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Lather, Rinse, repeat.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Honestly, this is soooo pathetic. My last two or three blogs have been "oh, I fell off the wagon and now I'm back...I'm gonna do it this time." Then I join a challenge...I weigh in once or twice and then I have a bad week and that spirals into two bad weeks and then three..and so on and so forth. I promptly bail on Sparkpeople for the next several months until I get desperate again and I show up for my next "off the wagon" blog....Lather, rinse, repeat.

...I don't know why I can't do this. I guess the more accurate term would be WON'T do this. I know I COULD. I know what I need to do. I think a lot about what I should do. Unfortunately I do that thinking while I'm sitting in front of my computer or watching TV and eating something yummy. So I keep gaining more weight and then of course activity is more difficult so I do less and less and then I gain more weight....lather, rinse repeat. Are YOU seeing a pattern here? I believe I do.

So. Obviously I need to make some changes. I'm going to commit to one change a week for now. I'll work more in later. My change this week is going to be logging all of my food (good or bad) on Sparkpeople and logging all of my activity, or lack thereof. I know it doesn't sound like much, but I truly believe that the more I'm on Sparkpeople, the more I think about what I eat and what activity I do and all this thinkin' has got to do something in the long run right?
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    Your blog is very touching, I was there once too so I know how you feel. Your keeping at it and in your heart you know it's something you want to work on. I think you just have to find the one thing that motivates you. If you have a trend falling of try tracking to see what's causing you to do s, like what food or what were you feeling at the time. I know sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you finally take a stand for yourself. Keep pushing you are awesome for at least admitting it. Find someone to hold you accountable. Hey I'll volunteer if you'd like I'm on here regularly lol. Add me if you like!
    3183 days ago
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    Are you making it too hard on yourself? Maybe you're choosing challenges that are beyond the place where you are now. I'm reading The Spark book, and he says you really really need to pick some first goals/streaks that are totally doable -- even easy -- but just something you're not doing right now. Like 10 minutes of exercise a day, or logging on to SparkPeople every day, or something. And then when you have that licked for a month, do something else, but not anything too hard.

    This is totally working for me, anyway, and I hope I don't sound like I'm criticizing you, because I know how hard it can be to be so frustrated.

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    3184 days ago
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