I'm having real motivation problems since my dad became ill last fall. TOo many life changes and too much stress. Let's have a good week, starting tomorrow!
5/4/13 9:55 A
I've been having a hard time getting back on track since we went on vacation last month- I had started back but then we had a death in the family... so yes, my latest 're-set' was the first of this month and I'm recommitting to tracking and working out! I know I feel so much better when I do!
We all fall off the wagon sometimes- just have to chase it back down :P
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5/4/13 9:51 A
Sounds like you've got your head in the right place. Just keep on truckin on!
Don't get stuck on the calories. Ask yourself if you did better then you would have normally done in the past. Focusing on calories excessively will create negative feelings and guilt, then you will feel bad about yourself and give up. Your body is not a checking account and your body has its own rhythm.
All the calorie business is just a mean to slow your eating down, it's meant to give you a point of reference to cut back and make healthier choices, that's it. Nobody really knows for sure how your body handles the calorie processing. Most of the calorie counting we do is off and inaccurate anyway.
In order to be successful with weight loss and then after reaching your goal, not regaining the weight back, you need to be enjoying your life while you are losing otherwise, you will return to your old habits and gain the weight back. Celebrating a birthday is part of normal life, and will continue to be part of normal life. Find a way to enjoy a birthday with a moderate amount of food and don't worry about it.
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83 5/3/13 10:38 A
If you beat yourself up over slip ups, you can beat yourself down. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and hit the floor running with a new day. I finally owed up to I am responsible for what I put into my body and how I want to feel in my soul, body and mind. I am not perfect and I will slip and fall. Remember you are not alone and we all know you can make the change you want and you will, because you want too. We're behind you and know you can make it!
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54 5/3/13 9:49 A
I'm right there wirh you, but todays a new day. YES we can do it.
5/3/13 9:08 A
Look back at the last 6 days and try to figure out if there were any particulat reasons you made certain choices, if you find reasons, try to make a plan to deal with the next time that reason pops up. But as everyone said, just keep moving ahead
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5/2/13 12:37 P
The first of a new month is a perfect time to forget failures, and start again. Set a new goal for this month, and leave the old failed one behind.
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5/2/13 11:44 A
Get back up and start again. Each first of the month I start over. It is never to late.
5/2/13 11:38 A
I agree, we just get back on track! I am staying at my weight, because I feel that I can finish out my day with a chocolate - or 6. There's just no pleasing my chocolate driver. So I just change courses and hide the chocolate. But this has been a week for me too. We just pick up again, and I find tracking keeps me more honest. What a help the tracker is.
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5/2/13 9:26 A
Don't sweat bad days in the past. TODAY make a decision to stick with your healthy eating and exercise plan and try to stick with it.
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3,195 5/2/13 9:20 A
If you keep at it day 7 may be the one that shows the improvement
5/2/13 8:36 A
I too have had a bad week of unhealthy eating and today is a new day. I have looked after my 3 grandchildren, ages 6, 3 and 2 for the last week while their parents had a holiday. Although I fed them healthy, I let things slide a bit for me and did not track and did eat things I normally don't. As the result my weight is up a bit. I wasn't even able to get to the gym. We did play outside and go to the park but still not enough exercise for me. Well mom and dad are home and I have to get back on track. Tennis starts Monday and I will also get into my gym routine once again. I think we all have set backs at times and we just have to pick up and continue our journeys.
5/2/13 8:12 A
Go for progress, not perfection, and just keep showing up!
Treat your body with the love it deserves, give it good food most of the time and regular exercise and you will be fine in the long run.
It's a journey and not a race, six days is only one week out of many.
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381 5/1/13 10:44 A
Sweetie, okay, to be fair, 6 days is a lot to set back on. BUT...I know EXACTLY what you go through because not only am I a long-time depression sufferer, but also an emotional eater (since childhood). Because of this, I set off one day a week (usually friday or saturday) night and eat a dinner of whatever I please. Because I keep the 1100-1300 caloric intake (I have a lot to lose and this WAS recommended by Spark), I usually am full before I can finish half my meal because my portion sizes are drastically smaller than the restaurant's. You HAVE to treat yourself on this journey food-wise or you will fail, especially if you suffer from the same problems I do. Just hop back on your bandwagon and keep going! :) I'm going to be thinking of you today and wishing you all the luck!
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776 5/1/13 10:10 A
I'd like to repeat exactly what those other sparkers said! You may want to check your suggested calorie intake because your number seems low. You may be setting yourself up for failure by having unrealistic (and possibly unsafe) calorie restrictions. Double check and do some good research; maybe even ask your doctor. This is a long term commitment so put the work into making sure you're going about it the right way.
We all have bumps along the road, but that is to be expected. It's not about how many times we fall, it's about how many times we pick ourselves back up.
"...every hurt is a lesson, and every lesson makes you better” George R. R. Martin - A Game of Thrones
1200 is the least amount that you should eat. I rarely if ever eat only 1200 calories. I still lose weight at 1600-1750 (i also do at least 5 rounds of heavy exercise a week)
This is a lifestyle change and birthdays, bad days, good days, sad days, happy days, days with lots of exercise, days sitting on your butt, stressful days, holidays, etc are all part of it. The goal is to not let all these days dictate fully for the rest of your life.
5/1/13 9:10 A
Today is a new day and there is no need to dwell on the past week. Move on and make the next 6 days good ones! I had some ups and downs myself, but I have learned I can't beat myself up over it. My son's b-day party is this weekend....so I already know I am going to be eating some cake! I have it already planned into my diet so I am planning on eating clean and getting my workouts in so I can have my cake. LOL
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5/1/13 8:16 A
The past 6 days I have fail on cal. goals of 1200. Went way over this week end bc sons birthday get together. But today is a new day I am GOING to stay on track. Anyone else fail this week and determined to stay on track this week ? WE CAN DO IT
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