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Starting over, after a very hard week

Sunday, February 03, 2013

My dad passed away last Saturday, and for the whole week I have not tracked one calorie, I have not done any exercise, I have barely been able to drink a bottle of water a day. I was doing so well, I had lost 6.5pounds in the month of January, and I worked so hard for it, My Dad passed, this was something that I could have never seen coming, My Dad was my best-friend I spoke to him just about every night, we spoke about anything and everything, for about a hour at a time. I turned to comfort food, I always have. I gained back every pound that I lost. Right now I weigh exactly the same as I did on January 1st. I feel bad that I did all that work for nothing, but I tell myself I coped with my Dad's death the best I could. I could not get on the treadmill, I did not feel like getting up to play just dance, all I did was sit, think, cry, and eat. I have noticed how much better I felt when I weighed just 6.5 pounds less, and of course I was very active I was burned around 600cals a day, but I will not let this one week set back my whole weight loss journey, I will succeed, I have just suffered a set-back.
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  • JOYOUS1917
    We will heal. I use walking and exercise to help me focus on it rather than my losses. Much love to you today in your walk to your beautiful future....
    1931 days ago
    People need time to grieve.... take the time you need.... then honor the memory of your beloved Dad by doing things to take care of yourself like he'd want for you. Hang in there .... emoticon
    1936 days ago
    I am so so sorry for the loss of your dad!! emoticon Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
    Be kind to yourself during this very tough time. It is ok to put this weight loss journey on hold. When you are emotionally ready, you will feel like stepping back on the treadmill and you will like playing just dance, that will come. Now you need to let your heart heal just a bit. Please let me know if you need anything.

    1937 days ago
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