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Don't let your 'pity party' last too long!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Have you ever gone to a function (picnic, listening to a speaker etc..) and it lasted too long? It can be fun at first but then it becomes a drag and you are constantly looking at your clock.....wondering when will this be over. Well I have been at my pity party long enough. I guess that is why we have to constantly look at goals and re-focus and re-affirmed what we are trying to achieve. I know that I will have more pity parties in the future.....but I do not want them to drag out too long. I have to remember that everything has a beginning point and an end point. So the pity party may began, but I want realize that it will end too.
I also found out that for me it is best not to declare what I will never do, because sometimes we slip back into our old habits. The best thing for me to say is “that I am going to try to blah, blah, blah, instead of I will never, because when I do slip backwards or fall off the bandwagon I feel like a fool. I said in my journal that I was done eating ice cream, well guess what... I ate some more ice cream. So it would have been better to say…“ I am going to try to cut back on eating ice cream”. There are no absolutes in life for me and if I keep trying to cut back maybe one day I will be able to have a better handle on certain foods and achieve my goals. I also found out that the longer I miss exercising the harder it is to get started back exercising again. I am going to try not to let one day slip to two weeks. I have to keep on trying and trying and tying.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARIADALE 8/16/2009 9:59AM

    Self pity serves no useful function. We must accept that set-backs and slips will occur... not quitting is our ultimate success.

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40_4ME4FAMILY 8/12/2009 11:10PM

    Just keep going! You are right, don't cry to long. It's good to take a moment and try and figure out what might work, but if you cry to long it will only drag you down. You can do it!

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SPARTANJAI 8/10/2009 9:48AM

    What a great attitude... and perfect timing. I'm having a pity party for myself from not being able to work out like I'd like to (doctor's orders), but instead of doing the whine and moan, I'm going to be happy that I can do some things and enjoy what I can do!

Thanks for the attitude adjustment this morning... I needed it!

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PJCHILIS 8/9/2009 5:36PM

    think of it as watching a ballet dancer performing. She slips and falls, all you can think is get up, get up and be alright. She rises and continues her dance and we rejoice. Keep dancing--PJ

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KATIECATS1 8/9/2009 1:59PM

    You have the right attitude! Keep picking yourself up and starting over.


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MONAMOM 8/9/2009 1:04PM

    I could sure relate to everything you said. I also am trying to use other words than "never'. And for the exact same reasons.

I am going to try to get with my exercise first thing in the morning. I am taking it slow this time and maybe I won't wear down so fast. It is so hot here (SC) that I am walking inside on my gazelle but was hoping to be strong enough to start outside when the weather cools. I better get with it!!

I have been having an extended pity party lately myself and think it is time to bring it to an end. Thanks for the message.

Hugs, Mona

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WALNUT5612 8/9/2009 12:56PM

    A celebration party sounds great and let's all be snobs and not let Ms Pity come. So might show up at a later date....but let's make her feel unwelcome so she doesn't say too long!!

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GRANDMANANCY 8/9/2009 12:53PM


Oh those ole pity parties...they hit us all sometimes!!!!!
I have learned that there are NO ABSOLUTES in my diet.... ( sorry if I offend you stricter folks) I might lose the weight faster if I was strict...but somehow...that steals all the fun from the journey of I do the best I can...and have small portions when I need something really good...... (hear ya about that ice cream)..

Now tackle one thing.....
Take a walk..... do some crunches...just something...anything...and then cheer for can do it!

That is the best thing about today...... it is brand new and you can start all over again!!!!!


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CARMEL466 8/9/2009 12:43PM

    You are so right. I attend a lot of pity party's in my own little head. Sometimes, they consume me and yes, they last much too long. I have said in the past that I will never eat sweets again... like you, I am learning to say.. I will try to eat less etc etc. I don't want to give up the foods I enjoy. Cutting back is the best way and I can live with that. How about you and I give ourselves a celebratory party and not invite Ms Pity! lol I know you will get back to your exercise routine soon. I'm praying for you!

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SCORPION1352 8/9/2009 12:40PM

    Had a pity party a couple of weeks ago myself. Bad thing is no one came but me.
It surely was no fun at all.

Yes we will have our parties now and again the trick is to go and get it over with and come home as soon as you can Once your home you can re-evaluate things and get back on track.
Your doing great keep up the good work

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TANYA3042 8/9/2009 12:24PM

    ¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
(¸.~ BRAVO ~´¨) You stared that pity party down and looked it right in the face.
(¸.•´~ (¸.•* ~ (¸.•*
You are also soooooo right. The longer one skips the exercise the harder is to get started back to.

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