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Fall Down 7 Times, Stand Up 8

Thursday, December 05, 2013

So, I "fell off the wagon" I guess you could say. The last blog on here is me talking about how proud I am to get below 270, and then over the last couple of months I went right back up to 287! I was very depressed and anxious. A lot had happened, and at some point I started filling the hole with food. I had to eat until I could barely move before that empty feeling would go away.

I asked for the bodymedia link armband for christmas, and I was really worried that even that couldn't snap me back to reality anytime soon. But it did! I am back on track with tracking things. I don't always make the best choices, but I still track them even when they are bad. And I've learned that even if I do decide to eat fried chicken 2 or 3 days in a row (it was leftovers that needed to be used up!) well, that's ok, but I should probably seriously nix the condiments I use to dip it in. Specifically ranch dressing! Holy crap that stuff adds up! So, I'm back in the learning stages again I guess. And I'm making slow steps.

I have a lot of chronic pain issues, on top of which, I still have whiplash from an accident I got into on memorial day. I really need to go have a pain shot for that, but it scares me. Anyway, the point is, I can't push myself as hard as I would like...I have to set my goals way below average. But at least I still have goals. Some people may look at them and think "3,000 steps per day? Why bother?" But that 3000 steps is a challenge for me! So, I am going to be proud of myself each time I reach that goal. And each time I reach 20 minutes of moderate activity a day as well :)

It's a long long road, but I'm going to try my best to stick with it this time!!!

OH! I almost forgot to mention! While I started this anew, I was at 287 and I am now down to 278! In less than a week! I know it won't continue to come off that quickly. But I'll be glad when I can complete my original short term goal, which is to be below 270 again!

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SUPER_CIARA 12/10/2013 9:02PM

    You are doing great! Keep it up, honey.

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LOFLLAMA 12/7/2013 1:14AM

    I am very proud of you!

Each time you get back on track is a step closer to achieving your goals! BELIEVE THAT!!!

When I quit smoking on February 13 this year, the Quit Line Coach told me the more failures a smoker has behind them the better chance they had THIS TIME!!! i probably tried to quit smoking 100 times in the 30+ years I smoked. This time I didn't try to quit. I just quit & I succeeded.

You will succeed too! I have faith in you! I love you & I am rooting for you.
Lisa

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FINCHFEEDER80 12/5/2013 4:11PM

    I think it sounds like you're picking yourself back up just right! Keep on at, and you rock those 3000 steps!!
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RENLLY 12/5/2013 12:29PM

    3000 steps sounds like a great first goal. I think that making smaller goals makes them easier to achieve. Then you can increase it later.

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PATTYKLAVER 12/5/2013 7:36AM

    emoticon You're back on track! And 9 pounds down in a week! emoticon
I've gotten shots in my back for chronic back pain (arthritis, bulging disks, I broke it 3 times). I know what it's like to have pain. The shots are scary, but well worth it. Meanwhile, I do find that simple things like walking a little bit at a time and an exercise bike (found at a church rummage sale for $1.00 - the last days of the rummage sales always mark things 1/2 off.) are things I can do without much pain. I wish you well.

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JAROL7 12/5/2013 6:51AM

    I'm in Chicago on a very special trip and I went over my budgeted amount of calories yesterday but today I'm right back on the program. I do write down all of my food even when I go over and that's the secret of getting back on track.

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DRLMAZ 12/5/2013 6:43AM

  You can do it

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