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Giving up...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I have fallen off the bandwagon. I was doing soo good until recently. Lately, I haven't been working out and I haven't been watching what I've been eating close enough. I haven't been tracking all of my foods.

I had an amazing weekend last weekend and ate fairly healthy considering I wasn't at home, but made sure to pack lots of fruits and veggies and yogurt and made a mock chicken salad to have in a wrap for lunches. After eating out a couple of times, I can't seem to get back on track.

I also found out yesterday that I will be unemployed at the end of the month or as soon as all of the residents have moved out. This really put me in a slump for whatever reason. I have not worked in the past due to school, but that was my choice. When you choose not to work, it is different than being told you no longer have a job due to the company closing.

I need to pull myself out of this slump and get back to it. I can't keep going on like this, I feel like crap about myself. My body is revolting too, headaches, muscle aches, stiff joints. Do I need any more reason to keep going? Probably not, but its seems like soo much work right now.

I'm sure it doesn't help that I seem to have been stuck again for the last how many weeks before my falling off the wagon. Been absolutely faithful to the program and exercise and keep getting plateaus. I'm not seeing the results I want or feel like I deserve and was getting discouraged already.

Hopefully, tomorrow is a better day and I will get back on track. I hope. emoticon
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    Hi, I've been off too due to the fact that I was staying at my son's since Jan 23 (?) and very rarely had poor access to the internet. Because of my husband's surgery, horrible weather with ice and the cramped space where we were staying, I was not able to exercize as well. I've been eating out too often, which is NOT good for my husband or I. Basically, I emulated a sloth.

    So, it is back on today. I hope we can face this together. I've gained at least 5 pounds, missed talking to you, and am behind in all my work...most of which is at the computer.

    Let me know if you are ready to start again and whether we should again face it all together. I know that with your work ethic, you are employable. You have loved your work and maybe should ask for those references now from your colleagues and supervisors. Are you on LinkedIn? That is a great way to show what you can do publicly. Perhaps it could be done as a school project to fulfill two of your goals at one time: job readiness and project management. If you decide to do it, I could be of help if you needed it. emoticon
    1793 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/21/2013 9:28:22 AM
    When I feel discouraged and the endorphin rush of a workout I pushed myself into isn't helping I take a day or two off of exercising. During those days I make sure that I'm still eating a calorie deficit so that I don't go up in weight and feel even worse. After a couple of days my motivation and energy will return and I'll get back into it. No one can go hard every day, don't beat yourself up. I'll post a photo of my weight loss charted on my profile and you can see the ups and downs I've been through. It's not easy emotionally when you're up and not doing well but trust me, keep at it and you can come back down and go even further.

    Don't forget to reach out to friends when you're having a hard time, that's been one of my strongest supports.
    1794 days ago
  • SUZZIEQ2013
    I know you are frustrated and down right now but I hope you pick up tomorrow where you left off and don't just give up. We are proud of you for all the effort and commitment you have dedicated to this undertaking. Anybody who tries to lose weight and get fit also knows the challenge of keeping track of everything on a daily basis when life is so crazy busy. Please don't beat yourself up for those tiny things but look to the accomplishments and the amazing job you have done so far.. Love you lots and always proud of you, MOM..
    PS. Kurt says that you didn't just encourage me but him as well to use spark ppl to reach his goal .. He has faith in you and knows you will reach your goal..
    1795 days ago
    Well, being let go from a job would knock anybody for a loop. Don't beat yourself up or look at what you've done, just continue from where you left off and things will even out. And you are right, tomorrow will be a better day which is one of the great things about tomorrow!

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    1795 days ago
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