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JOYOUS1917 SparkPoints: (19,811)
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2/15/13 9:48 P

Do not be so hard on yourself! We all have setbacks. In fact, reward yourself! I reward myself for even THINKING about exercising or eating correctly! Everyday I get up and think whatt really great, nice thing can I do that I will really like? Then I do that! Sometimes a long hot bath! It does not have to cost money! Sometimes it's petting my kitty for a long time...reading something great, singing, calling a friend or going out in the country. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: JOYOUS1917 at: 2/15/2013 (21:49)
2/15/13 4:55 P

Just start over. Do one thing each day to move it forward. Start over right now with eating healthy for the rest of the day, and get your 8 glasses of water. Just keep moving forward, and don't dwell on what has happened, just know you are doing the right thing to make yourself healthier each and every day.

BEANBYDESIGN SparkPoints: (0)
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2/15/13 4:31 P

First of all, forgive yourself for slipping up. Let it go. Don't beat yourself up about it. Honestly, the more you torture yourself and engage in this internal monologue about how you're "off track" and focusing on the ways in which you are not succeeding, the more likely you are to continue not succeeding. Instead, try focusing on what you've done right - it sounds like you ate lots of healthy foods, you're taking care of sick kids (well, I presume emoticon ), and you're coming back from illness, which is never fun and always tougher than we expect it to be.

You're not "off track," you're a work in progress. And being a work in progress means having days - even weeks or months - where we're imperfect, where we make mistakes, where we gain weight. In the grand scheme of your life, this five pounds that you've put back on is a tiny little blip on the radar. Don't turn a blip into a brick wall. Just make your next choice - whether it's the choice to work out, or to pass on seconds at dinner, or to throw away cookies - a better choice than the one you made before. When your goal is "better" instead of "perfect", you'll find this journey to be a lot easier and a lot more successful.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
2/15/13 3:54 P

really look at your plan. Get rid of the cookies-- you nor the kids need them in the house anyway and if they are just that much of a temptation you don't need them around.

Look again at your big why. Why are you on this journey. My guess would be to be healthy for your kids. Get some greens in your diet. Fruit is fine and good, but it also contains sugar (though definitely better than cookies, but it is still sugar)

you really have to keep in mind why you are on this journey. I am on mine for a little bald 11 month old nephew. he is my everything. I can do extra squats for him. i can say no to junk. I can get off my butt for him. I can throw out all the crap in my house for him. I can have a good attitude for him. Like I said, he is my everything and the one thing he truly deserves is a completely healthy aunty and I have the power to give it to him.

Your kids deserve to have a healthy mommy. Give it to them. You can turn this around. You can lose the weight but even more you can get healthy. Now just prove it to yourself.

JUSTMYSELF2013 SparkPoints: (49)
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2/15/13 3:43 P

I was doing really well. I went from 260 to 234, exercising and making sure to eat as healthy as I could. Then the sickness came. Then the kids sickness came. I weighed myself today and was 239, which upset me somewhat because even though I have a ton of weight to lose it was a ----- to get under 240. It wasn't easy for me at all. So, I told myself today would be better. Then my father in law came by with a pack of cookies and I just ate 10. emoticon I don't feel good enough to work. Even with the weight gain coming back, I was making sure to eat oranges, bananas, cuties in order to get healthy asap and get back on track. I don't know what to do. I wake up telling myself, it's a new day, today will be better even though I'm sick and then I screw up.

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