You can't learn how to bake a cake, unless you bake a cake.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I come to spark everyday and read blogs the good, the bad, the ugly and I make comments. This helps me to stay engaged....however my success is not so great so I don't like to blog unless it is something positive. When I don't have anything positive I tend to shy away from blogging. When I have a weight gain or have not be excising I stay on the fringes. However hiding does no good...staying on the sidelines does no good. You can read a recipe inside and out...you can watch a how to video on how to make the cake but until you actually get out the bowl and turn the oven on you will not fully experience success. The first cake maybe uncooked, the second cake may be overcooked.....but eventually you will have some success. All that being said, I am going to try to blog whether I a doing good or bad, whether I a exercising on not, or whether I am losing weight or not!!! The stock market has highs and lows and sOO will I. You really don't know how long the low will last but it will pass!

I had started walking trying to achieve 5,000 steps and my pedometer was not the greatest. I was going to buy some exercise video's and my video player BROKE and I have to by a new player 1st. All those things made me discouraged. So I will try to blog and it might be good, bad, or just plain ugly...but I will try to be consistent.

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    Thanks for your thoughts on this topic, I too feel like I need to do blogs that are "polished", I really don't like reading blogs, for instance that say something like,"It's cold outside". Maybe a happy medium.
    4182 days ago
    Good idea Walnut. I didn't blog a lot when I started, and I wish I did (didn't have the brainpower and no self-esteem from lack of said brainpower!). You can see how far you've grown. (I liked your analogy, but cake? lol "No cake for me!" said in the tone of the Soup Nazi - lol.)

    Get out the car and measure off a mile or some distance you can measure and start countin' ... walk til you can't, then next day you'll find you can walk some more! Just keep at it and good luck.
    4216 days ago
    Thats right ... you dont know how long the lows will last but if you blog about your low someone might have something to say that motivates you or helps you in some way. We are all here for each other and we are all going to do this!!! Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can.
    4222 days ago
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    HI Walnut,
    I hope you blog because I would love to know how you're doing and just like you write on my blog words of encouragement and support, I would like to do the same here. You know I'm here if and when you need me. You can do this. I know you can can.. (Pointer sisters have nothing on me) lol Hope you have a great evening. Take care.
    4229 days ago
  • T42AND24T
    Blog on, girl - the good, the bad and the ugly are all part of life.

    4229 days ago
    We are all uncomfortable with blogging and how it might be received, Sometimes I just have nothing to say so I don't blog on a regular basis, but I'm always thinking of what to put in a blog.
    4229 days ago
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    It’s good to blog. It can motivate you, inspire you or be a way to get the support you need. I only do it about once a week but intend to do it more often now that I have a two month plan.

    4231 days ago
    Blog it all girl! We are here for you :)
    4231 days ago
    Hmmmm...food for thought.

    Good for you. Life is about the good, the bad, and the ugly. Blogging about the whole picture helps me remember that I'm not perfect. I will have my ups and downs, but if I keep looking forward and not focus on the backward, I will go forward even if its baby steps. Keep up the good work! You WILL be rewarded!
    4231 days ago
    I feel just like you in blogging only about my successes, but the truth is I learn just as much from reading about other people's struggles.
    4231 days ago
    WOO!!!! Good for you! Here is what I do when I am off track with exercise. I pick a time of day that is scheduled as exercise time... Then I put on some good music and my feet fly everywhere...It is fun cardio !! Go ! Go ! Go!
    4231 days ago
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    emoticon Whether you know it or not, you've just made a pretty big decision!

    Your Spark friends are here for you all the way!

    Best of luck to you!
    4231 days ago
    I look forward to reading your blogs. You will do fine
    because you have a good attitude.
    4231 days ago
    emoticon I liked your blog. I know that it helps me when I come on here an put in my blog how I am feeling,my disappointments an my good news,bad news. I read other blogs to some are very encouraging an help me to understand that we are not alone in this fight we have lots of friends who are with us in the jorney. Sometimes it is fustrating an can be depressing but then the next day we are doing better. Hope you are feeling more hopeful today. emoticon emoticon
    4231 days ago
    Looking forward to reading ot all...the good, the bad and the ugly.
    4231 days ago
    When you blog about your weaknesses you learn how others deal with the same things. It can really help.
    4231 days ago
    Blog away, it really helps to let our feelings and fears, desires, random thoughts. You will be amazed at what you can learn by just sitting down and typing. I should know, today's blog that you commented on was very insightful and not at all what I expected to see when I was done.
    4231 days ago
  • CHUCKLES0719
    You are so correct. Just keep on baking!
    4231 days ago
    Welcome to the supportive side of SparkPeople!

    I know exactly how you feel because that's my issue with the weight tracker. I didn't want to track unless I lost and so far it hasn't moved in a few weeks. But then I thought that I am only cheating myself because I know how much I weigh even if no one else does. Making something public makes us want to do something about it (at least it does for me).

    So I am hoping and the wishing the best and I'm here for you during the highs,lows,good,bad,and ugly.
    4231 days ago
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