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Posts: 241 7/22/09 7:01 P
Sometimes, you just have to look in the mirror and say, "You're capable of anything you put yourself to."
current weight: 218.0
Posts: 10,621 7/22/09 4:28 P
I am in the same boat...word for word...I ahve to get a handle on it.....
One day at a time......in my red high heels, and my crown!
I am so done bein the fat girl...how bout you?
It's no longer a diet. I am calling it my live-it.
"The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed.-SP quote
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current weight: 164.0
Posts: 10 7/22/09 4:19 P
Maybe to cope with your stress you could take a relaxing walk by yourself and just mellow out. That way you will kill two birds with one stone i.e. excercise and de-stressing!
current weight: 138.0
Fitness Minutes: (33,420) Posts: 1,732 7/22/09 3:47 P
Let's kick it in high gear. Stop beating your self up about it. Start slow, change one thing a week until you are back doing what you love,losing the weight. I have the same problem. I have to stop my self from really destroying everything I worked so hard to undo. You can do it.
~*~Rena~*~ "Free your self from the slavery of food."
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Fitness Minutes: (218,963) Posts: 6,532 7/22/09 11:30 A
Hey girl no more negative stuff.. now is the time to plan ahead each day and make each day count! get going on exercise.,. eat less and better.. and i know u will lose again.. will take time but YOU can do this@! dont think of past just think of today and what you can do! hugss Geri
loving myself as i am beautiful inside and out!!! Think positive .. you can do it!!!..... i do care.ï¿½ï¿½Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.ï¿½ ï¿½ Don't give up we all can do this!! Lost 110 pounds so far! i am loving it! I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important! classylady~Geri
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Posts: 1,351 7/21/09 12:36 P
Thank you - LUV you guys! YES, KICK ME - I'm down but I'm getting up again! Absolutely YES I want to do this and I am starting again right now. Today I am getting the water down...it's tough, I feel like I'm starting from the beginning!
Thanks for the kick, advice and support in saying that I am not alone with these feelings! Sometimes I think I'm crazy! It's ALL normal - that is the great thing about SPARKPEOPLE - When you are down someone is always there to pick you up!
So here I go I've got at least 10 pounds to lose before I will feel back to my old NEW self...Yes, on the negativity - you're all right, I'm back from vacation and I guess I'm just feeling overwhelmed with REAL LIFE - I felt good on vacation and yet I know I had gained before we left.....mama mia....what are you going to do?
Thank you I feel better just having written this stuff down and now I'm gathering you all up in my mind to keep kicking and telling me that I can do this...
current weight: 146.6
Posts: 5,845 7/21/09 12:11 P
Right. What they said. Now for a moment, clear your mind/thoughts. Breathe. The past is past. It's gone. Just for today at this moment start anew. Try not to stress. Forgive yourself. Move on.
I will bless the Lord at all times; His Praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalms 34:1
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trust in Him! Psalms 34:8
Live simply. Love seriously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
current weight: 253.0
Posts: 3,125 7/21/09 11:36 A
I'm a motivator and I need motivated everyday myself. We have no secrets. It's just plain hard work. You might not want to hear that but that's just the way it is.
You have to change what you do when you get stressed. Get away from the food and find something else to relieve the situation you find yourself in.
Get back up on that horse and get going again. It's all in you! Bring it out! You did it before...you know you can do it. The question is...do you really want to do it? I think you do. The proof of that is that you came here and asked.
Now just do it! No matter what gets in your way. Zits...jelly muscles...not drinking water...loose pants...just do it! You have the power. I have the power. Now it just comes down to making the right choices...for both of us...for all of us.
We fight the same battles as you do...whether we're motivators or not. We get up every morning...we breath in and out...then we say to ourselves, "I control what I put in my mouth...I control how much I exercise. ME...I'M IN CONTROL! I MUST MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES TODAY. YES,SOMETHING BAD MAY HAPPEN. BUT I'M STILL THE ONE WHO MAKES THE CHOICES!"
It's up to you LINDALMC. It's up to each and everyone of us. It's our life. It can be long or short, happy or sad, healthy or sick. We start RIGHT NOW! Make the right choices today friend. You CAN do it! stevo5o
Posts: 4,029 7/21/09 11:02 A
I'm often tired after vacation....I have been in the same place many times---just make sure you don't stay down, get back up....this behavior is not evidence that you will never be able to change & the old habits will win...no, no, this is just evidence that you are human, just like the rest of us....get back on the horse, that is what separates the people who reach their goals from the rest.....you can do it, just do 1 positive thing today, skip a roll or side dish & you're on your way to your come back...go go go....
Edited by: CHARLIESANGEL10 at: 7/21/2009 (11:04)
current weight: 189.0
Posts: 2,248 7/21/09 10:56 A
They say vacations are supposed to regenerate you but I always found it stressful to come back to reality! First you miss those things so visualize yourself doing them. But what may help is to start small instead of expecting it all to just happen again at once. Make one small goal for yourself -- how about eating several small meals a day and you have to drink some water or water down some juice and drink that. Think about what you can start with and stick to for a few days. It is a new start and you have started before. most of the experts now say to work on one thing at a time and add to it because it is all so overwhelming to do it all at once -- even after a small break. You can dance around the living room or use a DVD to exercise.
I am not losing this fat - I am removing it for good.
"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us."
"Change your thoughts and change your world"
Pounds lost: 51.0
Posts: 222 7/21/09 10:51 A
Maybe you need a vacation from your vacation. Maybe you should just take a little time for yourself to regroup.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, What is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine de St Exupery
current weight: 261.0
Posts: 851 7/21/09 10:47 A
"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." ~Henry Ford
This is a mind set. Change your mind, change your life.
Fitness Minutes: (67,093) Posts: 10,583 7/21/09 10:43 A
here is the kick you needed. I know it is hard after going back to old ways, but look how well you did to reach your goal. don't give up on your lifestyle. don't give up on your journey to health and wellness. this isn't just about weight loss, it is about mind, body and soul. okay, you have stress, try to find other ways to deal with it besides eating. Make this the turning point to get back to your lifestyle. You can do this. I'm officially kicking your booty to get back on track. Good luck and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
1 bite at a time = 1 choice at a time. Choice is in our power; take the power and run.
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Nothing is forever why not live for today and make it the best day ever.
I am my best friend.
current weight: 202.5
Posts: 3,599 7/21/09 10:13 A
I feel exactly the same as you. All we can do is keep trying. Hang in there. I'm this boat with you so you are not alone.
Every step you take, is a step away from where you used to be.
Im celebrating my first year anniversary with Sparks in the June 3-9, 2007 class and this is my motto! "Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the moment it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it you find that forever after you are freer than you were before." Eleanor Roosevelt.)
Pounds lost: 24.0
Posts: 1,351 7/21/09 10:11 A
Okay, so here I am, in a pickle.
I'm eating healthy but allowing larger servings. I am gaining weight. I am stressed at work. I am stressed at home. I am feeling low and sick of myself.
I came back from vacation and everything fell apart -I broke out in zits, my muscles are jelly, I stopped jogging and I can't seem to get my water bottle empty even once, never mind 3 times like I used to..
I MISS the active me, I MISS feeling good, I MISS my loose pants, I'm really upset with myself - I feel depressed about it. I've got to get back up on the horse and now it's raining which makes me feel worse.
So woe is me, I know I'm not alone but I feel alone. Give me a kick get me going I feel so ugly.
Motivators - get me out of this place in my mind!
current weight: 146.6
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