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Friday, April 06, 2012

I had a really great first week of excersise and healthy eating. I was so very proud of myself but then i completly sabatoged myself like I always do. This last week has been hard and I gave up on myself and started making the same old excuses. I have not excersised at all this week and I have eaten horribly. I do not want to keep doing this. Yes I have some major obstacles to overcome in my personal life to get back on track but I really dont want them to hold me back. I joined the healthy living challenge so that it would push me to work harder and become more dedicated. I logged into spark and went to the excersise minutes log and I saw how many minutes everyone was logging. I saw most people were logging over an hour and some were over two hours. I became very overwhelmed and instantly felt that my thirty minutes of really hard (for me) excersise wasnt good enough. It made me feel defeated before I had even really begun. I felt that I didnt stand a chance against everyone else. That was very hard for me to admit. I dont usually put myself out there for the world to see or judge. I was going to just completly give up when I recieved a spark notification that someone wanted to be my friend. So I thought about it and decided to see if it was too late to get back into the challenge. I went to the requirements page and saw the mental challenge for the first week and it was exactly what I needed. I needed to remind myself that I am worth it. So with all of that being said:

1. I am worth it because I deserve to feel healthy
2. I am worth it because I deserve to feel pretty
3. I am worth it because I deserve to not feel embarassed when I walk into a room
4. I am worth it because I deserve to be surrounded by love and not negativity
5. I am worth it because I have spent my whole life feeling bad about myself and I will no longer accept that

So I really want to thank whoever made this mental challenge for week 1 because this was exactly what I needed to get back in the game. I want to wish everyone good luck this week and I hope everyone will stay strong because we are all worth it!!
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    1625 days ago
    We are all worth it! Keep going! For some of us it is about starting over again and again and again. It is never too late...Just don't give up on yourself!
    Yeah for you for keep going! emoticon
    1939 days ago
  • VBA2009
    1941 days ago
    Great blog, thanks for sharing. Yes, YOU are worth the effort. Stay focused on your fitness and weight management goals. You Rock! emoticon emoticon
    2051 days ago
    2105 days ago
    Hi there

    I think it's fantastic, that you're on the road to saying "yes" to yourself. Try keeping it up and try not to fall into the old thinking pattern again.

    You are doing this for yourself. It says in many places on here and elsewhere that it's not good to overwhelm yourself, so don't worry about others logging an hour or two. It's not important! 30 Minutes already seem like more than enough to me. I am now learning to find a rhytm and an amount of exercice time I can think of building up on in the LONG RUN. So I set the goal to do 10-30 Min a day, with a full schedule. I am doing more some of the days but on the 12h days I am doing at least 10... Think longterm, don't do too much and then you can't keep it up. And forget the "all-or-nothing"-idea (that's my mid-term goal in getting healthier). I try to learn that one day of no exercice or bad eating is well what it is and then back on the wagon the next day. It's hard but I'm feeling how I am even after a few days of being back (having joined in 2010) I am already transforming. And inspiring my clients/students!

    Way to go and all the best, you're fantastic and I know you can do it!
    2111 days ago
    2127 days ago
    You are doing great . The fact you are here it means you have the strength to do it,
    to change the behaviour you had before, and are willing to make every effort to continue in the right path. In this forum we get the opportunity and the means to and the help for us to stay focus in the things we want to accomplished.
    We are all here to try and do the same right thing for ourselves.
    Nothing wrong with that. This is a fantastic community and this time I am going to try and take it slowly . Even though we are getting points, for the better we do and the faster we get to our goal, it's not the most important thing. The important thing is we can be here , but focus in what we want to accomplish, like to be thin or feel better physically or feel better have better health. Maybe be able to do things that we dreamed we could be able to do in pursue of our own happiness's we can not look at someone else and compare with what they do or how good or bad they are doing. We are here to encourage etch other. To do it makes us feel good too. God bless you. emoticon
    2169 days ago
    Not everyone can take the same path to reach the same destination. We are all coming from different places in life, and thus have different roads to take to reach the final destination of Healthy Living. You won't do things exactly the same as other people--you won't eat the same foods, do the same exercises, or spend the same amount of time as other people. Calorie intake may be spread across the day or focused on certain periods of the day, you may do different types of cardio/ST for different lengths of time, and you may spend more or less time planning than other people.

    And that is PERFECTLY OKAY. Because that is what YOU NEED to do to get there. We can all provide support, we can all give advice, but it is your journey on your own path, so don't compare it to anybody else's! Your journey is unique to YOU and YOUR LIFE.

    And remember, whenever you feel overwhelmed, you have a huge community here of people who support you.

    2173 days ago
    2177 days ago
    Great post! We all struggle and stumble. The key is to get back up and move again...and you will!

    Here's an encouragement to turn those sentences around:

    I deserve to feel healthy/pretty because I'm worth it.
    I deserve to not feel embarrassed when I walk into a room because I am worth it.
    I deserve to be surrounded by love and not negativity because I am worth it.
    I will spend the rest of my life feeling good about and accepting myself because I am worth it.

    YOU ARE WORTH IT!!! Now go get it!
    2182 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your story- there are lots of us that have those same's hard to overcome that loud voice inside sometimes.

    But I believe there's a small voice inside that keeps encouraging you to keep trying and not give up- let that voice get louder! It's all of us cheering you on! Starting fresh each day is HUGE...and it's a great opportunity to start again even after a bad day....forgive yourself and others and keep going.
    2182 days ago
  • CYDE43
    I have been behind in reading all my e-mail; so I just came across this today. Thank you for your posting because it is exactly what I am experiencing. In fact, this morning while brushing my teeth, I was trying to get a handle of the same type of voice you were talking about, which seems to always be telling me that things won't work out or that it's too hard or too long a fight. But you're right, even what may seem like a little bit to someone else is a huge step for some of us ... I guess the only thing to hold on to is that we make more steps in the right direction until that becomes part of a strong foundation and continue to build from there. You helped us all out with your turn back into the challenge. What a remarkable attitude. Good luck to you ... thanks again for sharing.
    2183 days ago
  • PS10711
    We all fall down but getting back up is key and YOU !!! got back up.

    I am inspired by you. Keep up the good work
    2188 days ago
    You are worth it!! Good luck to you.
    2189 days ago
    You are definitely so worth it. Glad you had that moment of ,"Yes I can ", and are doing it.
    Remember we are all different. Thats what makes us so unique .
    Don't compare yourself to others, just do you thing.
    Stay positive and believe you can and you will.
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    2192 days ago
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    2195 days ago
    Thanks for reminding me of the mental aspect of the SP program. And you are so worth it! And so am I. Good luck in reaching your goals. Half the battle is just getting started. For me it has been like 2 steps forward and 1 step back but I am making real progress and I feel so much better for it. Remember a journey starts with a single step. God bless, my friend! emoticon
    2197 days ago
    God bless you dearheart!! You're already doing a great job by being a member of this site and taking on a challenge. Be steadfast, this is not a race for the swift. When I am running and get so exhausted that I feel like I just can't do anymore, I usually just remind myself that all I have to do is just put one foot in front of the other, just one step at a time. This always keeps me going. Once I start thinking about how far I have to go and how long it's going to take to get there, I just get overwhelmed and start walking. When you get discouraged just remember to just keep putting one foot in front of the other and inevitably, you will get to the finish line. All the very best !!
    2198 days ago
    YOU ARE SO WORTH IT!!! Remember that above all us GOD LOVES YOU and LIFE IS GOOD!!!
    Blessings and hugs,
    2199 days ago
    Thank you for sharing this. I logged on this morning ready to post in my status that I quit because the stupid scale went up 2.4 pounds this week. And then I saw your blog and had someone who wanted to friend me. So I think my status will be "I will NOT quit!" Thank you! Sending you well wishes in your journey to a healthy lifestyle! emoticon
    2199 days ago
  • ZOEY1725
    Way to go! YOU are an inspiration! I love this blog so much I'm sharing it on facebook (I hope you don't mind) Good luck with your goals! emoticon
    2199 days ago
    Always remember you are "beautiful" and no one or nothing can take that away from you. Hang in there, you can and will do this :)
    2200 days ago
    I love your blog! And everything you said in it is so true! You are worth it for all those reasons. I may have to post them on my refrigerator to help me remember that I am worth it also! Thank you for reminding me why I am here too!
    2202 days ago

    Loved your blog! You put so well what so many of us feel and YES, you are worth it(we all are) and you can do it(and so can we)!Go team SparkPeople! And go you.
    2202 days ago
    Just wanted to say that I am proud of you for taking the first steps toward your goal!
    2202 days ago
    Tiny step by tiny step, you will get to your goal! Even if some days you only do 10 minutes of exercise, at least you have done something. Give yourself deserve it! You have made the first step in starting a new and better life! You CAN do this!! And we are all here with you.....I have about 30 pounds to lose, and will keep on plugging away. I have not made much progress pound wise, but am concentrating on lifestyle changes...small at first so I can stick with them.....I want to lose this weight sloooowlly and KEEP IT OFF FOREVER! We can do it together :0)

    Here is an encouraging quote....."You just have to focus on an image of a better you in your mind, and look at it every single day. Take the first step, and the next ones will follow." I try to close my eyes each day and imagine the feeling of being comfortable in my body and how GREAT that will feel. It really helps....

    Keep on truckin! Eat a little less each day, make healthier choices, get in a little more activity each day....concentrate on how you FEEL making these better choices. Try not to concentrate on the scale. I know some people weigh every day, but the scale discourages me if I am not down at all......or even if I am down a few pounds, it seems that I subconsciously give myself permission to eat junk that I have been craving again. Then I start to gain again. I am getting OFF of this cycle this time!!

    Take good care of YOU!! You are sooo worth it!!!
    2202 days ago
  • MARYM1962
    You ARE worth it - it is hard, especially when there is no-one there to encourage you to continue. My cat really tries, but it is not the same as having someone there to tell you it is going to be all right if you just get back on track and help yourself. I eat right (I just sometime eat too much of right), but I don't exercise and that is my problem! I have to MAKE myself get up and do things. It is getting easier, but if I let up on myself it would be very easy to just do NUTHIN'.
    2202 days ago
    Bless you! I loved your blog. You are worth it!!! I have the same problem of not being able to stick to a diet/exercise plan and then get disappointed in myself when I fail, but I am trying hard to stick to it with SparkPeople's help and to not be so hard on myself. It really is about putting ourselves first (or at least second) and loving ourselves enough to do the work so our outsides match our gorgeous insides :) I wish you all the success and would like to add you as a spark friend so we can inspire and help each other! :) emoticon emoticon
    2203 days ago
    You are worth it because you are a child of God and He don't make no junk!!! :)
    2203 days ago
  • J2740LOU
    Yes, you are worth it! Look at yourself in the mirror and tell that girl you love her. You should speak words of encouragement to her.You should pray for her. You should take the best care of her. See yourself with eyes of love. Be gentle.
    2203 days ago
  • DEDICATED122312
    You go girl! Keep up the great attitude and drive!
    2203 days ago
    Yes you are worth it! Keep believing that and never give up, you'll get there. emoticon emoticon
    2203 days ago
    I know what you mean, don't get discouraged!

    At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. emoticon
    2203 days ago
    I absolutely loved your blog!! When I first started, I'd get discouraged by how much everyone else was doing, or how well everyone else seemed to be doing with their eating. And then one day it occured to me, I don't have to be perfect or be the same as (as "good" as) anyone else. I just have to try to be better than I used to be, to do a little more than I used to do.

    And it worked! I still don't exercise an hour every day. (I don't have the time or inclination to do that.) But I don't have to. And neither do you.

    I feel as though your "I'm worth it" list applies to so many of us here on Spark. GO YOU for saying it so well!
    2203 days ago

    Thanks for your brutally honest blog. It is so easy to be overwhelmed by all the amazing SparkPeople members and their accomplishments, but they likely didn't start out that way! Maybe they started with ten minutes of activity each day, because that was all they were able to at that point. We all grow and learn, have setbacks and successes.

    Way to go for sticking to the challenge! You are worth it, and you should be proud of yourself that you continued on and looked for a reason to stay with your plan instead of quit. See? You're changing for the positive already.....
    2203 days ago
    You are saying the same things I have said over these years of stopping before I met my goal my Dad always said "you shoot yourself in the foot" if I was anywhere near winning at anything I would find a way to sabotage myself. Good luck now that you have discovered this about yourself I will keep reading your blog cheering you on!!
    2203 days ago
    You can do it! Just keep going and don't give up. Set backs happen to everyone but you just have to move past them and pick yourself up again because you definitely are worth it and definitely deserve it! Good Luck!
    2203 days ago
    I am a lot like you too. I can stick to it for a couple of weeks and then when I dont see the progress I expected to see, I give up on myself, I am my own worst enemy. But your quotes I am worth it because------- have made me stop and think and I am going to post it on my bathroom mirror and on my refrigerator to remind myself just that. I have just started this journey once again, and I am new to Spark People, the support is amazing. Try not to compare yourself to others, just everyday try to do more than the day before even if it is only a minute longer, try to find someone to walk with every day or walk alone with music. Maybe put up a map and log your miles with a marker on it and pick out your destination and see how long it takes to get there and reward yourself along the way. with a big reward at the final destination. Every day is a challenge, some more so than others. You only have to get thru today to move on, it all adds up to pounds lost and better health and lots more energy. You can do it.
    2203 days ago
    You are definitely worth it!!! And thank you for saying how we all have felt at some point in our journey.
    2203 days ago
  • DEB7881
    Wow, you said exactly what I feel. Thanks for expressing your feelings and inspiring me to keep on plugging away!
    2203 days ago
    One step at a time. You can do it!
    2204 days ago
    You can do it.. Remember two steps forward and one back - I am living proof of that lol.
    2204 days ago
    Don't worry about how much everyone else does. It's hard for me to do even 30 min some days. I don't worry about it. I do what I can when I can. If you can only do 10 min some days, don't beat yourself up. You're still moving. I like the "I am worth it" quotes. Remember the L'Oreal commercial? The end sentence was "Because I'm worth it." Yes we are! Hang in there! You can do it!
    2204 days ago
    Every step you take is a step towards the you that you want to be...So keep stepping knowing that every step counts!!!
    2204 days ago
    No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch!
    2204 days ago
    I just read this and almost cried! It is me to a T and exactly how I feel. I can do so well with diet and exercise for a week or two and feel great, but then I always end up sabotaging myself. I'm so glad you didn't give up! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!
    2204 days ago
    You do deserve this!!! I have those same what I do is not enough...celebrate every step, every healthy food you eat, every RIGHT CHOICE you make. No looking back sweetie! You can do this!!!
    2204 days ago
    You are WORTH it! When I started a year and a half ago, every step was an effort. I struggled through exercises, modifying what I couldn't do (I still can't do jumping jacks). But, I kept it up, looking towards that goal of being HEALTHY and living to dance at my grandchildren's weddings. I had told my doctor I wouldn't live to see 60; I will be 60 at then end of this summer and I no longer believe that. PLEASE don't give up on yourself!

    2204 days ago
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