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Stuck in Pergatory..

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I've been meaning to post but I haven't had anything interesting to say. As always I'm stuck in some limbo. No progress. Maintaining the status quo. If I was at goal or near goal that really wouldn't be so bad.

I swear if I could just get the scale to even start moving in the right direction I would be happy. For me that would require me losing about 5 lbs since I have a lovely habit of keeping an extra 5 in my back pocket to resurface at any given point and time.

Its so easy for me to lament about other people losing weight so "easy". I could sit here and lament about the fact that its too bad I can't cut out soda and drop pounds because I don't drink it to begin with LOL. That is the point though.
What its going to take for me to change is something *I* have to sacrifice, change, or improve. Its not what someone else can do for me. What works for someone else won't work for me.

I've started reading PUSH, which is Chalene Johnson's book. It includes ideas from 30daypush.com. I'm starting to do small goal setting again. Not just fitness but food related. I'm going back to utilizing the sparkpeople.com tools again. I'm still going to follow the Diet free life plan of eating every 3 hours and protein/slow carb/fast carb meals but I'm also counting calories. I think I need that accountability. It seems like when I'm not counting calories its to easy for me to grab random things and that is where I'm sabotaging myself.

I wish it was easy. I know its not. Frankly I don't know that I want it to be easy. I have people in my family that are champions at dropping weight quite easy. I can also tell you how fast that same weight can come back on. I know I don't want that fate for myself.

As one of my goals for the next two weeks I'm going to use Sparkpeople's calorie tracker daily. Ideally I'll do this beyond that but I'm making a point to do this daily for 2 weeks. That s my main focus right now. Secondary focus is exercising and making it the first thing I do in the morning.

So that is where I am right now. Hopefully next time I blog I'll have some better feedback to give.
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    If you haven't been using the tracker all along you have pinpointed your problem. The two trackers are the key to being on this program and losing weight. If you honestly track every bite you eat and all your activity you should lose on average 1 pound each week. Some people lose more.
    3317 days ago
    Good for you starting with that two week goal!
    3317 days ago
    I can relate. I've been losing the same five pounds for the last few months. It sucks. It's stressful. However, we are still here. We don't want to give up, so we can't. We have to keep moving forward. I think you have a great plan here. Track, track, track is key. Start Spark streaks and see how long you can keep them going.

    If you need motivation, I suggest signing up to volunteer to hand out water/Gatorade to race participants. I did that over the weekend, and it refreshed my motivation.

    3317 days ago
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