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Making food trackers public

Friday, January 01, 2010

In the past I have never wanted to make my food tracker available I think just because it seemed kind of private. I have gone thru spurts where I track for a month and don't for a month.

I have come to the realization that I personally need to track to "stay on track".
I am feeling like accountability in all the ways I can find it will help me succeed. Whether it is accountability with a buddy, sparkfriends, food tracker etc.

I joined 2 challenges "Lose10 lbs by Valentines Day" and "12 Week - 2 Pound a Week Weight Loss Challenge".

When I joined I mentally committed to do both of these and post at least once a wk and stay connected.

So making my food trackers public and another challenge for me to stay committed to myself and actually utilize this site to get the weight off instead of only prowling around reading other people's success stories.
I love reading them, don't get me wrong! I truly find them motivating But.....
there has to be a time, a moment... a turning point where I say get on with it and make your own success story happen.
Dr. Phil said one time that" the week will pass, the months will pass and that all will happen whether you lose weight or not so why not lose the weight."
I don't want to see another Christmas at this weight. I WON"T SEE ONE AT THIS WEIGHT.

I am so glad all you post your success's and your failures too. They show me I am not alone and there is always someone on here I can relate too.

I am thankful to you guys that post before pictures, progress pics, etc. They are amazing and I love looking at them. Keep posting!

I just recently took some official "before pics" and will post them soon.
Always in the past I did NOT want to do this because I thought I would just use a snapshot that I would find in my albums.

THIS time I did it to make an official beginning.... and official documentation of this journey and I did it because I so enjoy seeing others who have done it. I am sure they all were not happy with the "before pictures" but they are so encouraging to see when you are comparing to the "after pics".

I also did it because I have been in denial about how big I have gotten. I have not been happy with my weight for a long time but I truly thought I wasn't that big; I thought if I hid the belly then I was not much overweight. When I would lay me jeans flat on the bed, I would be surprised at how big the "butt" of the jeans looked but I chose not to think about it for long.

Taking these pictures and really looking at them... shock me but I have finally realized the camera doesn't lie.
I have avoided cameras for so long because I hated every picture. My mom takes allot of pictures when I see her. She then gives me a set for my albums. I throw away all the ones of me.

So look soon for the before pics.
Thanks to all of you for being there during this journey.
Love to all.
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    Best wishes for a very successful run to Valentine's Day!
    3625 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/2/2010 12:43:53 PM
    Accountability is one of the Keys to success. You won't be sorry that you make your Trackers public. There are no 'SparkPolice' out there to write tickets if you miss a day or don't complete the trackers on time. And they don't send charge you a Fine for eating something 'Bad', just be honest about it and move on.
    emoticon I still don't like to have my picture taken, but I do like looking at the changes from pictures that were taken during our vacations prior to 2009 and the vacation we took in 2009. Also, I allowed a lot of pictures to be taken when we were re-united with my Father 2 years ago. And tomorrow some of those pictures will be made public in an article about Curves in our local newspaper.
    emoticon As much as I used to hate those pictures, I am glad I have them now. They will remind me of where I never want to be again, AND they will tell other people that they can get healthy too, no matter what age they are.
    3625 days ago
    Congrats to you for starting back your blogging. See all the wonderful encouragement you get from it. I am proud of you. I am going to be taking the pics tomorrow to get my starter pictures. I have seen differences in my body and my jeans fit much better. I wish I had taken some a month ago, but picture phobia hit me too. Good luck, we can do this together.
    3625 days ago
  • JGMK55
    Wow. You really are inspiring. Good luck in meeting your goals this year. I'm feeling very positive, too, but am not going to make my food tracking public. LOL. Happy New Year!
    3626 days ago
    I have to agree with you . . I don't like pictures of myself and I need to do something to change it!! Going public is a way to make yourself accountable . . I a like you, track completely for a week and then not track everything! It is scary putting you trackers public, I had mine public for a while, but then made it private again. I think I need to rethink that. It's time to get serious for 2010!!

    Thank you for the eye opening post!!! You can do it!!!! 2010 is going to be your year to shine!!!!

    God Bless,
    3626 days ago
  • CAELYN2.0
    Going public is a great way to help keep yourself accountable. But it is scary!

    Good luck!
    3626 days ago
    One of my biggest regrets is that I did not take very many before pics. If I could go back, I would have taken them of every part of my body in every different pose. It WAS hard taking the ones that I did, but I am so thankful that I have them. It really helps me to see that I *am* making progress. I love taking pics of myself now. I am always bugging the kids and hubby to take pics of me. I love seeing myself in pics. That is going to be you!!! You CAN do this and I am here to support you. Good job getting started! Keep blogging!
    3626 days ago
    I wish you the best of luck, you can do it!
    3626 days ago
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