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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Since April I have gained and lost the same 5lbs probably 4 or 5 times. I recognize that it's probably just normal fluctuations but it's still frustrating and not where I want to be. In fact, this morning I weighed in at 25lbs to my goal weight.

It was a difficult summer. I've been dealing with financial problems, stress, depression... all sorts of unpleasantness that makes it difficult to stay on track. But I accept that my life won't change until I do. So I'm working on some projects that will hopefully lead me to the change I need.

One thing I'm doing is an online boot camp. It actually costs $97 for the 8 weeks but they offer a "Pay It Forward" program to their free e-mail list. This time I actually saw the e-mail before they announced it was closed! So I sent the e-mail explaining my situation and when the announced deadline came and went I figured oh well. Nothing lost. But on day 4 I had all the e-mails waiting for me when I woke up! It's been wonderful! The biggest and hardest thing they work on is the internal stuff. They want you to really think about what you're doing and why. The workouts are easy compared to the written assignments!

But I'm still not seeing the results I want. Well, I haven't logged my food in months. Maybe I'm not being honest with myself about what I'm eating. So it's time to pull up the SP app on my phone and start logging as I eat again! Maybe I can finally break past the 160 mark and reach my goal by my birthday in May. (My original goal was my birthday this past May... no worries... I have my whole life emoticon)

SP was really working for me and I miss my SparkFriends so why wouldn't I hang out here more?

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    Gald that you are back! I hope the exercise routine and "homework" helps with the stress! I know what stress is like and it is literally a killer! Keep up the good work and think positive thoughts! Sometimes that is hard but you can do it!
    Thanks you also for all of the encouragement and support on my blog!
    emoticon emoticon Every day is the first day of the rest of your life!
    2774 days ago
    I'm glad you're doing this bootcamp. Sometimes we have to face the difficult things we have buried inside, the reasons why we are unhealthy - physically, mentally, or both. I know things have been hard for you, but I also know you've been hanging in there. It's better to maintain (a 5 pound window is maintaining) than to gain.

    I hope you also find some ways to lower your stress level. Now that Supernatural Season 9 is starting in a week and a half, you can spend that hour each week stepping out of your life and your stresses to focus on something we love. (Of course we'll stress about Sam, Dean, Cas, and everyone, but at least we're not stressing about our own issues.)
    2777 days ago
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