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Getting Back on Track

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I have had a few bad days. I ate way too much, drank, and didn't exercise any of those days. I really started to feel down again and began to feel guilty for my poor choices. They were poor choices, but those choices do not have to keep down. That is what I have done over and over again, and that mind set has never helped; I'm certain it's not going to. So I put away all the bad feelings and got back into the groove. I stayed on the higher end of my calorie intake today, but I did not go over. Then I got off my butt and went for a long walk with my hubby. Thank goodness we have each other. He pushed me to get up tonight and go. On his days of feeling less than motivated, I push him. I got honest with him, and I told him last night that I had been overdoing it (eating and drinking too much), and that I didn't think he was helping me by letting me put our walks off until "tomorrow." Tonight that was not an option, and I'm glad I got in the calorie-burning activity. I'm going on, I know, but I'm just so happy that I am not letting the last few days of complacency keep me from getting back on track. I'm back and with a new outlook. I've mentioned dependency meetings in another blog, and I remember one thing someone said to me. After some time of doing well, the greatest buzz-kill is remembering what sobriety feels like, and nothing is farther from the truth. I look at this plan the same way. The food just didn't taste good enough to bring me happiness. Eating--and drinking--made me feel crappy, and I remembered where I could get happy again. I like to look at what my actions, both positive and negative, have taught or given me. I guess I would have to say that each time I fall and get back up, I'm gaining confidence and losing the fear of failure because I can't fail if I don't stay down.
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    well done hun on your honesty, you can do this! I am back to restart and kick my butt into shape! We can support each other, just realized you added me as afriend so I have added you back xx
    2008 days ago
    Being honest with your husband and yourself is not always an easy pill to swallow. Very proud of you for moving forward!

    2017 days ago
    I am so lucky to have all this encouragement. It all helps me to reengage and focus on the what I need to do to get to the end. Thank you!
    2018 days ago
    Excatly i'm so happy your getting back on track. You can do this i promise. And the great thing about falling down is you usally don't fall so fast and so hard you go for shorter and shorter periods of time feeling down because your mind and body won't let you fail anymore. emoticon
    2018 days ago
    Chalk this up to learning. We didn't get to where we are in a days time. We wont get to where we want to be in a days time either. And in the time its going to take us to travel this journey, we will need to stop and ask for directions from time to time. You know how eating like this makes you feel. You also know how good it can feel to eat healthy and being active.
    One day at a time my dear.
    2018 days ago
  • LISAN0415
    Hi there!

    Looking back and feeling guilty can only make you trip- they always say "Quit looking back, you aren't headed that way anyways!"

    Just write down your goal and write a few things you are going to do going forward to meet that goal. It helps to write it down for yourself.

    Best wishes!
    2018 days ago
    You are gaining so much when you get back up just keep trying and work hard you will get to where you want to be don't let anyone including yourself get in your way. One step forward is always better than one step back. Good Luck Keep Pushing it will get easier
    2018 days ago
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