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25 day streak and asked for help

Friday, February 06, 2015

I've figured it out; I've given up hope. In the past I've been able to get enthused about starting a weight loss plan because I believed I could do it. This time I'm going through the motions, but the hope is gone. I joined Sparkcoach yesterday, and today's assignment was to picture myself in the future being at my goal weight. I can't do that anymore.
I've got pictures of myself back in the days when I was slender posted on my fridge, I'm tracking consistently, and I just don't believe anymore that it's going to help. I sent off my once-weekly allowed email to my coach today.
Yeah, that ought to do it. I'll be all better in no time.
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    I wish there was a like button for these comments on your blog. Wow. THIS is what I love about SP!

    The truth is that whether you are enthused or not, hopeful or hopeless, if you follow the plan and just go through the motions it will happen. Fake it 'til you make it! Do what you are supposed to do. When you start to see a little success, you will perk up and be inspired to continue.

    1501 days ago
    If you go through the motions, the right ones, you will succeed, hope or not. Hope is not a strategy. Planning nutrition, exercise and tracking are strategies.
    1502 days ago
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    Don't give up!!! I've done that more times than I can count, but I'm back again! It's a life style change. It won't happen over night. You are worth the effort!! Don't look back. What you were 20 years ago is 20 years gone. Start creating the new you! There are so many helps here on Spark. Check out the work out videos. Something there for every work out level. Good that you started with the coaching too. Use the tracking feature. It will help you see where the calories are coming from.
    For me it is small steps, adding something new a little at a time. Cutting back on what I eat and not changing my food completely. This is the way I will have to live forever so I have to like it ; )
    Get a weight loss buddy from one of your teams. Don't go it alone!! Just tell yourself I AM WORTH IT!!! You are!! Good luck to you. Just don't give up!!
    1502 days ago
    Hello, and you can't give up, because if you give up, I'll have to cave in too. I remember one day, one of my sons was over the house helping me do something. He said, gee mom, you're starting to pack on a few pounds. Of course, I quickly snapped at him, what did he know anyway, he was a thin 25 year old 'Ken Doll' guy, and I was his 45 year old out of shape mother.

    I quickly replied with, "what do you expect, I'm a mother". He looked at me and said yes you are, but you don't have to look like you are. You always looked great, but now you're giving into life.

    The next day I got a couple of books on toning and decided to burn the fat off and tone up. I got so into free weights, that I ended up spending about 15 hrs. a week body sculpting.

    Within 6 mos. I had transformed myself into one hot mama. My husband was thrilled, my kids were happy, and I made the entire family get in shape.

    Unfortunately, I went through recent back surgery, husband passed away, and I'm in my 70's, but I'm starting all over again, and I'll do it again right here. So please join me and recover the real 'you'!

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    1502 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/6/2015 4:09:49 PM
  • JAROL7
    Of course you can do it. It's simple math. If you take in less calories than you put out, you will lose. But every body is different and you need to know your body. For me, I have to go down to 1200 calories a day to lose and 1500 calories a day to maintain. But you need to know your body. Then decide your caloric budget ... then TRACK, TRACK, TRACK. You can do it. Life is made up of our personal choices. Good luck on your plan. Mine works for me.
    1502 days ago
    Please don't give up you can do it ,it all takes time just take small steps and work your way up
    1502 days ago
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