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Feeling like a fraud

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I check into SP every day and have for quite some time now. I’ve given encouragement and shared other Sparkies high & lows with them. But the one thing I haven’t done is motivate myself back into action. One of the first times I found myself at SP, I was able to lose 70 lbs by tracking my food, exercising regularly. Then I don’t know what happened... I slowly gained back 40 of those hard fought to lose 70 pounds. It seems I can give great advice but I’m a total failure at following it myself. Hence, I feel like a fraud. But I’m still showing up here every day & trying to get myself back on track. It will come... I know it will.
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  • GEMINI1977NM
    374 days ago
    it will come--Keep trying-and I love that snowflake--Thank yu!-Lynda
    450 days ago
    It isn't easy...I think most of us can relate...that's why we continue to check in on Spark.
    Try to stay on track and stay motivated ...I'll try too! emoticon emoticon
    456 days ago
    So how are you doing so far? The thing is to just keep at it and never give up. I found that by daily calorie counting it keeps you sticking with it. Even if you go over your calories, just do better the next day. Exercise at least 10 min a day to start. I felt if I didn't do that, I would have done the same thing-gain it back! It is so easy to lose sight of that and gain it back. At least you didn't gain it all back, take heart in that and just don't look back! Would love to hear from you and how you are doing?! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    458 days ago
    I think a lot of us have been in the exact same boat that you are in. Start by tracking your food. Sometimes that is the push you need when you see the numbers. Stay active in the community. Don't give up. Reaffirm yourself daily. Are there areas of your life that are sabotaging you?
    488 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/15/2017 1:30:04 PM
  • RD03875
    I tried to start over the beginning of October and so far have lost 9 lbs. Not a lot, but I got motivated again. Some days are better than others.
    Keep up your motivating others and it will rub off!
    491 days ago
    Those old habits have been with us for so long and it's easy to fall back into the old ways. BUT...I think we know that we can find the support and caring that we long for at this site, and that is what keeps us coming back, even if we don't follow the entire routine. We know that when we are ready, Spark is here for us.
    491 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Posting a blog is the first step and you are now on your way to goal setting and goal meeting. Make them small and doable! You can do that !! I have just stopped a gain myself and continue to work at it continuing down.
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    491 days ago
    Ugh! I, too, seem to have lost my motivation this year.
    I was contemplating a similar blog, which I may post later...

    Earlier today I googled "how to get your groove back" (yes, Google knows everything... :)), and here is what I found:

    Here are five steps to take to get your groove back.
    Move your body. When lots of changes are happening, daily movement is often the first thing to go. ...
    Appreciate yourself and others. ...
    Relax deeply. ...
    Get creative. ...
    Drink up, buttercup!

    I guess, we need to start with one small step and build on it. Yes, you and I know that...
    I think I'll choose to drink up (buttercup). I'm hardly ever drinking enough and hydration is so important.
    What's your first step?
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    492 days ago
    Most of us can relate. emoticon emoticon
    492 days ago
    I know that feeling. Several years ago, I lost 180 pounds. Then a few life hits, and I stopped exercising and started eating. I gained back all but 30 at that point. Since then, I have lost another 30 (well, more but I gained some of that back too). I just decided 3 days ago that I am ready to do this once and for all. I have been tracking my food for 3 days and drinking my water and trying to walk more. I already feel better.
    492 days ago
  • EISSA7
    You check in every day...that is good! Now, choose a small goal just for today....slowly, you will get back on track. emoticon
    492 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Tracking your food again. I too have lost weight and then gained again when i got comfortable. Good luck. You can do it again. Good luck.
    492 days ago
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