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The best laid plans of mice and . . .

Monday, March 14, 2011

obese blondes who work at a computer all day & then play on Facebook all night . . . oft times go astray.

I had begun 2011 with a goal and a good start at better nutrition & fitness. Then I started a 5KYourWay running plan that began well, but got sidetracked. I lose a few pounds then gain it right back - all in the same week. I'm stuttering along and not getting anywhere.

My husband wrote a great blog about excuses. I guess I need to print it and put it on one of my monitors. I have an appointment with my primary care physician this Friday. . . I was supposed to have lost a few lbs by now so he could tell me "good girl" - now I'm gonna get "the frown" instead. I'm pre-diabetic, and I REALLY need to make sure I don't go into full blown Type II diabetes (I already have Celiac Disease).

I think I need to re-read The Spark. Something hasn't clicked in my head yet or I wouldn't still be having this problem of getting a good start. I like fruits & vegetables, but don't eat enough of them. I enjoy listening to my iPod while on the treadmill, but I don't do it daily. I've got stress at work, and know that exercise is supposed to help that, but only want to "veg out" on Facebook after work. I'M NOT HITTING ON ANY OF MY CYLINDERS!!! (that's a car term)

So my birthday is coming up soon. This Friday after I see my doctor hubby and I are going to the coast for 4 days (just the two of us) emoticon
I think we need to have a long conversation while walking on the beach (I'm always ready to walk on the beach - that's one exercise I don't put off). emoticon
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    I swear the hardest part of all this is getting started. Once you get going, you just keep moving. I found it helpful to read the stories and blogs of others who had lost a lot of weight. Then tell yourself (as often as necessary) - "if they can do it, I CAN DO IT." They don't have anything special that you don't have.

    I wish you the best!
    2655 days ago
    I can so feel you right now. For a while I knew I needed to get serious about having a healthy lifestyle but it never clicked with me. Even now, I feel like I have a good daily outlook and make good decisions, its hard me. Finally though, I realized that my goals can be accomplished because I saw other members pages and how they accomplished the exact same thing I am trying to do. I think when you realize that you are really not doing this alone it'll click for you. You have health issues (just like I do) that make this journey even more important. I've just started with my journey but I know I'm going to succeed. So, I'm trying to say - You got this!!! oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    2655 days ago
    I am happy that you are thinking along Spark lines. The SparkWagon has plenty of room. To stay onboard it really takes commitment. Everyone stumbles from time to time but with proper education, from Spark, you know there is always some lifelines to pull yourself back. First of all it takes a plan, and second of all you cannot beat yourself up over straying because it is counter-productive such as causing stress.
    Keep up with the positive thoughts...I will help you look for the Spark book emoticon

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    2655 days ago
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