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NIKKIG3 Posts: 1,663
8/23/12 1:51 P

Give yourself time. And go slowly. Incorporate one change till it sticks then add another and so forth. That usually works for me.

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8/23/12 11:09 A


I'm going to recommend to you what I do to brand new members, start with some simple changes. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated. Set some simple goals for the week. Example, if you haven't been eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies, set a goal to eat 2-3 servings each day for one week. If you're not used to drinking 8 glasses of water, set a goal to drink 2-4 glasses each day for one week. If your doctor says it's okay, take a 30 minute walk each day for one week. Once you've achieved these goals, then you set new ones.

That's how we get our healthy habits back. We don't try to do everything at once. You haven't lost those habits. they're still there. You just need to give yourself some structure by setting some simple goals. Setting goals is a good way to ease you back into your routine.


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8/23/12 8:30 A

Hi K,

What keeps me on track is knowing that I will always have to be mindful of what I eat which is why it is so important that I do not deprive myself of the foods I anjoy. I can't have them every day, however, with careful planning, all foods should be able to be worked into our diets.

I hope you are well on the road to recovery.

Coach Nancy

KCOGSWELL726 Posts: 58
8/23/12 8:24 A

Good morning everyone, first off I love SparkPeople and have been on the plan for quite a while now, was almost at my goal. About a month ago I started having severe abdominal pain and went through a exploratory surgery and so forth. Well during this time I was not able to eat well. I either couldn't eat barely anything, liquids, or I was starving and eating anything I could get after a couple days of not eating. I was a roller coaster for that month. Now I am better, can eat right now. My medications helping, I have an ulcer as well as they removed some scar tissue from a previous surgery. Anyway, I just can't seem to get back on track with eating healthy. I'm trying but keep snacking and not measuring.

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