If At First You Don't Succeed....

Thursday, May 02, 2013


I have been absent from Spark People for quite sometime and even more absent from my journey to weight loss and better health. While I have managed to maintain my weight within 10-15 pounds of where I was at when I was last here it isn't good enough. Too many days of sitting on my butt and eating crap I just don't need. Too many days of saying I will start tomorrow and too many empty promises to myself.

I think the biggest thing I am TRYING to realize is that failure is not eating that brownie or your having your favorite fast food for dinner. Failure isn't not exercising for days at a time. Failure is allowing those things to derail you and stop you from trying. This is one of my biggest struggles. So many times I eat a crappy lunch and go "oh well the day is ruined so I might as well eat crap for the rest of the day." It is a terrible mindset and one I am trying for hard to move past.

Every meal is a chance to start over, every time we have a free minute and chose to exercise instead of sitting on the couch is a chance to start over. Time to beat that concept into my brain and push forward. Onward and upward one minute at a time.
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  • no profile photo CD6281318
    Hey girlie! Glad to see you back! Your struggle with "oh well the day is ruined so I might as well eat crap for the rest of the day." had been my struggle too. I relieze that, that is a "DIET" mentality. What I CAN and CANNOT eat on my "DIET"
    The truth is, I CAN have that "crap" but do I really want it? When I say to myself I CAN have "it" "it" somehow loses all the power it had on me. like you said, putting new concepts into our brain!

    Glad you're here! emoticon Hugs, Rachel
    2819 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13564730
    Here you go! I know you can do it.....Hang in there...I totally can relate to what you are saying! Keep trying, smiling, and sparking.....Don't give up!!! emoticon emoticon
    2820 days ago
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