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Not Again

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Okay I did what I said I would never do again--go overboard with the food and gain all the weight back. Yuck!!! I am so depressed right now and feel terrible. I have also found that the added weight has done horrors to my physical self. All the pains and aches have come back. I know what I need to know, but it seems overwhelming right now.

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COLLEENROSTE 9/1/2013 5:16AM

    each day is a fresh start- I still have to just make healthy choices 1 meal at a time and make slow forward progress- no big goals for me yet- but the weight is slowly coming off

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FLOATNRN 9/1/2013 4:44AM

    What is done is done. I've been there and done that myself. Don't dwell on it or beat yourself up about it, it wont change anything. Try and focus on moving forward. You can do it!

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    You can do it. One bad patch does not define you. You know you can do it!

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RAPUNZEL53 9/1/2013 4:03AM

  Good Luck to get back on track!

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Not on the sidelines this time

Monday, February 11, 2013

I went sledding with my kids today. That might not seem like such a big thing for a lot of people, but it was for me. Usually I am the one sitting in the snowbank cheering the kids on. This time I was right there with them. I am not sure how many years it has been since I have been physically able to do this. I know that I definitely need to work on my steering though. I ran my 16 year old over, but he probably had it coming to him. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. emoticon

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SOKKERNUT 2/14/2013 7:28PM

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My journey so far

Thursday, February 07, 2013

It has been almost a year since I started my journey here with Sparkpeople and I have had many ups and downs. I started out so strong with recording all my food and being more active. Then I got confident once the weight fell off and I stopped recording. For the longest time even this was okay. It was second nature to eat less so the weight still was dropping off.
Then in October I had an operation that laid me up for about a month. So I ate more and exercised less. The weight stopped dropping but it did not go higher either. I felt like I had finally found a way to live that I could keep up. I had lost 76 pounds and people were really starting to notice. I felt great. I even started logging in my foods again so I knew what I was eating.
Fast forward to December and the month of baking. All those Christmas cookies were calling my name. At first I just had one, but before long I was eating more then I even want to recall. I once again stopped recording my foods. I could not stand thinking about all the calories I was taking in. I was weighing myself every day to make sure that my weight gain did not go over 3 pounds. If it did, I would go back to eating the way I did to lose weight in the first place. It began a cycle of eating whatever I wanted for a day and boy did I eat a lot. To eating right for two days to get the weight back done. Talk about the wrong way to go about things. Finally I just stopped doing even that. I pretty much went back to eating like I used to before I started on Sparkpeople. After all how bad could that be.
I did not want to admit that my weight was out of control once again. Who did it hurt if I didn't log in what I ate or weighed myself? The answer I found was ME! My clothes started to feel tighter and I did not feel good a lot of the time. I finally broke down and got weighed. I had put back on 21 pounds in only a month and a half. YUCK!!!!!
So once again I am back to try to change the way I deal with food. I am so grateful that I have Sparkpeople to come back to. I know that I will have to make changes that I can live with the rest of my life. So today is the first day of the rest of my life. emoticon

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KA_JUN 2/7/2013 11:10PM

    emoticon Use that memory of how you felt not so well to motivate you to continue with the good habits and tactics you've learned! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 2/7/2013 9:04PM

    Lesson learned. It could be a lot worse. Glad your back on the right track using tools that you know will workd.

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KIMBERLY19732 2/7/2013 9:03PM

    Welcome back!

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CARPENTERGAL 2/7/2013 8:58PM

    Way to recognize what you were doing it took me soo long to realize I was doing something similar to you! I hope SP gives you all the support you need! emoticon

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DARJR50 2/7/2013 8:53PM

  You are making a positive change. Use the tools and I am sure you can get to where you want to be.

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