Perfect timing for me. I just revisited SP today and am determined to do whatever it takes this time. I need to stay motivated for me, my hubby, and my family. My health is at stake and I want to be ME again!
I have a lot to lose, but even more to lose if I don't stay motivated and lose this weight. I am keeping my eyes on the goal. I have set a series of short goals for myself. I have a long way to go and can't look at a long-term goal yet -- baby steps for me.
9/25/2012 1:14:55 PM
Just less than one year ago I was seven pounds from my goal weight of 175 pounds, started new medication and its just gone downhill from there. I am off the medication now but have creeped over the 200 pound mark by five pounds!! HELP!! I need to get back on track but have lost all the enthusiasm!
25 ways..... WOW what perfect timing! I have been a sparker since 3-16-12 & this past weekend was the worst as far as eating goes! I had a good reason to share the ribs with my Love.(i know THERE IS NEVER A GOOD REASON FOR OVER EATING) He made them, first time since his back surgery 10-4-11. He was SO proud to be able to stand long enough to create them! ( I don't usually eat hoofed animals). I thought I'll have 1, they were so tasty it turned into 7! I've had to move calories to the next few days just to cover it all. So egg whites, & chicken & broccoli & fruit have been my main stay for 2 days, now. I DO UNDERSTAND THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO RELEASE WEIGHT! I have turned into an athlete wanta be, so I just added 10 extra minutes onto my walk-run AND swimming for the past few days.
I have done almost all 25 of these things to get it together, again! Before I read this, this morning. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR THIS AMAZING SUPPORT! I LOVE SPARK PEOPLE!
I have been doing so well refining my lifestyle, but I also have dealt with depression since my teens. This week I hit a very low point. I bailed on workouts completely ( I usually only skip one or two when I hit a low, trying to remember that I have learned that exercise does really help) I even binged, a lot. Since I started working on the goal to "be fit by 40", if I felt a binge coming on I would buy a bag of kale and make huge sheet of kale chips or make a dip with fat free greek yogurt, herbs and spices and chomped on cauliflower. Last night I even ate a whole pizza from Godfather's- it was a small, but I ate the whole thing in one sitting. I woke up with a productive plan for the day, forgave myself for the last week with intentions to enjoy the long weekend and start back up on Tuesday. Then had three bowls of cereal. During the third bowl I was cleaning my email and got to the newsletter with this article. THANK YOU I am not down for the count, or till Tuesday. I will start with a healthy lunch today.
Thanks for this article. I've started over on Saturday, after a break of more than a year. Small steps. Trying to stay within the calorie range and exercising at least 10 Min (at the moment I do sooo much more, but when the novelty wears off I'll have to fight myself for the 10 min I fear...). It's never too late... I am so much happier, relaxed, sleep better and feel stronger within 3 days... I hope I can remember the feeling the day I feel like quitting again. And an off day does not have to be the end, I am a "a lot or nothing"-type and this article really made me think, thanks !!!
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