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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I am inspired by another Spark Team member to blog about my goals, and that means blogging about my struggles as well...so confession time.

I've been really feeling like I've slipped lately. I don't mean just one bad night in front of the tv, or even a couple bad nights...I mean like just losing momentum and having a wrong attitude towards food. Old habits are returning. I'm often eating fast, without grattitude or enjoyment of each bite. I have increased my portion sizes. I'm letting myself get really hungry and grabbing a bag or box of simple carb "food" to cram in my mouth until several servings are gone. I looked at my summary calendar to see how many days I ate within my range this month, and it's only half the time! How can I expect to lose those last pounds when I'm going over my range half the time?

So, I'm being brutally honest here as a start. I want to get that positive attitude about food back. When I started back with Spark People I was enjoying my food. I limited my treats and enjoyed them when I ate them! I also lost weight while doing so, and felt happier knowing I was not out of control with my eating. I want to be back in harmony with my body, knowing when and what it needs to eat. I really want that not just to lose weight, but for LIFE!!! I've learned so much here on SP in the last months...and there is progress, for one thing, I'm recognizing this quickly and dealing with it NOW.

I already KNOW what needs to happen to make the life-long changes I want. I think to make them happen I need to be held accountable. My Spark Friends are some of the most affirming and honest folks I know...so I'm going to post how I'm doing with my eating and attitude more regularly, maybe even every day....

Thank you so much for getting this far in my blog!!!

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  • no profile photo CD9898685
    Way to go girl for catching it. I know how you feel. I am having trouble too with family coming in and out of town and constantly running here and there. But it is awesome how you are making yourself accountable. There is some wonderful advice here. We can all work through this together. You are not alone!!! You are and an amazing and inspirational and wonderful person and you can do this!!! We all can do it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3292 days ago
  • SUSIEGKORN
    I can so relate to all you stated in this post. I'm going through the same thing. I've been eating whatever, whenever, and too much of it. I don't even feel good afterwards. I get this way when I'm frustrated and being sick for a week kinda put me in a negative place. So I ate. Badly. How's that going to help? The good thing is, I know this is a phase I have to work myself out of and I'll be all right. My weight loss is too important to me to just blow it! Enough already! My plan is to write some new goals for November and then really take off with it! I know I can do it. I know YOU can too. We're on this journey together, and to the end! Let's do it!
    3293 days ago
  • RAYVEN01
    You pointed out the most important thing: taking time to enjoy your food. I struggle with the same thing. My wife tells me it seems like I inhale my food, and it certainly goes down fast enough to seem like that if I don't watch myself. Even now that I'm keeping track of everything I have to make myself slow down, and I see the results when I do; I can tell when I am full and it is much sooner (and much less food) than I ever thought it would be!
    3293 days ago
  • CRISSA1669
    You said it friend..."you already know what needs to happen..." Knowing is only 1/2 of the battle. DOING is the other 1/2. You know that you won't spend your life denying yourself a treat here and there but only YOU Know if you're out of control with it. Track what you eat and work to stay within that range...if you find you are out of range more often than not you have a couple choices. Either adjust your range for what you truly eat and feel satisfied eating(without the weight gain) or you MUST decide to stay in the range that is set. That means you need to make the choices. Be accountable for what you want to eat...or not eat. You have done awesome in your journey, you are at the "finish line"...but once you arrive "there"...you've still got the rest of your life...to maintain and you surely can do it! So you decide; eat whatever you want, whenever you want BUT exercise more to balance it out. Or eat less, indulge less and find that balance for what works for your body...Feeling guity about what we eat should never be an option if we are accountable and make conscious choices...this is a journey(I'm glad to be sharing it with you)!! Hope I've given you a little somethin' to chew on :)
    3293 days ago
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