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HOTDISH2DIE4 SparkPoints: (27,047)
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11/9/12 6:11 A

Be kind to yourself, no reason to yell or judge your actions. Just get on with and you'll eventually reach your goals.

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11/8/12 10:27 P

Thank you all so much for a better outlook on my situation..I told my husband i need to get back on track because i just feel so disgusting and i was feeling better about myself when i was losing weight. I am hitting the gym again starting Monday and eating better. My water intake never changed i drink at least 112 oz of water a day, its just the food. i did make small goals for myself. to eat at least 2-3 servings of fruit and veggies, take stairs instead of the elevator at work. and slowly get back into the swing of things at the gym.

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11/8/12 8:40 P

I can totally relate. Try to feel and release any negativity toward yourself for being sick. Try to replace that with gratitude for having a program that works, SP, and be extra gentle with yourself while you get well. You deserve all the best!! emoticon

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11/8/12 2:37 P


Don't beat yourself up because you haven't been eating right. That was the past. You can't change the past, but you can influence and change the future. Don't dwell on the last four weeks, instead why not set some simple goals ? Example, if you haven't been eating your veggies, set a goal to eat 2-3 servings each day for one week. if you haven't been drinking your water, set a goal to drink 2-4 glasses of water each day for one week. if you haven't been exercising and still don't feel well, how about taking a 30 minute walk each day for one week ? Once you've achieved these goals, then you set new ones.

Don't look at weight loss or good health with an all or nothing mentality. If the only healthy thing you were to do for yourself was drink 8 glasses of water today, that's still a step in the right direction.

One small change is all it takes to change your life. Take things slowly if you're still not feeling well. And I would definitely encourage you to eat healthy foods. When a person eats crap, they feel like crap. Eating healthy food will help you feel better because it will help strengthen your immune system.


KONRAD695 SparkPoints: (140,803)
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11/7/12 11:24 P

Well there is good news and bad news.

Bad news first- you're sick.

Good news- everything else!! You are still down 2 pounds. You know what the gym is like and re-starting will be easier. You can turn around you last month overnight. You can be back to 6 pounds down by the end of the month. You have already decided on change by posting here. You just need to invest just a little time and you'll be back on top.

All of these things are on your side. It's just a matter of how you look at it. A short time ago I had a MAJOR food meltdown, and it took a little while to recover. I got right back to eating/exercising right, but the mental took some time.

Tomorrow when you wake, decide to only make good food choices, and go for a mile walk. These are goals that you should be able to hit. At the end of the day, relax, clear you mind, now ask yourself. "Do I like me better today or yesterday?" Do the same the next day.

Once you get pointed in the right direction ask yourself another question. "Was the downward spiral worth it?"

When your out of harms way, try to contemplate what started the whole thing. Then decide how to handle it next time.

Hope this helped, it's what I used to get me going again. emoticon emoticon

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11/7/12 6:36 P


Use this as a lesson learned. Guilt and feeling bad do nothing to empower us to change, but understanding what triggered you to revert to your old ways can be a big step in moving you forward to meeting your goals.

Sickness is a part of life, but when you develop a plan based on this experience, the next time you get sick you will have a plan in place.

I hope you feel better soon!

Coach Nancy

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11/7/12 5:40 P

This totally sucks i lost 6lbs and gained back 4 because i've been sick for 4 weeks haven't been able to go to the gym because i don't want to spread my germs but yet instead of eating how i should that is totally out the window now..i'm so mad at myself for letting it get this out of hand i need to get re focused any ideas.

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