I have been doing so well refining my lifestyle, but I also have dealt with depression since my teens. This week I hit a very low point. I bailed on workouts completely ( I usually only skip one or two when I hit a low, trying to remember that I have learned that exercise does really help) I even binged, a lot. Since I started working on the goal to "be fit by 40", if I felt a binge coming on I would buy a bag of kale and make huge sheet of kale chips or make a dip with fat free greek yogurt, herbs and spices and chomped on cauliflower. Last night I even ate a whole pizza from Godfather's- it was a small, but I ate the whole thing in one sitting. I woke up with a productive plan for the day, forgave myself for the last week with intentions to enjoy the long weekend and start back up on Tuesday. Then had three bowls of cereal. During the third bowl I was cleaning my email and got to the newsletter with this article. THANK YOU I am not down for the count, or till Tuesday. I will start with a healthy lunch today.
Thanks for this article. I've started over on Saturday, after a break of more than a year. Small steps. Trying to stay within the calorie range and exercising at least 10 Min (at the moment I do sooo much more, but when the novelty wears off I'll have to fight myself for the 10 min I fear...). It's never too late... I am so much happier, relaxed, sleep better and feel stronger within 3 days... I hope I can remember the feeling the day I feel like quitting again. And an off day does not have to be the end, I am a "a lot or nothing"-type and this article really made me think, thanks !!!
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!
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