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Feb 21 -- A rocky couple of weeks


Thursday, February 21, 2013

I mean to do well with my Spark plan, but lately I feel like I'm failing. Between being sick, crampy, and migrained, I don't seem to be going anywhere. I wanted to push for 6 workouts a week but for two weeks straight the best I can hope for is 5; I know 5 isn't bad but it isn't good enough!
I have had trouble staying motivated. My food choices have been lacking at best and disgusting at worst (Cheetos and Sour Cream/Cheddar Chips???? NOT A GOOD IDEA!!!!!) I usually get my water without any trouble but there have definitely been nights that I've come up short lately. Ive had 60 oz of Diet Pepsi in the last 10 days after going totally soda free for months!
I went into Lent intending to improve my sleep habits but forcing myself into bed at 11:00p is harder than I expected. A lot of times I've gone to bed only to lay there for an hour or better unable to close my eyes. I'm pretty good about not using the snooze button but can't really say that I'm getting up with the first ring of the alarm since I usually wake to music and my youngest keeps turning the volume all the way down so that I oversleep!!!!
i don't want to be overly dramatic and say that the last 2 weeks have been pointless and that I feel like a failure, but obviously I'm not seeing the success that I want or need.
How do you get back on track when you feel like it's 1 step forward and 3 steps back? I don't want to give up but I know I won't keep going if I can't get back on track.
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ONEMONSTERSMOM 2/23/2013 9:47PM

    It is easy to get off track when you are sick or migrainey. I agree with what the others have suggested. I had gotten off track and so I started with my daily trio to fight depression and live healthier. My trio is light therapy, meditation and exercise. For exercise my only rule is it must be at least 10 min a day. I have gone in fits and starts then started tracking them on spark. That way I could see how long my streak was so that I could try and make it longer each time. A few days ago I didn't feel like exercising. I went on the forums and got support and managed 15 min of Wii fit. My streak is at 30 days and I hope to add something new soon. Just start again and learn what caused your blip.

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DIANA3BANANA 2/22/2013 6:47AM

    Here's an excerpt from 25 Ways to Get Back on Tack Today from Sparkpeople. It has some very good ideas. But I agree with PLUMERIA50, start fresh, and take small steps back to where you need to be. Forgive yourself, let it go, and move forward!

Every time you misstep on your healthy journey, you have two choices: to keep walking backwards, which will surely take you even further away from your goals; or to accept your lack of perfection as normal and forgivable, and take not one, but two positive steps down the path that brings your closer to the future you want.

If youíre reading this, you might have been walking backwards for a while. But instead of waiting for the next day, week, month or even year to overhaul your habits, start TODAY. And start small. You canít go from the recliner to running or from burgers to Brussels sprouts in an afternoon. But you can do one, two or even a handful of small things that will help you regain your momentum for healthy living.

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PLUMERIA50 2/21/2013 9:21PM

  first of all, cut yourself some slack. Migraines are horrible. When it is gone, start fresh by setting some easy-to-achieve goals (to build momentum and positive reinforcement) - two pieces of fruit, 10 minutes of walking, 4 glasses of water, whatever. Then, when 2 pieces of fruit is a slam dunk, add another element and then keep doing that until you're firing on all cylinders again.

This is also a note to myself 'cause I have been eating as if there is no such thing as a calorie for at least a week!

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