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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

True confession...

Two weeks ago, I was busting my butt. I was working out almost 45 minutes to an hour 5 days of 7. I was tracking. Eating right. Feeling pretty darn good physically and mentally. I could even go so far as to say, I was impressing myself!

Then last week, I don't know where it all went. I didn't work out at all. Not even once. Didn't track a thing. But didn't go nuts, either.

Last night I snacked... like I had done before SP... like the kind of snacking that may or may not have doubled my calorie intake for the day (I really don't know - can't really track - don't think I really want to...) but all after like 9pm. So, why is it that I'm not losing weight?? Not too tough to figure out.

Today, I feel like crap. Not physically (well, sort of - do feel kind of nauseated and still full) but mentally. I'm not even sure how to put the feelings to words. It's not quite guilt but definitely self-defeating.

I'm hoping that writing this will allow myself to move on. Get my groove back. Feel better about myself - because I CAN DO THIS! But I am very thankful for all the support I'm getting along the way... thanks Sparkies!!!

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    You can do this...We can do this!!!! We WILL do this! Dust yourself off and get going again. Don't look back!

    1660 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    I agree with the others, pick just a couple habits and start slower this time. It is one day at a time and when you fall off the wagon, pick yourself back up and hop back on. You have to be ready in all ways to change your life and sometimes you just have to tell yourself to get your butt moving. I talked to myself all the time at the beginning and said, Holly go to the gym, doesn't matter whether you feel like it right now or not, once you start you will be fine, and guess what, I always was.
    Just take it one day at a time, and know that we are always here to cheer you on! emoticon
    1670 days ago
    You already have such great advice here. First thing that came to mind for me when I read was just that, are you trying to do too much at once? Reassess and start slowly. Choose a goal, practice it, let it become a habit and then increase. Increase that goal in duration or number of times or choose an entirely new something to add in.
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    1680 days ago
    I agree with POOKIE, it's a food hangover. I get them when I eat a ton of junk. Even when I eat something I typically don't eat anymore, it doesn't have to be a lot of it either. I think it's our bodies way of saying, "seriously? you've been doing so well, detoxing, getting yourself in shape and now you eat THAT?" I also think maybe 45-60 minutes is a lot of exercise to do since you'r just starting out. Even cutting it back to 30 minutes can make all the difference and not overwhelm you. Because, honestly, think about things. WHY have you stopped doing it? Too hard to plan food, too long to work out, not enough time for any of it? I think it's the same reasons you stopped doing it in the past. It's too overwhelming. Cut it back, and once you get into your groove, amp it up! Because you are SOOO right, you can do this!
    1681 days ago
  • YMWONG22
    Make small changes that you can do and incorporate that into your routine. Trying to make too many changes at the same time tends to derail most people after some time.
    Just take a moment to review and revise the changes you wanted to make. Break them up into smaller ones and slowly add them into your daily life.
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    1681 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    Junk food hangover.

    Its unpleasant.

    I agree with the not trying to make too much change at the same time. We are creatures of routine and subconsciously rebel against everything suddenly being different.

    Sneaking in smaller, repeated habits is a lot easier in the long run.
    1681 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    A good practice is to implement one thing at a time and go from there. Usually if I go 10 or 15 minutes I will go more. Just a matter of getting my bottom up and out the door. emoticon emoticon
    1681 days ago
    Maybe you were trying to make too many changes at once. Pick a couple of habits you want to improve - and as the SP says start off with consistently doing 10 min exercise a day. (I find if I commit to 10 min I usually do far more). Then slowly add to your habits so you don't have a revolt on your hands.
    1681 days ago
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