Stress, backsliding, ... not gonna give up.

Monday, August 17, 2009

So the last half of last week was a write-off. emoticon

There was some minor stress with family members coupled with changes in my normal day (picnics in the park, eating out, barbecues at friend's houses, ... ). I'm also starting to gear up for back to school which brings a whole range of emotions with it. Tracking didn't happen, sparking didn't happen, and poor eating habits certainly did. emoticon What's even worse is I had a big rah-rah, I'm going to have a great week blog last week. emoticon

BUT, it was a couple of days. Not weeks or months. And I'm not going to let it be one day more. I haven't gotten on the scale to see what damage was done, if any. I am standing tall, facing my demons of cravings, negative self-talk, and loss of momentum and saying "Back off! Not this time, bucko!" emoticon

I've fallen off the spark wagon before. A year from now I want to be able to say that I wobbled a few times, but I didn't fall down. Not that I lost all my momentum and motivation again.

I'm in this for the long haul. emoticon
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    Maybe we should just call ourselves "weebles". Remember those from when your kids were small? "Weebles wobble but they don't fall down."

    I may be weebling and wobbling, but I'm trying to use to my "natural bottom roundness" to not fall down! emoticon
    3129 days ago
  • CMB2048
    Marie, I fell off the wagon too! For me it was the start of the week. I had Orientation Day for our new teachers and just had so much to do, I let everything slide. But I love the wobble but don't fall down mantra and I am going to say it all day today as I get back on track!
    3135 days ago
    Way to GO! What a great blog Marie! I am proud of you! You are so right, it was only a couple days and not a month or a year! You are right back on track and I know that we CAN do this together!
    3135 days ago
    I know what you mean...I am having a heck of a week this week...
    3136 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    You make a great Weeble. Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.
    Live healthy, live strong!
    3136 days ago
    Good for you, Marie! Remember, the only way you can fail at this is if you give up! So, jump right back on the old Spark wagon! We're movin' out and you're comin' with us!

    3136 days ago
    "Wobbled but I didn't fall down"... Good for you. Over the years I have learned to be kinder to myself when I backslide. Life happens. There will always be stress and social situations. The main thing is a system that helps you change your habits for the long term. So that when life happens, you eat less, make somewhat better choices, or, if all else fails, pick yourself up and go forward again.

    3136 days ago
    Good thinking -- be kind to yourself, but get back on track! Plan ahead this week, and you can make up for last week's UGH days. You can do this!!! emoticon
    3137 days ago
    Isn't it great that the past is over and today is a chance for a fresh start?? Thanks for sharing your blog!

    3137 days ago
    Part of the battle is acknowledging right away what we've done and not justifying it. I had the same weekend - big family pot luck style picnic and we have some good cooks in our family! Anyway, like you I plan to get right back on track. Thanks for sharing.
    3137 days ago
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