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Monday, February 10, 2014

I've been MIA lately from Sparks mainly because I'm disappointed in myself. Since reaching my goal weight in mid Dec..I've GAINED 10 lbs! They say maintenence is difficult because you have to find that middle playing field. I know why I've put on the weight--more junk, less exercise. I gave myself an "it's okay" back in Dec/1st week of Jan because it was the holidays and I worked hard all year so I could enjoy myself without guilt. Well.....I haven't been able to get outta this "eat everything and be lazy" habit that I tried so hard to get out of over the last year. I'm really good during the week with my calories and exercise. But the weekend hits and all hell breaks loose. We go out to eat multiple times and I never make good choices...and last weekend we hit our local bakery THREE times! (note--that place has the besttttt stuff hahaha ) The finace and i are each others enablers. It works both ways- We'll both be on point and kicking butt or we'll both be like....LETS GET PIZZA!!! And exercising is difficult because its so freakin cold and miserable and all i want to go is go home and climb into my bed....will a warm slice of pizza! haha. Before I did nothing but cardio so I burned alot of calories and in 2014 I wanted to work more on strength and circuit training so I'm not getting the calorie burn I use to but I want to build some muscle. So starting today I'm gonna have to do some treadmill action to burn the calories and then work on my circuits after. I need this weight off asap. I'm so sad and disappointed but hey, I did it to myself and only I can fix it and learn from it. I know I'll get more exercise in once it gets nicer outside because I love walking outside and doing things at the park BUT I dont want to be up 20lbs come Spring. Summer bodies are made in the winter, right? So here's to a fresh start....
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    Maintenance is HARD work, but the great thing is that you're taking action now when the damage is relatively small rather than ignoring the upward trend until it's 30, 40 pounds or more. Good luck setting yourself right again and know that you are worth the effort!
    2468 days ago
    Please stick around! Seeing someone be so successful at getting to their goals is very inspiring! Watching you figure out maintenance will be hugely helpful to all of us on our way there. Plus, it has been my experience that the minute I stop using Spark I stop doing what I am supposed to be doing. We are here for you even if you are "done". :)
    2477 days ago
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    Welcome back to us "guilty minded people".

    Now get your butt on the cardio equipment.
    2478 days ago
    Staying in touch and accountable is a great first step! I gave myself a three day break from nutrition tracking and calorie counting this weekend, to make being snowed in feel like a fun celebration. Gained a pound each day! Now it's back to tracking and get it back off, as you say, asap! We can do this! You should post on the daily check-in thread on the Transitioning to Maintenance Team. That has been a good accountability tool for me.
    2478 days ago
  • no profile photo CD575791
    U can do it.... love the fact U are getting active online on site again- so many of us on maintenance look to each other to keep that spark lively! emoticon
    2478 days ago
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