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todays biggest diet/lifestyle setback.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

i am doing this blog as part of a challange for one of the groups i am in but to be honest it couldnīt have come at a better time.the challange is to write your biggest diet stummbling block and what to do about it.here goes.my biggest stumbling block is today

MOTIVATION:

i woke up this morning and for some reason was and still am feeling very depressed.i have no motivation any more or that is how it seems and junk food is calling out loud and strong to me.up to now i havenīt given in,but i feel myself getting weaker and weaker by the minute.i tried to get it back by putting new motivational quotes on my spark page and signature.didnīt help.tried eating fresh strawberries with low fat yogurt to kill the sweet craving.hasnīt worked.tried putting on an exercise video.didnīt work had no energy no matter how hard i tried to find any.and now i am writting this blog.is it helping?honestly no.all i can do is maybe give in to the junk food ,take a day off from the pressure of trying to loose weight have a break from exercise even though i have only recently started to exercise in the first place.but wait a minute if i do that.whatīs not to say i wonīt feel the same way tomorrow or the next day?do i take a break on them days too?when does the break end,does it end?that is how i got to the weight i am today.very soon a break can become a way of life.so what do i do?just carry 0n as i have been doing:may be try some pineapple for the sweet crave:try and do some exercise even if it is only a walk to the shop.be down.whoīs to say we have to be happy all the time.think tomorrow is another day.wait and see what it has in store.
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HALLALUYAH 4/15/2009 4:15PM

    "TODAY IS YESTERDAYS TOMORROW"........Everyday is another opportunity to Thank God for giving you another chance to get it right....luyah emoticon

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KEEPSAKES66 4/12/2009 7:39AM

    sorry- I have never had this happen before- it posted my comment 4 times- so I have gone back and edited these- Beleive in yourself and have a bueatiful day!
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KEEPSAKES66 4/12/2009 7:38AM

    YOu can do it!!!

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KEEPSAKES66 4/12/2009 7:38AM

    sorry this posted multiple times- hang in there!
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KEEPSAKES66 4/12/2009 7:38AM

    I had the same problems expecailly when I first started. I found the journaling/ blogging did help in the sense that it helped me figure out when and where I had the hardest times.
When I had unstructured time, I definately focused more on food. The same when I was really stressed. If I really crave something, I let myself have it in a small way (100 cal pack)and then try to refocus my energy, get busy and stop dwelling on food.
Hope you find your triggers, and you will succeed- you have bueatiful motivators!
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SLOLOSER 4/4/2009 9:27PM

    Well, according to SP we are supposed to take one or two days off of exercise every week. So taking a day or two off is definitely fine. And you can play around with the days. They don't have to be the same days every week. And sometimes we have to listen to our bodies and take a few extra days for one reason or another. Just be sure that days don't turn into weeks! (Not unless you are really sick.)

As for the depression, maybe it has something to do with concerns for your son and his schooling? Maybe some other troubling things? Try writing down all the things that are bothering you and possible solutions. It could be a troubling exercise. It might make you more depressed! But you don't want to hide your head in the sand.

Maybe you could also make a list of resources that are available to you! If the list is short, try asking people if they know other resources you could add.

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MRSBIGGLESWORTH 4/4/2009 6:45PM

    You know, like it was said below, everyone has down days. Although, if it continues all the time, then you need to go see a doctor about it. About the cravings for something sweet: I do agree with Jackes saying that sometimes it's better to just give in, however, it depends on whether you know you can stop or not. Luckily there are a LOT of sugar free chocolate and sweets out there to satisfy that kind of craving besides fruit. Sugar free pudding and jello, sugar free fudgsicles, and here's a couple that DEEGIRL50 just told me (and you can find more on the Spark recipes): a graham cracker with a melted marshmallow and 4 chocolate chips (like a s'more) or a "banana split-less"....a banana with sugar-free chocolate syrup and cool whip!! I also microwave a cut up apple with cinnamon and sugar substitute and it tastes like apple pie....you can even put walnuts, a little oats, or some cool whip! These are all low calories and very satisfying. Try them instead of fruit and see if it helps.....they are more "junk food" feeling and might help make you feel like your "cheating" without blowing a bunch of calories! Good luck!

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JACKES 4/4/2009 9:42AM

    I think most of us have days like these, whatever we try to do we just can't stop the cravings!! Someone told me awhile ago that if you really crave for a certain thing its better to just have it! Because by the time you have eaten everything else to stop yourself, you have probably done more damage than eating that certain thing in the first place!!!!! I know its easy to say but don't put so much pressure on yourself! We have been on this journey so many times, but this time is different, with each others help we can do it!!!
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DEEGIRL50 4/4/2009 8:41AM

    Your dealing with a lot right now. Be kind to yourself.

Do the best you can each day. Try to take more steps
forward than you do backwards.

Distraction sometimes help. If your mind is busy, it's
not focused on food.

I don't know if any of this is helping. We all go thru
cravings and withdrawal and feeling low. We can
share what works for us, but each of us must find our
own inspiration and strategies.

Chin up!! You can do this. Have some fun this weekend!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/4/2009 8:20AM

    donīt i know it genia.

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QUEENGP 4/4/2009 7:48AM

    1 thing I want you to remember, is look how far you have come! You have done some much for yourself, and your health. I know it can get very difficult at times, but you know what????? skinny/fit people go thru it too. We are all in the same boat (some are just bigger than others)

I lost 40 lbs about 2 years ago, and stopped because I came across a plateau for 2 months. I gave up, gained it all back and now I am on my way again. We need to never quit on our healthstyle endeaver. As for a buddy, you got me! emoticon

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