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Third Attempt!

Monday, February 13, 2012

I feel ashamed to say that I did not do what I said I would on my last blog. Instead of forgetting that I ate like crap the weekend before last and got back on my feet, I somehow decided that it will be okay if I ate like a pig all week, this week!!!!

I am so angry at myself! I just don't know what's wrong with me - I want to lose weight SOOOOO MUCH, but I just can't seem to stick to my diets, ever!

Initiating: Third attempt........

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    You'll be fine. There is nothing wrong with you. Don't be angry with yourself. Just trudge forward and follow your plan the best you can. If you slip up again, don't sweat it, don't beat yourself up... just get back up and try again.

    I try avoiding cliches and quotes as catchall responses to things, but there is one that seems to keep crossing my mind when I or a SparkFriend slips up on the eating temporarily: "It's not how many times you get knocked down; it's how many times you get back up.”

    Smile and take good care!

    3350 days ago
    Well Sweetie, It is good to see you again. I have a bit of advice..take it or leave it. But here goes..If the diets are not working then emoticon dieting. If you want something sweet, have one (not the entire bag). Quit denying yourself, allow yourself. Give yourself permission to eat!

    I eat 5 - 7 small meals every day (sometimes more) I just keep it small each time. A yogurt here, a sugar free jello there, a few pretzels later on, some fresh fruit, a salad, carrots, celery, just anything like that to munch on when I catch myself getting hungry. I eat these in addition to my 3 square meals each day. I can not stand and will not allow myself to go hungry There are so many foods out there that are healthy for you and very low in calories. There is absolutely no sense in being hungry to lose weight.

    The goal after all is to be healthy as you lose weight! In fact, I eat more often and more items now that I am on this program, than I did before. The trick is not how much you eat, but how much of WHAT you eat. In other words it is not about the quantity it is about the quality.

    I allow myself to have anything I want...moderation would be the key...I may be getting in trouble with other Spark friends by saying this. But no diets in my house! Since I have started my plan on Spark I have not been over on my caloric intake a single day. (1200 - 1500 calories a day) This is day 38 for me. I have come close a few times, but never over (so far anyway!). I have actually been under my goal 13 days.

    I never deny myself. If I am craving something, I have a small amount of it and it curbs that taste. If it continues, I tell myself 'You had your chance and you got what you wanted now just get up and find something to do!' I stay busy and soon, the craving passes.

    Find something that works for YOU. Not all things work for all people. What works for one person, may not work for another. I knew for me, it would never work if I had to be hungry. I would fall off that wagon in no time. Know your strengths and weaknesses and develop your plan around that.

    Will be here to support you in no matter what plan you decide to use. Keep trying. I know you can do it! emoticon Angie
    3351 days ago
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    Dear WS,

    Don't be so hard on yourself. You can fight your behaviour all you want, but until you deal with what underlies your eating it'll always be a temporary fight you are doomed to lose. Are you following the Spark Program? It is a well thought out approach. Remember, exercise is for fitness, but it will make you hungrier. However, fitness leads to life long health and that is worth more than money in the bank. However, only curbing appetite, and therefore calorie intake, leads to fat being burned once and for all. (It takes that long to burn calories, you might as well not have eaten them in the first place.) Are you drinking enough water - I don't find 8 glasses adequate if you're overweight. The other thing is enough sleep. I've noticed that without lots of sleep I can't really shed those pounds either. Lastly, stress. With too much stress comes first a lack of foods and then an avalanche of foods. Not good. In order to lose I try and shake things up, not always eat small and not always exercise hard. If the body adapts the benefits decrease, so keep on changing what you are doing. It is impossible to say what could be the matter, but it could be as simple as switching your vitamins. Keep at it and the solutions will present themselves. I always get hungry when I do not eat enough fresh veggies and fruits, which I haven't been doing either lately. Well, let's make the best of this coming week. I'm with you in spirit and hope that you'll be able to curb your appetite when push comes to shuff. You can do it, WS! I know you can and I'm rooting for you! All your Sparks are here for you. Just keep on posting, and we'll talk you through the rough spots! Hugs, Goldie.
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    3352 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/13/2012 2:58:39 AM
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