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Reality check!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It's not easy to face the facts and be honest with yourself sometimes, but it IS necessary. I've been a mess lately; I haven't been consistent with my healthy habits and it's beginning to show. It's such a scary feeling to realize that and still find yourself doing the same mistakes over and over again.

Maybe it will help to face the (painful) facts.

Fact 1: I have gained 7 pounds over the past few months. Not a lot, but still - too much. It's a slippery slope once you start falling back to old habits and I'm TERRIFIED I'll one day wake up and find that I've gained all the weight back again.

Fact 2: I haven't been tracking my meals consistently for a loooong, long time. It helps a whole lot when I track them because it keeps me accountable, but for some reason I keep coming up with all kinds of excuses and taking the easy way out.

Fact 3: I haven't been consistent with my workouts. THIS NEEDS to change because it makes me feel so good when I stick to my normal workout routine.

Fact 4: I can't just keep eating whatever I want, not work out and expect there not to be any consequences! Of course I will gain weight. Of course I will feel lazy and miserable. Of course it'll get that much more difficult to get back on track.

NO
MORE
EXCUSES!!!

I NEED TO GET REAL AND STOP THIS! This is crazy! I'm sure so many of you know what I'm talking about. It's like there is this voice inside my head that tells me all these lies and makes me give up on myself even though I know so well what I REALLY want and need! And it's not another slice of that cheesecake or a third cookie! I know I'm gaining weight, I feel it - it doesn't show that much but I feel miserable and lazy and so disappointed in myself. I know dwelling on negative emotions isn't helpful but I just needed to get it all out.

I need your help and support once again my friends! I need you to tell me to get my act together and stop this madness right now. I know what I need to do but for some reason it's just so difficult to get started.

All I know is that I'm not gaining that weight back. EVER. I'm going to get back to tracking my meals and working out regularly because I know it'll make me feel a million times better. It might take time but I'll get there again! And I'll lose these 7 pounds AND MORE. Mark my words.
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LUCYGODDESS 9/7/2013 11:05PM

    Get it together girl!!! You will do it...you have inspired me numerous times. I have just started back and totally blew it today but have part of my day tracked tomorrow and am back game on. We will do this together, I promise!

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JADOMB 9/2/2013 6:27PM

    Sorry to hear that but I understand. I too gained back about 10 lbs from my goal weight. While I know I had to back off many of my strict exercises and such, and I was not measuring or tracking food, I thought I was still doing well. But reality does have a way of making one face facts.

I've gotten most the things toned down in my life to get back to it and I've been working on it the last month. I've actually dropped 2 lbs and have been quite regular on the treadmill. But due to my shoulder still causing be problems, I've held off the weights. But at least I've stopped the slow and steady gain.

Sorry I have been MIA and not able to spur you on, but I'm back now and I will keep track of you again. Take care my friend and let's do this together.

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ZANNACHAN 8/31/2013 7:32PM

    I think almost everyone I know who's been on the weight loss journey has been there... but the good news is that you caught the trend at only 7 pounds and you KNOW what you need to do! And you know that you can do it!

Get up, get moving, get back to tracking, and remember to say no to unhealthy things you know you don't need. You can do it!!!

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TAYSMOM77642 8/28/2013 5:51PM

    Honey get off you booty and move it! You have done so well and slipping back every once in awhile happens. You have realized you're slipping and that's the most important thing. Get back to your healthy habits and the weight will come off and you will see results. I'm here for you if you need someone to talk to. emoticon

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KING_SLAYER 8/28/2013 12:58PM

    You are already on your way to turning things back around because acknowledgement of the situation is the first step. You have publicly owned your situation and you know that you have people cheering you on. So now you can take the steps that you know will help you achieve your goals, start small and work your way back to where you were before you relaxed and back slid a little bit.

I'm sure you'll have no problem getting back on track :)

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FUNLOVEN 8/28/2013 11:28AM

    ALL RIGHT NOW ! ENOUGH OF THIS MONKEY BUSINESS ! ! ! GET THAT TUSH MOVING ! ! !

There was that enough ? emoticon I have been in the same boat lately so I know exactly what you are feeling. I think the first step is admitting our mistakes and the second step is taking action. I hate tracking and so I'm putting a plan together for my fitness. How about you?

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MANDELOVICH 8/27/2013 7:48PM

    You can do it. I've had a similar problem as my husband is dying of cancer and I've been binging non stop. It's not helping at all, get him well or helping me help him. I'm recommitting to self care because it's the one thing I can do. We can do this!

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JACKIE542 8/27/2013 7:27PM

    We are here for you. Stressful times make everything more difficult, but think about how you feel right now. You say you feel miserable and lazy. Now try and remember how you feel when you are tracking your food and exercising. I think you would say you feel great. Just might help you deal with the stressful time more clearly if you feel better. Take one day at a time, I know you know what to do, and you have lots of support here. emoticon emoticon

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DOVESEYES 8/27/2013 6:58PM

    Hey girl get your act together!!! ha ha we all are in the same race to conquer this. That is why it's great to have such a base of people to encourage and empathise with you.
You know what to do, you have it all set out there. Think about what you are doing find a way to make it fun and start...

We are with you every step and know you can do it and keep it going. emoticon

Also don't feel bad just look up and smile!!!

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KENDRACARROLL 8/27/2013 4:28PM

    It is so hard to stop and reverse once you're in that downward spiral.
Today you've made the first step by writing this blog. This will definitely help to slow the bad momentum and help you start to get some traction.
Restart using baby steps and before long you'll be right back in the swing of things.
Please keep us posted on your progress.
You know your SparkFriends will always be here for you.
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IUHRYTR 8/27/2013 4:24PM

    You know your friends here support you and wish you the success you deserve. I look forward to seeing the Anne back who focused on the positive progress she was making, the one who reveled in her walks and controlled eating. You did it once; there is every confidence you can do it again. Just believe in yourself as we do. You CAN do it! -- Lou

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FYFE82 8/27/2013 4:18PM

    Now that you have seen the mistakes you can take it day by day to come back from them. emoticon emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 8/27/2013 4:12PM

    The first 2 pounds will disappear immediately!
Stay focused on your goal and you'll achieve whatever you wish for! It only takes to restart. You know what went wrong and you know what mistakes to avoid. It's time to remember all the right reasons for doing it and to forget all the lousy excuses that keep you away from being proud of your efforts.

Don't leave it for tomorrow, now is the time!

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