I'm glad that my post is something that you could identify with, and hopefully motivate you to try to stay on track. I know it is often difficult, if not down right hard, but it is all done one choice at a time.
And I'm sorry about your father. Losing loved ones is hard. I know I often feel like I have to choose between moving forward (and not looking back), or holding on to him in my heart, which keeps me from moving forward with my life. Really though, this is a false choice. It is possible to do both, just not always easy.
Warm regards, Mae
current weight: 201.8
Fitness Minutes: (343) Posts: 141 1/6/12 7:46 P
Thank you mea. I rally needed to read your post. I let me self fall off the tail so far that I gained wieght up to 304 LBS, OUCH!!! But Like you, I will not let that get me down and stop me from my goal of 150LBS after all is said and done. My fall started with my dad's death last year in August, then came thanksgivings, then christmas, then my birthday. The whole time I am fighting a lossing battle with my mom to keep enough space in the livingroom for me to use the Kinect system.
My cry for help was heard by my older sister and brother. they are holding all my games and the system for me to go up to thier place 2-3 times a week and "work out". It is more like playing than anything else. I am currently sitting at ITT-Tech in Spokane looking at a foot long sub with two cheetos and an apple juice ( they were out of the apple slices). Starting tonight I will be on track and lose what I gained and keep losing it. One the plus side though I got three rings. one is engraved forever love and the other two is a weeding set.
current weight: 283.0
Fitness Minutes: (35,790) Posts: 310 1/6/12 9:39 A
As a follow up, I thought I would share with all of you that I did an extra workout video the day after my binge, to make up for not having done it the day of. It's only a 10-minute video, so it wasn't a huge commitment. But also, I weighed myself today - still shedding the pounds! 3.5 pounds less than my previous weigh-in!
current weight: 201.8
Fitness Minutes: (8,816) Posts: 6,330 1/6/12 5:57 A
Yes, the guilt helps add to the desire of doing better next time, I know. :D You'll be fine, even though you didn't improve your diet by sharing a meal with your friend, you did improve your karma by consoling a friend in need. Weight can come and go, but interpersonal relationships can end by tragedy at any time, so make the most with the time you have. Mmmmm pizza
I agree with Ryan and I loved reading this believe it or not because just for the reason you mentioned not all days will be on track and we need to know that but more importantly we need to know how to move on from them....this was the perfect example of how to do so....Thanks for taking the time to share with us I appreciate it.....keep up the good work
If You're tired or starting over stop giving up
Tema - Matteson IL
"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"
Thanks for sharing. Experiencing bumps in the road, like this, can be tough when you start out and are on a roll. Your writing sounds like you have one of the main ingredients in the Spark plan--focus!
I'm glad you took time for a friend. Being social is having the complete package of healthy living. Take time to motivate others and you will surely find yourself motivated in return. Instead of focusing on what you did wrong, try focusing on what you did right. What words did you use to encourage your friend? Did you tell him anything that might be applied to yourself?
Keep on doing what you are doing. You're going to shine brightly.
I need to vent about a motivation issue here. Yesterday, I came home, and my roommate / best friend was lying in bed kind of mopey and crying because he can't find a job. I know job hunting can be tough - I have been there. I know how depressing it can be. But holding his hand and having all my motivation stuff shot down by him was too much. I decided to have a frozen pizza for dinner (because I thought it would cheer him up, and because I was craving it too) and then he was still mopey, so we went out for ice cream. The pizza was bad enough, but survivable. And I should have gotten the 1-scoop cone instead of the 12 oz. custard. And to top it off, I didn't work out because the rich custard made my tummy hurt.
So, yes, I ventured way far off my track, away from my goals. But only for a day.
I decided that today I am back on the wagon. I don't have to make up yesterday food wise. It is in the past, and I am leaving it there as a minor setback. I will do two videos instead of one today and move forward.
This is part of my journey - I have to learn that not every day will be success, some will be failure, but perfection is not the goal, health and happiness are. Beating myself up about missteps won't lead to either.
Those are my thoughts for the day. I hope someone finds them helpful.
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