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I don't want to gain my weight back :(

Sunday, October 05, 2014

I have been reading a lot of peoples Spark pages. emoticon Unfortunately, I've seen way too many people lose a bunch of weight only to gain it back. This scared me and I don't want it to happen to me.

The first thing I'm going to do is start getting rid of all my fat clothes. I've lost 23 pounds so far and i can start purging my closet.

I will commit to daily tracking no matter what I eat. This is one of the reasons I love Sparkpeople so much. It tells me how many calories, fat, protein, carbs, etc I must eat each day in order to lose weight.

I will continue to exercise. Another reason I love SP is because I can track my fitness and see how many calories I've burned. This is great motivation for me.

No fad diets for me. I want to be able to eat foods that are good for me in moderation. Eating healthy is not easy nor fun. I have to quit using food as comfort and use it as fuel for me body.

Continue to weigh myself. A pound here and a pound there can creep up quickly on me, so I need to be vigilant about allowing that to happen.

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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    I agree, SparkPeople is the best! I have found more help, support and encouragement here, AND the food & exercise trackers are key to keep me motivated!! You have the perfect attitude, I know you will continue on the right path!!

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    2332 days ago
  • NEWBIRTH2014
    Congratulations on weight loss! emoticon emoticon
    2333 days ago
    You can do it! 23 pounds is awesome! Keep up the good work.
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    2333 days ago
    Good idea ! Do what will work for you. You are very committed and will succeed ! Keep pushing !
    2333 days ago
    You have got the best outlook to sticking to it. We can not relax or indulge till the scale starts reflecting the gains, because by then we have set a new pattern for sabotage. I know this because I stopped being fierce after hitting my -100 pound mark, and my head is hanging a bit low over it.

    I rid myself of all my fat clothes last month, so I can only get uncomfortable in my smaller sizes when I get to bloating do to processed food, so it stops me in my tracks.

    Tracking is the number one gift we have to stay truthful and aware of our choices. Accountability is so important, you are so right to make this a priority. Treats in moderation is our goal, to keep them in our weekly schedule is a win win. As long as we do it planned, and not when we get upset. I walk now when I am upset, and eat portioned treats on planned occasions where I am having a social outing with friends or family, not everyday at home.

    Even on days I do not feel like exercising, I make it a priority not to sit most of my day away. I am always aware of chair time and limit myself.

    This list not not because I think you need it, you are already doing awesome, it is also to strengthen my own determination, and to let you know you are not alone, We are all struggling with something, and we will never be perfect. But we have to learn to love our own perfect imperfections, and stop harming ourselves with out of control impulses. No more punishments for bad situations that happened in the past, only focus on the rewards we will have when we become Victorious.

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    2333 days ago
    As someone who lost a lot of weight using Sparkpeople and then gained it all back and then some (like 35 lbs more), I can tell you that I stopped using Sparkpeople, stopped tracking calories, stopped exercising, and started eating out way way more. As long as you keep tracking your diet and exercise data you should not backslide. I hope I learned my lesson and do better this time around. emoticon
    2333 days ago
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    You look fabulous! I think it's a great idea to switch your wardrobe out! I also think it's a realistic plan to have "fun" food only in great moderation that way you don't feel "deprived" and always longing for it. I allow myself a "treat" here and there because I have a sweet tooth and there is no denying it. BUT, that doesn't mean I have to eat an entire package of Oreo cookies...I can just eat one or two and then exercise it off ;) We can do this is we stick together, girlfriend! Happy Sunday!
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    2334 days ago
  • LADYBUG1943
    I agree. Spark People is a good involvement because it's sensible and geared to health and fitness, not quick weight loss. I too have many friends who've lost a bunch of weight then gained it back. I've been indulging myself with vacation "throw it to the wind" thinking, and I'm worried what I'll face when I get home and have to get REALLY on track again. I have kept up my exercise, which I would have never done in the past.

    Here's cheering you on to continue your healthy path!

    Yvonne - Indigo team.
    2334 days ago
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