Sunday, February 01, 2009

As the end of 2008 approached, I told myself that 2009 was going to be my year. I was going to start fresh with my exercise and diet plans as of New Year's and I was going to become a whole new me. Once again, I let life get in the way of my plans. I have been very busy and very stressed. I had a lot going on and I feel like life has just been stomping me further and further into the dirt... It seemed like everything was going wrong. Needless to say I haven't stuck to my healthy eating for even a whole day and I have only worked out a handful of times since the new year began. Well, no more. I am not going to let life get in the way anymore. I am not going to be defeated. It is a new month and I am truly starting fresh. Yes, things in my life are still rough, but I have to learn to deal with it better. I need to remember to look at the positive side of things and quit feeling sorry for myself. I especially need to remember that getting healthy will make it much easier to deal with obstacles in my life. So, this is me taking a stand. I am standing up for myself and for my right to be happy and healthy.

My plan for now is to follow the SparkPeople Bootcamp. I think it will be a good way to get myself back on track with a fitness regimen. I will be posting my beginning measurements tomorrow. (After I finish the Bootcamp, I will be moving on to the 30-Day Shred.) The next aspect of my plan is cutting out the pop and getting back to drinking enough water. I've gotten back into the bad habit of drinking pop all the time and I have rarely been drinking water. (I know this is another thing that has been contributing to my fatigue.) I need to get back to a healthy way of eating. I have been gathering up healthy recipes from online and have bought a few good healthy cookbooks. I need to plan my meals each week and be sure to include more fruits and veggies and good carbs and cut out the bad carbs and junk food. Also, I would also like to get back to posting my food and workouts in my blog each day to help keep myself accountable.

If you have any advice or support to offer, please let me know. I would love to find someone to buddy up with so we can try to keep each other on track.
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    You know what though? Even though you're frustrated...you have never GIVEN UP. Even if you've had some setbacks, or had trouble getting on track, you haven't given up! Do you realize how many people have long given up on weight loss? But you didn't. You're still here, you're still trying. And I'm proud of you for it! If it makes you feel better, I've been on a quest to meet my goal weight for 6 years now! 6 YEARS! Although I've never gotten back up to my biggest weight, I've also never met my goal. I've gone up and down. But I've successfully been on track for a while now, and look at me! I only have 15 pounds to go now. Why? Because I didn't give up. And because you didn't give up, you're gonna meet your goal, too!

    Some things that might help you that helped me:
    --if you slip up and eat something you should have, don't let it be an excuse to get off track for the rest of the day. Just immediately get back on track. One "bad" thing eaten won't blow your diet, so don't let it make you feel defeated.
    --picture how good you'll feel and how good you'll look once you meet your goal. Use that as an inspiration when you're feeling discouraged.
    --rather than just have one big goal, like "I want to weigh 120 pounds" for example, set mini goals for every 4 to 6 weeks. Read my recent blogs to get mroe info on that and how I'm doing. It's much easier to think about meeting a month-long goal than a long-term one.
    --buy something as an incentive to lose weight: smaller pants, a bikini, whatever.

    Good luck!!
    4519 days ago
    Good for you!! We should all take a page out of your book of determination whether it be for weight-loss or any other goal one has is mind.

    I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing just how wonderfully you are doing!

    4520 days ago
  • SJERVIS1123
    GOOD FOR YOU! I just did the same thing, we can help each other stay on track! I will make a pack with you - I will start writing a blog every night with what I did that day that was good and what I did that day that was bad. We can learn from each other and support each other and we WILL be the people we want to be by the end of 2009!

    Let me know how you feel about this! Good luck either way!

    PS - I will be posting tonight!
    4520 days ago
    2009 will be your year! You can do it and we are all here to help each other get through the hard times and celebrate the good times. Your boys are handsome by the way! Welcome back!
    4520 days ago
    WELCOME BACK!! The only advice I have is to be honest! Bite it write it! Keep track of what you eat then you can do the same for the next week and so on as long as you have success.. and you can see where you went wrong as well! I am sure you will do it! FOCUS+ Motivation= SUCCESS!
    4520 days ago
  • BABYDOLL33012
    You are going to make it this year. 2009 WOOHOO
    4520 days ago
    Hey life happens. I think you are doing the right thing by taking the bull by the horns. We must refuse to give it! There is failure then to stop trying! YOU say it best. I think about that every time my life gets crazy. YOU CAN DO IT! Take it day by day one step at a time! Slow and steady wins the race! This week was a total loss for me, I too let life get in the way but it is a new week and I will keep going. Let no mountain stand in your way, keep climbing you will reach the top! I am always here if ever you need support! I am truly happy to see you back!
    4520 days ago
    Hey, less than optimal stuff happens to all of us.

    The trick is exactly what you're doing -- to take back control. As they say, get back on the horse that threw ya.

    You can do it. We all believe in you.
    4520 days ago
    We ALL have setbacks!! I have had my share for sure!! The great thing is, is that you get back with it!!

    You are only a failure if you stop trying!

    Done Girl 4 Life!
    4520 days ago
    It's ok that you took a break. It's not worth beating yourself up over. I'm giving you a push to get you back on track.
    My advice is to take it a little at a time. You want to make this a liestyle change. It is going to benefit your whole family.
    4520 days ago
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    That is how life goes sometimes and we get so discouraged. The secret is plan, plan, plan on disruptions. I'm one to talk. I fall so many times, but I know the truth of my fails.
    Redemption is in standing up after the fall and taking our place with eyes on the goal. Each time we do that, we learn something about ourselves and learn to trust that we are strong enough to do whatever we set out to do.
    We are people with a purpose to fulfill. We can and will be strong.
    4520 days ago
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