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In a Rut

Thursday, July 03, 2014

I am all over the place with my weight loss journey. I have quit WW since I wasn't fully into it. I didn't give it 100% and was wasting that money every month. I came on here to get motivated and I did but a lot of my friends have left. I need to find new ones!! I also started tracking on My Fitness Pal (nahlik1cr if you are on and want to add me!!) but am not 100% doing that either. Food wins. Every time. I am disappointed in myself and I even feel that my husband is as well. Don't get me wrong, he is very supportive of me but I know I can do better and he deserves a healthy wife. I am still searching for a teaching job which is stressful and equals eating. More jobs are being posted daily so I am just applying and hoping for the best. I had a interview the other day for a job I would love but not getting my hopes up. I don't mean to be a debbie downer I just am stuck and really need to get back on this.
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BECOMEFEARLESS 7/13/2014 10:57PM

    Remember that you don't have to be at it 100% to make a change or progress. Even a little bit helps. Good luck with finding a teaching job. I also know what you mean about it feeling like a ghost town. I actually just posted a (somewhat offensive) blog about it. The demographics of Sparkpeople seems to have changed.

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PATTYKLAVER 7/4/2014 2:50PM

    In a motivational article, I read where a person should really decide why he/she wants to lose the weight. If you put down the reasons, it becomes more meaningful, therefor more effort is put into it.

Maybe you could tie it in with wanting to get a job. As you lose weight, or get more fit, you will have more confidence when applying/interviewing for jobs. This will come through and it will be easier to get a job.

Is there a library or a community center or community college nearby? Sometimes a person could volunteer. Valuable experience is then gained, can absolutely be listed on a resume, and contacts you would make could be invaluable.

Good luck.

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MELLYBEANS0919 7/4/2014 12:08AM

    Don't beat yourself up! Life has it's ups and downs and sometimes it's really tough. We often use food because it is a soothing/coping mechanism. Food is not the enemy, we need food to live and it should be enjoyable too. Have you looked into therapy? I know for me that was one piece of many that helped me turn things around. Wishing you all the best.

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HOUNDOGLOVER76 7/3/2014 10:25PM

    I know what you mean, it's a ghost town around here...keep your chin up, things have a way of turning around. I'm here!

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MINEA999 7/3/2014 9:13PM

    I know exactly where you are. I've been there a few times myself. I got a little lazy the past few months, especially with my food and now that I've decided to get back to Sparking regularly - all my friends seem to have disappeared! (Which is why I went hunting for new ones and found you!)

I'm an emotional eater too, it's a difficult cycle to break. Especially when there are added stressors like job searching etc.

One thing that has helped me get back on track is once I get to that point where it's all gone to sh*t I feel like it's just too damn hard to get it all back again I focus on one thing for a few days. Just one. I do all my 'normal' other stuff but pick one thing to concentrate on - so right now for me it's trying to reduce sugar and in turn start to turn off my sugar cravings. One of my big sugar cravings triggers is diet pop. So July is no diet pop month!! But just pick one thing and work on it - maybe it's just to get your water in or something. It doesn't have to be mind blowing. But slowly those good habits start to stack up again.

You can do this!!! Don't you dare quit!!!

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MOONMANSON 7/3/2014 6:56PM

    @hugs@ sorry you're feeling a lack of support. Hope things get easier for you!

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