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The waste of nine months!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I lost a little of 100 pounds and it seems like my world just feel to pieces. Now I have gain back over 25 of back. What happen? Well many life changes, (excuse number one) not eating things that are good for me because I did not care, (excuse number two) Exercise, or should I said lack of. I have not worked out since May. (excuse number three). The real question is why did I do this to myself? I thought I have worked through all my issues. But NO I have not. I have to work on each day. PLEASE help me work on this. Got any tips, I open for any suggestions.


Thanks for taking the time to come here.

Hugs
Angela

  
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NETSUE64 9/15/2012 1:14PM

    You did it! You had a break, and now you are back. You didn't gain it all back, just some, now it's time to get back to it.

This isn't a temporary fix, it's a life change. You didn't waste 9 months, you just lived them a little differently!

Welcome back!

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DARWHOHOO 9/14/2012 12:05PM

    Angela you are amazing foo losing that much!! And you have caught yourself which is AWESOME!!. It is hard to keep motivated..I have lost 5lbs and am losing it but I remind myself every night that tomorrow is a new day for a new start. I stop looking at when the goal will happen and enjoy the day.

I remember the advice you gave me when I started out...to take it slow don;t beat yourself up and I have taken those to heart. So maybe go back to your past blogs and re-connect with your motivation
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Hope that helps

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CHANGINGSAM 9/12/2012 11:17AM

    First off, recognize that you have caught yourself at this stage. Ok, so you gained 25 back. At least it isn't 100 pounds.

Secondly, start exercising again. Go for a short walk every day, or find an activity you like to do. Set goals. Sign up for a race. (The race idea is what really has kept me on track that's why I highly recommend it.)

Third, begin working on your diet. Slowly add fruits and vegetables back into the mix. Do some recipe research to find healthier versions of meals you love. Try new recipes out. Get back to drinking water regularly. Watch portions.

Lastly, you know how to lose this weight again. You've done it once, and you can do it again if you choose. The issue - make changes that you are willing to live with for the rest of your life. If you don't, you'll always be doing this - lose the weight, then gain it right back. I know it's tough, but hang in there. You can do this!

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RASLALIQUE 9/11/2012 11:37PM

    emoticon Glad to see you back. Try to take it easy on yourself in the meantime. I don't think you have wasted time at all. Every failure is a learning experience. Sometimes we have to go several steps back to figure out how to move forward.

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BRAVENEWGRL 9/11/2012 11:07PM

    I highly recommend reading a couple of books : The End of Overeating by David Kessler is a good one. As is Bob Harper's The Skinny Rules. Break Through Your Setpoint is also good. Lately I've been discovering that weight loss is more head game than anything else. Until you control your head, things will never change. And it's hard! Each of these authors points out just how hard. I also got a body image workbook to start working through some of my own personal issues that have defeated my weight loss in the past. Love yourself, forgive yourself and move forward.

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SPARKL3 9/11/2012 10:57PM

    Wow, Angela. I have to say that I am in the same boat. I am slowly regaining the weight that I took off (over 100 pounds, too). I don't like to exercise, so I don't---I make excuses. I don't like to always eat healthy, so I venture off the meal plan and eat trigger foods that set me into a binge. Anyway, you are not alone. I think what we both need to do is figure out why we are doing what we are doing to gain back the weight. Maybe then we can figure out what to do so the scale will go back down again!

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CHUBRUB3 9/11/2012 10:45PM

    Welcome back Angela!
You are doing what you need to, one by returning to spark.
Start tracking and being accountable to yourself and others.
You can regain this lost ground and lose those pounds, this time keeping them off forever my friend.
Hugs!
Angela

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BECKYANNE1 9/11/2012 4:48PM

    emoticon One step at a time. You have to think of it as a lifestyle change. You have to constantly tell yourself that you don't need that junk and that you're not going to do it. I've come to a point where I go for a cookie and I really want to take 2 or 3, but I remind myself how that will make me feel and I take 1 and I'm ok with it. Exercise, if I thought about it, I could easily talk myself out of it. I used my walking to destress myself. I went thru medical issues and it helped alot. Now, I run reg. and if I don't exercise, I get really crabby. I've reached my goal and I'm not going back. It took me 2 yrs. of working hard at it. You will get there.

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MIATIA1 9/11/2012 2:20PM

    I'm sad to hear you feel you wasted the 9 months. As a fellow Sparker just back for the third go round I can kick my butt for not reaching my weight loss goal, especially when I came so close. In fact, I just blogged about it this week. We let ourselves down by throwing a lot of negative in to our lives. Instead of feeling you wasted 9 months you need to look at the bigger positive side of the picture of what you accomplished and give yourself a pat on the back. We all have enough struggles to overcome with out adding to our list. Youíre already starting another positive for your back as I am. We know it works and what to do, so it wasnít a waste of nine months for look at what you learned, so letís get it done this time.... WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!

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HAPPYNHEALTHY12 9/11/2012 1:20PM

    My Journey is also to discover the reason I can't keep to a lifestyle change. I am only a little short of a month into this attempt---My last endeavors have been attempts, I'll call this one the permanent change....I am only a month into this permanent change...I am focussing on being aware of when my "head " is not in the right place---ie. I want something unhealthy to eat, or I want to put off a workout. I don't have too many answers yet. I do know that connecting on this site helps, and writing down or journalling all your reasons for change and then forcing yourself to read them when you are feeling unmotivated helps....For me, I know I have a certain amount of weight to lose, but I am trying to focus more on the other reasons---health, self esteem, the reward of finishing what I start.

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-DYET- 9/11/2012 12:54PM

    emoticon You know what to do and what not to do. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!! keep your chin up. We are all here for you!!

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ELOQUENTZ 9/11/2012 12:52PM

    Have you identified what your "issues" are? (No need to write them here.) It's hard to deal with an issue if you haven't identified yet.

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Thing just keep getting worse

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I have wasted the last three months. And it is only getting worse instead of better. I really don't know how to get back on track. I have to get back on track, my health is already suffering. Give me the strength to take care of myself.

  
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TAMMYKAY45324 4/18/2012 1:58PM

    ahhhhhh come on you have to get back on track! you are the one who inspired me! Remember telling me to go out in one direction from my front door for 5 minutes? Its been almost life altering! I had no idea I could barely walk 5 minutes down my street! Praying you get back on track soon! You got this! emoticon

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TWNOMWE 4/13/2012 2:59PM

    The best advice is when you do not feel like exercising or eating right just do it anyway. Prepare for day the night before and as some one said fake it until it becomes true. emoticon emoticon

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GOGETUMX2 4/5/2012 6:51AM

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Sometimes, the hardest part is putting on my shoes:)

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CHUBRUB3 3/29/2012 6:45PM

    Oh Angela I have been wondering what was up. I know it is frustrating when we go off track, and know you can do this.
Start with the basics.
1. Drink 8=12 glasses of water per day.
2. Exercise 15 minutes a day. Then increase as you go.
Start there then start eating a healthy breakfast. Change one meal at a time.
You got this!
Hugs,
Angela

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 3/29/2012 2:49PM

    I've been struggling with getting back on track too...I've finally just gone with the enough is enough mentality...and told my mind to stfu and just start with SOMETHING. I started with just water. Then it was walks... and for me, blogging helps a lot. Once I get the bs out of my brain that is unrelated to eating/exercising, then I seem to be able to focus more on what I NEED TO DO. It's weird, but I tell things to eff off. For instance, today, they brought in desserts for work. I told those desserts to eff off and stayed away. Give it a shot! it makes you feel more powerful...or at least it does for me.
YOU can do this!! You will get back on track..It is inevitable.
Good luck!!!
Hang in there!!


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SAMBIDEXTROUS 3/29/2012 11:28AM

    I know you can do this!

And if you need someone to poke you....
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CMBELISLE 3/29/2012 9:11AM

    Just remember - start small - find one thing you can do and start a streak. I know it's not easy as I've not been exercising lately and there was a time when I didn't miss doing at least 10 minutes a day. Water is my thing that keeps me going. I can drink my water and I know it's good for me. It's the one thing that I'm consistent with. Beyond that, I'm trying to eat more fruits and veggies every day, not just during the week when I pack my lunch and snacks for work. I'm also trying to trade out some things that I know I shouldn't eat because they aggravate my allergies. Little things are keeping me from gaining and right now, I'm happy with that. When I can, I will start adding the exercise back to my routine, but for now, I'm thrilled if I exercise once a week and I'm not even doing that most weeks. Sometimes we just have to focus on what is working and let the rest go until we can get back to it.

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1PEACEBUNNY 3/29/2012 9:01AM

    I think with faith, endurance and focus that you can do it. I had lost as many as 30 pounds last year and gained it back. I felt depressed for awhile and just started to eat. This didn't do anything but make me disgusted with my image. My stomach pouch had now become a full blown ball. I decided recently that I could use the quote from my favorite movie Shawshank Redemption and either get busy living or get busy dying. I chose living or trying as it may be. I had on hand to workout dvds that I purchased last year and never used and started there. I am now on what is my day 4 and I joined spark people yesterday. I am trying to lose 100 pounds by December 2013. If I succeed at losing just 20 this year then I know my trying paid off. You just have to dig deep, forgive yourself when you fall and get back up and start again. You can do it. Explore multiple options to figure out what works for you, dvds, personal trainer, gym, walking, eating alone, eating with others, changing how you shop....pick one and start there and pray for endurance cause that's what will get you through it, after all, you're worth it! Best of luck to you and keep logging in here and writing because this may be your best form of support. emoticon

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Old Habits

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Old Habits die hard. Or in my case won't die! emoticon

  
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KELTIC-CARA 3/3/2012 12:11AM

    The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall - Vincent Lombarbi. As Beccaboo127 said it gets better with time as I myself have found, as you will also find.

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GOGETUMX2 2/24/2012 9:38AM

    Seems to me your old habit is being fit, & losing, losing, losing.

((((hugs)))


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BECCABOO127 2/13/2012 2:47AM

    Old habits may die hard, but it gets better with time. At least, that is my experience. I can still fall off the wagon, but the time it takes me to get back on it is about a nanosecond!

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CHUBRUB3 2/9/2012 8:43PM

    Angela you can do this!
Hugs,
Angela

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TAMMYKAY45324 2/9/2012 11:06AM

    My daughter says you can break any habit in 30 days....... I wanna see her proof!

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MRSMELVIN1 2/9/2012 10:57AM

    Oh I so know what you mean!!! Day by day we can change it or in my case I think I will die trying..

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JUNA89 2/9/2012 10:39AM

    I have that same problem. its a slow process! emoticon

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On track again!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

WOOHOO I am on track again. Thank you Sparkspeople!

  
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TAMMYKAY45324 2/9/2012 11:10AM

    You've made so much progress I wouldn't have guessed you to get off track......proves it happens to the best of us! Glad your back on track! You inspire me! emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 1/30/2012 1:09PM

    Good for you Angela!
Knew you could do it!
Hugs,
Angela


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SLIMLILA 1/30/2012 1:09AM

    Doesn't that feel good... feel that good every day!! emoticon

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BARABOODAN1 1/29/2012 9:43PM

    awesome


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Please tell me your opinion, PLEASE

Thursday, January 26, 2012

So I seen this today and was wondering what everyone thinks of this?

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.


Let me know. Thanks in advance!
Angela

  
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BECCABOO127 2/13/2012 2:51AM

    I've heard of this, and I've pretty much switched over to that philosophy. You need more fuel during the earlier part of the day as you are more active. I think it helps with weight loss, as you can burn off the calories better. I used to be a nightime snacker, and even if I stayed within my calorie range, I lost little to no weight. I still have the urge to eat at night, but usually have some protein in the late afternoon (like chicken or eggs) so that my appetite is not as huge.

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SLIMLILA 1/30/2012 1:12AM

    I too have heard this and it makes lots of sense, but my eating at nite doesn't make sense... I have been thinking about having my meal replacement shake at nite, because I like my healthy breakfast and usually do a great lunch, it's the supper and all nite that gets to me... maybe the shake would fill me up so I wouldn't want to eat at nite...

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TSEWARD 1/29/2012 9:21PM

    Good advice! Hard part is reversing current habits. I eat too much at night, then I am not hungry in the morning, and so it goes on and on.

Thanks for the reminder!

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VIAFREE 1/28/2012 10:58PM

    I've seen this and it makes sense. It seems we need more food earlier in the day to fuel our bodies. When I eat a bigger breakfast, I stay fuller longer and not so hungry during the day. May go back to this soon.

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JANET552 1/28/2012 9:42AM

    I have heard this but, I too find if I eat a lot for breakfast, I can't seem to be satisfied all day long. I am better off balancing my meals fairly equally with some room for snacks.

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LAURALOVESSPARK 1/26/2012 2:34PM

    I heard of it but I don't eat that way.
I try and count cals. but I'm not a good person to offer advice in this area because I am still struggling with cals. and the right amount. Sorry I can't be of help.

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KAREN4410 1/26/2012 12:02PM

    I never heard this but if it works I would like to give it a try emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 1/26/2012 11:51AM

    i have heard this is the best way but I find if I eat too much early I am hungrier all day.

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CHUBRUB3 1/26/2012 11:02AM

    Makes sense... you can burn it all off during the day.
hugs,
Angela


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OUBACHE 1/26/2012 9:05AM

    I've always liked this saying, although I prefer queen, princess, and pauper! It's hard to eat a meager dinner, though, when you are preparing a meal for a family.

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