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i had a HUGE binge, can i blame sparkpeople? (lol!)

Friday, May 17, 2013

well, last night was a very reveling night for me... "sparks" was down, and i tried and tried to log in and couldn't. i WISH i could say, that it didn't matter, i wrote my foods down on a piece of paper, and went for a walk... NOPE! i don't know what happened to me! it was kinda like the teacher called in sick, and the "sub", came into the classroom, and i just thought, "woo-hoo! no one to watch me! i can do whatever i want!" emoticon

eeks! i didn't know how much i rely on and lean on sparkpeople! i guess that is good, but kinda bad. i still couldn't log in this morning and i swear, i was gonna binge AGAIN! emoticon what the heck? it was like my lifeline was cut and i just gave up. gosh, i really thought i was stronger than this!

i am not mad at sparkpeople or anything (although i was a bit frustrated), but i have learned a valuable lesson. sparkpeople is a TOOL, it isn't the answer, i still hafta do my part, guess i just wasn't ready for the "training wheels" to come off yet!

glad they are back up now, and now i know that i just need to write my stuff down, and GO FOR A WALK!
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    I really missed it, too. I'd like to think I'm not addicted but....

    1768 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    I too am glad that it is back up. I think we are all a bit addicted to it but I think it is a good kind of addiction. Just pick yourself back up and decide that today is another day and you will get back on track. Keep on pushing, you and I know that you can do it. You are doing great! emoticon emoticon
    1769 days ago
  • RX_2_RV
    It's hard isn't it....I am struggling with the same thing except my problem is that I am traveling into rural areas where there is no cell service and no wi-fi coffee shops. I am struggling battling the "vacation binge" mode. Doing ok so far, but I sure wish I had sparks to help me get through it. I am lucky we are finally getting to travel in our fifth wheel so I should not complain. I am just hoping to maintain for the summer. If I lose an ounce, it's a bonus.

    One binge isn't going to make us fail unless we let it. Let's just get back on track and focus on what we REALLY want....health, clothes that fit and look great, energy, __________(you fill in the blank)...all of those things are waaaaaay more important than the unhealthy foods and habits that got us here in the first place.

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    1770 days ago
  • ADZY86
    I tried so so many times to log onto my tracker last night! It was so frustrating! I also realised how much I need it. I don't like eating anything without tracking it first, so I went to bed. Eeeek!
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    will the binge is done and over, time to move forward. Hey we all have out down falls, we are not perfect. The next time you want to do this remember how awful you felt. We have to be strong for ourselves. It was weird that Sparkspeople was not here last night, but there is always that pen and paper. Just saying. It's mind over matter. You are doing great, keep moving forward. One step back just means 2 steps forward. Have a good weekend! emoticon Cathe
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  • YMWONG22
    Same here. But luckily I did not binge. I went out have lunch with a friend to catch up. Later, I tried something new. I joined an archery activity in my company and had great fun.
    My arm was a little sore though right after I finished shooting all my arrows. But I recovered pretty quickly. After about an hour, I was right as rain.
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    1770 days ago
    Yeah, I logged in like 5 times and had a moment where I freaked out a bit, but I just took myself to bed. I hear Bob Harper saying go to bed hungry as one of the rules of being skinny. But anyway, don't let that binge define you. We can accept every other part of our lives not being perfect, but when it comes to weight loss we expect it to be so much more perfect. Just keep at it. A lesson learned. Next time remember how awful you felt after binging and try to tap into how you would feel after making the right choices. I know it is always easier to say than do, but truly we do have control. emoticon
    1770 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    I just went to YouTube and watched videos yesterday since the site was down. Found a 550 pound woman who was doing the Sparkpeople exercise video for 10 minutes. It was painful to watch her try to do what she could through it, but I certainly gave her credit for starting and making her best effort. My top weight was 214# and I was SO miserable at that weight. Can't imagine what 550# must be like. Awful.
    1770 days ago
    it was like losing a part of myself lol
    1770 days ago
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