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2013 - belatedly

Monday, January 14, 2013

I’m finding it hard to get going here again and I had promised myself January would be the month when I started to re-group and lose some of my regained pounds. I know I’m too easily diverted and de-focused and the work involved in having fun over the Christmas/New Year period , plus the family rows that came from nowhere (which have really brought me down) and working away from home for the first week of January followed by a kidney infection that was a lot worse than it needed to be because I ignored it in favour of all the above have combined to set me back before I’ve even got going.
I have to make a decision about all this – certainly that’s what’s needed if I’m ever to achieve a healthier state of both mind and body. So, regardless of the fact that I’m not really ready, I’m going for it – just have to see what happens – no real plan although I’ve been searching around for the inspiration that is always available here if I just look for it and beginning to formulate a way forward. I’ve been around on Spark long enough to know the HOW of doing it – I just need to find the positivity – and gumption - to follow that through. Truly hoping that this will be the year.
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    Sometimes I find it really depressing that I really don´t have an alternative...either I try or I give up and giving up leads to such a misery that it is not an option...

    Sometimes reluctant and sometimes enthusiastic I will keep trying and hope that 2013 will be the year which ends with me weighing less than when it started.... emoticon emoticon
    1920 days ago
    In an effort to give you some comforting and support, I am struggling to say something that will give you the strength to get on that path again, or at long last...to find it.
    I bet you could agree with yourself right now, that you know exactly what you need to do.
    But there is the "other you" that fights that, and wins...so far.

    Which "YOU" has the most peace? That's the one to follow.

    You think..."but I will miss out on so much...." well, that is a lie. So who is your friend, your better self that knows exactly what to do, but you choose not to do it. Or, the other "you" that keeps you stuck in this awful pergatory of knowing, suffering, and doing nothing. ? I have no answers for you....you have them all stuck down tight in your heart. You must dig down and get them, and don't listen to any other voice but the one that tells you what you know you must do.

    I don't know if this will help, but it's where I was, and God willing, I will never go back there again.
    1921 days ago
    I know exactly how you feel. Getting fit and losing weight are completely the last things on my mind.
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    1922 days ago
  • PINKTINK1623
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    1925 days ago
    You are not alone in trying to get things under control. There are a lot of us who are in the same boat. I guess we should all paddle. emoticon
    1927 days ago
  • MARTY728
    Sorry about the family rows! I always try to speak to both sides in family disagreements. Even if I am directly involved in the arguement. If I am a bystander, then I try to help negotiate a common ground between the combantants. Don't let the stress get to you. Family, can't live with them at times and can't disown them. emoticon emoticon
    1927 days ago
    You're not alone. I'm finding it hard to get going again too. I'm tracking calories and I'm doing a little better, but there i still room for lot of improvement.

    My knee has been bothering me lately. I slipped and fell stepping out of the shower a few weeks ago and tweaked my knee a little bit. I didn't think think anything of it at the time because it didn't really hurt much. It hasn't gotten any better since then, it's only gotten worse.

    I don't like going to the doctor for every little ache or pain, but I suppose I should go just to make sure I didn't pull a tendon or crack something. That doesn't do anything to improve my motivation when I'm trying to get back into the habit of exercising again. At least I can still do deep water exercise since there is no stress on my knee in the water. Maybe I just need to focus on what I can do instead of what I can't do.

    I have to start somewhere making small changes one step at a time. Those small changes will add up to big success. If I just keep doing what I'm doing I'll slide back into he groove again and get going.

    I don't think anyone can tell us anything we don't already know about losing weight. We all know the HOW part. It's the DO part that we seem to have trouble with. We can do this. Let's break the curse and make 13 a lucky number.

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    1927 days ago
    Sonia you have had it tough recently and I know your mind is elsewhere right now
    but if you at least eat sensibly, and once you're feeling well enough again, getting some walking in, your MOJO will show up again.
    Spring is around the corner, you can get into the garden more, enjoy the seafront walks more. Ark at me, getting you out of a depressive state emoticon

    Baby steps...one after the other will get you to the finish line.
    Don't be so hard on yourself, I know what's going on and know that once this "incident" is put to bed you'll be your old self (I hear you...*not so much of the old*)

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    1927 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/14/2013 12:51:28 PM
    Hey hun, I'm not really in the mood for it either but we're in this for life right? Life always has ups and downs and the downs make it harder but that is just part of it. We can't wait for the good times - got to keep at it all the time and try to stop and think and make good choices emoticon more often than bad ones. emoticon

    I ate and drank two days' worth of calories on Saturday when we had some family over for a meal!! emoticon emoticon But that is no reason to stop trying to do better and I have done better since.

    Sorry if I sound preachy - you are far more experienced on here than me! Just want to encourage you because I know you will feel better when you're back in the zone emoticon

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    1927 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/14/2013 12:10:05 PM
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