There's no magic way to get back on track you just have to make up your mind to do it and do it. If it seems overwhelming, start small. Pick one thing that you need to get back on track with and do that. Each week add a new thing that you need to get back on track with. Don't try to do it al at once and don't try to conquer it as if you never stopped. I've gotten off track a lot (usually with going to the gym) and when I try to get back on track I start where I was. If I've missed a few months at the gym, I can't expect to jump back in as if I've never stopped. I have to scale back a little and work my way back up. It may not be easy, but it's worth it.
I am in a stall. I am still tracking food, still staying in my calorie range, although sometimes it is at the higher end rather then the lower end. It is not because I am not motivated, and I am actually very close to my goal weight. It is because life threw me a curve, I know there is nothing I can do about it, until this is done. I am on high dose prednisone for the 4th week now, and looks like at least a couple of months or more to come. because I ended up with ITP. So I look in the mirror now and see someone with chipmunk cheeks, even a double chin appearing, and my belly is popping out, all kind of depressing after losing 55 lbs. I have been hovering a couple of lbs above my last weigh in, so I haven't gained much weight, but I am no longer losing weight. I am doing much more exercise then usual because this stuff has me so jittery and edgy and can't stand to be in my skin, my daily steps on fitbit have jumped 5-7 thousand or more a day then the usual amount of 10-15 thousand. But I also can't sleep, 3-5 hours a day is all I am sleeping no matter how hard I try. I know all this will go away when my platelets resolve themselves but after a journey of 8 months to be set on a shelf for a while doesn't make me feel too happy.
Barb from Maine!
You cannot plough a feild by turning it over in your mind"
Lead with your heart; the rest of you will follow.
Believe in yourself
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." -- Amelia Earhart
I loved you like there was no tomarrow... and then one day, there wasn't...
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.~ Bill Cosby
I am feeling this way today. So many stress inducing situations in the last few days that I don't feel "on track." I won't call it falling off the wagon, more like being launched off the seat by a big bump in the road, and hanging off the side for dear life! I am using my powers of resolve to claw my way back up - mainly focusing on all the progress I have made in the last six months. I am not willing to let myself down.
I deserve my best effort. We all do!
current weight: 218.8
Fitness Minutes: (2,463)
46 8/11/14 10:59 A
Start with positive talk to yourself, you can do it. Read an inspiring story on spark people. Don't put off until tomorrow because tomorrow never comes. I am always starting over but I start and that is the key "start". Talk to someone, make a list of pro's and con's. There is always a way to get on track if you set your mind to it, be a doer.
God sees the heart. What do you see? Inspire others to see the good in another person and make our world a better place to live. What have you done for someone today? Pass the Spark!
So many times when I have 'fallen off the wagon' I tell myself that I'll start again tomorrow, and then spend the rest of the day over-eating and not exercising. Then, when tomorrow comes, I'm very likely to start off with an unhealthy breakfast, and tell myself that I'll start being good tomorrow. And the days go on like that.
What I've learned is better to do is to get back on right when you fall off so that you can't use the excuse of having fallen off to do lots of extra over-eating. If you started the day with too many calories, eat salads for lunch and dinner. If you were good all day, but then couldn't resist the ice cream in the freezer before bed, start the next day with a light, healthy breakfast. Think of your indulgence as a pre-emptive award for the healthy eating you're about to do. :)
I took a few days to clean out my kitchen, meanwhile....started reading blogs on SP, got a food and exercise plan in order and made the next Sunday my day to start. All I did was make that Sunday a priority and just wanted to make it through the day. Monday was easier. Make a commitment just to make it through each day. You will see as each day passes, you'll be looking forward to the next day. Don't give up....remember....this is a life change....not a temporary diet. Diets (the word diet) doesn't work. When you make this kind of change and adapt to it each day this is called a life change. Keep checking into SP....we have all the encouragement one could possibly need! Find a buddy if you can but if they don't work out....change them too!!
ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT SOMETHING WONDERFUL IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN
Stop and think what you want to do. Make a plan and just go DAY by DAY.
I got myself a Garmin step counter and make sure I surpass the daily goal, drink water and eat well. I do cheat once in a while, but that's part of it. You shouldn't deprive yoursef cus when you finally get a taste you end up eating a whole pint of ice cream lol.
TRACK YOUR FOOD! That's the first step I take when I'm trying to pull myself off a binge. Put it in writing, look at your totals, and work to balance your nutrients - from the first moment you vow to be back on track, and every meal/snack after. Be accountable to yourself, for giving your body the food it needs to be healthy. Use whatever affirmations work for you - one that helps me make better choices and say "no" is: "FOOD IS FUEL!"
I am getting back on track after gaining a pound while on vacation. I had to get to the grocery store to stock up on my staples. I had to set out my measuring spoons and cups. My Sparktracker started working again, so that was a plus. I am back to a regular sleep and eating pattern- I loved my vacation but with the people I was with it was go,go,go, so i was going on not a lot of sleep and eating at odd times, and eating stuff that I usually avoid. I treat a vacation like the holidays- once it's dec 26 or Feb 15 or whatever, all the "holiday" food gets given away or tossed and i get back to regular eating. Once back from vacation I get to the store ASAP and "reset."
LET'S DO THIS!
current weight: 133.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,718)
7/7/14 12:12 P
I needed to hear all this too. thank you. my problem is that i've hired a personal trainer and now uppted him to twice a week. try to do elliptical at least 2 times a week besides that. i am logging food (my fitness pal as my trainer can see it on there) and i'm still not losing. the gym scale thing he uses says i've lost some fat weight and gained some muscle composition but its not showing where we can see it (clothes or my regular scale). i just dont know why. i try to be good eating out and i try to watch the rest of the day (we eat out a lot an i know thats bad but i am careful to get veggies cooked plain and sauces either none or on side and stuff) and i account for calories etc but i dont know why nothing is moving....
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
December Minutes: 2,400
Fitness Minutes: (4,210)
234 6/25/14 11:14 A
Whenever I feel "off track" I log into SparkPeople. I read a blog, post some thoughts on a message board or watch an inspirational video on the Daily Spark. Oftentimes, just spending a few minutes on Spark will inspire me to exercise (even when I don't feel like it) just so I can log those minutes or miles. It is so easy to get off-track. Hang in there and just keep moving forward One Day at a Time.
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