I really need some motivation today, I'm only in my second week of the program and it's been 3 days without exercise and a few more eating too many calories. I guess that some other disappointments in my life have also had some influence in my lack of motivation these last days. But I don't want to fail again. Not this time, please. I always start things and never finish them and I can't do it no more. I really really need a change!!! But like the article says, t's 8:30 in the morning. Today I can still do it ok, or at least try it. I'm going to have a healthy breakfast now and I won't go to sleep today without doing at least 10 min of exercise!!
I had my mind made up that tomorrow will be the day I get back on track and it would be all or nothing. Which was the same idea I thought of doing today, last night and didn't. I was all set to go out and get nacho cheese crackers tonight and some donuts. Indulge for the night and start fresh tomorrow. I have to be honest, reading this article while drinking a glass of water has changed my mind about all that. Wii Fit anyone!?!? LOL Thanks for getting me motivated... in literally an instant.
hey thanks for the article! i have been off track for a while now. well.... off and on. i lost 40 lbs about 5 yrs ago and i never gained it all back but will gain an easy 10 even once 15 lbs back and still had a few to lose to start with. seems like my motivation just isnt what it used to be years ago, but tools like this article and website make it much better!
I have been off track for a month now. it started with my son interfering with my work outs so i stopped those. then my computer went out so did my diet. now i have gained three pounds back. out of 13. i don't want to see the other ten go byby. so i need to start walking my dog and eating the sparks people way again. Thanks for the encouragement.
I had been feeling bad. I was tracking like mad and seemed to be doing ok. Weighed myself and had put on a pound. Was feeling like giving in because I was afraid I couldn't do it. Maybe all this is a waste of time. Reading this made me feel I was doing the right things at the moment. I am tracking. I am building up my exercise. I cook healthy food. Maybe I haven't worked out the right ratio of fitness activity to calories yet, but if I keep at it, it will work. The emphasis that being perfect is not compulsory is a good lesson for me. Being someone who keep trying is the important thing. Thank you this helped me a great deal.
1/14/2012 11:50:10 PM
This was a great article. I am one that works out a lot and then feels guilty because I haven't completely cleared everything I shouldn't have out of the kitchen. Sometimes I eat a lot of veggies,sometimes just veggies, then sometimes there aren't many. I try to work out hard and then sometimes not such a great day and then just little but I continue to get some type of workout in and feel bad if I don't. Today wasn't the best day but tomorrow will be better! One day at a time!
Thanks for the reminder and vote of confidence, I've gotten back on the wagon as of January 1 after taking Dec.off. I'm trying harder than the past year as I saw little results although I did stick to the eating and journalling, my food intake. Now I'm Stationary bike 30 minutes, 20 minutes walking and also trying to do 5000 steps a day. I have a small problem as I live out in the country and the husband doesn't eat, like he should. I'm now doing Healthy Choice Steamers or Lean Cusine for dinner daily, I drink a protein shake with 20 gr. protein for breakast. I've lost 4.5 lbs. that I hope I never find again.
Thanks I needed this since returning back today after a few months off. I am trying to get back on track again and this advice was right on time.
12/29/2011 11:25:05 AM
Thanks. We had a death in the family. I caught a nasty cold and hit the "push" time at work. All of a sudden, I had lost track. The article also reminded of how much I continued to do through this time. I drank my water. I take the stairs, park at the back of the parking lot consistently, pack meals that are healthy and within my calorie goals, eat the lowest calorie option at our one and only local restaurant. LOL And, I didn't gain during this time - I did lose muscle. Thanks again for the ideas and the reminders!
12/26/2011 6:03:17 PM
Thankyou I was ready to loose control...... read your message just in time
Thanks. I think a pep-talk was exactly what I needed. It isn't quite New Years yet, but I'm already lining out what I should do, as well as how to get myself to actually do it. There have been times when I have the best intentions in the world... but no action. It's time to start /doing/.
I'm trying to get back on track. Had a leftover cinnamon roll for breakfast. OOPS. Then had my regular cereal and banana and tried to stop snacking on all the leftovers. Need to get those out of my house. Took the fudge outside--if I have to work to get it, it's more likely I won't imbibe. NOW....time for a 5K! I can get back to what I was doing--I have to!
Thank you coach. I have been a little lax these days, rarely going over my calorie limit, but eating less veggies and more unhealthy stuff. I was discouraged because I havenīt kept up with my goal of 6000 steps daily and for 2 days did no excercise (was spring cleaning). But I will be back on track starting today. I feel better physically and emotionally when I do what is healthy.
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