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How to Deal with Setbacks

Bounce Back from Life's Hurdles


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  • The quote from Emerson is beautiful.
  • a friend of mine said to me once
    "if you fell half way down the stairs, would you pick yourself up and climb to the top, or thrown yourself down the rest of the way?"

    food for thought so to speak.... so even on the "bad" days pick yourself up and walk to the top.... I try to remember this often... works most the time :)
    I'm not big on veggies either. Corn, peas, and raw carrots have been the only ones I care for, I do go through a lot of fruit though. My 5+ fruit and veggies is almost always all fruit.
  • P.S. to my previous commnet. I do not like any vegetables except corn and green peas. I don't like salads either. Very picky eater. That's another reason why it is so hard.
  • Most of these comments are aobut minor slip-ups...ate too much at a party, etc. I gained back 70 pounds. I am so depressed and want to give up. I have been overweight my whole adult life and it is in my genes. I gain very easily. It's easy to say "Don't give up." But when you lose and gain, lose and gain 30 times, how can you not think it is hopelesss? We are not talking about failing once or twice. I cannot stop overeating junk food. I do not do it because I am upset or have had a tramatic event in my life like experts try to say is the reason people overeat. As a matter of fact, when I am upset I under-eat. I overeat because I like the taste of the junk food. Why do I and others have a problem with eating too much and others love a food and can stop after one serving? It feels like a curse! I am 54 years old and raising my 12 year old granddaughter. I have to be alive to be in her life. Don't tell me to think about that. I do every day! I am 150 pounds overweight. I'm so tired of this.
  • I feel so much better after reading this. I went to a party yesterday and they served nothing but junk. But I'm not blaming anyone...not even myself. I mean, i should have eaten beforehand. But I didn't. but the point is yesterday was just one day. I worked out that day and I will today and in the long run, this isn't going to matter. Now I know better for next time...make sure that Luna bar is in my purse! Thanks.
  • Thanks for this article! It helped me a lot. After losing 2+ lbs a week since Feb. 1, I gained a pound last week (darn volunteer luncheon!) and I was beating myself up about it. I'm back in the saddle again, and not discrediting all of my hard work. I am moving forward! Onward!
  • JSTONE5376
    I Just recently experience a set back and have been feeling so down about it this article really helps!
    This was my first time reading an article on Spark and what do you know it was what I needed to read. Thanks for the motivation cause I was going to wait until tomorrow to make a come back from my setback. After reading the article I'm going to start today and right NOW!!!!
  • Very true. I've been doing great losing weight but recently hit a plateau. And yesterday I was just sort of angry. At whom, I"m not sure. But I ate like I was angry and that makes no sense whatsoever. Angry at the scale? Angry at myself? Angry at dieting? I have to let it go and re-commit to eating well and exercising. Good article! Thanks.
  • I was looking for a short motivational pop - thanks. I was ripe for the reminder to tie up yesterday with a bow on it and move on freshly into today.
  • VICKY025
    I don't deprive myself when i want something i eated ,but small amount and slowly.
    The craving stop for awhile
  • What perfect timing!
    I used to be one who would just give up when things went a little off course. It was all or nothing, nothing less than perfection.

    Well, I wouldn't tell my kids to just give up if their first or second try at something didn't pan out. I tell them to keep on trying and that's what we all need to do, too :)

    If it's something as important as our health we are striving for, we should NEVER give up :)
  • thanks
    yesterday I feel bad and I eat chocolate more and more
    but it was yesterday and today is an another day and the sun shines!
  • This is a great article and came at just the right time for me. Thanks!

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