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Still trying hard to get back on the saddle

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Well, calorie and exercise wise, I checked out a few months ago... I've been exercising, but not as dilligently, and I haven't been eating like a cow - but not a saint either but then 1 1/2 months ago or so - I TOTALLY fell off the wagon when I more or less stopped visiting Spark. I haven't gained weight - maybe I've lost even a pound, but that's not the point. It's not the same. I wanted to be down to my first goal weight by August - that's unrealistic now. So how do I do it? I do I get back into it? I just don't know... usually I get back into it after things have gone totally awry. Nothing is really wrong right now. Why do I need things to get so bad in order to make them better? What is it about humans in general that we wait for that fall first?

In any case today I'm putting my best foot forward and giving it a try. I'm blogging, visiting friends, renewing my leadership for BF mommas - and I hope that today will mark the beginning of the rest of my journey.
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  • SHOSH770
    I just saw this now and I hope you don't mind if I comment. I was just hearing something in a lecture which seems to apply. The idea is that sometimes you need a descent for the purposes of an ascent (or in Hebrew, yerida tzorech aliyah) so hopefully you're only going upwards from here on out!
    3189 days ago
    I'm an advocate for "Back to Basics" from time to time - it really works to reignite the spark! We CAN and we WILL!! HELL YEAH!
    And say I WILL, not I'll TRY - trying leaves room for failure, and you cannot fail if you never give up.
    3210 days ago
  • JBMT08
    What really matters here is the fact that you identified that you were spiraling, and you are now taking CONTROL! The first step is always the hardest EVERY TIME. With you visiting your Spark Friends, and becoming again with SP, I am sure you will be on your way sooner rather than later, and all will work out! It doesnt matter when you get to the ultimate goal. It matters that you take active steps towards it! WE CAN DO THIS!!!
    3210 days ago
    I feel off for a while as well. I decided to make July my get back on track month. Remember that even though you may not make your original goal, you can make new ones! I've been using sparkpeople since January to lose weight, and I expected to have lost a lot more weight over the last 6 months. (I've lost 25lbs.) I think of the positive rather than the negative. Instead of thinking, "man it took me 6 months to lose 25 lbs." I tell myself, "I am half way to my goal!" If you feel off the wagon for a while, but didn't gain any weight, in my opinion that's an accomplishment!
    3210 days ago
    That is so true about things having to be bad sometimes to make a real change. Mine was when my husband lost his job at the end of the year. It is crazy that it works that way sometimes. But now we know so we can change that.

    So your goal date may change, so what! We can still finish out 2009 great! Let's do it!!!

    3210 days ago
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