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KOLLEENE SparkPoints: (0)
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5/13/12 3:05 P

And if there are family 'thing's, 'relationships' that kick in your nerves or scary feelings........... well then eating here we come! My son is getting married next weekend. I've been eating like crazy. Will see th "X" first time in 8 yrs. Am I nervous, heck yes!!!!!! Hard to keep going when you brian is sending 'subconscious' messages scaring yourself! I've had to work like crazy to counteract the krap my brain is pulling on me. Thank goodness I've got some good friends helping me thru this.

Hang in there................... keep doing the best you can each day. NEVER, NEVER give up. Look how far you've come!!!!!

We can do better with lots of practice.

PRINCESSAA12 Posts: 473
5/10/12 11:08 P

You see losing weight is not as easy as it sounds. You will keep going off track every now and then even when you become thin. The point is, you should get back on track as soon as you realise this. Just don't beat yourself up for it.

NAYPOOIE Posts: 11,924
5/10/12 2:38 P

Why don't you take a break and focus on maintaining for a while. That will be a change, and not a bad one. Then at some point, you'll probably feel ready to lose again.

I'm not clear if your concern with the upcoming events is staying on track during them, or if you wanted to reach a goal weight before them.

EMMACORY Posts: 22,378
5/8/12 5:52 P

Wow! You are down 90 pounds. That is great!!! Maybe you could take some time to celebrate all that you have achieved so far. Maybe you can recall how you felt as you reached various milestones along the way. Maybe you could decide on a reward for yourself when you lose 10 pounds...perhaps a massage. Wayne Dyer has a book out titled "When we BELIEVE it, we will see it". So believe and go for it!

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (200,109)
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5/8/12 2:27 P


Perhaps your goals are just too ambitious. Maybe you're trying to do too much too soon. Don't look at weight loss or good health with an all or nothing mentality. If the only healthy thing you were to do for yourself today was to drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

Instead of telling yourself you "only" worked out for three days last week, how about putting a positive spin on that week. Last week, you had three productive workouts. This week, I will do three workouts, PLUS I'm going to take a walk at lunch. The week after that, I may do four workouts and eat two extra servings of veggies each day.

That's how good health starts. It doesn't start with an all or nothing mentality. It starts with some simple steps you can stick with. Don't beat on yourself because you're not perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy. If you were to eat a healthy breakfast every day this week and nothing else, you're still doing something that will improve your long term health.

Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. that's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time. Thus the need to be patient with yourself and your body.

Try setting some goals that are a little less ambitious. If you're not used to exercising every single day, then don't start there. Why not start with 3 workouts a week ? Once you feel comfortable with that, then you can add more.

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5/8/12 2:14 P


Have you ever written down your goals and posted the action steps you plan to take to reach those goals? Some of us believe that we have to have a perfect diet and exercise program to have a healthy lifestyle, but that is so far from the case. It is truly by the small permanent changes that we reach our goals.

Hang in there!
Coach Nancy

LALABABY8409 Posts: 563
5/8/12 1:29 P

I have so many things to be motivated for, but I can't seem to stay on track! Last week I worked out 3 days in a row and did pretty well with my calories, but then fell off again... I am going to see family in a month in North Carolina, in a wedding in July, beach vacay in August, in another wedding in October, but just can't seem to stay on track for anything!! I don't understand, I've done it before, I'm down nearly 90 lbs from the start, but I feel like I can't do it anymore! :( I need some help!

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