I broke my arm about a month ago and lost all momentum. Since I'm right-handed and I broke my right arm, there was much I couldn't do and things that I could took a lot longer. I got very frustrated and discouraged, comfored myself with food, and really backslid on the exercise. The cast should come off in about a week but I can start with some of these suggestions today. This will definitely be a "favorite". Thanks!!
Wow Nicole were you sitting in my head transcribing the thoughts onto paper. Thanks for a wonderful article. If I don't motivate from this.....then I must be dead. SP is a wost wonderful and caring place when trying to lose weight. When you think you've reached all you can do, suddenly there is a hand to pull you up in the form of an article, a friendly email etc. Eternally grateful to all the SP.
3/26/2008 2:34:22 PM
THANK YOU - this was oh-so-perfectly timed! I've been stuck for about a year, just spinning my wheels, backsliding a bit.... No more - back to the work at hand!
Two more things: decide to let go of perfectionism--the biggest enemy of a diet and exercise program. Also: if you suspect you have fallen into depression, get it treated, or you will never find the motivation and energy to do anything else.
One of your best articles, Nichole. I'm adding it to my favorites. I've tried every one of these suggestions at one time or another, but sometimes I still need a reminder of concrete steps to take when I'm feeling a bit wobbley. Thanks a bunch!
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