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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I wish I had a dollar for every time I said I was starting over.

Well today is the last time.

I'm not saying I'm never going to have a bad day again, or that I'm not going to mess up here and there, but I'm never giving up again. There has been a few times in the past couple of years that I have completely given in, through my hands up and just ate. Ate uncontrollably at times. I don't ever want to be in that place again.

So I am going to blog more (probably not everyday) and try to make this lifestyle more sustainable for me. Instead of being like "I'm 338 lbs, I'm going to eat 1200 calories a day so I lose weight really fast and hate every minute". I'm going to be more in the 1500-2000 cal range for now and see how that goes. Hopefully over time I will need to lower that number because I've lost weight.

As far as exercise goes...right now my knees and feet feel useless to me. I go to work and basically stand on them all day. And they hurt badly. I don't know if it's age, or me trying to hard when I was still obese the last time or what . So for right now exercise will be minimal.

Have a great day friends!
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  • KIMMYLOU4
    Glad I saw this tonight. I've been gone for awhile but am looking forward to getting fit! You are doing great!
    1055 days ago
  • WVROSE1
    I can relate to this. Been doing the yo-yo diet for years. The important thing is never give up!!! You've done this before and you can do this again. Just take one day at a time. You've got this!!! emoticon emoticon \\
    1059 days ago
  • THROOPER62
    One day at a time. emoticon
    1060 days ago
  • STRUMERCAT
    Great way to start - steady improvements, realistic goals versus drastic swings. I'm in the need of a reboot myself. I like what someone suggested about ratcheting down daily average in 200 increments. I think I'll try that. Best of luck!

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    1060 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    You can still make a lot of progress even when you are struggling a have a day or two where you don't do so well.
    1060 days ago
  • MOMMA-MOOSE
    Welcome back! I know you can do it.
    1060 days ago
  • SHIRE33
    Glad to see you! You sure have a good attitude. I'm in it for the long haul, too. What else is there? It's a good direction to have.
    1060 days ago
  • ARUNNINGKAT
    Welcome back! You can do this! One step at a time, one victory at a time.
    1060 days ago
  • FRUITYFUL
    I've been there so many times. I know how you feel. What's important is that you're here, still trying. I've succumbed to a lot of stress and ate to comfort myself recently. I'm up 12 lbs, but I'm still down 100 lbs from my highest weight, so I have to keep that in mind. The more I stay away from Spark, the harder it is. Frequent blogging and giving yourself leeway on your calorie ranges is a great way to start back up. Slow and steady wins the race!

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    1061 days ago
  • POSITIVEHOPE
    I was in the same place. Your range of 1500-2000 cal a day is a great place to start. I lowered mine by 200 cal every week until I found my sweet spot of consistently losing 1.5 - 2 lbs a day.

    It's okay to get yourself gradually back on the wagon.

    Great attitude!
    1061 days ago
  • CURLYLADEE
    I completely understand. It really starts at food for weight loss so it's okay you don't get the exercise in and. Ultimately to be able to consistently eat correctly you don't want to starve yourself. I know I am not a salad person so I am not going to eat a bunch of salad I will fail miserably.

    One day at a time One meal at a time. emoticon
    1061 days ago
  • CHRIS138
    I recently hurt my foot and discovered there are tons of chair exercises on YouTube and spark. I've done a few and they are challenging!! Give it a try.
    1061 days ago
  • ALMOSTPERFECT83
    As long as you try, you have succeeded.
    1061 days ago
  • BUNNY142
    One day at a time inch by inch. You can make it. Come on we can do this.
    1061 days ago
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