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ug... Back again.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

So before I went off on my trip to TX, I was doing incredible! I was strong and felt nothing would put me asunder.

But once in TX, I did well the first few days, but then Mom bought this chocolate cake stuff, that might have even been called "Chocolate Sin"...name fitting!... when she put it in the cart, I told her I wasn't eating any of it. But I caved about 2 days later and had a sliver, which lead to a square, then a piece, then the WHOLE thing.

And from then on, we had ice cream, cookies, ...you name it.. I let loose. I was like a dog off her leash!

So then I got back home, and I thought I would be able to jump right back on board and get going again, but I have failed miserably. I haven't had 1 good day, and I've been back since October 1st!!

I thought I would get back on track November 1st, but here it is the 19th, and I'm still eating chocolate from Halloween, and now going into Christmas cookies soon.

I'M OUT OF CONTROL! How do I get back on track? I feel like I'm giving up and starting to accept the lifestyle of a big woman, but I don't want to. I have a 2yr old toddler, and I need to be fit & healthy before she starts bringing friends home. I don't want her to be embarrassed of her Mom.

I found my "Made to Crave" book, and I'm going to start reading it again. It usually gives me a pep-talk. Plus I was just reading a new magazine I got, and they have a girl in it, that lost 100 lbs, and she did it by following this same book. I was pretty surprised.

Just looking for motivation to get back on track. Even during the Holidays.
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SAPHRAEL 11/27/2013 10:53PM

    It's so good to hear from you, June! I'm always ready to go for a walk! It would be a great way to catch up! It's a rough journey, but at least we don't have to go it alone :)

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CONNSMOM 11/22/2013 1:44PM

    I feel your pain, girlie. We both went off the wagon at about the same time. I would say that rather than try to get really strict with yourself through the holidays, see if you can maintain and not gain. Maybe make one healthy switch a day - more water, one salad, getting some exercise, even if it's only ten minutes. I am walking on my treadmill again and walking the dog with my husband every night. Small things but they add up.

If you are like me, you will be overwhelmed if you try to make too many changes at once. Baby steps.

So glad to see you back. I have missed you!

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WENDYWITKOSKI 11/19/2013 11:53PM

    I know the feeling! I am trying to get back on track too. I have my gym clothes in the car and will get to the gym, for the first time in months, tomorrow. I hope it will get me excited again.
Can you get a work out in tomorrow? And maybe drink lots of water too...
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WISHICOULDFLY 11/19/2013 9:39PM

    June,

I certainly feel your pain and I know exactly how you feel. The important thing is that you are back and ready to take the steps necessary to move in a positive direction. Maybe start with the basic Spark steps? Water, 10 minutes of activity daily? Tracking your food ? Reading inspiring Spark articles? As for the holidays, you CAN lose if you commit to planning ahead and budgeting your calories.

Visualization? Picture you being active and fit doing fun things with your daughter. Maybe even post some motivational pics on you new Spark Start Page?


There are a lot of resources and Spark Friends here to support you! We are all in this together! emoticon - Connie

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TOWHEE 11/19/2013 8:50PM

    One day at a time, one meal at a time, one hour at a time. You know you can do it because you've done it before. Don't worry about messing up, we all do. Just get back on track IMMEDIATELY. The holidays are a difficult time, but you can do it. Maybe your goal for November and December is to just maintain. Then you'll be ahead of the game when the new year comes.

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SEATTLESIMS 11/19/2013 7:26PM

    Welcome back.. it is a tough road, any way you look at it.. I recommend making one small change at a time.. for a week.. then add another small change the next week. See where it takes you. For emotional eating or sugar additctions, sometimes you have to go cold turkey or find substitutes until you can get over them.
Good luck and stick with it.. you can do it if you keep trying and never give up!


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REALLY_ROBIN 11/19/2013 6:35PM

  Maybe instead of going completely off of everything like you have before, maybe you should build a treat into your calorie budget. So, when temptation comes your way...you can say no big deal I can have a small serving of that if I budget for it? I think if you eat healthy most of the time, you can have a small treat even every day if you want it. At minimum I have a Dove dark chocolate square everyday. It keeps me sane. And remember it's not all or nothing. If you have one bad meal or one bad day....it doesn't destroy the good you do the rest of the time. Hang in there...starting over again is the hardest thing. I know I'm at the same place, but life in balance is what I'm striving for now, not a number on a scale. And you know what, I'm losing again. Hugs...Robin

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