Not-so-baby Steps

Friday, June 14, 2013

I'll tell you the thing that brought me back yesterday. It was the Featured Blog Post, "Mourning the Loss of a SparkFriend" by TINAJANE76

Here's a link if you missed it.

I realize after my UGH post yesterday, and the encouraging responses I got, (no one offered to come hit me over the head) that I went about things the wrong way back in February when I attempted to (re)Start my program.

My so-called Baby Steps weren't so baby-ish!
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emoticon Tracking: EVERY DAY, within my target AT LEAST 4 days a week.
emoticon Freggies: AT LEAST 4 servings of fruits or vegetables EVERY DAY.
emoticon Water: 64oz of water EVERY DAY.
emoticon Exercise: 10 minutes, EVERY DAY.

Those might have been baby steps two years ago, but they're HUGE FROG LEAPS for me now.

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Time to rethink some things. A little self-examination.


CELEBRATELIFE, BJPENNY70, and GORIANA got it right in their comments to my last blog. I am in a different time of life right now. I need a different strategy.

I have two small children. I work three part time jobs. I am EXTREMELY BUSY. I can only juggle so much at once. I can't adapt to huge schedule changes right now.

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Baby baby baby steps.

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How about this for the next two weeks?

emoticon Water: 64oz of water EVERY DAY.
emoticon SPARK: read and post something EVERY WEEKDAY

Eventually, I will be back to posting, tracking, eating well, exercising, running, strength training, and whatever else needs doing on this journey, but for today.... I'm here.
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    KellSouth, in case it helps, let me tell you my path. I joined SP more than five years ago. I have kept pushing past countless plateaus and gains and losses. Slowly I have gotten to within striking distance of my goal, but it took a lot of self-reflection to figure out what worked for me. Then, each discovery got me a little closer, but eventually my weight would level out and I had to go back to the drawing board.

    However, now I know I can do it. AND I know you can too. Stay in the game, and enjoy the experiment.
    2824 days ago
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    Thank you for Tinajane's blog. She is right on in everything she posted. I noticed when I came back on how quiet spark memphis has gotten even with the multitude of leaders. I hope that some spark will get it going again.

    Glad to see you back.
    2824 days ago
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    Looking forward to your weekday posts! emoticon
    2824 days ago
    Sounds like the perfect plan! We can do this!!!

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    2824 days ago
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