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Saturday night

Saturday, November 17, 2012

So I was going to blog on blogger and it wasn't working out. Only big problem here is my phone won't let me upload pictures for some reason so I will have to do that from my moms.

How has everyone been? Good I hope. Myself, I'm still here, still swimming but my progress is sucking. I'm in a rut. There I said it. I fully admit it. Will I ever get back into the swing of things? I hope the heck so.

Here's where I'm at.
Typical week these days..

Sunday : eat bad
Monday : doing better.
Tuesday: eating really well.
Wednesday: binge eat all day
Thursday: eat decent again but feel guilty and like crap.
Friday: eat good
Saturday: eat bad.

This my friends is not good and I need help.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HINCTYBEAT 11/19/2012 12:31PM

    Michelle - it is great to hear from you! I am so sorry that you are suffering these days.

Know that serious physical medical procedures can cause a lot of depressive symptoms. Concentrate on helping your body heal - don't push yourself too much. LOVE YOUR BODY :) As it heals, your mental and emotional health will improve.

Be kind to yourself and know that it will get better. Try not to stress over your temporary setback. You've got this. Just look at what you've done so far.

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KARENCRANER 11/19/2012 10:36AM

    I've been in a similar rut, da-gone it! I'm going to try planning more meals and snacks in advance. Portion control has been a problem, though.

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WIFEALF 11/18/2012 10:54PM

    hope you get back on track...take one day at time...we are here for you...i am struggling too so your not alone.

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GARDENSFORLIFE 11/18/2012 7:55PM

    emoticon You can push past this and get on track! I know you can!
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TANYA602 11/18/2012 6:04PM

    Welcome back to the fold. I often feel like SP is our own version of AA and that we have our own 12 step program to work thru. There are so many wonderful people here who care about you and have suggestions and questions to help you get back on track. For me it is always a matter of tracking each bite, but not beating myself up over it. Drinking lots of water, and working out. Since using FitBit and getting a new look on my daily progress, I am feeling much more accountable. I like the seasonal cold weather also brings with it the need for comfort food. Try to find healthy alternatives so that you are not "starving" yourself and still feeling content. Keep coming back here - we're here to listen and also to cheer you on.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/18/2012 6:00PM

    snap,so canīt help at the moment.need help myself emoticon i can do that at least emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JULIAINLA 11/18/2012 2:45PM

    Food is just so darn comforting and relaxing. It is difficult to stop the desire to enjoy food and feel the food high. I ate way more than I should yesterday-a delicious gourmet type burger (very large portion!) smothered in lots of yummy extras. I sat there afterward and felt temporarly happy(my moment of food bliss).But then today my pants were tighter than they were before (and the day before I continue to gain weight..) I think it's very hard to stop compulsive eating with out a plan in place to address it (like tracking calories, daily affirmations /mental reminders, etc). But I am not defeated and you hopefully dont feel that way either. No guilt..just meal planning and doing the best that you can. I'm glad to see you back on SP. :)

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MOONBIRD 11/18/2012 2:18PM

    On the days your eating is not good, what is the common denominator. There is something on those days that is triggering it, so if there is a way you can change something, that might be a good idea. I tend to overeat on days my whole family is when there is no school or on my husband's day off on sunday. They eat snacks and stuff all the time and it makes me want to eat. The only thing that works for me is to keep the really tempting stuff out of the house. I try to buy the kids snacks that I don't tend to overeat. If I feel really like I am going to overeat or worse, binge eat, I try to get myself involved in something that will take my mind off of it. I start a craft project, listen to some music on my mp3 player and do some things around the house. The hardest part of this for me has always been the food. The easy part for me has been sticking to working out. Even during my half marathon training I didn't lose much weight and some weeks gained. That is with running miles and miles a week. The less I weigh, the less I can eat, and when I was training I felt like I was starving all the time. I would go back to basics. Start tracking every single day, drink water, and commit to an exercise routine you can do without it exhausting or overwhelming you. You can do it!

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BARBARAROSE54 11/18/2012 1:39PM

    really hope you can get control and turn it around . I did this 2 years ago and before I knew it the 75 lbs I lost were back on and since then have added about 10 more.


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SARAHJ19 11/18/2012 8:57AM

    Michelle...I am right there with you. I feel like I am treading water, not getting anywhere. I need to revamp my goals and need to get into a fitness routine! I will be your accountability partner if you like :) We can do it, just remember we are not quitters...sometimes it gets hard but keep pushing (that is what I keep telling myself!)

Happy to see you back on spark :) I have been more active lately bc I know spark works and it is a great tool! Hope your sunday is great! Love ya!

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SUNRISE14 11/18/2012 7:35AM

    You aren"t by yourself i need to log my food again ! emoticon

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AUTUMNBRZ 11/18/2012 7:17AM

    I am with you. Been there since the second week of September. My best advice is to just keep plugging away. Try not to feel guilty. What has helped me stay focused on my goals most are my support buddies and immersing myself into healthy things. (reading articles, motivational posters, journaling, anything health related)

Hang in the hon!

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    emoticon I did that for about 2 months. Now I've cut out sugar until Christmas, which is helping sooo much. I think first we have to figure out what triggers the bad/binge eating. For me it was stress. I'm trying to figure out healthier ways to cope with it.

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CHANGING4ME49 11/18/2012 12:03AM

    Have missed you my friend! I, too am happy to see you blogging again but sorry to learn you are struggling. If it is any conciliation I have been exactly where you are right now. In a rut! Mine lasted from January until August of this year. That is a very long time indeed. I even managed to regain 30 lbs in the process. The good news is I eventually worked my way out of it and have lost 21 of those 30 lbs so far. No magic. No miracle. I just got sick and tired of being sick and tired and doing absolutely nothing about my weight. I saw myself drifting right back to where I began and I just could not let myself go there. That person is NOT who I want to be anymore.

So I pulled up my big girl panties and started fresh. Nevertheless even with a fresh start it is not always easy. Some weeks are harder than others, like for instance this past week. I let family drama to once again derail my focus for a few days, not so much with eating but with exercise. The key word here by the way is "let" because you see nothing and no one can uproot our journeys unless we "allow" it. We can use all types of excuses for over eating or not exercising but the truth is we give those excuses our permission to throw us off track. At least that is how I see it.

I know what it is that bothers me enough to cause me to lose focus from time to time. You my friend need to figure out what is getting in your way. Perhaps you can change some small things until you figure what the real issue is. Take it one day at a time and concentrate on just that one day. And than go on to the next. Don't focus on the weeks ahead just on that one day. Whatever you decide to do please know you have friends here that care about you and are willing to see you through. You are not alone! emoticon emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/17/2012 11:38PM


emoticon to finally hear from you

I've had a bad month myself


Have a Super Sunday

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FITWITHIN 11/17/2012 10:52PM

    First of all, it's great to see your blogging again. I'm sorry, to hear your struggling. I'm in the same boat and so, tired of setbacks, but we can't give up on ourself. Let's stay positive and find that inner strength, and keep pushing forward on our journey. I hope things will turn around and get better for you soon.

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KLWALDON 11/17/2012 10:44PM

    Good to hear from you! I am having the same issues. Trouble getting online and my weekly eating is exactly like yours! When you find a solution, let me know!! You've come too far to let this stop you! You'll get it! Keep on swimming!

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ILOVEMALI 11/17/2012 10:20PM

    I have problems on the weekends, but not so much during the week when my time is more regimented. What do you think that your problem might be? Can you identify what causes you food management problems? Are there any little changes (even one little change) that you can make? xoxo

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