I'd start getting back on track one step at a time. I haven't been getting the cardio, because it's so hot outside and I have knees that limit what I can do, but I've been concentrating on eating well. To get where I'm at, I actually started be cutting out all fast food except the occasional Subway from the "healthy" menu and about once a month, a few slices of pizza.
me too...try eating more food one day and less the next mix it up!
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Mine too. I am bummed!
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Mine too but it is only temporary. Hang in there
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The key to long term success IMHO is never, never give up. Do the best you can each day. When (not if) you slip, let it go.
When I'm really struggling I find it helps to plan my meals the night before. Then I say I've already made my choices, no further choices today. Stick to the plan. Reward yourself for sticking to the plan. If you are struggling with every meal, reward yourself after your first on plan meal. If you are struggling each day, reward yourself after a whole day on program. Before long you'll reward yourself after a week on track. Rewards should be small to start (a nap, a relaxing bath, nail polish, herbal tea) and build up to something you really want. Maybe you want a spa day after a month on plan.
Good luck. Do the best you can. Love yourself. You deserve good health, looking good, and all the other rewards that come with eating right and staying active!!
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I just went thru a similar cycle. I was doing really well, then major stress hit and I just couldn't deal with it and focusing on my healthy lifestyle at the same time. So I took a break but tried not to undo what I had accomplished if possible. Now I'm finally back on track and although I gained about 15 pounds of the 50+ that I had lost, it isn't the end of the world. I plan to make that up and then some...... sometimes we just have to take a break We just need to make sure that we don't give up.
I know how you feel. I am experiencing a similar thing. The more I get off track the worse I feel about it. I am trying some way to break the cycle before I just pick up more bad habits. But it helps knowing I am not the only one going through this. That is actually why I am here today to look for some motivation.
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My scale is biggest loser & love it
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I did so well during the first 10 months of tracking my food, exercising, and losing weight. Every day of the last 2 months I have tried to get back on the bandwagon. It has been very difficult to consistently stay on track. Not only that, but my weight has been creeping up! Any thoughts or words of encouragement?
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