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Not the Best Week

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A week ago, I was in Florida celebrating the wedding of two of my best friends. The next day, I was in Alabama celebrating the impending arrival of my best friend from college's first child. The whole time I was with Sean, relaxing and enjoying our trip and exploring the beach and having a lot of fun. I wasn't eating well, per se, but I wasn't eating terribly either. I was walking a lot and playing mini-golf and not being sedentary.

But somehow, that half a week away has completely thrown my home routine for a loop! I'm craving terrible fatty foods again, and I haven't hit the gym in far too long (though I'm actually leaving right after I finish this blog entry, so there's that at least). I haven't checked in with Spark Teams or Spark Friends, and I haven't even successfully logged all my food each day for almost a week (except for today... so far so good today). I mean, even drinking water.... even something so simple as THAT has become a challenge. The only habit I've successfully kept up each day this week is taking my vitamins.

How is all this so hard all of a sudden?!

So I'm trying to focus on small things first. I'm going to the gym tonight (I finally joined yesterday, since the friend I've been going with as her guest has been out of town for a week and a half), and my food today has been much better. I'm trying to think in terms of Spark Streaks again with the water and the food tracking. I'm trying to slowly reach back out to my teams and engage in the new Spark challenge I'd joined before I left (which fortunately, starts today). I'm trying to be kind to myself about the slip ups and just move forward.

I'm trying. I'm frustrated, and I'm a little down on myself, but at least there's that, right? I'm still trying.

Wish me luck.
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JDBENNING 3/16/2013 9:54AM

    I hope that you were able to make it to the gym and get back on track! It is so easy to get off track (It feels like I've have done that 1,000 times). At least you recognize it and are refocused on your goals! Good luck! You can do it!

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JENNIK2 3/15/2013 3:24PM

    I also hit a spell where I just started getting lazy and not doing what had been so easy for me a few days before. I'm still trying to get back to the things I know I need to do. Just keep trying! emoticon

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CATHYJR73 3/15/2013 9:04AM

    emoticon emoticon I have done really good for months and then hit a streak of days when I just could not get control of my night time eating so I got some books that I think will help. we have to realize that emotions and hormones play a big part in these times but I got the book, "Die Fat or Get Tough" by Steve Siebold. He talks about the different ways fit people think as opposed to fat people. It is interesting. emoticon

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BUTTERCUPP76 3/14/2013 10:51PM

    That's right you are trying and the only way we fail is to stop trying! Great attitude and I think once you get started back to your routine, it will get easier. The hardest part is usually starting and you are already doing that so YAY! I know you can do it!

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SUSANELAINE1956 3/14/2013 8:42PM

    I don't know if this would work for others, but when I return from vacation I will do Atkins for a week. It never fails to get me back on plan and to lose any weight I might have gained.

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ANGELAK85 3/14/2013 8:35PM

    I get that way too. I am honestly scared to miss ONE day of working out, because then I get out of my routine and I completely get lazy then skip more days. Which is why I decided to make a monthly workout schedule and to stick with it no matter what. I understand being on vacation makes it harder to stay on track. I think we spend SO long being in a routine that once it is interfered with we end up staying off track for awhile until all the little things we do come back together (if that makes sense). Just take each day at a time, instead of thinking about all the things you need to get back on track with, focus each day with getting back on track with 1 thing, then the next day add something else to get back on track with and so on. You will eventually get back into your routine and kick some a$$ :)

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