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Saturday, October 13, 2012

The plan was to spend my lunch hour at the fitness clinic but as I was about to walk into the building someone stopped me and we talked the hour away and I didn't have time to take the dogs on a walk this morning. Then I worked too late and got too hungry and I overate when I got home emoticon And then I made the mistake of looking at some old weight loss records and was reminded how much I've gained. I mean, I know how much I've gained but seeing it in black and white is a lot more concrete and depressing. I guess I'm just feeling down tonight and then when I overeat I start to feel like I will never get to my goal and why bother? I know, I know, this is a terrible trap to fall into and DON'T give in to it! I'm reminded of what happens when you are riding a bike and you see a big rock in your path and if you keep staring at it you are sure to run into it rather than go around it. Right now the rock is exerting a terrific gravitational force on me and I. Must. Turn. Away.
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  • v WORTHART
    You folks are absolutely right about not focusing on the negative as it does no good whatsoever. The good thing I learned about looking at those old health records is that my blood sugars are so much better now and that is one of my goals.
    I have gained and lost a lot of weight over the years and I've joked that dieting is what made me the size I am. This time I'm not dieting though and I haven't ever exercised as much as I have since starting SP. So, no looking back and wailing and knashing my teeth! Forward.

    1418 days ago
  • v WORTHART
    You folks are absolutely right about not focusing on the negative as it does no good whatsoever. The good thing I learned about looking at those old health records is that my blood sugars are so much better now and that is one of my goals.
    I have gained and lost a lot of weight over the years and I've joked that dieting is what made me the size I am. This time I'm not dieting though and I haven't ever exercised as much as I have since starting SP. So, no looking back and wailing and knashing my teeth! Forward.

    1418 days ago
  • v WORTHART
    You folks are absolutely right about not focusing on the negative as it does no good whatsoever. The good thing I learned about looking at those old health records is that my blood sugars are so much better now and that is one of my goals.
    I have gained and lost a lot of weight over the years and I've joked that dieting is what made me the size I am. This time I'm not dieting though and I haven't ever exercised as much as I have since starting SP. So, no looking back and wailing and knashing my teeth! Forward.

    1418 days ago
  • v SMOOCHIESMOMMY2
    Use your weight loss records as a motivator, not depressor. I looked at mine today and realized I have done this journey before so I can lose the weight again. I agree with the other posts to not focus on the negative. Think of ways you can plan your day so you don't continue to encounter these pitfalls. emoticon emoticon
    1418 days ago
  • v MIATIA1
    You need to stop focusing on your negatives and look at the positives that you have done. Things don't always go as we planned so we have to step back and work on a smaller scale until things go back into place. The point is we need to keep moving in the right direction for there could be a list of things we didnít do right, but I bet you could find some things you did (positives) like even going over your old weight records for they could be used as motivation if you look at them in the right light (With a Positive attitude) you see I can, I did, and so I know how and I am going to do it again. I been where you are not once but twice , I lost good the first time quit gained 15 # back second time around really lost and then let other issues bring me down gave up again and regained over 30# so I feel your frustration but Iím back and I'm still learning through trial and error but I now can face those negatives with a longer list of positives that make even the ugliest day just a memory, in order to keep moving ahead. ..... emoticon
    1418 days ago
  • v SJACK06S
    We all have our bad days. Try to look at the positive side of things: you may not have gotten your exercise time in today, but you were able to catch up with a friend! Sometimes the world decides it's not going to follow our plans. Tomorrow is a new day!

    Stacey
    1418 days ago
  • v MENNOLY
    I concur with Tim. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. You start clean. What you do is up to you. Don't dwell on yesterday just move forward! emoticon emoticon
    1418 days ago
  • v TIMOTHYNOHE
    OK. So in summary, today was a bad day where nothing went right and you let it all get under your skin. You had plans and you didn't do them.

    Thank goodness there's a tomorrow. Start all over with new realistic plans and accomplish them

    And burn those old weight records. Like you said, you are fully aware of your progress or lack thereof and you don't need to look at it.

    And put down that cookie! emoticon
    1419 days ago
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