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Trying to Find the Spark - Will Need All the Help I Can Get

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I hate to say it, but no secrets for me because secrets turn into shame.... I had another, what I'll call, "episode." It happened a couple weeks ago, where I went on a complete carb binge and lost control. The binge itself was better this time (that's not to say it wasn't horribly out of control, just better) but the problem this time was I didn't exercise at all. What I've come to accept that a healthy lifestyle isn't just diet OR exercise - it's both. That being said, I felt like crap and blah blah blah. It sounds silly, but I stepped on the scale the day after and gained 4+ lbs in one night. I just feel like all this hard work I've put in to get under 180 has been wasted. It's one step forward, and 5 steps back. Now, don't get me wrong, I know that's irrational. I know I have lost almost 45 lbs - that is no where near the 4 that I may have put on.

If I'm perfectly honest, here's what I'm scared of: I'm scared of letting this be the beginning of the end. I leave for vacation tomorrow and I know I won't be as good as I normally am while I'm there. I don't want to lose motivation!! I've been on a business trip while living healthy and there's no reason this weekend has to be any different.

I'm going to carve out time to run outside and hit the gym. I can still manage to find healthy food options while I'm there (with 1 night exception to get my favorite curry known to man). This is important to me to prove to myself that this is not a diet. This is now my lifestyle.

In case you can't tell, I have a good way of talking myself off the ledge so to speak and getting motivated, but I'm going to need the support from you all too.

Thanks for listening to my little rant... time to get back off my behind and live life to the fullest! x

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AWELLS189 4/30/2012 9:59AM

  Stumbled on this quote from a member's popular blog. Very helpful for anyone going through a rough day:

"Today was fun. Today is done. Tomorrow is another one." - Dr. Suess

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B_MOO21 4/21/2012 12:48AM

    You can do it!! Just stick to your plan! You're strong and can do anything!

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CRES012 4/20/2012 2:44AM

    If you're following the weekly stage emails, somewhere in stage 2 there was bit of summary of stuff you can do to NOT drop the new habits during vacations. Since by the award page I guess you are not following those emails - click around the site, maybe you'll find it and maybe some of the advice there actually does help out.

You can do it!

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AWELLS189 4/19/2012 10:35PM

  It's amazing what a good workout will do for your mood... thanks for the motivation, ladies!!

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CANES4EVER63 4/19/2012 6:10PM

    First of all, I highly doubt you gained 4 pounds in one night. I'm sure a lot of it is just water. Don't sweat it.... Actually, yes. Sweat it!!

And you can totally do this! Stick to your plan when you're on vacation, but ENJOY YOURSELF! That's the point of a vacation! Yes, get the exercise in and make conscious food choices, but make sure that it doesn't inhibit you from having a good time! Keep up the good work!

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GAL7288 4/19/2012 4:38PM

    lol, yeah you basically gave yourself the solution to your problem, a vacation or any outing is not an excuse to forget about your new lifestyle, it's a lifestyle because it last more than "getting to the desired weight". I am glad you know that and now it's time to implement it, make it work for you, since this will determine how your future vacations will be. Have fun!

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