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Lost focus but not the Spark

Monday, February 27, 2012

I'm chagrined to admit that my weight has gone back up. Not to the original level mind you, but I've gained back half of what I had lost.

I KNOW that a healthy lifestyle isn't like going on a diet. There is no end to it. I also know that I have been less than diligent with my food. Heck, I've even been slacking on exercise. Then there is that slight change in my life that I'll be married soon.

Despite all this, I haven't lost my Spark. I know what I need to do, I just need to change my mindset so I DO IT! I have been getting my exercise in but I have been eating to offset it. I'm changing that around today. No waiting for a good time because everyday is a good time.

So - I have decided that there are not going to be any pity parties here. I just need to take my Spark and run with it. I will get back down in my weight - plus some. It will be nice to have a support system that is immediate with my (soon to be) wife. She has worked to get to her goal weight and is at maintenance now. I will be there as well.

So - onwards and never going to give up!
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    Congratulations on your soon to be marriage. I hope that her getting to goal and maintaining is the motivation you need to get there yourself. Best of luck.
    2278 days ago
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    Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. I remember when I first started reading your blog, thinking, there's a really decent guy, he's a catch! lol

    I lost about 35 lbs the spring of 2010, when I first began Sparking. (15lbs from my goal) I stopped Spark, gained half the weight back, lost and gained again.
    Now I'm back and I'm determined to stick around until I reach my goal. So, in short, I'm in a similar position and I'm here to back you.
    It would be interesting if you could go into some detail about what was going through your head, when it came to your eating. I'm curious. I hear it's different for men and women. Women tend to have trigger foods, were as men drop the portion control. In the end though, something happens to our resolve. Why do we through it out the window, when we are so bound and determined at other times. Does it really come down to will power?
    2279 days ago
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    Every day is a good day to treat yourself well. Congratulations on keeping the Spark and on the upcoming nuptials!
    2279 days ago
    Glad you're getting back into the game Ed! I'm thinking about the same thing! I'm pulling for ya!
    2279 days ago
    So glad that you haven't lost the Spark and am happy for you and Ruby :)
    Life is an awesome adventure, isn't it?
    2280 days ago
    There must be something in the water. I came to the same conclusion and recommitted myself today, too!

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding (and then marriage). It is so good to read that your bride-to-be is right there with you on this journey. Between your commitment and enthusiasm and her support...
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    2280 days ago
    Congrats on your upcoming nuptials!!!! emoticon I think it's awesome that you've found someone who understands and is maintaining. She'll be an ally and a great support.

    Except for the upcoming marriage, I could copy and paste your blog and use it as my own. I'm going through the same thing, thinking the same thing, doing the same thing. As I read it, I was like, "Yes! Me too!"

    So you're not alone. I'm right here with you!

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