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SG Blog - Reflections.....

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Hmmmm….reflecting on this SG challenge….

I did not lose any weight.

I did not lose any inches.

I did not meet any of my goals.

I also did not work very hard.

And I ate too much junk and had too many meals out.

I have been on Spark since Dec 2009.

It is so discouraging to work hard for three years, tracking calories, staying in range and doing lots of exercise, and losing only 18 pounds, knowing your body is working against you. That is about 5 ounces a month. At this rate I will reach my goal weight in …… (wait for it)…. 5 years and 4 months. If I don't allow myself to get derailed again.

To lose just 22 more pounds.

I think my determination and will power took a year and a half off. I blame too much on my bum thyroid, which caused the weight gain in the first place. And menopause. And being 54. And having a stressful job.

Instead of my inadequate effort.

I really think I need to get my head on straight and get back on track.

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    same here. I need to get serious!!
    1883 days ago
    You're still here though so that means you aren't ready to give up and don't want to give up. Try to identify what has been holding you back. What is that missing piece of the puzzle?

    First, celebrate your 18-lb loss and build on it. Get involved in some new team challenges and find new ways to get your fitness minutes in. Also, set some personal goals you can work on each day. Track your meals if you haven't been doing it. Look for substitutions you can make. We should never look back because we can't change anything that has already happened but today is a new day. You can do it!
    1935 days ago
    Don't be too hard on yourself, there's always the chance to get back to it : )
    1935 days ago
    You lost 18 pounds - you could have gained that in the last 3 years. Also reflect on your overall life - how is that?
    1936 days ago
    YOU CAN DO IT!!!! If you need a Spark Buddy, let me know. :) Take things slow. Do something each day that you will benefit from. Maybe more water today. Maybe extra steps tomorrow. Maybe a walk every night around the block. Start slow and add from there. Read motivational quotes. Listen to up beat music. March in place while watching TV. There is so many tiny things you can do that ALL add up in the end. Have a great healthy weekend!
    1936 days ago
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