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A Fresh Start

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I thought I could do this on my own. I really did – I figured after ten years of reading tips, learning about all the new exercise fads and coming to understand there’s no such thing as a magic solution I would be fully prepared. I could make the right choices because I was telling myself to. That’s a lovely thought but…no. Maybe it works that way for some people, but not for me. I need structure. I need to log my food and I need to track my workouts. And even though in any other universe SparkPoints are completely useless, they truly are a great motivator for staying on track.
But looking at my old SparkPage bummed me out. It reminded me of all the times I’d logged in after a long absence, updated my goals (with the starting weight always a few pounds higher) and said this time would be different. So I decided to start fresh and even if this time doesn’t turn out differently than all those that came before, at least I’m trying. And at least I finally understand that going my own way doesn’t work. While SP hasn’t worked long-term for me, it has for some people. And most people don’t get it right the first time (or second, or third, or eighth). But this time I might just get it right.
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  • LESLEE33
    I'm sure that many of us feel the same way! On a positive note, you are trying, and not giving up.
    I started strong Jan 2013 losing 70lbs, thinking I got this, I stopped logging in daily, stopped tracking food/exercise, and slowly but surely feel back into old unhealthy habits. 2 and a half months later I gained 10+ pounds and am back yet again....... So I wish you all the best, you are not alone. emoticon
    1726 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1726 days ago
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