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Doing the best I can

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

I faithfully log onto Sparkpeople.com everyday. I click for my daily Sparkpoints. I read the articles to get the points. I log my water and exercise so I get more points. I strive to reach 25 points so I can get the bonus points. But.....that is all I do. I lurk. I try to get as many points but I lurk. Every Monday I seem to start all over again with my eating plan for the week. And I started going to Weight Watchers once again after not going and cancelling my membership. But...I don't do much more. Re-reading my blog posts that I periodically have posted since 2009 it seems to be a common theme. Stopping and re-starting. Stopping yet again when things got tough and then re-starting when I again thought I could do this. Ugh!!

I don't give myself enough credit. Looking at my weight graph over the past years I see where I gained most of the 50 pounds back. I see where since then I have basically stayed the same. I see that over this past year I have only gained 3 pounds which is a miracle since I am a stress eater.

I have seen alot of stress this past year...my oldest dog at the age of 13 passed away last December. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. She had a mastectomy in May. Then in August she had a small stroke. My father also has had his ups and downs with his health is currently in the hospital because of a blood infection and complications from diabetes. Being the stress eater I have eaten without thought through it all. Yet...I have only gained 3 pounds. Ya it is a gain but it is only 3 pounds.

So I am not posting another blog about I am starting again and I will do blah, blah, blah and stick to this and do that and so on and so on. But I am posting to say.... I am still here and every day I will wake up and do the best I can.
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    1993 days ago
    1993 days ago
    It is so hard to concentrate on weight loss when we are going through stressful situations. Especially dealing with the health of your parents. You're right you don't give yourself enough credit, be good to yourself, so you can in turn be good to everyone else in your life. I try to think of that when I'm stressed eating cookies ice cream & the gnawing on the kitchen sink. Be encouraged and take it one day at time...

    God bless & thank you for sharing!

    1993 days ago
    I love this blog! Way to go! That is a good attitude to have!
    1993 days ago
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