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My 6 Week Struggle

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I have really been struggling with eating right and working out since returning from vacation about 6 weeks ago. I did really well the first week then fell off the wagon. I was eating any where from 2500 to 3000 calories a day and not working out. I gained 6 pounds since leaving for vacation. Something needed to change. I found I was snacking a lot when I drank diet pop so I decided to go cold turkey and completely give it up. It sort of back fired. I again struggled with eating right while going through caffeine withdrawal. I was snacking again. Getting horrible headaches. Things were worse than before. During this time I was also planning my son's first birthday party. I was pretty stressed out. I wanted everything to be perfect. In the end his party went off without a hitch but at the end I was pretty tired so I broke down and had half a glass of Diet Pepsi. It was warm and flat. Since then (last Sunday) I no longer crave pop.

On a side note I would like to add that I always used to say that I was a night person. Yeah... This is completely not true. It was the caffeine I was drinking that was keeping me up. I just never realized it because I have been drinking pop for so long. Now I'm ready to go to bed by 10 when before I had a hard time getting to bed by midnight. This has helped me to completely change my routine.

After just a few days I'm already feeling so much better. I have been waking up early. If Zachary is awake I take him for a walk and if he's not I workout in the basement. When Zachary is napping I do my cleaning then workout. After dinner my husband and I take Zachary to the park to play. Then shower at night so I'm already for the morning. I have been eating better and not snacking as much anymore.

My weigh in is tomorrow so I weighed myself today to see where I'm at and I was up. But I'm not going to let it upset me because I know I'm back on track and feeling great. I figure the scale will reflect my efforts soon enough.
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    Sounds like you are well on your way again! Good job with the pop, it's hard, but totally worth it, and I'm sure your body thanks you. Keep up the good work. You took the first major step by realizing that you fell off the wagon, and you decided to get back on! emoticon emoticon
    1655 days ago
  • SBFT84
    You are not alone. I guess that is why we are all here @Sparkpeople... We all understand the Wagon Fall and the Track de-Railment. We are here to cheer and help. Fall down six, get up seven .... Or in my case - up to number 75, or 100, or whatever. Just keep trying the best you know how and I will do the same.
    1656 days ago
    I'm glad to see you are getting back on track. It is so hard sometimes to keep going. You can do this!!!!
    1656 days ago
    I'm also sorry to hear you are struggling. But, don't give up. The fact your struggling means your still trying! Try not to weigh yourself. Sometimes, the number on the scale disappoints. Just keep at it and don't give up! emoticon
    1656 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your struggles, but it sounds like you are getting back on track. Keep it up! You can do it!!
    1656 days ago
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