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Positive Slippage

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Who would have thought it?

I was going 'great guns' and had lost 16 lbs in 4 weeks - fantastic!

And then . . . my internet went down. Spark withdrawal was enforced and I didn't cope. Not able to record nutrition, or fitness, or comment on friend feeds, or touch base with anything - I bought and ate SWEETS!!! I NEVER eat sweets!!! So that experience is scary - and not to be repeated.

No weight loss this week, so no feelgood should help me to realise the consequences of not doing what I know to be right and healthy and sensible. It should help me to anchor my determination to get there, this time round and once and for all.

So I am not negative about it. I shall put the experience firmly, as a minor pothole, in my learning curve and move on accordingly. Helped by the fact that I also felt physically worse after cramming in the sugary stuff.

I have tried to compensate by increasing my exercise, to offset the mega-cals I consumed - and do indeed feel better today, physically and psychologically.

Interestingly, feeling slightly the worse for wear was my obvious punishment but its antidote, of much needed additional exercise, was not the further punishment it would once have seemed but was much more a reward for being the better person that I am now becoming. Both a figurative and a literal step - I believe. I am stepping outside of the previous me and into a newer and improving version.


(copied from my journal entry for today)
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    I am really interested in this kind of stuff - how come one gets so obsessed by something that is not a problem usually?

    Well, hope you are back on track and feeling good about it!
    2859 days ago
    I luurve your blog titles - and your blogs. Wondered where you'd gone and glad you are back with your wise words. Slippage is inevitable really and you've done so well that I'm sure you'll be back on track and losing in no time. Read somewhere today that enjoying this journey with its ups and downs is all part of the process. I MUST try to do that and sounds like you are already. Hang in there - it'll all come good. emoticon
    2875 days ago
    I really missed not being able to log food etc. while we were aaway, but sometimes it was better that I didn't. (Just how many calories in a cappuchino with cinnamon on top?)I did my best to eat healthy but the choices weren't always there and even when the meal stated "with a garden salad" it quite often was just a tablespoon of mixed bits with a dressing on top.
    2876 days ago
    I am glad you are back! I missed you! Glad you are moving forward just don't look back! Happy Easter! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2878 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/3/2010 7:32:16 PM
    It is funny in a nice way how--now that we are eating mostly healthy--how our bodys react when we do over-indulge in something we shouldn't.
    emoticon I am becoming more and more convinced that if we take the time to really pay attention to our bodys THEY will tell us what to do and how to eat.
    emoticon If you had told me a few months ago that I would actually feel a NEED to get outside and walk or feel deprived if I couldn't walk every day, I'd have told you that you were off your medication.
    emoticon In the past I was best known in the Family for saying (in complete seriousness!) that "If God wanted me to play outside, He would not have invented houses."
    2878 days ago
    oooohhh no I dread not being able to log on here to track all my food and read articles to keep me going...
    we all fall off the wagon from time to time, you got back on before it had moved too far, Lesson learnt just move on.... emoticon
    2878 days ago
    I love the healthy attitude of moving forward. No journey is perfect but you can still make the experience a wonderful one. I too feel like I that my new knowledge is not ingrained enough that I could do it with out the constant support of Spark. My hope is that spark becomes something we do because we enjoy it and not because we need it. So glad to have you back.
    2878 days ago
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