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Back on Track - not as easy as pie

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Like many of us, I took a planned break for the holidays. By allowing myself that pumpkin pie and foods that I'd restricted for the last 6 months, I did gain 5 lbs. I had continued to exercise regularly and continued my water intake throughout this time. The good news was that I was still 20 lbs down from my starting weight of 203 back in May. I planned on getting back on track on Dec 31. The first day was harder than expected - and unsuccessful. The next day was Day 1 again - didn't work, I stopped the sugar, but was unable to stop the overeating. This was the first time, I lost weight and gained some, as a member of Sparkpeople. I've learned so much from shared experiences and this has given me a chance to really step back and examine how my brain works when it comes to overeating. Upon reflection, I saw how grazing had crept back in over the last month - that is just grabbing what's in sight and eating it, no matter what kind of food and no matter if hungry or not - this was a huge departure from how I had been living since last May when I started my journey. Today was Day 1 again for the 5th time. There came a time today when I opened the frig and suddenly asked myself What Are You Doing? You just ate your healthy breakfast, You just had a great exercise, You're not hungry. Stop and Think. And just like that, Day 1 will make it's completion. Thank you, my friends for blogging and sharing and encouraging me. This would have been every other failure in the past, but instead was a great comeback.
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    Oh my gosh...I thought I was the only one. emoticon I gave myself free rein over Thanksgiving and Christmas and also gained 5 lbs...telling myself that New Year's Day would be day 1 back on the straight and narrow (didn't happen). Today is the 5th and I'm hoping this is my day far, so good. I felt awful eating too much salt and sugar and yet I did it anyway. If food makes us feel like crap when we eat it, is it truly a "treat"? This is the question I've been asking myself. You did great today and I'm going to try to do the same. Here goes!

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    1935 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    you need to set goals and measure yourself to them. emoticon
    1935 days ago
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