infinity). I want to get back on track but I can't seem to get traction these days. I know I should not be hard on myself... I didn't get this way in 1 day and sure shouldn't expect to change course in 1 day... if I ran a red light this morning I wouldn't run the red lights all day... blah blah blah. IT just isn't clicking for me for some reason. I think I foolishly tr... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:03:44 EST I just love exercising Since I have begun this weight loss journey... well way before I got serious about the journey... I began exercising on a regular basis. at least 4 days a week but lately 6 or 7 days. It hasn't always been easy because I got up at 4:45am to get to the gym at 5:30, when it opens (I am usually within the 1st 5 people through the door). I remember buying my workout clothes to start. I didn't want to spend much money because I was sure I wouldn't stay with it. Here it is, almost 8 years late... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 08:53:36 EST what is this blog going to do for me? I am not much for blogging because I am a very reserved person. I feel most comfortable when I am in anonymity. I am slowly recognizing that this is maybe unhealthy and a means of enabling my bad habits. So I am going to keep trying to blog and not hold back. I;ll see how it goes. <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 10:22:33 EST Oh where oh where did my MOJO go?!?! I am struggling to keep strong... to keep the momentum going. The food choices and the tracking are getting tiresome and I just am struggling with the task. Exercising is not a problem for me, although I am finding that I am getting tired of going to the gym and doing the same rotation of activities. I do mix it up with different cardio, but still, it is the same old things. <BR> <BR> Maybe when the weather breaks and I can do things outside, my outlook will improve. Until them BAH HU... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:01:21 EST My journey has been surprisingly pleasant I have tried to lose weight many many times in the past. I joined Nutrisystem once and lost a good amount of weight. I did not meet my goal weight and now realize the intent of the program set me up to fail. They did not have specific small goals, just 1 big goal. I later gained the weight basck plus some. I am a 2X participant at SP. The difference this time is that I am more active on the website. Even if I don't know the people on the site, I still draw from many others and feel the... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:42:47 EST I really have come farther than I thought and IM PROUD OF MYSELF!! It seems easier to complain about what I did not accomplish, or how much I would have lost had I done better at eating or stay at the gym an extra 10 minutes. Today I thought about the weight that I have lost, my streaks that may have been broken once or twice but were restarted. A year ago, I would not have gotten out of bed 15 minutes earlier to do pushups and situps. I would not have set out to run when it is 25 degrees outside. <BR> <BR> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:46:22 EST Awesome advice from a very inspiring young man I was catching up on you shows this weekend and I watched an episode of Ellen. She had a young man named Anthony Robles on. He was born with one leg. He took up wrestling and aspired to be state champion (he is an NCAA champion now!!) His advice was <BR> <BR> "Don't let the challenge be the excuse" <BR> <BR> How awesome is that!?!?! Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:38:08 EST good day yesterday I had a good day with the food intake yesterday. I have a love /hate relationship with the vending machine at work. I have decided to breakup with VM and another favorite ofmine... jellly beans. My breakup with VM and JB is a personal spark streak of mine. The spark streak starts now!! In the words of the CountvanCount... <BR> <BR> One... One day complete HAHAHAHA <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:23:24 EST Bad day yesterday = better day today Here's to self forgiveness for yesterday... Perseverance for today and optimism for tomorrow <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:42:27 EST