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Falling off the healthy lifestyle wagon...


Sunday, October 06, 2013

I've fallen off the wagon since returning from vacation. I was so happy to come back a couple pounds lighter. So much for that. It's a new day though, a new week, and a relatively new month. Beginnings always seem like a good time to start or restart something even though I know it doesn't really make any difference.

It seems like whenever I've made weight loss and fitness progress in the past and reached a goal, I've given myself permission to return to old habits. It's occasional at first and then down that slippery slope I go. Why do I do that when I feel better eating right and exercising, when I'm happy to wear smaller clothes, when sitting on my arse and snarfing down unhealthy foods make me gain weight and feel like crapola? Wish I knew. Then maybe I could stop it.

Whatever the reasons, I'm taking charge. I'm making a new checklist of daily must-do which will include Wii, walk, exercise bike if can't ride outdoors, wearing the new pedometer, plus time for reading, cleaning, and the usual. Visual feedback helps. Drawing a line through each item on the list or checking each one off shows me that I've accomplished something. I've made progress since joining SparkPeople. I will not quit. I will Keep Going.

Now I've got to get off my behind and away from this bleeping computer.
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GLITTER60 10/7/2013 5:56PM

    emoticon we are not saints, and we do not have to be perfect. wishing you the best.

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SUZLOOZ 10/7/2013 12:55PM

    I do the same thing. I have not been brave enough to admit it, though. I think we all have an emotional attachment to our (bad) eating habits, and it's hard to let them go. They're like an old pal with fuzzy slippers, saying "Come back, we've missed you." Change is scary. Change takes effort. Effort over a period of time becomes difficult. I think you're doing the right thing to go over the structure of your day. To build constructive habits.

Applying ourselves to learning a new way of being has ups and downs. It's not realistic to think that it's going to be one quantum leap. There is some meandering. I am trying to look at each day with fresh eyes, and ask of myself: "What can I do a little differently today? Can I get through the afternoon and dinner prep without eating unplanned food?" and focus on changing that habit.

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EMMACORY 10/6/2013 4:35PM

    It is about progress not perfection. You may want to try writing about why to do not stick to the healthy lifestyle you want. When we gain some insight it is easier to make the long lasting changes. emoticon

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