Well, I went through a period of time where it was kind of stressing me out to be so active on the Spark community, but now I can't imagine being without it. I'm in a much better place now that I've been getting and giving encouragement. It helps me stay on track to know I'm not alone and that I'm (hopefully) helping others in some small way.
The truth is, I don't always stay on track. This is an issue that I am still working on , discovering new ways to deal with and where I am consisntently striving to do better.
I suppose if we DIDN'T have that issue, we probably wouldn't be on SP or this team.
Truth is, you have to find a set of things that you have discovered help you, you have turn to those things when you feel the problem occuring and you have to be honest with yourself about what triggered them and that you are currently having a problem staying on track. If you continue to recognize the issue and analyze the ourtcomes for each thing you try, you will find your set of solutions and you will evnetually conquer your problems. At least, that is what I believe to be true and what I strive for.
Hope it helps
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NancyPat1 - I don't know how you do all you do and then still help Spark members, too. You're a true inspiration! You know, you and another SP member mentioned gratitude to me in an earlier post last week. I started a gratitude journal that day and wrote in it for several days - I just realized that I haven't posted in it in two days - that just goes to show how hard it is for me to start a new habit! I will get back on that! Thanks for the gratitude reminder. :)
Thanks very much for all the advice and encouragement. I feel fortunate that each of you responded because you each brought your own special nuggets of wisdom. I will take them to heart. Thanks again for using your time to help me!
current weight: 201.0
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depends on the stressor. I decided that I would remove all high sugar temptations so if I eat its bunny style lol, carrots/celery. The 100cal snacks are in the basement so I REALLY have to want them. If all the contacts here are overwhelming maybe cut back on your friends or groups, I guess we are all so used to feeling alone when one needs something in rushes the sp to the rescue! Take & use what you need, we will be here, if & when you need us
DOnt worry so much or stress over little things. It's never worth it. But about food. I so know how you feel. I am going to start writing everything down before I eat it and also eat slower and pay attention to what I am eatting. I know it's hard when things stress you out. They are for me right now and I try so hard not to just eat because of that. So hang in there. We ate here for you. Journal or do something to keep u busy so you don't just eat.
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
You asked a VERY specific question - how do we stay on track when the anxiety gets high. I have just started a new school year and I teach middle school students with special needs. I also live with my grown son who is a person on disability who ALSO has special needs. Having said that, I am trying something new - every hour or so throughout the day, I am STOPPING and taking a "gratitude or prayer" break. I take 30 seconds to center myself, find something to be grateful for, and get myself back on track. It has only been a little less than 2 weeks but it has given me GREAT results. Not only am I more serene, but my aides and even my students are too.
Having said that, I find that the interactions and support actually HELP me to stay on track - if (and I should say WHEN) they stress me out, I back off. I have found that there have been times when the on-line friendships and support started to take over my life - I HAD to back off completely for quite a while. So, I DID. I came back when I was again ready to participate. You need to do what YOU NEED TO DO and YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF YOU. We would miss you if you left but maybe you need to go back to tracking and "LURK" - reading posts and only replying occasionally when you CHOOSE to.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
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I'm hoping someone can offer some advice. I'm having difficulty in being consistent in my nutrition goals. It seems like I do really well for a number of days, then it's like I just "go off the rails" and have a day or two when I overeat. I've also noticed that some of my nervous eating has gotten worse since I've been trying to post and respond on the message boards and teams. I used to just use the nutrition tracker, but I found I needed some support and encouragement from others so I started being more interactive in the SP community..
But it's like my social anxiety is rearing it's ugly head when I'm on SP, too. Anytime I interact with people I get stressed out - I thought it was mostly just when I was with them in person, but apparently, I'm also afraid of saying the wrong things and being judged in the "virtual" world of SparkPeople, as well. I tell myself I'm no longer going to worry about what others think, but my good intentions don't last. It's so ingrained in me!!! Or maybe I'm just using this as an excuse.
How do you stay on track in the midst of high anxiety?
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