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3/11/14 6:47 P

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Please, let me introduce you to my friend Hope.
First she says, You need a ((((HUG)))). Now, didn't that feel good? Then I dry my tears and look for hope. She tells me, "The past is just that. It passed behind you and you have a brand new future right in front of you. For the next 15 minutes, just think about how nice it would be to have your life in your own control. If it were true, would you feel safe? Would you be proud of yourself for regaining control? Would you feel hopeful? Would you feel less scared? Would you feel more powerful?
At the end of that 15 minutes, look back. Wasn't it awesome to feel that way? Would you like to feel more of that? If you could do it for 15 minutes, do you think you could do it for another 15 minutes? Are you willing to try to feel that way for another 15 minutes?
You can string those 15 minutes out for the next 3 hours. But then what? You'll be wanting to eat soon. Don't be afraid. You can do it. You have already done it? What was the last healthy meal you ate that you really enjoyed? Could you make it again? Are you willing to put out some effort to make that happen? If you eat a healthy meal, you will be ready to start buying your life back 15 minutes at a time." That friend of mine, Hope, really know how to pick me back up and make me fearless just for today.
If you are having a bad day, remember, you are worth it. You deserve to feel so much better than this. Let this be your new beginning.
Im so glad I have Hope on my side. If you need her help just ask because she always says, YES!



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3/11/14 1:21 P

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Thank you for that, Stardust. It really helps to hear that I am not alone in my struggle. One of the worst things is to feel isolated, or on the other hand ashamed and embarrassed. But you are right. I have to start now before I end up gaining more. Again thanks!

I guess I need to take my own advice that I have as my mantra at the bottom of my posts - lol!

Edited by: RUNNERLADY2 at: 3/11/2014 (13:23)
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.


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3/11/14 1:20 P

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Don't panic.

"you can't out run or out exercise bad eating habits"

Yep. So get a handle on this now by tracking your food every day.

Take control of this situation. Sit down, relax, and figure out what is going on here.

Did you regain the weight by overeating every day? Start tracking to get it under control again.

Has junk food and soda and doughnuts made it's way back into your diet? Stop eating them. Get them out of your house. Start tracking in order to see how bad they are affecting your calorie range.

Has lack of exercise led you to become more of a couch potato? Get back into the habit. Walk for 15 minutes a day for a few days, then 20 minutes a day for a few days, then start to add some strength training - work yourself back into a routine that you will stick to.

Bootcamp is a nice place to start (I guess), but you know the answers here, already.....



The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.


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3/11/14 1:09 P

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The same thing happened to me. I lost almost 100 pounds in February 2013 and it slowly crept back up to 290! I've as of recently picked myself back up and have lost some weight.
I think the hardest part was realizing that I couldn't keep eating like I was and still lose weight. It was also hard to just kind of "suck it up" and accept that I had gained the weight.

The hardest part is realizing it, accepting it, and picking yourself back up, but the reality is that the longer you wait, the harder it's going to be when you finally do decide to.

I feel like the only thing that made me "snap out of it" was a recent health scare. I had an ultrasound last week and they found a stone in my gallbladder. Now I CAN'T go back to eating the way I was. Unfortunately, I feel like if I didn't have that, I would still be eating poorly. Now I have no choice really.


Don't ever let anyone else tell you who you can be



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3/11/14 12:16 P



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RUNNERLADY2,

DON'T PANIC !!

Take nice deep breathes. You can't beat yourself up because you've regained some weight. That has happened to every single member of Spark at one time or another. We are all experts at gaining, losing and regaining the weight. that was the past. You can't change the past, but you CAN influence and change the future.

As I tell all new members,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

Start with some simple changes first. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated. Take baby steps literally and figuratively. Remember, you didn't gain the weight overnight, it's not coming off overnight. thus the need to be patient with yourself and your body.

Don't worry ! Everything really does have a way of working out. BUT... you can't beat yourself up because you gained some weight. You're a normal human being, not a machine. the beatings have to stop. the beatings are not productive.



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3/11/14 11:56 A

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I have gained back 32 pounds of the 80 I had lost and I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to fix it overnight. This has all been while doing bootcamp five days a week. I am realizing the cold hard truth - you can't out run or out exercise bad eating habits. I am back after being gone from Spark People for a while, but I am in a panic. I am afraid I am going to do what I usually do at this point - self destruct and gain everything back. I am trying to just breathe, stay calm, eat right and exercise - from right now going forward - but I am in a panic!!

Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.


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