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Lessons Learned

Monday, October 06, 2014

emoticon I am coming up on my 6 year anniversary of joining Spark People and I am sad to say that during those 6 years I gained 10 pounds every year for a total of 60 pounds. Wow what an accomplishment! Am I mad at myself, yes I am. Am I going to let this keep me from reaching my goal. No, I am not. The lessons I've learned far out weigh my weight gain. I have learned why I gained weight instead of loosing it. I've realized that yes, I can loose this weight. I can do the things required to loose weight, but more importantly, I am ready to do them and I WILL DO THEM! I have learned what my eating triggers are. I've realized I didn't treat myself very nicely by the things I said to myself. I've learned which foods to eat so my body can run at optimal efficiency. I've come to understand why eating right, daily tracking, daily consistent exercise, weekly goal setting, weekly evaluations and the importance of constantly reviewing my goals and changing them when needed. Without these key factors, you are setting yourself up for failure like I did. The most important thing I have learned is to take PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for my actions. I am the reason why I gained the weight instead of loosing it. I thought I knew more than the experts so I made changes to their program. Boy was I WRONG, DEAD WRONG! I have now taken full responsibility for my actions. I will have to say that my 6 years on Spark People were not a total loss. Granted, I have only lost 13 pounds so far, but the lessons I've learned far out weigh the pounds I didn't loose. I now KNOW the formula for loosing weight and keeping it off for good. I am DETERMINED! I am RESPONSIBLE! I am SUCCESSFUL. I am ME!
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    emoticon You have learned a lot and you're putting the lessons into actions!!
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    1902 days ago
    emoticon YES!!!!
    1932 days ago
    Hooray and amen to all you said. The past is never coming back so look at what you can do today and get to it. I am in the same boat as you as far as not loosing much weight in 6 years BUT that is me before and this is me now. I am ready to fight with you for our goals. Let's get this done, my friend.

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    1932 days ago
    Great blog!
    1933 days ago
    I noticed that when I do not spend time here everyday, I gain weight. It helps me when I track food and exercise and read blogs.
    1933 days ago
    Thank you for sharing. I am in the SAME boat...I've gained instead of lost. yes, I have lost here and there but I gained it back. I'm now at my highest weight ever. I'm ashamed and embarrassed but it's nice to know that I'm not alone in this. It's all about taking personal resposibilty. This is all about taking the first step and starting over. AND we're NOT failures because we continue to try. I know for myself..its not going to be easy...I'm going to follow the steps, the right way. I just signed up for sparkcoach again....
    we can do it!!
    1933 days ago
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