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Saturday, January 24, 2015

I kept a diary for spurts when I was a kid, until I ran out of things to write. I kept a diary when I was a teenager/young adult, but only had entries when I was angsting or fighting with my parents. It's been a long time, but these blogs feel like diary entries.

This week I feel like I've slowed down a bit. The scale seems to be moving at a snail's pace, and I've over-indulged on protein at a couple of meals. I need to buckle down again and be more disciplined; I don't want to stall here.

For motivation, I have been reading other spark blogs. There are some very inspiring stories here, and I tell myself if they can persevere, then I can too. And just in aggregate, there is so much hope and determination in this community, and that is quite energizing.

In real life, I don't talk about my diet or weight loss much. I don't know anyone who is in similar pursuit, and I don't want to bore anyone with the details of my daily life that have become important. I just think about food and weight so much more than I ever did before, but these are not typically things that family and friends talk about much.

Anyway, these daily blogs help me dump thoughts out, and exploring other blogs helps strengthen my resolve and gives me perspective. It's therapeutic to hang out here, and I want to thank spark people for just being here and being themselves.
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