To clarify, GRANNIE1078, good for you for all the success you have had and for soldiering through as KRICKET4 pointed out. I haven't found it on the site, but apparently Sparkpeople encourages people to take a little at at time...such as make it your goal to lose 10% of what you want to lose rather than focusing on all you need to lose. Then you can set a new goal for 10%, or 20%. I think baby steps are so important.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
Hello. Sounds like you hit a real rough patch there. Proud of you for soldiering through and not giving up.
This weight loss journey, just like everything else in life has lots of ups and downs. You're right, when the going gets tough it's best to just concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other. Progress is made in small but consistent steps.
Yes, put down the pie! (What, all they have is pumpkin?!? :)) Physical and/or social activities are always a great way to create some distraction away from food.
You've had quite a bit of success already. I'm sure you can see this through to the end. - Baby steps!
Wishing you well.
Kendra (PST) SoCal
When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.
Hi, I'm a 57 year old woman who has decided to take control of my life and start living again.....In the last 3 years life has been rough, my husband passed away , my stepdaughter 6 months later, my mother-in-law 8 months later, my father- in- law 6 months after that and most recently my brother passed away 3 months ago.....yeah rough, but it's time for me to get up and get going....I joined here in May after coming back from dealing with family "stuff" when my brother passed to find that I had lost 18lbs....I was shocked! Got back on the scale and thought to myself " this can't be right maybe it needs a new battery...so I replaced the battery and to my amazement I really had lost 18lbs and decided that was a great start for me and I wanted to continue on a new journey - I continued to keep myself busy and eat better and had lost a total of 30lbs before starting on Sparkpeople.. I love this site, it makes me accountable and I have found so many inspirational stories that it has been pretty easy to stay focused :) but... all of a sudden a monkey wrench was thrown into the mix... I had fallen and fractured my collar bone and sprained my ankle along with bruising myself up pretty good....so I was back to square one, no exercising and not able to fix my meals.....it has been a month and a half I've lost another 10lbs since I started this journey but am having a little bit of a problem the last few days as I haven't been eating the "right" foods - although I haven't gained any weight back, I am just feeling bloated and out of sorts and find myself getting over whelmed with the situation and because I am an emotional eater I find that I am having a VERY hard time staying focused on my long term goal, I want to lose a total of 80lbs .... I guess I just need a little pep talk instead of a piece of pie lol.
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