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Sunday, February 10, 2013

I had my first week of not losing any weight, even when sticking to the program. I am hovering. It amazes me that it is just now that the SparkCoach message is "expect this." How timely. I am not giving up and I am moving forward.

With that said, I had my first "I blew it day" yesterday. Could it be my last? lolol (probably not). I was in charge of Youth Day at church. It started at 9 a.m. with breakfast with the kids. The morning was filled with activites ...and food, of course. In the afternoon, we decorated for the youth sponsored valentine's banquet. The kids practiced their skits. Then, we hosted the banquet. Then, there was clean up. I crawled into bed around 11 p.m.
On the good side, I was on my feet and moving all day. My poor feet still attests to that. I am sure I burned a lot of calories, but didn't even have a clue how to track it...and didn't.
Food? I had intentions of sticking to my diet plan, but didn't. I didn't totally blow it out of the water, but I didn't track and I know I ate too much.

I almost dreaded stepping on the scale this morning. There was a few ounce increase. I am still within that same first three numbers I have been with all week, with little wobbles in the ounces.

Well, on to the next week. I have not lost motivation and determination.

March 18, 2013 - Today's coaching session wanted us to blog about our "all or nothing" moments. I used to have a lot of them. When I would "fall off the wagon" in past weight-loss attempts, I would just give up. I must say that since I started on Sparkpeople, I have had a few days when I went over budget with my calories (reference the entry above), but they have been very few. My attitude has changed. I don't feel like quiting. I just get myself back on track. Tracking my food really helps a lot. Yesterday, I went about 150 calories over my max range. I didn't beat myself up. I did an extra 35 minutes of exercise. Today I am ready to stay with the plan and stay in my calorie range.
Little at a by day. It isn't all or nothing. It is doing something...anything.

April 26, 2013: Today's coaching session wanted us to blog about how we overcome the times we feel defeated. I have gone through a few mini plateaus. I have had a few times that I overeaten (not to a huge extent). I hate those times, but I don't give up. I do not, under any circumstances, want to go back to where I was. If 32 pounds was all I ever lost, I would feel success at maintaining that. But I know if I stay on course, I will reach my final goal.
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  • BOPPY_
    Don't worry about the non-loss weeks; keep after the program and eventually it will all even out. I wrote about this in my blog, today.

    How do SparkPeople count their steps? I can't even walk and chew gum! emoticon
    1899 days ago
    1899 days ago
  • SLACHETKA103145
    The most critical thing that I found over the years is never give up...whether you are a frog in a pelican's mouth or a tiny engine plodding up a hill!

    I think I can
    I think I can
    Think I can!!!!!

    And I did! emoticon
    1899 days ago
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