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UUSUZANNE SparkPoints: (55,780)
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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: 1,583
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.

My Sparkpage is set to private, but I'm open to SparkMail!

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar
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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