Erased the Old

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Hey there SparkFriends.

Thanks for your constant support and asking about how I was doing. With the busy-ness of the holidays I simply didn't log in.

And I ate and ate and ate and ate...
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And then I'm not surprised, got sick...
I opted to erase my old weight-loss beginning date and end date and start my tracker over. I also decided to re-start my log-in streak. Erase the old, quit looking back at the messes I've made and simply move forward.

For the new habits though, I think I sort of know what quitting-smokers go through. My mother-in-law quit smoking years ago, and I remember her saying she missed having her cigarette with her morning coffee - it was simply habit. Tonight after dinner I was "ravished" and began looking around the kitchen until I asked my stomach if it was hungry and it told me "No, as the matter of fact I am NOT hungry. I had plenty of healthy food to eat during dinner, so please do not feed me anything else." (Yes, I have discussions with various parts of my body). So I made a cup of tea and got the heck outta there.

I turn 43 next week and am farther from my goal than I was 3 years ago. The year in review says that I opted to eat when I had bad news about my father's health (Alzheimer's), opted to eat when I had job (or lack-of-job-hours) stress, opted to eat when I felt like I couldn't talk to anyone about what was bothering me (you name it). So I knew not to eat to deal with my worries and stress, but I ate anyway.

So Blessed2BMe said she is focusing on "commitment" this year, which I really like. So thank you, SparkFriend, for this statement. What an important word that is.

I realize I rarely follow through to the very end with my grand plans. And my grand plan has been to lose 55 (now 60) pounds. I've gotten to -27 then got cocky and started eating again and going back to my old (and bad) habits. And I've plumped up.

This is a difficult journey. I know I've written this before and I know it to be true. I just have to make myself THINK and make it a conscientious effort every time I go to eat. And holy SCHNIKES I had a lot of chances to think in 2013...

So no "resolving" to do anything. One day at a time. Tomorrow, eat right (track it) and exercise (track it). I already have plans for what to eat for breakfast and what exercise I'll do. I have decided to make tomorrow a commitment to be good to me.

And that starts with sleep!
Peace Out,
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  • SUSIEQ911
    You can do this. One day at a time or one hour at a time if need be. We're all here for you if you need us.
    1899 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    So I followed your lead. Reset weight, goals, and tracker. WOW! I was only 358 calories per day off. That might change things a little.

    Your last three years- those were just practice to get 2014 right. That's how I treating my first 41 years of life. Hope you can get everything in balance. And when you figure it out, Please tell the rest of us.

    good luck, Konrad emoticon
    1900 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    Planning the next day with food or fitness before you sleep can make a big difference
    1901 days ago
    Way to go! Yes, it is a difficult journey but one worth taking, struggling through, triumphing over and rejoicing in. Lets make it the best journey ever!

    I am having a heck of a time with the 'habits' I need to quit too - junk food, mindless eating, eating like I'll never eat again, etc, etc!

    Here's to new beginnings!
    1901 days ago
  • KAREN608
    One good choice at a time will get you there.

    Interested in losing weight or committed to it! Committed? Good!

    My night time snack was a glass of vegetable juice tonight.
    Committed. Yup.

    New beginnings always allowed, too.
    1901 days ago
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