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My First Week on Spark - Moving in a Better Direction

Monday, June 09, 2014

I just finished my first week with Spark People. Unfortunately, my scale was not working for my first weigh-in this morning. I'm going to try to replace the batteries tonight, so maybe I can do my weigh-in tomorrow. There were some ups and downs this week. I did great through the week days, and then made some less than healthy choices over the weekend. Even though I'm disappointed at myself for not sticking to my plan through the weekend, there is a silver lining. I did not eat as much junk food as I normally would have. I got a to-go box instead of cleaning my plate in the restaurant on Friday night. On Saturday, some strawberries found their way into my frozen yogurt. At lunch on Sunday, I had a slice of pizza with a side salad instead of two pieces of pizza.

So, no, I didn't stick to my plan, and I ate some foods that I should have avoided. I most likely went over my calorie budget. However, I did feel a shift in the right direction, reminding me that this is a lifestyle change that will have to occur through a lot of smaller changes. I will remember this as I start this new week with some new goals. I will stick to my calorie range all week (including the weekend), by eating healthy and wholesome foods at home. After some grocery shopping yesterday, I now have a fridge stocked with some lovely fruits and vegetable that I look forward to enjoying this week. I will also exercise at least 3 times before work this week. To make this easier to resist the snooze button, I will go to bed earlier.

I'm looking forward to a new week, with new opportunities to make more, better choices toward a healthy lifestyle!

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    I'm in the same boat and it's all about learning day by day
    2035 days ago
    Welcome to SparkPeople! You are the right track. I try to put half of my dinner in a to go box as soon as I get my food at a restaurant. I rarely go home hungry. Small steps add up.
    2046 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Welcome to Spark and wishes for much success to you! This is the best website ever for weight loss and the journey is so much fun with such great people. Make small changes each day/week and you can do this! Great job on your first week!
    2046 days ago
    2046 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. YoU can't change every thing at once and expect to stick to it. Make one change at a time and make a new good habit out of it. Then it will be a lifestyle change and stick with you. You came to the right place for motivation and support. Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    2048 days ago
  • JACKIE542
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    2049 days ago
    Everything builds up eventually, even a marathon is made up of small steps!
    2049 days ago
    You're doing great!

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    2049 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic.
    2049 days ago
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