Letting down my fellow Sparkers:(

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Motivational Quote of the Day: "I am stronger than food." I just made that one up, it sounds silly, but I needed to say it.

Today was a rough day and I'm trying to pinpoint where my binge came from today. Boredom? Stress? I did start a new job this week, but things seem to be going fine so far. Trying to figure out why I just couldn't seem to get myself out of the pantry today--too many carbs and I stopped at the store for candy and ate it---grrr.

At least I did make it to the gym and stopped eating before 8 pm, which are a few of my rules, but I certainly didn't burn enough calories to make up for my poor choices today. I did not drink all my water today and had a pretty tough time getting down what I did drink. It just didn't taste good to me. Maybe it's the cold weather? Whatever--excuses, excuses are not the answer and are pretty much useless.

So, with that said, I am moving on. I guess I won't get to my goal this week of trying to get below 200 pounds. I am bummed and mad at myself. I won't let this stop me though. I have already moved on from it starting with stopping eating by 8 pm and my workout. Time to go to bed and wake up fresh in the morning.

Sorry to let you guys down.
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    Never beat yourself up for having a bad day Susan!

    I heard a great quote a few weeks ago...

    "If you are not hungry enough to eat an apple then you aren't hungry."

    I happen to love apples, but am not a celery fan so I replace celery in that sentence.

    It doesn't always work, but it sure slows me down. :O)

    I think you had a fabulous day. Why? You owned up to where you went wrong and you are moving on.
    1867 days ago
  • C8TSON
    Susan, don't beat yourself up. We all have bad days along the way. You have done an excellent job and I think it's good to see the positives here: you stopped eating by 8 pm and you made it to the gym! I know you are a strong person and you can overcome this. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1869 days ago
  • -BENI-
    Hey Hey Hey, cut it out! What's this let us down business?
    So listen, I stopped at the store the other day and bought 3 candy bars. I hadn't had chocolate in months. Sometimes we fall back into old habits. I wasn't under any stress or hungry or anything. I saw them and said - oh, I'll take these. It was almost without thinking.
    I didn't get mad. I screwed up. So what. Now I'm moving on. The point is we realized it and stopped, in the past just think of what we would have done!! So no beating up anymore. New outlook remember? Loving and appreciating ourselves for the wonderful people that we are!!

    Maybe with the new job your focus was elsewhere and you went into an old habit too. Remember, we haven't been at this that long. Think of all the years we've had messing up. Heck we didn't get this way snacking on fruits and veggies. It will take time and you are doing it. This under 200 business, it's not a race.

    Congrats on the new job!! I hope it will be something you enjoy and that they will be good to you!!

    You're a good person Susan, enjoy your life and don't put pressures on yourself. There are already enough! Stay on your path, you'll get there.

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    1870 days ago
    Awwww Susan, just think on the good things you did today. Just pick yourself up and go forward from here. You know that those things didn't taste so good afterall, and that's a terrific sign! Just take that feeling and soar with making good, all-around awesome healthy choices. So don't beat yourself up so much. Just learn from your mistakes and it'll turn bad into good!

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    1870 days ago
    Susan, I believe that one of the first things I told you was that we arent here for you to let down. We are here to help and be understanding. EVERYBODY on this journey has a bad day here or there, and not one person can HONESTLY say they haven't. I overindulged Super Bowl Sunday. My son, DIL and my two grandbabies were here for the weekend. I drank way too much and ate way too many bad things. But I am allowed to have an EARNED day occasionally. It showed on the scale with a very minimal loss, but I don't regret it a bit! I woke up Monday and pushed forward and you can too! GIANT BEAR HUGZ!

    1870 days ago
    Oh Susan ~ You didn't let us down honey...Don't be so hard on yourself. Some days are just like that. You are doing so great, don't believe that one day or even a couple are going to let us down. You do the best you can, and know that even with slip ups, you can go on!

    BIG BEAR emoticon to you!!
    1870 days ago
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