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Not This Time, Wormwood!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Oh, no! Not again! That old emoticon is getting into my head again and I'm starting to find excuses for not tracking my food. Well, not this time! I've got a stronger voice telling me to hang in there and persevere emoticon , and that's the voice I'm going to listen to this time.

I've been hanging around Spark Street for more years than I can actually remember. And, although I wish I could say I've been maintaining my weight for many of these years, I can't. Truth is, I have been yo-yoing the years away - never reaching my goals or even getting close. This is because every time I start seeing some real progress, I start falling into the trap of "doing as little as possible" and procrastinating. Spark People gives me all the tools I need to reach my specific goals: trackers; Spark Friends; trophies to motivate, great articles and videos; yummy, good-for-you recipes and more! I have everything I need to be successful and yet I gravitate to the dark side and give up on myself. Thus begins the self-loathing, depression and overeating - the cycle that constantly repeats itself and keep me from being the person I was created to be - a person full of joy, beauty and strength. I want to be that person - and, make no mistake: it doesn't matter how old or young you are - you can be that person NOW! emoticon

I have to track every single day emoticon - no exceptions - no excuses. If I don't, within a few days I'm eating mindlessly and closing my eyes to "what" I am putting in my body. I tracked consistently for the first 68 days after I came back on Spark again a couple of months ago. Now, this last week or so, I've tracked a little or not at all. I'm getting into "quit mode" because of this and I don't want to go there emoticon . I want to reach my goals this time and I want to be on Spark for a long time because I am maintaining my weight and enjoying the fruits of my work. So, this time I'm tuning in the Angel's voice in my head and hanging in, and hanging on, to what I know is good for me. And, old Wormwood? Well, he can just go to H, E double L Hockey Sticks where he belongs. I will not let his ugly voice derail me - NOT THIS TIME!

Let's all become strong, beautiful Spark People who live the joyful and productive lives we were created to live. No matter who you are, what your belief system is, or how long your journey to health and fitness takes, emoticon and I'm going to do it with you. This time, I'm going to make it! emoticon
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  • GABIBEAR
    I know you could do it Carol! I was going through the same yo-yoing too and finally decided that I WAS going to reach my goal!

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    Gabi
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    2058 days ago
  • BARB4HEALTH
    Nice to see that you are keeping on! God Bless you in your journey!
    2059 days ago
  • -RUBIES-
    Go ahead and do it. I am a faithful tracker and without it, I would be in big trouble, sad trouble. Fight through the voices in your head and do it. It is sooo worth it and so are you. P.U.S.H.
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    2059 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/31/2015 10:55:34 AM
  • LUCYCAN7
    emoticon emoticon emoticon don't let nothing or let
    anything stand in your way! emoticon
    2059 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14034154
    I've found that it's harder for me to be in maintenance than it is for me to lose weight. It does take so much effort for me to maintain, but I am TOTALLY WORTH IT, and so are you! Let's all Maintain TOGETHER!!!

    Blessings!
    R>- Nancy Jean -
    GA
    2060 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    It's not easy for sure! I have been in maintenance for 5 yrs. and it does take thought and effort. BUT . . . . we're worth it.
    2060 days ago
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