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Starting Over!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Okay, here goes.... this is me starting over. Today. Yes, on a Tuesday! There is no rule that says "healthy eating plans" need to start on a Monday, right? But yet, so many do!

Let's see... Mondays are usually the most disliked day of the week. It's back to work, back to school, it's the end of the weekend, it's meeting night... now, why on EARTH would we torture ourselves by deciding, "Hey! I'm going to totally overhaul what I eat today!"

Please! Mondays are stressful enough without taking chocolate out of the mix!

That's why I picked today to start over (well, that, and the fact that yesterday was Memorial Day and there was no way I was starting over then!). I can do this, even though it's a Tuesday.

So, what does "starting over" mean to me? It means I'm going to update my tracker to once again show my current weight and where I decided I should be. It means getting back to tracking everything that I eat. It means sticking to about 1500 calories. It means being physically active a LOT more than I am right now. It means posting to my blog. It means that I'm considering making my food tracker public (now THAT is a scary thought!).

It also means that I need to be held accountable. So please, feel free to keep me on track! It also means, of course, taking responsibility for myself, because in the end, it's all up to me. But I do much better with a cheering squad! :)

Why not make Tuesday YOUR day to start over?
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  • ACKC7418
    I wish you the best of luck, and we can be each others cheering squad. Your attitude is great! I am sure you will do great! Keep the upbeat view!

    We're rooting for you!

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    -Kristy-
    4807 days ago
  • EDINGERJS
    I wholly support starting over. I had fallen off of the spark wagon, and am slowly getting myself back on it. I'm actually thinking about starting over in Stage 1 on the Spark Diet just to give myself a boost.

    Remember any step you take (no matter how small) will make you healthier in the long run!

    I know you can do it!
    4807 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1317623
    You have such a great attitude! You can do this! Good luck today!

    ~Ange
    4807 days ago
  • KARRILEE
    Hey there... Wow - I am with ya! I did great all weekend and then last night I totally blew it?! Well - not totally - but, since Mondays are my grocery shopping day and it was Memorial - that didn't happen and so my options for dinner were limited... ugh?!

    I know that the moment I bit the bullet and made my Food Tracker public was a scary one as well... I can say and assure you that no one has been the Food Police or commented on any poor choices... I really don't know if anyone is even really looking - but knowing that they CAN helps me to stay on track that much more!

    You can do this! You KNOW that all your online S2L BFF's will Cheer you on!
    Spark On!
    ~Karrilee~
    4807 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3054111
    Good for you! No day like today to start over!!!

    You'll do great! Keep your head high and remember why you are doing this!

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    4807 days ago
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