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UUSUZANNE SparkPoints: (54,548)
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9/18/13 12:35 P

Boy, do I ever have days and weeks like that! I never did quite get on track this time; I'm exercising with someone three days a week but don't do anything on the other days, and I'm not cooking for myself yet (I retired at the beginning of July and am still in "vacation" mode). But I have mostly been recording my food and exercise; I had a few days a week or two ago where I quit tracking but instead of giving up I am tracking again. Still have a lot of work to do but persistence (or stubbornness!) is important.

DROPCONE Posts: 1,580
9/18/13 11:50 A

I've done this too, many times! I try to learn from each time I go off track, but the more important thing is to get back ON track and not to beat myself up over whatever it was that I allowed to get me off track.

Sometimes getting off track means that there is something about my "track" I need to change. Maybe I'm bored with my exercise and need to step it up, or maybe I'm bored with my food and need to find a new recipe. Or I'm stressed and need to pay attention to that. Whatever it is, I can't change the past, so I try to just focus on what I can do today to get closer to my goals.

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CANDACEMM Posts: 1,213
9/18/13 11:48 A

I think that most of us have gone through something like this. I had an episode two weekends ago where I had a wedding on Saturday, a bridal shower on Sunday and dinner with friends on Monday. I knew that there wouldn't be healthy choices at the wedding or bridal shower and I didn't care. I just ate what I wanted and ate as much as I wanted.

The good thing is that we've realized when enough is enough and we need to get back on track.

LADYK16 SparkPoints: (4,182)
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9/18/13 8:53 A

I have been really really off track the past 7-10 days. I have consumed a lot of things that I knew I would regret, and I'm thankful I only gained 1lb back ( I was certain it would be 3 or 4). Not only did I consume too much, but I stopped tracking. Today I feel like I have been head on straight, and I think I am back on track and can make better decisions. Does anyone else go through this? 2 weeks ago I was so motivated from seeing my progress then I just threw it all out and went back to my old ways. Hopefully, today will be better.

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