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How to Deal with Setbacks

Bounce Back from Life's Hurdles


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  • 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!
  • This perfect for my life. I've been out of work for 5 months. After looking for a job everyday and finding nothing, life can get discourageing.
    Wow for me this isn't just weight loss, but applies to another area of my life. Great article.
  • Ditto to all! Just posted the Emerson quote to my excellent.
    What an excellent article! It is just what I needed today.
  • Perfect timing for this article. I think i failed the practical part of my personal trainer class this weekend- as a perfectionist, it was a major setback for me. Because of all the stress that this class gave me- i am now sick with strep throat, sinus infection and ear infection because i worried so much about doing great. Now i feel that i have lost my motivation to go to the gym- i'm usually there almost everyday and now i don't even want to go out of embarrassment for failing.Its the price i had to pay for trying to be the best. I need to learn to stop worrying about what others think and do things for myself.
  • BEEBEE73
    A great article to motivate. We need these reminders often. I especially like the saying by Ralph Waldo Emerson. In fact I wrote it down so as not to forget it.

  • Here's a tip for the person who does everything right and shows a gain on the scale. Maybe the scale is off, not you! I've had the same experience where I know my clothes fit looser and that I've made good eating choices but the scale goes way up. I wound up buying a new scale and sure enough, the old one was off! I'm not saying you have to do that, but just recognize that the scale is not God and you know in your heart if you've been faithful to your program. Also, some of the digital scales are weird in that they seem to "lock in" on your previous weight and don't show new losses. Sometimes if it seems my scale is stuck, I get on the scale holding a few extra pounds of weight, like a big bottle of bleach in one hand. The scale shows a higher weight, and then when I get off and back on, the weight goes down to a more accurate reading. Anyway, try not to take what the scale tells you too personally and trust yourself more.
  • After hitting 50 pounds lost and getting under 200 pounds, I feel like I'm having a setback right now. It's good to refocus and realize I'm still so much healthier than I was a year ago. I just have to hop back on this train!
  • I love reading the comments along with the articles on SP. It always reminds me that I'm not alone. I've been really trying to get back on track because I lost 21 pounds last year and gained 7 back because I let everything slide. I started with SP during the spring and found that I REALLY enjoy hiking. Well, once the rain hit I told myself that I'd hop on the elliptical and work out indoors but I never did it and my exercise came to a grinding halt.

    Well, I'm over it. Now I'm getting back into a routine and planning for this winter so I don't have a replay of last year. This article just added more fuel to my fire.
  • I really like the poem bit included. this applies to me. You have to learn to put mistakes behind you and work with what you will do instead of what you did.
  • This is what I really needed to read at this moment, not for weight loss but for another situation going on in my life. Thanks, God will put anything needed in our path to show us the way !!!! Hallelujah !!!

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