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Resolved. Again.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

I've been in a funk for the last few months, but I've done some reflecting and thinking and I'm ready to resolve again to get back on the path, on the journey to a healthier me. The funk came about just because of life, but I was beating up myself over some things I couldn't control.
I'm glad I kept a journal because rereading some entries helped me refocus. Without those reminders of what I'd accomplished and what I thought would have left me with even more to overcome. If you're not journaling, do start; that record will help. No real recommendations on what to include, just record what you're feeling, what you've accomplished, what worked, what you'd like your next step to be......................what you'd like to have on record for yourself.
Other reading that was helpful was an article by SP, 7 to-do's before you start a weight-loss program. Most of us have probably already learned/discovered the steps, but the learning/discovering may have been "painful" in that we learned them through trial/error on our journeys. I found it worth the time to read. http://www.sparkpeople.com/res
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    Good article. Thanks for sharing. As you said--some of the things we have already learned--but need to hear again and again! The article starts out with --so you;ve decided to work on losing weight--for me the hurdle to get motivated to start has been a big one. I spent about 2 years telling myself I needed to start and would try but it just didn't take. I think I just finally got tired of always feelig tired and I know exercise helps with that and with one's mental state. I am hoping this time will be different--that I can keep it off and stick to my exercise routines. Things that ARE different this time are that I am tracking food and exercise daily, that I am part of a team that makes me feel accountable, and I don't want ot break those streaks I've got going. Spark really has a lot ot offer if you just reach out and do it!
    1147 days ago
    We got this!! ♡
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    Sometimes I beat myself up too. And it's over things I cannot control. I think you are inspiring. Thanks for the share. Adding you as friend to follow you on SparkPeople
    1793 days ago
    Sounds like your mind is set and you're ready for success!!
    1798 days ago
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