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How to Deal with Setbacks

Bounce Back from Life's Hurdles


  • 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. - 4/13/2010 3:44:46 PM
  • 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! - 4/13/2010 3:40:21 PM
  • 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. - 4/13/2010 3:11:36 PM
  • 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. - 4/13/2010 2:38:39 PM
  • 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 !!! - 4/13/2010 2:14:14 PM
  • I just hit a set back and this article helped me keep it in perspective. Thanks. - 4/13/2010 2:11:53 PM
  • great advice thank you. - 4/13/2010 2:10:40 PM
    I have a tendency to steer out of control and sometimes even wreck, but I always get back on my feet and get back on the rode heading in the right direction - just slower than others. - 4/13/2010 1:25:55 PM
  • Thank you for this timely reminder... living with regrets gets us further from our goals, not closer to them. I'm also mindful that I'm harder on myself than on anyone else - I really should cut myself some slack! - 4/13/2010 1:23:31 PM
    This article was just what I needed. - 4/13/2010 1:12:25 PM
  • This is JUST what I needed. I have definately hit a bump after an extremely busy week leading up to Easter and it just keeps spiraling. I think I have gained back 2 of the 14 pounds I had lost. Its time to revisit my goals and get back on track! - 4/13/2010 1:03:35 PM
    I have been using all kinds of excuses too for not exercising as much as I should. For 50 some odd years I had no problem with my weight and now that I'm almost 65 I am and it's hard for me to take. I'm relatively young looking at least for my age and usually very upbeat but lately because of the extra pounds I'm feeling a little sorry for myself. I probably need a swift kick in the butt to get going again. This is the first thing I've posted and I feel good about it because now it's out there and maybe it will give me incentive to get going! - 4/13/2010 12:59:29 PM
  • So true! Move on. - 4/13/2010 12:56:14 PM
  • I was really disappointed this morning when I weighed and had GAINED three pounds ! I felt I had done everything right - exercised 6 days, stayed within my calorie limit, etc. This article came at the right moment ! I still exercised today and plan to stay the course, but I had gotten on the scale with such great expectations and was severely let down. I WILL STAY THE COURSE ! - 4/13/2010 12:56:13 PM
  • Perfect timing for me too, messing up alittle is usually an excuse for me to blow the whole thing off- not today - 4/13/2010 12:52:14 PM

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