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Backslide

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ok, so I have started to backslide a little bit. The beginning was having to make a cake for my cousins graduation, then there was Memorial Day, followed by a birthday, and an anniversary. My first off plan allowance was ok, but the next thing I knew I was making exceptions on a daily basis and then multiple times in one day. Then there were leftovers, and donut day at work, and I'm still having a really hard time getting back on track. Not only did I slip on my eating but my schedule changed so much it has been impossible to get my workouts in.
I'm still proud, I'm still strong, and I'm still fighting, but I have gained about 4-5 pounds already this week. I know there are a few days left before weigh in but I feel down and defeated. I'm also in danger of elimination in a weight loss competition I'm doing with one of my SparkTeams.
I feel like I'm grabbing at dust, losing my footing and slipping miserably. I'm still going through the motions but not reaping any benefits. I need to try harder, but not sure how to break through this...
This always seems to happen when I get close to being under 300. I can just never quite make it, I get so close and then start going the opposite way. I need to make this happen!
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KARENDEE4 6/5/2012 9:46AM

    You are worth it!!

We will both keep trying and that is all we need!

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DEBADEAU 6/2/2012 2:30PM

    You have your whole life to make changes. Small changes when you can, if you have a setback, get back on it! If you got a speeding ticket, you wouldn't keep on speeding would you? You would be more careful next time ;) Same thing!

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SYCAMOREROSE1 6/1/2012 8:39PM

    You all are so right, and so amazing!! Thank you for all the Sparks of Encouragement, I really needed them this week. I have come a long way, and I am worth it, and I'm going to keep fighting, and I know that having you all by my side just helps make me stronger!! Thank you all so much for your kind words!

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PUNKY100 6/1/2012 5:49PM

    All I can think of when I read the title of this was 'Backslide, Frontslide, Electric Slide'!! And all of a sudden I want to boogie-oogie-oogie. I may just be in a silly mood because it's Friday and I'm about to leave work, but I figured that may put you in a good mood.

I've been going up and down and up and down for the last probably 5 or 6 weeks...but there is always one week when I go further down than I do back up. It's frustrating, but I'm concentrating more on OTHER things than the scale. Like today, I wore a shirt that I haven't worn in public more than about twice because it was so tight, and now it fits almost just right!!! Look to that and forget about the scale.

Or just boogie-oogie-oogie...it's cardio, and it's fun!!! :-P

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SHRINK_U 6/1/2012 5:37PM

    This is a new month!! You can do this-- I know it!

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FOXYJEN27 6/1/2012 12:29PM

    Hello, you? You're me.

Let's get this done!

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SUPERTHEE 6/1/2012 12:34AM

    Four or five pounds is nothing in the grand scheme of things. Don't let a minor setback deter you from your goals! You have nothing but time, and 4 or 5 days isn't worth giving up on all your hard work! The fact that you even took the time to write this blog means that you care enough about yourself and your goals to fight! You CAN do this! Start small, and celebrate the little victories...I know you'll be under 300lbs soon!!!

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HARPERLADY 5/31/2012 8:55PM

    emoticon we have all made mistakes sometimes a few days or a week, it's not the mistake that gets you it's how fast or slow, you make the U-TURN.
I am reading "you on a diet" and it talks about what processed food can do and you really do crave it, many different reasons, for instance, carbs give you that sense of well being, it really does go to your brain and causes a re-action that makes you feel better.
seems like the same old story to ea your fruits and veggies, but when you know, understand what the processed food do, fruits and veggies look better and better, lol.
eating from the point of view of health instaed of calories, at least for me , makes it easy to eat the right thing, I still cheat , usually from stress but learning how to deal with that is what i am working on .
eat for the health of it and you will win every time, wishing you a speedy U-TURN

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SYCAMOREROSE1 5/31/2012 8:54PM

    You are right! I am worth it! I need to come up with a plan and really stick to it. I'm just not sure that what I have been doing is going to be enough anymore. Being this size is just not an option though so I need to figure something out for sure!

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SMILESHINE81 5/31/2012 8:41PM

    You can do it! Maybe it would help to write out a plan for how you could deal with those things in the future - there was always be more cakes, holidays, and donuts to deal with.

It's scary when you get close to a goal - I always am afraid of what will happen when I hit it. Will I be able to power past it and reach another goal? Will I go backwards?

Just remember you are worth it!!

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