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Cracking the Whip~~Tough Love Needed!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I have not blogged in like......FOREVER!! So I am taking this opportunity post a new one - thus holding myself accountable. Why do you suppose it is so easy to let myself down, but I will try to move mountains to avoid let all of you down???? Might have to talk to my shrink about that next time I see him!! But I digress.
Here's the deal. I did wonderfully well on this journey until I reached my goal weight. I would even say that I ENJOYED this journey.....losing weight.....learning to exercise (and love it)....and changing the way I thought about all things healthy! But I have struggled since the holidays. BIG TIME. Now - I could blame this on lots of different things. The holidays were crazy at my house. My son who is bipolar was staying with my mother which is just a block from MY house for several months! Oh yeah - there was the broken pipe that flooded my house 4 days before Christmas And I'm sure I could go on. But guess what~~~ That's life. We all have had some or a lot of stressful things going on. SO - no blaming from me. I have learned A LOT on SP and one of the basics is this...I AM THE BOSS OF ME!!! I make a choice every time I put something in my mouth...and I have CHOSEN poorly of recent. And it shows. It's not a horrible weight gain - but it is significant I am sure. I have not been on a scale in far too long. But my son is now out of my mom's house and back in Tulsa, making it possible for me to get in to her house very early in the mornings again to use her scale. ( I do not keep a scale in my house...that is a whole other blog!!) I will be weighing tomorrow and you will see a definite difference in weight tracker tomorrow. I am not going to freak out about this...I know it's coming. And seeing what the number says will help me stay on track now.
Now - here's where all of my SPark friends come in......I need you to NOT help me make excuses....I need you all to exercise some tough love in my direction when you hear me say things that are counterproductive to reaching my goals. I have the best of intentions - but sometimes I slip back into old (comfortable??) ways and if you feel I am doing that again...please feel free to point this out to me...you may be nice about it - or you may not!! The choice is yours - hey.....beggars can't be choosers!!!!!
So Look Out World.......I'M BACK....ON TRACK!!!
Big Hugs to all that took time to read this one!!
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  • no profile photo CD6576689
    Pam, I've been making excuses for ME for far too long too! You know what?? We can both do this. We can both stop making excuses, stop the self sabotage and get honest and real with ourselves. Just remember how far you've come and what it would feel like if you went back there. I know you never want THAT to happen!!! You can do this!!
    3670 days ago
  • GOIN4GR8
    Hi, Pam--

    Congrats on this blog, and on being accountable and asking for help. Time to get back on track, and you're right--it might be a non-fun number, but that's ok--you WILL climb your way back.

    I took 3 weeks off just 10 weeks into my latest attempt and quickly gained back 5 lbs--but for the first time, I grabbed hold of myself and said "Enough!! I am NOT going to undo all the good work I've done so far! I will get back on track NOW!" And I did it! I got back to work, and I did it.

    Having seen the progress and success you've already had, I'm confident you will do the same thing.

    Now let's get to it!!! :-) emoticon
    3672 days ago
    I'm at the same point! We are here for ya! Don't fear the scale, use it as a tool to get back to where you want to be.
    3672 days ago
    OK, I take that challenge. You have been doing that for me already, as I'm facing the same struggle. Let's do this TOGETHER!!!!
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    3673 days ago
    Good morning Pam!! I could use a kick in the butt and a wake up call myself.We are all in this together.There is strength in numbers. It is an ongoing quest for a healthy lifestyle. Do not beat yourself up. This takes energy away from progress.Spring is here and all is renewed including ouselves.The trees went dormant and so did I as well. Today is a new day and each day a new chance to do what we need to do. love you my friend!!
    3673 days ago
    emoticon back!!! I'm so glad you're back! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3673 days ago
  • JUNEBUG1944
    Well, Pam...you must learn to JUST SAY NO! to those Arctic thingys...or, just eat half. You lost so much and you can lose the little bit you gained back (look who's calling the kettle black!) Anyhow, I have full confidence that you will get back to your goal weight in April. You have to look svelte and sexy for that reunion you are going to!
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    Was that tough enough?
    3673 days ago
  • DEBBAK710
    I DEFINITELY need some tough love, too, so add me to your list! :) We'll give each other crap whenever we need it. :)
    3673 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7760291
    I have faith/confidence in you, that you will get back on track....You have already made the first step...
    3673 days ago
  • KMS8755
    Could you hit me up with some tough love as well. I need it that is for sure! emoticon
    3673 days ago
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