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re-commitment time

Saturday, March 31, 2012

I joined Spark People in April of 2010 and throughout the struggles of my son Erik's motorcycle accident and ensuing care I did really well. I managed to log my foods, and what exercise I did. Since last summer with Erik living with me I did not manage to swim as much as I did the summer before. At the end of November 2011, I did not keep good track of what I was eating nor of course my exercise. While I started recording my exercise, I still have not been good about recording much besides breakfast.
I had bought a notebook for my planned vacation to Florida, and intended to keep a log of my walking, swimming and eating, BUT I'm not in Florida. Nor am I going, due to the health of one of our hostesses. So, after two days of "poor me" and stepping on the scale this morning to realize that I have put back on 15 pounds, my clothes are not fitting so well and I'm bummed. Since being bummed is useless I looked at my goals, retyped them and decided that it is time to get off my duff and do something positive for myself.
Yesterday when I took Erik to transitional therapy and counted his reps, I got on the exercycle and got in ten minutes-not much, but a start. Thursday I walked for 45 minutes with one of the ladies from my neighborhood and church.
Today, I am going for a walk and Erik and I will go by some plants to put in my garden. I've already planted onion sets.
Now I will have to track my meals, track my exercise, and quit snacking on anything but fruits and vegetables. Erik and I will need to sit down Saturday evenings and plan the next week's menu including days when we go out for his social benefit. All things must be planned, to the extent possible. Exercise, foods, and rest time.
I need to shed the 15# I put back on plus the 13 that I still had to lose. I know I can do it. I must do it for my health, my stamina and my emotional well being. Actually that is something else I need to work on-Emotional eating!
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    I gained 30 pounds last year and it was easy to put on and has been hard to get back off but 'm working on it. keep at it!
    2212 days ago
    sounds like an excellent start to recommitment. you can do it!!
    2213 days ago
    you can do it!
    2213 days ago
    You have done it before, you can do it again!

    2214 days ago
    Good for you for stepping up to that bike. The first step is the most difficult, right? Sometimes that is the ONLY thing I do, is step on that darn bike. Once I am there, though, I can at least get in 10 minutes or so. So that is an achievement in my mind.

    I actually started my new healthy lifestyle change just slightly before Christmas 2011, and today I reached a goal of losing 30 lbs. That is just goal #1. I still have another 75 to go, or so.

    I just started Spark People. I am looking for "friends" to blog/message/email with, to help me keep motivated. emoticon
    2214 days ago
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