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The waste of nine months!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I lost a little of 100 pounds and it seems like my world just feel to pieces. Now I have gain back over 25 of back. What happen? Well many life changes, (excuse number one) not eating things that are good for me because I did not care, (excuse number two) Exercise, or should I said lack of. I have not worked out since May. (excuse number three). The real question is why did I do this to myself? I thought I have worked through all my issues. But NO I have not. I have to work on each day. PLEASE help me work on this. Got any tips, I open for any suggestions.

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  • NETSUE64
    You did it! You had a break, and now you are back. You didn't gain it all back, just some, now it's time to get back to it.

    This isn't a temporary fix, it's a life change. You didn't waste 9 months, you just lived them a little differently!

    Welcome back!
    2012 days ago
    Angela you are amazing foo losing that much!! And you have caught yourself which is AWESOME!!. It is hard to keep motivated..I have lost 5lbs and am losing it but I remind myself every night that tomorrow is a new day for a new start. I stop looking at when the goal will happen and enjoy the day.

    I remember the advice you gave me when I started take it slow don;t beat yourself up and I have taken those to heart. So maybe go back to your past blogs and re-connect with your motivation
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    Hope that helps
    2013 days ago
    First off, recognize that you have caught yourself at this stage. Ok, so you gained 25 back. At least it isn't 100 pounds.

    Secondly, start exercising again. Go for a short walk every day, or find an activity you like to do. Set goals. Sign up for a race. (The race idea is what really has kept me on track that's why I highly recommend it.)

    Third, begin working on your diet. Slowly add fruits and vegetables back into the mix. Do some recipe research to find healthier versions of meals you love. Try new recipes out. Get back to drinking water regularly. Watch portions.

    Lastly, you know how to lose this weight again. You've done it once, and you can do it again if you choose. The issue - make changes that you are willing to live with for the rest of your life. If you don't, you'll always be doing this - lose the weight, then gain it right back. I know it's tough, but hang in there. You can do this!
    2015 days ago
    emoticon Glad to see you back. Try to take it easy on yourself in the meantime. I don't think you have wasted time at all. Every failure is a learning experience. Sometimes we have to go several steps back to figure out how to move forward.
    2016 days ago
    I highly recommend reading a couple of books : The End of Overeating by David Kessler is a good one. As is Bob Harper's The Skinny Rules. Break Through Your Setpoint is also good. Lately I've been discovering that weight loss is more head game than anything else. Until you control your head, things will never change. And it's hard! Each of these authors points out just how hard. I also got a body image workbook to start working through some of my own personal issues that have defeated my weight loss in the past. Love yourself, forgive yourself and move forward.
    2016 days ago
    Wow, Angela. I have to say that I am in the same boat. I am slowly regaining the weight that I took off (over 100 pounds, too). I don't like to exercise, so I don't---I make excuses. I don't like to always eat healthy, so I venture off the meal plan and eat trigger foods that set me into a binge. Anyway, you are not alone. I think what we both need to do is figure out why we are doing what we are doing to gain back the weight. Maybe then we can figure out what to do so the scale will go back down again!

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    2016 days ago
    Welcome back Angela!
    You are doing what you need to, one by returning to spark.
    Start tracking and being accountable to yourself and others.
    You can regain this lost ground and lose those pounds, this time keeping them off forever my friend.
    2016 days ago
    emoticon One step at a time. You have to think of it as a lifestyle change. You have to constantly tell yourself that you don't need that junk and that you're not going to do it. I've come to a point where I go for a cookie and I really want to take 2 or 3, but I remind myself how that will make me feel and I take 1 and I'm ok with it. Exercise, if I thought about it, I could easily talk myself out of it. I used my walking to destress myself. I went thru medical issues and it helped alot. Now, I run reg. and if I don't exercise, I get really crabby. I've reached my goal and I'm not going back. It took me 2 yrs. of working hard at it. You will get there.
    2016 days ago
    I'm sad to hear you feel you wasted the 9 months. As a fellow Sparker just back for the third go round I can kick my butt for not reaching my weight loss goal, especially when I came so close. In fact, I just blogged about it this week. We let ourselves down by throwing a lot of negative in to our lives. Instead of feeling you wasted 9 months you need to look at the bigger positive side of the picture of what you accomplished and give yourself a pat on the back. We all have enough struggles to overcome with out adding to our list. You’re already starting another positive for your back as I am. We know it works and what to do, so it wasn’t a waste of nine months for look at what you learned, so let’s get it done this time.... WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!
    2016 days ago
    My Journey is also to discover the reason I can't keep to a lifestyle change. I am only a little short of a month into this attempt---My last endeavors have been attempts, I'll call this one the permanent change....I am only a month into this permanent change...I am focussing on being aware of when my "head " is not in the right place---ie. I want something unhealthy to eat, or I want to put off a workout. I don't have too many answers yet. I do know that connecting on this site helps, and writing down or journalling all your reasons for change and then forcing yourself to read them when you are feeling unmotivated helps....For me, I know I have a certain amount of weight to lose, but I am trying to focus more on the other reasons---health, self esteem, the reward of finishing what I start.

    Good luck! emoticon
    2016 days ago
    emoticon You know what to do and what not to do. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!! keep your chin up. We are all here for you!!
    2016 days ago
    Have you identified what your "issues" are? (No need to write them here.) It's hard to deal with an issue if you haven't identified yet.
    2016 days ago
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