It's been a week. The binge continued with two trips to Culvers, Chipotle (monster sized burritos), and my new found love of the McMuffin and Iced coffee. Today I had (this is embarrassing) two slices of toast with melted Munster cheese, ham & cheese on an onion bun, spaghetti, chicken nuggets, a brownie, lots of juice, and then I went to a birthday party . . . Spinach dip, chips, pinwheels with ham and cream cheese, chicken sandwich, fruit, and ice cream cake.
My mom and my brother are starting a juicing diet (theMagic Bullet) on Monday. I'm going to try that. I know it's a drastic change but I'm so disgusted with myself I want this weight off now! Part of my binge was emotional eating (I have a difficult marriage).
Anyways, thanks for listening. And thank you all for the encouragement! I hope you all are doing well. I like to hear what works for others. Someone mentioned prayer and another said to take it one day or even one minute at a time. I'll pray/visualize tonight and see if I can find strength to deal with my feelings in a healthy way. Even though I didn't loose weight I was feeling stronger physically and mentally.
Thanks to everyone that shared advice and encouragement!
current weight: 132.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,091) Posts: 31 6/18/13 9:33 A
Hey I can completely understand!! Just remember that one small set back is just that....don't let that undo all the hard work you've accomplished. Try doing something to relax and reset your focus. Then start a new day with positive healthy goals in mind. You can do it! I've battled myself over and over and that's all you can do is to keep trying and starting over again and again. It eventually gets easier! I also like to repeat the bible verse....."I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" that always seems to give me an extra boost! Best of luck to you!
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Fitness Minutes: (117,839) Posts: 5,934 6/16/13 5:21 P
How frustrating!! You have worked hard. You said that you ate the same thing for breakfast and lunch each day. You may need to switch up and eat different "healthy" foods each day. Have you noticed NSVs(non scale victories)? These are looser fitting clothes, more energy, or maybe just feeling better. These can spur you to keep going. Today is a new day. You can start over each day or even each minute. Please realize this is a life style change. Occasionally we need some of the "junk" food. We are human. Totally depriving ourselves of these foods can make it easier to binge on them when we are down. Have you planned a little into your food plan?
Just keep your goal in mind and how bad you want it! Track your food every day and shake up your exercise. Exercise a little longer or a push yourself for a short but tough workout. It will happen. Something in the formula needs to be tweaked.
current weight: 152.2
Fitness Minutes: (270) Posts: 1 6/15/13 8:46 P
Hello am Nancy i just started i use to workout a lot a i just stopped now am back at its hard to get on track but you can do it I'm at 199 pounds am 5'2 i love junk food am 50 years old i want to be healthy if you want to lose it you can i put fruit on my plate instead of chips and candy is my weakest so i go one day at time put down 3 things you want to accomplish and just focus on those things when you do those if there is 3 more things this is not a race it take time i feel you can do any thing you put your mind to do.
Fitness Minutes: (9,829) Posts: 217 6/15/13 8:02 P
That is so discouraging! I've been there on my journey too and it just seems so unfair. The scale doesn't know the great changes you've made, but you do. Giving up juice and soda is huge! Eating healthy, the Challenge and walking are amazing changes. If you look at these victories, you have a lot to celebrate! I hope you are able to focus your thoughts on the things you've achieved and keep your changes going. They are goals as well. The binge is a bump in the road, getting past it and continuing - that's something you can be proud of. Staying strong together!
"Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now." Maya Angelou
I had a baby 5 months ago and gained 50 lbs. I started the 28 day challenge on May 28th. I've tracked calories 2-3 days/wk, gave up juice and diet soda, ate the same healthy breakfast and lunch EVERY day, walked 20-30 mins 5x per week and did the daily videos. I was just weighed at the Doc office and I'm one pound heavier than I was the last time I was there 2 months ago! Since my weigh in I've had Cheetos, Culvers, McDs, tacoBell. I've been on a 3 day binge with no exercise. Please don't say "muscle weighs more than fat". My weights are only two pounds! How do you stay motivated when you try hard without results?
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