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List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!

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Whoopie pies: One whoopie pie is an AUTOMATIC ADDED pound on me!! See it? Visualize that 1 pound immediately showing on scale. I'm 4 lbs heavier than my plan. Yup,,,that's why over the break!

Overconfidence: lol hey me!!! It never works!! STOP!!

Procrastination: I'll do this one later. See??!!!!

Click my ruby red slippers "there's no time like now" " there's No time like now"

What have you learned along the way that has really helped you? Be firm with myself so my body is firm. Struggling with how happy I'm my body now does things I'd NEVER thought it would, yet knowing my body isn't healthy yet. I'm 5'3" and 172.


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1. Diet: Many times I know WHAT to do, I have a problem with executing the plan! I LOVE food and tend to overeat ~ even when I'm eating so-called 'healthy'. I have to pay MUCH MORE ATTENTION to tracking/portions.

2. Exercise: My 'go to' exercise is simple walking. Many people have lost tons of weight by just getting out there and moving/walking. I need to add strength training (especially in the area of my upper arms) ... I not only need to add strength training, but I MUST make sure that I find a plan for ST and execute that plan!

3. I love food (good-for-you food, and bad-for-you food). When I get into a stressful situation or when I'm bored, I tend to mindlessly turn to food. SO, I guess I need to be more mindful so that I don't fall into mindless eating. When/if I do, I figure that all of my efforts aren't valid anymore and then I give myself permission to do many of the things I know that I shouldn't. I really shouldn't give myself any more 'permission slips'!

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I eat healthy foods but over eat them . So I need to always focus on portion size .
I also need to be sure to walk everyday in addition to all the other stuff that I do around the yard. With out that 20 minute walk I do not burn as many calories

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Food: I was always on the thin side growing up - ate 3 balanced meals and there was always a dessert at the evening meal. Everything was balanced out. No chocolate / pop / candy was ever in the house - didn't experience any of that until I was out on my own and then went crazy with it - rather than cooking a healthy meal I ate junk or fast food. Though I was told I was on the path to being obese (at the time I was 100 pounds) and possibly getting diabetes / cancer / ect I did not take heed of that - thought that happened to other people. LOL Caught up to me when I turned 55 - I was obese and was told I had cancer - had surgery to remove it and it came back 18 months later - but thankfully am now cancer free for 15 years. But the diabetes caught up to me and now I am facing low kidney function = all because I did not listen to those that new better - doctors.

Exercise: As a child I was not one that was out playing lots of sports - was active enough but would rather be sitting and reading that moving and getting sweaty. Stayed at a healthy weight for my height (at the time 5 feet 2 inches and weighing in no more than 102 pounds) Grew up, got an office job so I sat all day, then went home to my apartment where I lived alone, and rather than eating healthy meals I ate junk and sat some more. So not form of exercise. Enjoyed walking but when reflecting back I know I did not do enough of it otherwise I would not be where I am at today.

So now as a senior I am learning new tricks - have studied and researched a lot on nutrition and just how much I need to eat. And did some reading on exercise and how much is the right amount.

And I prayed asking for guidance from my Lord and Savior. With His direction I have found a balanced back to the basics plan for me to incorporate and have found a help from a member of our church who is a personal trainer who is now working on helping me get back some of my strength starting with some strength exercises (chair exercises) and walking at a slower speed on the treadmill in very small segments. I have done this now for 4 weeks and am feeling the difference because of the exercise.

Now to stay focused combining both food and exercise on a daily basis and rather than being 'interested in losing weight and becoming healthy' I am not 'committed to losing weight and becoming healthy' = there is a difference.




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List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!

1) I will allow myself to say that by not doing one thing that I had planned, that means I've ruined the day and I will throw out all my good plans and go on a junk food eating binge. I know that is a bunch of bull poo poo.

2) I can let my low mood dictate how I live my day and I know that doesn't have to be the way things are

3) When something happens outside of my control, I can use that as an excuse to blow off all my healthy plans

What have you learned along the way that has really helped you?

I know I don't have to let any of the above things rule my life and how I live my life. Change is hard but I can do it, one step at a time and even if I don't succeed one day, doesn't mean I can succeed the next day



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3 Reasons/Excuses

1- I stop tracking food if I know I will go over in calories - MUST TRACK ALL FOODS CONSUMED

2- I make excuses as to why I can't exercise, Too tired, too cold, too dark - STOP MAKING EXCUSES - JUST DO IT!

3- Eating late at night - TAKE AN INDOOR WALK, BRUSH MY TEETH OR GO TO BED

What have you learned along the way that has really helped you? I need to be consistent - I'm getting better at it but I still mess up. I need to work on it!


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1. I don't eat all day then I eat way too much late in the day
2. I eat too many bad carbs and too much fat
3. I do not exercise on a regular basis.

I will eat at meal times and have the required snacks
I will use better judgement on the foods I eat and will use portion control
I will get moving every day for at least 20 minutes

This 8 week challenge is going to give my a new mind set for a healthier life style and good habits.

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I actually think I do very well. I just need to watch portion size at times

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1. Not enough time/too busy
2. I'm too tired, I just need to relax
3. Everyone in my family has different likes/dislikes or dietary concerns, it's easier to just eat what they are eating
4. I enjoy high fat, high calorie foods

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1 lack of commitment
2"rather die happy"
3 Pain
4 frustration
5 distractions



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I do not do my exercise minutes for several days and I find myself wanting to eat high fat, high sugar Keeping active is really important to my mental health also.
I go off to visit my family and the stress makes me over eat when we go out.
Some times I don't plan for lunch and it makes stop and pick up food that is not on my list

Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks.
I find it possible to focus during the 8 weeks of the challenge and it helps me to keep up doing the the exercise minutes.
I am going to change where we go for dinner when I visit my family
I will have lunch food available every day and make sure that I come home for lunch for 8 weeks.




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1. My husband cooks, so I just eat that: I help set the meal plan and help cook. Good quality time and healthier food.

2. I'm tired from working all day and having a little kid: I would have more energy if I exercised more. He likes moving, so we can do family walks at night, plus exercising in AM instead of staying up late watching TV.

3. I never succeed: If I don't try, I'm right. Just keep going and know there will be setbacks and that that's okay.


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1. I am not consistent - track every single day and put everything in my log
2. I obsess over food - talk to a professional about getting over my obsession with food
3. I have an unhealthy relationship with food and myself. - also talk to a professional about my self esteem issues and what I can do to be healthy.

What have you learned along the way that has really helped you?
I know when I tend to overeat and can sometimes avoid it. I know mentally what I need to do, I just keep messing up and I need to stop. I think that talking to someone is helping me realize where my triggers are and how to fix it.

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List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!

Not having a plan for after work when I am tired and anxious to get home. I drive an hour so, that can be a bad time. I'm hungry and tired. My strategy is going to eat either before I leave the office or get something before I start home.

Night eating. Same as above. I am going to have a plan for snacks to give me energy. Also, when possible I'll get outside for a walk at those times in the evening when I'm more vulnerable to eating the wrong things.

Being tired. Get better sleep and have a better sleep schedule.

What have you learned along the way that has really helped you? Its a constant process to adapt and work through whatever is the challenge. There are things you can change and things you can't change. Its knowing the difference and working with them.

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List your 3 reasons/excuses for why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks.

1-I don't think about what I am eating until I eat it. ~ I will ask myself about everything I eat if it is healthy and is it part of my healthy eating plan. I am really going to think about it.

2-I am not consistent in exercising daily. ~ I will exercise right when I get home at night and set a plan earlier in the day when I know I am getting home late. Like doing strength training after dinner or while I am fixing dinner. It's easier to do 15 to 20 minutes of strength than to do cardio.

3-Don't track my meals on the weekends and gain back all the weight I lost over the prior week. ~ I will use my phone instead of my computer to track my meals on sparkpeople because I don't like to get out the computer at nights on the weekend. I will track my food right before I eat it to see what I am eating and know the calories, carbs, and fats before I eat it.

What have you learned along the way that has really helped you? One of the things that I learned that has helped me is to look at the back of the package of sweets and see the carbs, fats, and calories. Doing this has helped me to stay away from things I shouldn't eat.
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List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!

1. My biggest issue in the past is being inconsistent, so I have got to work on consistency... in eating right, exercising, drinking water, and posting! Even if I feel I've not done anything good enough, I still need to post and I still need to track and stay in the weight loss groove.

2. Thinking that a mess up ruins a whole day. I know it doesn't, but I "reason" with myself to start over again the next day and THEN I'll do good. I have got to get out of that mind set that it's not, did I do "good" that day, but did I do "good" that minute? One minute at a time!

3. Lack of willpower, feeling deprived, feeling left out... I simply need to remember these words: No Thank you, I don't want that right now (because I know it's not worth it)... and eliminate the word can't from my vocabulary... because I actually can have whatever I want, I just need to remember I want to be healthy and fit MORE than I want something that will not get me to that goal. So if it's not going to progress my progress... it's not worth it.



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Strategies:

1. When I am travelling or have company I have had trouble working in my exercise, so I need to plan ahead how I will do that.
2. Getting too hungry, especially before dinner is not good for me. So, I snack twice a day on something healthy.
3. I can be thirsty and eat too much or drink something with too many calories, so I will drink more water.
4. I feel too tired sometimes to exercise later in the day, so I will plan to exercise earlier when possible.

There are so many fun ways to exercise, don't waste time on the other ones. Enjoy healthy, good food and skip the rest.

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4/3/18 10:22 A

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Three reasons why I seem to fail on diets are.(sorry I don’t know how to copy )
1. I don’t weigh & measure..
2. I self sabotage
3. Eat out of boredom
Plan is to use measuring cups, stop eating when no one is looking and to do something else; take a walk, drink water or knit.

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1. Change in my routine - I don't do well when things change. My goal is to have enough flexibility in my routine that I can change things up a bit without going off track.

2. Stress - when I feel stressed my first reaction is to eat something. So I intend to work some meditation into my days and IF I feel the need to eat something, I will have more fruits and vegetables on hand.

3. Other people's needs - I have spent many years trying to take care of what other people need. I think it's time for me to think about what is best for me, while still caring for those I love.

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1. Convenience, convenience, convenience
2. Ready to go meals are my down fall.
3. I eat my feelings.

What have you learned along the way that has really helped you?

Eat when hungry and stop when full!

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List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks.

1. stress - there is so much going on with my health, my daughters health, and when I get stressed I eat - I plan on finding other stress relieving techniques

2. dont get enough strength exercising in - I am going to plan my strength exercises in my calendar so that the time does not get eaten up by other things

3. lack of sleep - I get tired so my plan is to set a bed time and stay away from the games on my phone so that I can get a good nights rest

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1. fudging on portion sizes
Solution: bought myself a new digital scale and am shocked at how bad I was estimating
2. randomly picking an exercise so ended up slacking off
Solution: I now have a chart with set routines to do on specific days so no hesitation
3. not drinking enough water
Solution: I have a big dice sitting on the shelf above my kitchen sink and every time I fill my glass, I turn the dice to remind myself how many times I've filled it

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List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks.

1. I procrastinate the start.
Just do it.
2. Sweets call my name.
Don't answer.
3. Tiredness calls for comfort food.
Find comfort in other things.

What have you learned along the way that has really helped you?
Listen closely to my body.

Patricia, EL
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1) not measuring portions - today I purchased a new food scale and measuring cups. emoticon
2) I tend to workout too much which sometimes can be just as bad as not working out at all.
Plan: scheduled workouts at the same time daily. emoticon
3) Being Team player - I am on a rowing team and understand that being a Team player is essential but when I get on Spark I tend to be lacking in Team participation. I stopped blogging as I feel guilty if I do not have time to respond to others and that causes me stress. Stress for me causes weight gain.
Plan: Check in with my teams daily ( I only have three teams) doable. Be supportive for my teammates. Work in Progress

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was procrastinating with exercise .. doing well right now

health issues interfere with weight loss and over eat on carbs

home all the time - getting more projects done that need doing

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List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!

What have you learned along the way that has really helped you?

1) My work hours are erratic & many days are 10 or more hours..
--- Prepare evening meal, not needing cooking, in the morning. Exercise before leaving home & using quiet times on the Hope Bus to do laps around it outdoors.

2) I don't make time to be accountable.
--- I have to track food and exercise. It is what has worked for me in the past.

3) Sleep and down time.
--- Get to bed earlier for those early morning programs & don't do work emails, etc. when I get home. Those can be checked when we don't have visitors aboard the Hope Bus.

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4/2/18 3:07 P

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Not getting myself out to exercise by myself better!

Dropping the ball on tracking what I eat.

Busy and varied schedules no consistency

How I feel is more important than what I weigh! How my clothes fit is beginning to matter more!!

Crissyrr in Washington state in the Pacific time zone


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DEBULACLARK's Photo DEBULACLARK Posts: 14,074
4/2/18 2:16 P

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Ugh....

1. Bad bad bad food choices

2. Not working out at all/enough

3. Just not into it and constant excuses about it all (until I see a picture or take a good long look in the mirror or realize I'm about 80 lbs heavier than I was when I met my husband or 50 lbs heavier than after I lost the baby weight. 1/2 a person...or eve a whole person. I need to get that through my head)

Just get moving!

Debbe
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IAMAGEMLOVER's Photo IAMAGEMLOVER Posts: 44,550
4/2/18 1:46 P

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bought ice cream or candy at the store instead of buying just 1 serving

celebration

don't exercise like I should even doing the physical therapy exercises.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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SHELLYAHNEN's Photo SHELLYAHNEN SparkPoints: (18,263)
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4/2/18 12:48 P

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List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!

What have you learned along the way that has really helped you?

1) I gave into temptations at the office.
--- new strategy for moving forward: stay out of the break room but if I have to go in there, know I have much healthier and ready to go snacks in my lunch box. I don't need to eat the junk on the table

2) I don't make time for myself to exercise
--- new strategy for moving forward: I AM IMPORTANT! I am making myself a priority also.

3) Make bad food choices
--- new strategy for moving forward: Understand the importance of meal prep and do it!

I CAN DO IT!!


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4/2/18 11:20 A

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Note - the 'Sorting Post on Top' button? Click it to 'Sorting First Post on Top' to make it easier to read the countdown activities.

List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!

What have you learned along the way that has really helped you?

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Happy Sparker Lynn 'A good girl with bad habits'

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