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Off the Roller Coaster...back to SP!

Friday, April 06, 2012

If I could sum up the past few weeks...I would say...roller coaster. I do good...then I do terrible. Yesterday was terrible. I went to bed with a stomach ache! I was in real physical pain from eating too much. My weight is up to 165.5. I updated my weight for my own, personal wake-up call. And I have entered my food for today so far.

I still have a problem with eating. I have done really well with SP. But when I get away from it and don't spend time on here encouraging others and receiving encouragement, I lose it. I go back to my old ways...not to the degree that I used to...but enough to feel bad and gain weight...instead of feeling good and losing. So, SP, I'm back! I need you! I can't do this on my own without you...at least not yet...maybe some day...but the last few weeks have shown me that I still need to continue to develop my wings...not quite ready to fly solo yet.

We had a company quarterly meeting a few weeks ago. I had to introduce myself and tell one "interesting fact" about myself. I told about SP and my weight loss. So, hopefully, we will have some newbies from my testimony! Spreading the spark!

I have made some progress on my house. My kitchen is coming together. The kitchen table is no longer a catch-all for everything that comes in the door. I really like that. I set the table with my Coca-Cola dishes and keep the table set all the time. The dishes are heavy and I didn't want to have to lift them into cupboards and drag them out. So, keeping them on the table at the place settings is working...and keeps us from putting other things on the table. And our table is always set and ready for a great dining experience. Now, if the solution to the rest of the house were only as simple. Oh well, baby steps. Just have to keep moving forward.

Hope you all are doing great! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon
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    I can certainly relate to this. I have a few days worth of blog posts in my email. I'm catching up, which means I have like 2 lbs to show for not being on SP this week and last. Well, at least I know what works for me!
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    Some people gain all their weight back and then some before recognizing the situation and taking positive action. I have been there before. I think it's great that you are aware of what is going on with yourself and are correcting course now. That's something worth celebrating!

    3401 days ago
    Yes baby steps! Better than going in reverse. You can do it!

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    3402 days ago
    I still haven't figured it out - do we sabotage ourselves or just figure we've done good and the rest will take care of itself? For me I think a little of both.

    This is a great place to be. Glad you are part of it!

    3402 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Yes, I've been on that roller coaster myself, and it's just ridiculous! Hang in there, Cathy, and you'll get back on track. I know you'll do it! emoticon
    3402 days ago
    I'm glad you are back. We would really miss you if you left for good. I think it's a good idea to stay with sparkpeople even while on maintenance. It's easy to get sloppy.

    I need to follow your lead and get control of my kitchen.
    3403 days ago
  • LENKA763
    You are doing great! it takes time to organize, keep up tracking and working in new environment.

    Happy Easter!
    3403 days ago
    I've BEEN on that roller coaster! And I DON'T like it! Nothing like SP to keep us grounded! Welcome back...and I'll say it again and again...as long as you do it for me! Hang in there Girlie! You're doing GREAT!
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  • CHEVY63

    yes, been there, done that. It's good to keep on working with SP!

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    Great that you are still here and Sparking! I went on an Easter break just a few days ago and within that time I put on 4lbs in 4 days! emoticon So here I am tracking every morsel and focusing on good nutrition because I know that this works. It may take me a month or two to get rid of those 4 lbs but one thing I have learned while being on SP that it feels so much better to keep on track and to face the right direction. There doesn't seem to be any point in looking backward other than to learn from it & then move on. emoticon
    3404 days ago
  • L1LL1AN_M
    emoticon It's easy for me to get side tracked. I'm not tracking my food like I should but I have cut way back on quantity.
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    Comment edited on: 4/7/2012 10:14:59 AM
    Glad you're back. It is a wakeup call when you go to bed with a belly ache. I hate when I do that.
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  • no profile photo CD5915724
    Glad you're back!
    3404 days ago
    Welcome back!! You know this works for you, so you can jump right back in.
    Great idea about the dining table!
    3404 days ago
    Way to go on your table. I have the same problem. When my hubby is home it looks like a tornado went through the house. I really do not know how he does it! Awesome that you were able to spread the spark. I find if I get on the site first thing it makes my day! I am stuck at 166-just can't seem to break that plateau!
    Good luck to you!
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    3404 days ago
    Glad you're back! I am still surprised myself at how easy it can be to get off track. I guess that we will always have to work at it. My table also has the same problem as yours, LOL!
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  • no profile photo CD9392719
    Glad to see you back on SP. For the wrong reasons, but thats OK!
    emoticon back!
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  • no profile photo CD2577967
    You're in the right place and we will always be here to welcome you back and support you emoticon emoticon
    3404 days ago
    Welcome back ya we all need each other . YOU CAN DO THIS !!
    3404 days ago
    I've found that I always do much better when I'm active on SP. When I drift away, I start to think that I don't need to eat as well or track as carefully. It's weird how that works, isn't it? But great job coming back and getting re-motivated!! And great job spreading the spark!

    And what a fantastic idea about leaving the table set. Mine is ALWAYS used as extra storage space, but I would love reducing the clutter, and it would look so much nicer if it were always set and ready to go. I'll have to try that too...thanks for the tip!! :)
    3404 days ago
  • PATRICIA4472
    You can do this - and we all need each other. If anything, this weight-loss journey is teaching me that I NEED to share and be reliant on others for keeping on track. So - glad you're back. Just so you know, you really have been an inspiration for me. We never know how we influence others! emoticon
    3404 days ago
    I've finally just started losing again after a long roller coaster winter and I never stopped sparking! It's great to hear how you are doing. I am fighting the clutter battle too. Your dishes on the table solution is a great idea. If I have any good ones on the subject I'll share. Enjoy your Easter weekend.
    3404 days ago
    it's ok to still need SP ... and your sparkfriends still need you. you can do it, Cathy!
    3404 days ago
    I'm on that roller coaster too and bad habits are always ready and willing to spring up! I am no where near goal, so I can't keep yo-yoing like this. So you are already encouraging me to get back to business!

    Oh and great job on the dining table idea! I need to work on cutter too. In fact clutter/stress/eating all go together for me so I really need to focus.
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  • no profile photo CD5335051
    glad you are back!
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  • no profile photo CD11189655
    This week has been a good reminder of that for me. I DO still struggle with food, I need sparkpeople and its encouragement daily, or I slip back. Yay for sparkpeople, and yay for progress. :-)
    3405 days ago
    Been there, done that many many many times. Happy to see you back by the way!

    Tell you what go grab that kitchen timer I'll grab mine we'll set it for 15 minutes and tackle something each day at least once.
    3405 days ago
    Glad to see you back!
    3405 days ago
    Welcome back!! I know you can do this!
    3405 days ago
    It's all part of the process. I am kind of in the same place. I do well and then sabotage myself. It makes me mad but no one to be mad at but myself.
    I know that you'll pull yourself out of this. Look how far you've come! emoticon
    3405 days ago
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