Can you take a look back and see why you didn't stay on track? For example, one of my bad habits is that if I had a bad day eating, I would be embarassed - even though I was the only one looking at my food tracker. So I would stop tracking and stop working towards changes and the weight would come back on. So this time around, I am forgiving myself when I overeat and know that new habits take time to become routine.
Welcome back. I have only one energetic boy, I can't imagine having two! Do you find it hard to find time for yourself?
Paula CST - Arkansas
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My advice is to start small and do one thing at a time. It is less overwhelming that way and it really will make a difference. The first two weeks I was on the site all I did was log what I ate. I didn't try to change what I ate, I just made sure I wrote it all down -- and even that was hard! Then the next week I tried to drink more water. Then the next week I started trying to make changes to one meal a day to help with calories. For me that meant measuring the food and adding in a fruit or veggie. Now I do it for all of my meals, but it has taken me a few months to get to this point. I have seen results and you will do. You don't have to do everything at once.
And as JFTODAY accurately pointed out, be kind to yourself. Don't let a "bad" lunch or dinner turn into a week. If you have a meal you wish had gone better, write down what you'd do differently the next time and make the next meal a good choice.
Keep us posted on how you're doing. You can do it.
My advice is just to never give up. If you have a set back, don't tell yourself that you have failed or "quit the program." All we have is the rest of our lives to get this right, and it will take every bit of that long. In other words, there is no such thing as a perfect program. Just don't give up.
Hi everyone!! My name is Kelsey and I am a mother of two wonderful, energetic boys!! This is now my 4th attempt at Spark people! I have tried and succeeded numerous time but have seemed to hit a plateau. I cannot stay on track. I am 5'6 and 237 pounds. I am only 26 years old and am terrified for my health. I want to be here for my children and see them grow. I was wondering if anyone has any advice for me or tips on how to stay on track. I appreciate. Thank you all so much.
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