Hi Becky, I liked what Coach Jen and Glenda2013 said. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Today you want to get back on track, what means that you still have a spark of inner motivation. Now what? What if you start all over and do the Fast Break goals again. Just pick small attainable goals while you grow your confidence again. You are through a journey that many of us know very well. I wish you the best. I know you can do it again if you decide to.
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Pounds lost: 2.2
Fitness Minutes: (1,565) Posts: 61 2/11/13 9:37 P
Hi Becky. I can truly relate to you. I am also 51. Fifteen years ago I lost 60 pounds. Ten years ago I got sick with West Nile and when I started to feel well enough to eat but not physically able to exercise yet I gained 30 of that back and have struggled to re lose that. My thoughts are that your body is trying to catch up to your weight. Just keep going. Think of all you have changed. I sat down one time and actually wrote a list of all the changes I have made. Everything from changing to whole wheat bread to switching from 2% milk to 1%. When I looked at the list I saw how far I had come and it made me feel proud and motivated me. I just joined last week and have lost 4 so far. Keep in touch and keep going.
You can't change the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
current weight: 200.0
Fitness Minutes: (172) Posts: 10 2/10/13 6:58 P
I joke that if I have store bought cookies in the house I don't think of them. But if I make homemade cookies I will wake up in the middle of the night craving them. I lost 30 lbs. and put all but a few of them back on. I am trying to lose between 33-43 lbs. I have sugar free Murray's cookies and keep yogurt on hand. I am married 40 years to a man who can eat ice cream, cookies, brownies and cake every night, I have even found empty ice cream cartons in the shower. He's thin, not skinny. I remind myself that we women even if we are postmenopausal have to fight our bodies thinking that we may get pregant, there may be a famine, or some other apocalyptic disaster. I look at my relatives. I get my bubble butt from Grandma Gonzalez, and praise God that I didn't get the hips my cousins have...they almost have to go through a doorway sideways. Remind yourself of your great and wonderful points. I see your screen name is shortie...remember we short people get things much easier off the bottom shelves! You are a precious and wonderfully created WOMAN!
Don't feel bad if you fall off the wagon. We all have our days. The key is to keep going and brush those bad days aside and just push forward. If we dwell on our slipups that may derail our success. I had lost 50lbs and gained 15 back. I have my days where I feel so horrible because I didn't exercise or eat properly just I just say to myself that I will do better tomorrow.
Look at what you have achieved, you lost 100 pounds so you know you can do it. As said before there are loads of motivational articles on spark and also have a look at some members blogs they are very inspiring too!
A long way to go but keep plodding along, day by day.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (45,142) Posts: 1,401 9/11/12 11:45 P
Becky, hang in there! Go back to your healthy eating principles that you can stick with. Maybe you need to get more sleep and drink more water. In terms of motivation, I agree with Coach Jen. Check out the motivation articles. Good luck!
My name is Becky, I'm 51 and I'm having motivational issues. I have gained back 16 of the 100 pounds I lost. I would like to lose about 45 more pounds. I've been giving into temptations and my eating is out of control, I've been yo-yoing(is that a word?), so I decided to start here to re"spark" myself. Any help would be appriciated. Thank you!
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