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Bad News, Worse News and a Glimmer of Hope....

Monday, January 25, 2010

THE BAD NEWS...
I gained 3 pounds since last wednesday. I have been stuck for about 6 weeks and the scale had started to creep down a little bit and then BAM! POW! it shot up 3 pounds. Ugh!

THE WORSE NEWS...
I really got lazy the past few days. I just pretended like I didn't really know what I know about my body and my health. I didn't track my food and I blew off my workouts. I was craving sweets and salt like crazy. I instead of making good choices I just gave in with the "oh, one won't kill me.." I let the little devil in my head talk me into staying in bed instead of getting up and doing the right thing and dragging my butt out of bed and doing my workout. I let a visit from "mother nature" (after a 10 month absense - I am 49 and "changing") totally mess up my plan. I let some stupid life stuff play with my head and get me off track.

THE GLIMMER OF HOPE...
The pity party that I am having really needs to come to a halt IMMEDIATELY! I need to get my head screwed on straight. I cannot allow life's bumps in the road totally mess me up like they do. The glimmer of hope is that I realize my screw ups sooner and sooner. I am righting the course and getting back on track (again) . It seems like 2 steps forward and 1 step backwards. But I keep moving. So here I am again. Starting down this path again.
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  • MA88IEMAY
    You probably didn't eat 10,000 calories too much. Give it a few days for water retention and weigh yourself again, Congrats for getting back on the horse.
    3916 days ago
  • HICALGAL
    good for you. we all go through those times...main thing is never giving up and moving forward, which is what you're doing.. emoticon
    3926 days ago
  • PATSYANN47
    eh... last time I checked your photo, you looked human to me, but I'm sure if aliens are smart enough to visit the would want to look like us ~ LOL

    You are human, and as humans we rarely are perfect. You are headed in the right direction mentally again and the body will follow! (I hope my body follows soon too ~ I'm dreading Wednesday's weigh in!)

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    3926 days ago
  • PUGRAD1995
    Hey there, don't be so tough on yourself. I have lost the same 2-3 pounds since Thanksgiving - but we just have to get through the ups and downs and get to the other side. Keep hanging in there! And when all else fails see the quote at the bottom. It helps me during some of those tough times. emoticon emoticon
    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, "I will try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher

    3926 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/25/2010 9:56:00 PM
  • DARUMA
    You are an inspiration! You are back on track and so quickly. We will slip. But you realized and you ACTED.

    You go girl
    3926 days ago
  • 1002LOOSE
    I respect the frankness of your Blog. I like your honesty of the constant challenges we all face. In the vey short time I have been a Sparkperson (a mere 26 days) I have been encouraged and motivated by many wonderful individuals. I have taken only a few steps on hopefully a very long journey (longer than had I continued with my destructive behavior). I don't know you or your past but I wish you the best and hope that your progress (in any form) will continue. emoticon
    3926 days ago
  • TRAVELRN
    Stay with that glimmer of hope. Congrats on realizing that these are just bumps in the road...bumps in the road we can go over and move on.

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    3926 days ago
  • MARYMAC45
    You are starting down the right path and that's what matters. YOU know what you have to do, do it for yourself. We are not perfect, we make mistakes. Now it's time to do the right thing for you. Good luck!
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    Mary
    3926 days ago
  • MERRYMARY42
    sounds like you are normal like all of us, hang in there and start over, you can do it
    3926 days ago
  • MARYANNBOLDT
    Just jump right back into the saddle!!
    3926 days ago
  • FRENCHTOSD
    But look at you now - right back at Spark People! Where would you have been in the past? 2 steps forward and 1 step backwards is still progress, so good for you! I think you should be really encouraged right now, and I hope you are. We're not trying to be perfect, we are just trying to learn from our bumps in the road. Hang in there.

    Sharon

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    3926 days ago
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