So glad to hear from you. You know, I know what you're talking about in terms of you were progressing along feeling in control and now you have this messy feeling that you lost some control and you lost some forward motion and you're not meeting the timeline you have in mind. But here's the perspective I see it from: You're only three little measly pounds in the hole. Three pounds! It's nothing! Look at the times in the past where you lost 40 pounds and then gained it back. This is not the same thing. This is just life getting in the way of your timeline. There's always going to be bumps in our roads, but if you can keep it to three pounds you are doing fantastic.
And I think part of really making this a permanent lifestyle is learning to live with and forgive ourselves for those little ups and downs, and be able to brush them off, put them behind us and keep going. It's impossible to be perfect all the time. Several of the Sparkers I follow gained a few pounds on vacation over the summer and then just knuckled down and lost it when they got home.
I've been really lucky with the Y here being so affordable and only 10 minutes away. I'm paying a flat $29 a month and no joining fee, you can't beat it. 23 days ago
I hope you really truly are feeling better. I know what you mean about getting in a funk, have definitely been there for weeks at a time and sometimes you never know, even after it's over, what that was all about.
What is this about walking through the pain? I can't remember what you were having the problem with. 66 days ago