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Don't let Time get in your head ...

Monday, February 01, 2016

I've gotten serious I think. I am working my "Countdown to Easter" challenge and have gained some traction. I am exercising!! I've put in 60+ minutes a day for seven days now.

I'm also eating healthy food again and have dropped the junk food. Too many pizza and chip nights and bags of salty-crunchy have been replaced by single-ingredient, whole food.

It's taken most of January to get to this place on February 1st. I'm one week into my nine-week challenge and have been having good days and not so good days with respect to "crazings" (crazy cravings) and longing to just go back to the old way.

Because the fact is the last time I got to goal it took time. Somehow though, I hung on and momentum gathered and the days started flying by as I felt better and better. I worked harder on everything as everything got better.

I want that to start happening. I want to be "farther along". I don't want to still be heavy with my belly on my lap. I want the progress to be FAST.

So I have to remember that this is a big process. I have great support from Sparkpeople friends. I am motivated to get busy getting ME back! The ME that I love being. But it won't happen overnight and I have to be ok with that fact.

"I can't let Time get in my head." If I start thinking about how long it'll all take, then "just one cheat, what's the harm" thoughts will start to creep in. If I dwell on the Long-term, the big picture, the months ahead of me before my body really starts changing again, I will not succeed.

I need to take each day as it comes and fight to stay strong and make it through. I have to figure out a way to be ok NOW, while I work toward SOMEDAY.

For today, I am staying in the present.

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    emoticon consistency is key, do something everyday to get you closer to your goals. We didn't put this weight on overnight, and we will not lose it over-night, I am rooting for you all the way. emoticon

    1183 days ago
    emoticon I came back to read this again. Such a powerful, important message. I'm just now starting to get back on track after my nursing school setback last quarter. Some of the thoughts that plagued me were that now there wasn't enough time left for me to make a career change, I'd be too old, there was no recovery from failure... bet you know the drill. Funny how those unskillful thoughts from the "dieting" days can reform themselves into other unskillful thoughts.

    Fact is, I'll be 9 months older whether or not I take a detour. Only difference is that in one scenario, I'll be nine months older with my license, whereas in the other, I'll just be nine months older.

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    1192 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/10/2016 2:18:31 PM
    emoticon Powerful message! You got this, friend!
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    1214 days ago
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    1255 days ago
    One day at a time is always a great plan!
    1262 days ago
    I'm happy that you are back and getting on track again. I agree that we need to just look at the "right now" and not think how long it would take us to reach goal. You at least reached goal in the past...I am still trying. I went a different direction and added a whole lot of my weight went up and I am getting smaller and smaller...its crazy. Don't give up, because you are worth it. emoticon
    1351 days ago
  • KATHYD82
    Very good point Melly! As of my weigh in last week, I've lost 3/4 a pound and I was feeling discouraged this morning. But that's over 5 days...if I keep building on that it will turn in to where I want and need to be. I am not patient with weight loss either! Each day of getting that fitness time in, tracking, eating right builds on the other. Glad I have you and Jan to cheer me on! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1351 days ago
    I am with you! This morning I realized that even a pound per week loss is fine and I don't "need" that immediate 10 pound loss that I have been "crazing" (new fave word btw!) I don't need to keep comparing to where I was last year yada yada yada (although 2 years ago I weighed 183!)

    We are doing this! Thanks for the Spark!
    1351 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Great blog, Melly. emoticon
    1351 days ago
  • ELLIE381
    emoticon emoticon You can do this. Keep on fighting and before you know it time will have passed faster than you think. emoticon
    1352 days ago
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