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I'm spiraling downward again...I need help!!!

Saturday, June 08, 2013

I seem to be more in control of my life when I go to the gym. I have been away from the gym for about a month now...and I have been totally out of control ever since then too.

I have stopped logging all my food. I have even polished down 2 full bags of m&m's in the past 2 days just because they were around. Candy = weight gain and I know this.

I have been in this funk far too long now and I need to figure out how to get out of it.
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  • KASIMA52
    I'm a big candy addict. I could do the two bags of M&M's too -- but they would have to be peanut. Change is hard. Don't be so hard on yourself. I'm struggling with not eating as much fruit as I used to. I used to live on fruit, I swear. It will all be worth it, though.

    Remember, when your body is toxic from bad eating, it will release a lot of toxins when you start eating right. You will feel worse before you feel better. I'm going through that today big time. My back is KILLING me, and I haven't done anything to make it hurt. It's just detox. We have to go through it.
    1798 days ago
    I hear ya' funk is here again too...and for me it's brownies.
    But we WILL GET THROUGH THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1803 days ago
    It's in the past. So you slipped a little, that doesn't give you the excuse to keep messing up. Forget about the would have or should haves and focus on the I can's and the I will's. One step at a time. Make a small goal for yourself everyday and achieve it. Remember the saying: Believe it, Achieve it! I am here cheering you on. Let me know if I can help you in any way. Hugs Cathe
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    Comment edited on: 6/10/2013 10:27:07 PM
    Don't change everything at once! One little step is all it takes to start moving forward again! You can do this and we are here to help you! emoticon
    1805 days ago
    One step at a time, one positive choice at a time and you will work your way to being back on track. I know sometimes even a baby step is hard but if you can make yourself take just one small step you will feel better and you will start to spiral in a positive direction.
    1805 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    old habits are just that - I used to buy and eat peanut M&Ms in the big bags regularly- but I DON'T ANYMORE.
    You can make new habits and see results too. Together, we are better. Don't give up. emoticon
    1806 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    In total agreement with Lainiesnewlife. Remember that moving forward is simply making one choice at a time in each moment in time. Even if that choice is just a smidgen better than your previous choices, that's progress. We're all individual and unique in our own way. What works for some does not work for others. You have to discover what changes you can live with. It may take a couple of weeks or so to do this, but once you determine what you can do and WILL do, then you can begin making the necessary changes that will move you closer to your goal. emoticon
    1806 days ago
  • DEBORAH2180
    emoticon all that scary stuff is now behind you and you are emerging with a healthy new you! Maybe your mind needs to catch up with the idea that you are healthier than you thought! Start fresh tomorrow and start over. emoticon
    1806 days ago
  • PATTIE441
    You can do it girl! I was taking a step backwards, and decided to get off the couch and start marching in place watching TV. And then dancing in the kitchen! We CAN do it!! Let's go! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1806 days ago
    Sounds like to me that you need to get back to the gym. You said you did better and maybe that is what you are lacking with helping yourself to get back on the track to better health!

    You have to do this for you! You want to live a long time I am sure and food isn't worth your health. So get going! You have the support! I think you should make a plan to go to the gym tomorrow and then let us all know how it went!

    We are giving you support to do this! Now get moving! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1806 days ago
  • CYND59
    Get back in the groove. Get moving again. You Can Do This! Do not beat yourself up over what you have already done. Brush it off and move on. Tomorrow is a new day.
    Make small steps in the right direction. You will feel so much better.
    1806 days ago
    I had been slacking to over being sickly for the last month or so, but today I stood behind the chair while watching a movie and did squats, lifted heels, stood on toes did all kinds of moves sure beats doing nothing and I feel better for it. emoticon
    1806 days ago
    Lots of great advice! Make yourself one of your top priorities. Easier said than done, I know. Appreciate the small changes you have made each day. The other night I knew my Fitbit hadn't registered a lot of steps, but one of my favorite TV shows was on. I marched, walked, even jogged in place during the show. Over 10,000 steps completed! Would never have done that before, so think of those kinds of things. What ARE you doing right? emoticon emoticon
    1806 days ago
    emoticon because you are worth it! Don't beat yourself up, the past is past, lets concentrate on the future! emoticon
    1806 days ago
    ok.. WE can do this! Blame it on the candy. I, too, have been nibbling on whatever sweets are around. Have you noticed how much less energy you have cause of this? I have.
    Try replacing the candy with strawberries.
    For exercising, try planking. It's great.

    I get a LOT of motivation from Sparkradio. Karen and Lily are awesome! emoticon
    1806 days ago
    Going to the gym may help but if money is an issue, it may not be an option. I know all about money crunches. Find something you enjoy doing that doesn't cost money. Walking - inside or in a mall somewhere - marching in place, doing SP exercise videos, go for a swim, a bike ride, find something that works for you.

    Don't beat yourself up - the past is past and so are those M & Ms. Move on. Make the healthiest choices you can - and don't EVER GIVE UP on yourself - YOU ARE WORTH THE EFFORT
    1806 days ago
    You aren't along. You have encouraged me so many times.....don't give up. Make your own gym. Look at the videos and create a space for exercise in your home. Map out your day and create alternative can't go to the gym but I can walk in place, I can't get outside to walk, but I can do a video tape. We can do this! I need you!!! Keep Sparkin'!!
    1806 days ago
    I just had a conversation with my son earlier this week on this topic. It seems when one takes charge of his/her life, he/she does it completely...logs in food, exercises, drinks the water and does the whole 'healthy lifestyle' thing. All is GREAT! However, when something interferes with one area of the 'healthy lifestyle' thing, it becomes so easy to take the 'I am giving up,' attitude. Don't let that happen! All three of those 'steps' are important, but just because we become 'slack' in one of the 'steps' doesn't mean that we can't keep going with the other 'steps.' Try to get back to the gym because the exercise is so important, but do not take the ALL or NOTHING attitude! Every little bit helps, so even when you aren't going to the gym, still remember to track your food and drink your water.


    1806 days ago
    Well, you've definitely taken the first step by asking for help and posting this blog. Try focusing on one thing at a time. Sometimes we just need to do baby steps to get back on track. It can be as easy as getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night or drinking 8 cups of water. When you have that down pat, then add something else. You can do it!!!


    1806 days ago
    Try telling yourself to go to the gym and workout for just 10 minutes. You can do that. You will feel better and at least you did SOMETHING. (and if you feel like staying longer, then great, but if not.... 10 minutes is ok, better than staying on the couch!) This works well for me. I used to dread going to the gym for those 60- 80 minute workouts, and when I hired a personal trainer to motivate me, I REALLY dreaded that, so much so that I quit my gym membership. Trying to do too much will never work, your body and mind will always fight that.

    Also remember to forgive yourself for your missteps, you are never going to be perfect. Every small effort you make will eventually add up and pay off. I find that the more I "beat myself up" for mistakes, the worse I feel and the more I want to comfort myself with food and TV.

    YOU ARE WORTH IT! Don't give up!

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    1806 days ago
    JAMBABY0 is right. You are letting yourself give up by not going to the gym. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1806 days ago
    If going to the gym keeps you on track and you can afford to go then tell yourself to get up and go even if its just for 10 min a day. Once your there if you feel like you can do more then 10 min. then do it. If not then commit to the 10 and feel good about your choice to go. If your like me and you cant afford to go to the gym then get out and go for a walk or some other activity that you enjoy doing outside. If your not a nature girl then look for some fitness dvd's you can do in your own living room. Its not important what you do or where you do it.. just that you keep moving. I find that it is easier for me to stay on track if I do a 2 mile Walk Away the Pounds video before breakfast and a 1 mile before bed. Its low impact for my knees but I work up a sweat and I am losing pounds and inches.. I also eat better if I start my day with a fit mind set. Good Luck.. emoticon emoticon
    1806 days ago
    Jambabyo is right! Go to the gym - commit that you will go every day - if possible - for the next 30 days and give yourself lots of strength affirmations, like "I can do hard things!" You are so worth it. You will feel better when you get back on track!! I'm praying for you.
    1806 days ago
    Go to the gym right now, and remember YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!
    1806 days ago
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