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Life is full of ups and downs

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Well here I am again. Where did my willpower go? Has anybody seen it? I have ate horrible this week. Seriously. Why would I do this after being so thrilled at Onederland last week?

My grandma had colon surgery this week.
My kids are on Spring Break.
My husband started on dayshift and although I love it, it is different actually being able to eat dinner/go out for dinner.
My mother in law fell and broke her arm last week, adding extra worry and stress.

These are just a few of the excuses I've told myself this week while I was being lazy and eating crap. This morning I have finally told myself that it is bull. Life is full of things that are going to be hard. You have to be strong. Food is not going to make you feel any better. Yes it is comforting, but the sugary junk is also deceiving. It is out to hurt you even more.
It is going to try and destroy all your hard work and effort. Put you further down in the rut wanting you to stay there.

But guess what? You do not have to stay there. You can pull yourself out. What I'm realizing fast about myself is..

So this morning, I am writing you with a clear head. Without guilt because today IS a new day. A chance to make up for yesterdays mistakes, because most of the time that is what they are. I am not perfect, after 16 months on this journey I am finally going to stop beating myself up for not being just that.

I'm realizing that this is a lifestyle change, but also the life around you is going to change. You have to adjust. If you have to tweak your schedule here and there for whatever reason, do it!

I am ready to do it right this week.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1LATTE4ME 4/15/2012 11:12AM

    Great blog and quotes - you're describing me, too! Thanks for the boost.

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JUSGETTENBY42 4/15/2012 10:33AM


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MOMMY445 4/15/2012 10:24AM

    you can do this! you are worth it!

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MIMIDOT 4/15/2012 10:03AM

    Great blog! You can do it. Keep fighting. Good luck!

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EUEK098 4/15/2012 9:51AM


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DEBK0923 4/15/2012 9:42AM

    you are doing fabulous, you go girl you know what to do

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BIRDLSLAURIE 4/15/2012 9:24AM

    You are and will continue to succeed. You have a positive attitude and great insight. Thanks for sharing your inspiring blog

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POINDEXTRA 4/15/2012 8:56AM

    You're making it already - we'll always have ups, downs, and detours, but can always decide to get back on track as you've done. (And I've found that the detours get shorter the longer we stick with this). Good going!

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FRANNYP61 4/15/2012 8:55AM

    Thanks for the inspiration! emoticon

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CLAYARTIST 4/15/2012 8:54AM


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REGILIEH 4/15/2012 8:39AM

    You will do it! Good luck!

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GOLGGO 4/15/2012 7:46AM

    Great blog...and boy did I need tom hear it today. I have been right there in that spring break rut with you. Today's a new day and I will be starting fresh....thanks for the inspiration!

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TATTER3 4/15/2012 7:31AM

    Love this!!!

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FARIS71 4/15/2012 7:21AM

    That is a lot to happen in a short amount of time. Way to jump out of the rut! Thanks for posting!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 4/15/2012 6:39AM

    P.S. You are such an inspiration...just look how far you have come! Amazing!
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MEWHENRYSMAMA 4/15/2012 6:36AM

    And you will, my friend! I know this because you came clean, admitted what happened, and know this is a lifestyle change...and the change is what you just did...acknowledged the error, know you do not want to continue and are ready to continue on with good choices! That is change! There will be times it happens again...and you will know you will need to acknowledge it and reconfirm your commitment! As they say, "Stay Calm and Carry On"!
Have a great week!

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JIBBIE49 4/15/2012 6:20AM

    emoticon Wonderful to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. emoticon

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FOXFIRENDTS 4/14/2012 11:24PM

    Good Job for relizing this is not easy and don't beat yourself up. It is not going to be easy and we are going to make mistakes but tomorrow is another day for us to start over. Keep up the good work.

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CARRILU 4/14/2012 10:41PM

    Good for you for letting go of the guilt. You sound clearheaded and that is a much healthier and effective place to be than in self-berating mode. I too made it to Onederland and then had a week long binge! What is that???!!! We get back up, dust ourselves off and................forward we go friend:)

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WINNIE1978 4/14/2012 9:20PM

    Hang in there... emoticon

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    You are so right girl! You can do this and NONE of us are perfect. I'm up 4.9 pounds since we went on vacation and just got back yesterday. I can't beat myself up - I just have to accept the truth and start over and I have today. You can do this! You rock!

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CHIPLEY_FL 4/14/2012 8:39PM

    Great blog. emoticon
You are doing so great and you are an inspiration to so many people. Just dust off that super woman cape and get back on that horse.

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SHAYLAGETFIT 4/14/2012 6:27PM

  Oh wow! Just wow!

Thanks for posting that! I really needed to hear that today!
You are amazing!

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TANYA602 4/14/2012 6:19PM

    What a week! But you've pulled out of it and you know that it's time to put one foot in front of the other and get back out there, do what's right for you. We can't beat ourselves up when we have a week like you did. If I was there I'd take you out for a walk and be an ear for you. That's what you've got to love about SP - look at all the people here cheering you on!

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RAINBOWMF 4/14/2012 6:05PM

    You had a stressful week.
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I too have not learned to deal the right way to these times emoticon

No looking back, we must move forward


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FRANCES-AGAPE 4/14/2012 5:07PM

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Dear, glad you woke up and realized that
it was just a temporary bump in the road.
Not the first, not the last.

That is the wonderful thing about each new day -
it is a chance to do a little better than the day/week before

You have come SO FAR, remember what you have
already accomplished and what you still WILL.


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    It happens to all of us at one time or another. What helped me was changing up my eating plan so that I didn't feel so deprived. Added back in: fruit, peanut butter, and dark chocolate. Feel SO much better!


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ZANNBEE 4/14/2012 4:02PM

    Great pep talk. We are all rooting for you!

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    Michelle I loved all the quotes here and its funny my blog has many similarities! I have been.struggling since getting to.onderland as well. We will achieve!!!

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    You have made it so far! It's okay to slip now and then...the thing is to get back on track.. That's what I have been working on for 3 months. Although...I haven't been TRULY working, who am I kidding? Today is a new day and I am promising to myself to forget about the "yesterdays" and think of only this moment, right now, today.

You obviously already know that and you will be able to get right back to it. I don't expect this work to EVER be easy. But when you do say "I did it" it will be so worth the work. Thank you for inspiring me!

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PHIREBALL 4/14/2012 1:29PM

    just keep trying. you're right. you've come too far to quit now.

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STLADEE 4/14/2012 1:26PM

    We fall off or get side tracked adn then we get RIGHT back on! That's all we can do! LOVE your blogs they are always right on time.

Things will get better. Positive thinking is all you need!

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DIRTYBUNNY 4/14/2012 12:55PM

    I am working on eliminating the damage the jelly beans caused over Easter. I was good about not touching them leading up to Easter (they are there for the young guests) but I've been picking at them when I get home from work each night ever since. Today's the day I pack them up and get them out of the house for good. If it's not here, I won't eat them. And if I stay off sugar long enough I will go back to feeling indifferent to it.

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DELHSI 4/14/2012 11:44AM

    Absolutely just what I needed to read, as this is just what I have experienced this past week. I knew I was making bad choices but I kept doing it all week long. Like you, I am not going to beat myself up and honestly I am happy to know I am not alone with these temporary setbacks. I love the obstacle quote and I too, one day, want to say that I made it!


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CHOCOHOLIC2276 4/14/2012 11:33AM

    Loved this! "IF you can't eat it responsibly keep it out of the house" That will be stuck in my head from now on emoticon

You are working your way back emoticon emoticon

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ACURVYLADY 4/14/2012 11:14AM

    Love your road sighs : )

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TARAFROMTX1 4/14/2012 11:05AM

    emoticon attitude my friend!! emoticon emoticon

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PASKALINI 4/14/2012 10:52AM

    We will all encounter bumps in the road, It's good you realized it sooner rather than later and are ready and willing to get back to business! You have come so far. Keep up your amazing work!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/14/2012 10:42AM

    emoticon attitude!!!

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DGFOWLER 4/14/2012 10:31AM

    I believe you know the meaning behind the word stress eating. You know your triggers and now you can overcome even this. I'm glad you have the attitude of not beating yourself up as this to shall pass. Great blog. Loved your inspirational quotes.. They were awesome. Donna

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 4/14/2012 10:26AM

    Oh, girl, you're singing my song. I started eating at Easter and it hasn't stopped. I really need to blog, I think I'll feel better. And you haven't made any "mistakes," like you said this is real life and you have to live it. We're not on the BL campus without distractions. You're doing great and you should be THRILLED with what you've done. Love you!

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SASSYLJB 4/14/2012 10:23AM

    You have your head in the game! Some weeks life just kicks us in the a$$. It sounds like you had one of those weeks, Part of our lifestyle change is to realize this and it sounds like you have a great grip on it!

Everyday we are doing it some days just better than others, and that you hear your inner voice is a big part.

Keep up the great work and the positive thinking, you got this!


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    THIS. I was going too highlight and copy/paste a quote, but I'd be copy/pasting most of your blog. LOL I can totally relate. TOTALLY.

As you commented on my blog, I know you can totally relate.

We've got this.


Sugar and junk will not own us. We will own their calorie-laden/sugar-laden @sses. Ha!

We are fighters. We got this.

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KIMMYLOU4 4/14/2012 10:09AM

    I can't eat Easter candy responsible so I will not be buying it. Even at 75% off. EVEN at 90% off!!!

Let's get back on this horse, again! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNRISE14 4/14/2012 10:03AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm here to help you if i can do anything let me know ! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MENNOLY 4/14/2012 9:44AM

    You have the right idea. Everyday is the first day of the rest of your life. Put yesterday behind you and concentrate on today. You know you can do it. You have done it and you are never going back! emoticon emoticon

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RACHEL-SPARKS 4/14/2012 9:43AM

    Wonderful !

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JILL313 4/14/2012 9:43AM

    It's good to read you're "over it" and will not let "life" get in your way. I'm an emotional eater myself and when stressed I too often turn to comfort type food. Of coarse, I always have a "good" excuse but in my heart I know it is all about me and how I deal with things by overeating. I love your positive go get it attitude and know you just hit a "bump in the road" but thankfully you took the time to think last weeks choices over and now you're ready to move forward. Thank you for writing this helpful blog.



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SBNORMAL 4/14/2012 9:40AM

  You know that you have worked hard to get to ONEDERLAND, it will take to a minute to adjust to all the stress of the week, but you will do it and you can do it. This is just one of the hurdles. I have faith in you!! You are my hope for me and yo, that all is possible. I am going to walk around my house after I write this just to burn some calories.

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