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Venting frustration

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I have such good intentions.... Then poof, they're all gone. Just like that. I stopped smoking, ate really healthy, lost 4 pounds, exercised daily and felt amazing for 3 months. I thought I had cracked it...then one crazy night out with a friend and all of that has gone down the toilet. I'm SO frustrated with my self, as I know I can do it and that I felt great and so positive and productive, but I can't seem to do it again.

I tried writing out my goals again, planning meals, and scheduling exercise, getting lots of sleep, but I still eat all the chocolates at work, feel lazy to work out, smoke when I'm out with friends, stay up too late. I just can't find the will power/motivation to do it again. I still log on to SP and try to find the answer, but I just get even more frustrated as I keep falling back into an unhealthy, unproductive life style.

I'm going out with my friends tonight, so I'm going to take one day (evening) at a time. If I can go out, and not drink and smoke, that will be my first big goal.

Wish me strength of mind. And how happy and in control will I feel tomorrow if i haven't.... and still had a good time.
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BRANDI1809 12/20/2011 6:21PM

    Remember you are in this for ever. If you deny yourself everything at once, you will never stick it out long term. Just think how far you have come and how well you have felt. Everyone has a bad day every now & again, but you know that now you are healthier & fitter than you were before & when you do slip up it isn't the end of the world. Now you can pick yourself up and carry on.
Enjoy your times with your friends but just try to make informed choices as much as possible.

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ANNALISSAS 12/20/2011 5:55PM

    It is frustrating to feel like all of your past work was for not. Try not to get too frustrated though and just keep going forward, like you said, one night at a time.
I know what helps me keep on track is an event that I am training for, usually a race or competition that I want to be prepared for when the time comes. That can help keep you on track for many months at a time until you've been able to kick some of the other habits.
There is nothing easy about quitting smoking or abstaining from chocolate or drinking but over time (as it seems you have felt already) the relief in indulging in moderation feels like a better reward than the immediate satisfaction.
Keep up the hard work and good luck in finding your right motivation!

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