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Reality Check

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Time for a reality check with myself. I am fat. I am overweight. This is my reality. I need to decide what I want to do about that.
Fact: I have been on Spark for SIX years and have not really lost any weight. Oh I would lose a pound or two and then gain it back again.
Fact: I have diabetes and am on insulin which can make it hard to lose weight.
Fact: I often feel that I have no control over this weight issue.
Fact: I am leader on some teams but I am not active on any of them any more.
Fact: I feel I am drifting through this and getting no where.
So what should I do? Do I give up? Do I fake it 'til I make it?
All I know is this can not continue. It is bad for my health. It is a bad example for my grandkids. It is getting me no where.
So........
Fact: to lose weight, I have to eat less. Measure more. Stop the excuses.
Fact: to lose weight, I have to move more.
Fact: to lose weight, I have to eat more veggies.
Fact: to lose weight, I have to stop eating at night because I lose all control once I start.
Possible: I may need to leave some teams and join others - then become active to get the support I need.
Possible: I may need to keep the friends who support me on a regular basis and let the others go.
Fact: to get support, I need to give support. A smaller friend circle will help me do this. I need to think on this one.
Fact: I have started new spark streaks to help me do this.
I will lose 3 pounds for real this month.
Time to get REAL.
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  • KRYS210
    How are you doing? Know I am here if you ever need! emoticon
    747 days ago
  • LESSOFBABS
    The first step in moving forward is knowing where you are going. It sounds like you have that wrapped up. Keep up the good work. One day at a time, one hour at a time, one moment at a time!
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    752 days ago
  • CHUBBYBUMPER
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    762 days ago
  • ANDREWS_MOM
    I can relate to everything you are saying. I am going through similar struggles. Have been on here many years, lost alot of weight & reached goal- but then I gained weight back. At first it was only a few pounds, but now (and for prob the last 1.5 - 2 yrs) has been between 15-20 pounds and I'm short- I'm only 5'3.5"- it doesn't look good at all. I feel terrible and know what I need to do and how to do it....but for some reason I can NOT seem to stay on track...do ok for a few days then I mess it up again....
    Don't feel alone. Alot of us seem to be struggling right now.
    I'm here for you :)
    We can do this! We know what to do- now we just have to do it! :)
    766 days ago
  • SUNFLOWERGAL48
    I could have just about written this blog myself as I am in the same boat! I have been so discouraged lately with my lack of progress I was about ready to just quit SP totally. But I know it works and I value the friendships I've developed with folks like you emoticon . So maybe I need to give myself a reality check. emoticon Great job on focusing on your current situation and finding a solution that works for you. Wishing you the very best with this new plan! I know you can do it!
    775 days ago
  • SOPHIEDO13
    I know you'll be able to lose those 3 lbs. I have 5 lbs on my list because when I lose those 5 lbs I can start with a new goal of losing more weight. These last 5 lbs are tough, but the tracking everyday at least keeps me from gaining back weight.
    775 days ago
  • PURPLESPEDCOW
    have decided to trim friends who were not active, either on the site or with me. usually only have 5 to 7 friends respond to friend feed on any one day. also decided to become active on my teams again. emoticon
    775 days ago
  • HDHAWK
    I feel the same way. Last winter I finally lost 16 lbs. then gained back 9. I finally decided that I had to be accountable to someone. That's the only way I've ever had luck losing weight. I joined a Diet Bet that started this week. So far, it's working. I've upped my steps, am tracking my food, and staying on plan. I lost a lot of weight when I first joined spark, but gained it all back plus more and could never really get anything to stick. I'm not getting any younger and I want to be able to age well and remain active so I figured I'd try something new.
    775 days ago
  • LUVMICKEY2
    You can do it good luck
    775 days ago
  • GOOZLEBEAR
    I have faith in you that you will get this Nader control. I messed around with losing weight for several years until I was diagnosed prediabetic right before Christmas. All my doctor said was to lose weight before my May appt.. I went online and talked with a couple friends here on Spark that have the same problem and decided I would do this. I don't want diabetes. I'm sorry you are having such a struggle and will be glad to help in whatever way I can. I have lost 40 lbs since finding out, it is a challenge everyday!!!
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    775 days ago
  • NECOE829
    You keep this attitude you can and you will do it ...Good luck:)
    775 days ago
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