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LADYSTARWIND SparkPoints: (80,814)
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8/2/13 12:59 A

Insanity.... What a great day to stop, breathe, think about what is good for you... It is the beginning of a new month, and if you decide: a new you!!

Start tomorrow with the knowledge that you can do so many others have. Read some of the Success Stories under the Community Header; get yourself onto the Nutrition Tracker...maybe just one meal a day... drink the water you know is good for you.

Let the Past go...and Enjoy Your Future! As others have already said...take small positive steps and you will be empowered to change....

TANGOKATE Posts: 662
8/2/13 12:27 A

Thank you so much for writing this post. I am in the same boat. Over the past year I lost the weight I wanted to and once I hit the one year mark, I have been putting the weight back on. I am not working out as much as I was before summer began and I can see and feel my body getting looser. Hang in there, we can do this.

I am rooting for you and me.

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EXCELDREAM SparkPoints: (84,378)
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8/1/13 12:14 P

INSANITY77 - don't dwell on the past. Start fresh. Yes, I know, not where you'd like to start, but why concentrate on things outside your control? Why focus on the one thing you haven't done to your satisfaction? Spend your energy and concentration on things you do well. Your post looks like you are quite the poet. Next time you want to eat something that isn't on your meal plan, pick up a pen and start writing a poem about why you want to eat it. You could probably entertain all your SparkPeople friends, get some insight into how the weight crept back, and possibly postpone eating all at the same time.
You know more than you did last time. And you also know you have what it takes to be successful. The information you've gained from your last gain warns you that you also have to plan for maintenance. Maybe not fun, but it's helpful information to have that you didn't have last time.
I wish you all the best on your journey. Don't lose hope!

8/1/13 7:36 A

Been there done that! I lost from 279 down to 190 and talk about giving in! I gained every bit of that weight back but I decided that I wasn't going to end up an invalid for what I have left of my life and now I am back down and almost to the weight I was when I started regaining weight. I am determined to make it and I have done it with baby steps. I make sure I get in my water - most important for me because I really don't like water all that much but it makes such a difference in my weight loss. I know you can do this. Don't beat yourself up just sit down and think about one important thing that will help you on your way to your weight loss and start with that baby step. Pretty soon they turn in to giant leaps and you hardly know how you got there but you will!!

7/28/13 6:45 P

You want help and you do have hope.
You are reaching out.
You have not given up, you have stumbled.
I've stumbled and gained all the weight I lost (40) and gained more top (15).
It sucks and it's so easy to mean and angry with ourselves.
It's an old tape we play.
The weight loss is hard but the mental and emotional work is too.

You have to believe you are more than your weight, because it is so true.
Start 1 good habit, forget about denial. Baby step it back, crawl if you must.
You are worth trying each and everytime.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (191,822)
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7/28/13 3:14 P


Now stop that ! This negative self talk is no good. I give all new members and anyone who will listen to me one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

Every single member on Spark knows what's it's like to gain, lose and regain the weight. Well, that was the past. You can't change the past, but you CAN influence and change the future. Don't look backwards, look forward. As the old song goes,"accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative". Give yourself credit for all the positive things you do for yourself and don't beat yourself up because you're not perfect.

Stop trying to be perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy. Start with some simple changes first. Take those baby steps literally and figuratively. If you need support, post on the forums. The spark community will support you.

Mostly, the beatings have to stop. the beatings aren't productive. If you want to make a change you have to be proactive !!

So, what are some simple things you're going to do this week to help regain that healthy lifestyle ??

INSANITY77 SparkPoints: (7,883)
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7/28/13 2:21 P

I feel so gross

I lost 20 lbs on SP, but since Jan, I have been sabotaging myself

now I put on more weight than I lost

I look in the mirror and am disgusted

not just physically

but disappointed that how could I mentally not control myself and just stick with the plan - why did I let emotion rule my actions

I put the blame on others- but really it is me

I feel so hopeless

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