Let's use this to CRY OUT for HELP to NOT reach for the food or motivation to get our butts moving and work it off! We can do this. We are NOT ALONE! BE STRONG... you will be SO HAPPY you were when tomorrow comes!
�Everything is permissible'�but not everything is beneficial� (1 Corinthians 10:23)
Offense not taken! I know exactly what you mean! I won't feel like I am safe from 200ville till I hit like 195! Right now sitting @ 199.2 isn't exactly close enough for me to say bye bye 200ville! But when my motivation and my SP peeps -- LOL I feel like I got this! I am ready to keep on taking charge and let my body know who is in charge..you should do the same! Stick to your goal and don't cheat yourself :)
I need to get back to tracking again too. I always think it doesn't make a huge difference and then I get on the scale. I was down to 186 and now back up to 189 ... teetering on the 190s. (my plateu) It's why I haven't left this group...I guess until I get BELOW 184 I feel the 190s are just too close in comfort to leave.
No offense, but I sooooo want to leave the 190s!!
current weight: 184.4
Fitness Minutes: (1,080) Posts: 27 5/22/09 1:17 P
Just when I was about to post my own thread dealing with what I've got happening (and not happening) lately, I read this! To find that someone else is going through what I am and then to read words of encouragement and good advice is so helpful. I'm overwhelmed with studies right now and have 3 weeks until I return to work from maternity leave. I have so much to do and I can't seem to get anywhere!! All I want to do over the last couple of days is say "screw it" with my eating plan. Not good! I walked a half-marathon on Mother's Day and haven't been walking much since because I'm trying to get a research paper done. Food isn't the answer, but dang I want chips and chocolate right now!! I lost 9.5 lbs in the first 3 weeks of working with my dietitian and now I fear that almost all is back. I weigh-in Thursday. Still feeling insane today.
Maybe we can get back - and stay - back on track together!
Mother of daughter, Serena
!!Walked my first half-marathon on May 10, 2009 in 4:58:31!!
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.
Good for you for getting up and working it out physically!
My main suggestion as far as food goes is to TRACK TRACK TRACK! I try to plan out all my meals in advance and make sure I get all the groceries to take care of my food for the week. And quit going to fast food "restaurants"- They are nothing but bad news! I know the comfort food makes you feel better momentarily, but what about after? You feel guilty, sluggish, sad, sick, and disappointed. While you eat a healthy meal, you may not get the comfort, but don't you feel better afterwards??? Why don't you come onto spark people and brag about your healthy meal? You can be sure to get some comfort & congrats for that!!!
Basically, quit going for the immediate gratification. (This is one of my problems too!)
Good luck to you - I know you can do it! And good job putting yourself thru school - You should be proud to be taking care of yourself so well!
Thank you sooooooooooooo much for your kind words and encouragement. I am happy to say that after posting this message I got up and got on the treadmill for 40 minutes. :) I did some intervals of walking and jogging when I was on there. I received my new exercise dvd in the mail today that I ordered and plan on trying it out tomorrow morning.
I will overcome this minor setback, keep my head up and keep on moving along! :)
I hear you, and am right there with you. Work and relationship have both been difficult and depressing, and I feel powerless. So I eat. I saw 200 on the scale again yesterday, for the first time since last year, and I had vowed I'd never see it again!
But snacking won't help our problems - it just makes us feel even worse. If you're powerless in part of your life, find someplace you feel powerful and stay there as much as possible. Exercise? Being creative? Talking with friends?
The temptation is strong to beat ourselves up and feel that everything is RUINED now that we've backslid. And then we punish our worthless selves with even more food. But it's just a setback. Take care of yourself and find ways to feel good about yourself that don't involve food. Try for one day of victory over eating - it will make the next day feel easier, and then you'll be back on the right road.
I am in desperate need of encouragement at the moment. I have took a look at the scale this morning and what I saw just REALLY disappointed me even though I know it is my own fault. I have hit the 200s again. My body is showing me that it doesn't like what I have been doing to it lately. I have been (WARNING TMI IS ABOUT TO BE TOLD IN THE NEXT SENTENCE) pooping a whole lot the past couple of days. I know it is because I am slipping back into old habits BIG time. I have been eating too much fast food and too many sweets. I am feeling discouraged ladies. I feel tired and sluggish constantly. Sometimes I even feel sick to my stomach (but I don't throw up). I know a huge part of that is going wrong is because I am depressed with my work situation. At the moment there isn't much that I can do about it. I have to stay where I am because we can't afford for me to quit. I have a 2 yr degree and I am working on my BSW and will be graduating in 8 months. My job is not in my field and they DO NOT acknowledge my degree at all! There is a lot of favoritism there. I have hit my point where I am at my lowest with my eating and exercise. I still enjoy exercising, but for some reason I don't want to do it during the work week. I don't like what I am doing to myself and I need to get myself back on track. I know what I need to do, but I just have not been doing it.
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