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Stay Down Long Enough and You Might Get Trampled!

Monday, May 28, 2012

I have fallen off the wagon so many times, but the one great thing I can say is I've always 1. got back up and 2. come back better than the time before! Everyone at one point or another falls, but the question is, do you stay there? If you think about being in a crowd and falling, if you you just stay there sooner or later someone (or lots of people) are going to trip on you!

Just on Friday, I had a wonderful day! I went to the spa and had a blast with my mom and sister. It was like the calm before the storm. That evening my niece started having a temper tantrum and then the following morning my father acted like he usually does (not a good thing). Needless to say, I was just really not in a good place. However, I refuse to stay down for long! When things get you down, they often have an effect on you mental and emotional health which can cause you to eat when not hungry. Know the feeling? I sure do. For some reason, though, I didn't really overeat (and I didn't gain any weight!) but I also didn't work out either. I had really planned on working out on Saturday, but I honestly needed to lick my wounds (figuratively emoticon).

By the end of the day on Saturday, I felt so much better. I just needed some time alone to not think about negative things. By Sunday morning, I was feeling great! I went to the gym before Sunday worship and felt really good. I'm usually a bit paranoid with gym showers, but I sucked it up and found out that the showers are actually really nice! After Sunday worship, my mom and I decided to go out to eat (with my niece). I'll be honest, I have been eating out a lot this week, but I still enjoyed myself and the food was very clean at the restaurant and low in sodium. Yes, I'm looking on the bright side. emoticon

Today is a new day and is even better than the day before! I'm feeling good. I'm sure I'll slip up again along the way, because 'life happens', but I know I'll get back up again and be better than ever!

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    You are an inspiration....
    I regularly fall off the wagon however don't get back on as quickly as you have....
    Well done....go you
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    Great job that is awesome!!! I can definitely relate to eating when not hungry, especially since my twins were born! Their crying just sets something off in your brain and you want to eat, eat, eat. Thanks for the blog!

    2125 days ago
    This is what I was referring to in my message on your SparkPage. This is why you are meeting and exceeding your goals. You always leave us with a great lessons to be learned. Setbacks will come and life happens as you say. The question is how will be deal with them and you're ways of dealing with them are right on! emoticon emoticon
    2125 days ago
    That's outstanding but life kicks but you have to be willing to kick it right back. I found that I would have long bouts of depressions & just feeling down. Then I started to write down how & why this was happening. I started praying long & hard about it. Low & behold it was how I reacted to everyone else feelings & moods. Nobody cared about me & my feelings so I started to play hard ball but in a nice way. It works but I still eat when I am not hungry so I drink more water & chew more sugarless gum. I still eat my red vines & other sweets but I try not buy them all at once that sets me up for failure.

    God bless our troops past & present....

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