One step forward...two steps back

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Okay, I'm sure I'm not alone on this one either but I seem to follow this same pattern...I'll make significant progress in terms of weight loss, determination, will power, motivation, consistancy, etc., and once I get to a certain "safe" area or where I feel really good, I will do this thing where I "treat" myself. Well, the treating can last for a couple of days and then I feel myself slipping into my unhealthy habits and it's that much harder for me to get back on can I stop myself from doing this. I must say this too, there are other things that get me off track as well. I may have a rough day at work or my infant son or 7 year old daughter has drained every last drop of energy out of me and I have nothing left to give. It takes me a while to get back in the groove of things once I get exhausted like that. HELP MY FELLOW SPARKERS!!!
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    Don't beat yourself up, you are not alone at all! we all have done this and in fact I am struggling with it right now as well. Its hard if there is stress involved so we need to work on that as best as we can. We are all here for support as well. Good luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3579 days ago
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    Thanks guys! (as I'm drinking a tall glass of water) I get off the beaten path sometimes but I always make it back. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3579 days ago
    Everyone does this. It's really difficult to curb the "Treating yourself" habits but all they are are cravings and they can be beaten. I'm not great at doing it but I'm learning. This is a lifestyle change so you shouldn't be focusing on losing weight. You're focus should be on eating healthy food consistantly, teaching your children how to eat properly and just trying to be active. Remember, it's 80% diet and 20% fitness so if you can't get that exercise in then don't stress too much. Just try to be mindfull of what you are putting in your mouth.
    Also, try not to compare yourself to everyone around you because they aren't you. They will want to be you when they see how well you are doing and how great you look and feel. Trust me!
    Keep up the good work and don't be discouraged by minor setbacks. You are doing so well.
    3579 days ago
    Don't know what to say because I do it all the time. All I can say is don't give up, don't stop trying, don't stop stretching toward health and caring for what God has granted you. Thanks for being honest, it helps the rest of us to know that we're not alone!
    3579 days ago
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