Fell into a big hole I dug...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

and I’m having trouble getting out again.

You really didn't think I was digging by hand, did you? emoticon

Poor choices, limited exercise (other than cleaning and purging the basement and closets), way, way too much restaurant eating and blah, blah, blah! It has done me in. Like a lot of us, I start every day with great intentions, but along the way life jumps in and the hole just keeps getting deeper and deeper. Of course, I know how to get out: STOP DIGGING! The more I dig, the deeper it gets! So, if ever there is a time for me to put into practice all the things I know to do, it is now, before things get even more out of control.

I’ve learned to never say this won’t happen again, as it seems to regardless of all the things I do say or promise myself. I just know I don’t want to undo all the work I’ve done over the past couple of years. Instead, I want and need to continue to work towards my goal of reaching a happy and healthy weight, and then move on to learning how to maintain in that place.

So, just for today…no more digging! Just working a little harder than I have been, and then I will work harder still. Come along, friends! Together we will get to that happy and healthy place! emoticon
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  • SPEEDY143
    OK young lady give me the the keys to that "digger" YOU are in time out!!! And while you sit there we all want YOU to think about all the time and effort you've put into your healthy journey since joining SparkPeople... can you imagine where you'd be by now if you hadn't??? Makes me shivery just to think about it... oh, sorry I was talking to myself there emoticon

    You are always so honest about your experiences Jeannie and we all can relate. Some days, weeks, months are harder than others, but over all you have made wonderful progress and been an inspiring example to all your SparkSisters emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2106 days ago
    Jeannie, I know that you will be able to do what your make up your mind to do. You have been down before and you always have pulled yourself up by the boot strap and carried on.
    I think that Theresa had it correct when she said that sometimes we just don't want to do it. I think that most of us feel that way every once in a while.
    You said that you didn't want to re-do what it took so long to do, well, guess, what I did? Almost a year ago, I was down 40#. I am now back within two pounds of where I was when I first started. So, I started all over again. I'm not happy or proud of myself--but I don't hate myself either. I just have to be ready to try it again and hopefully try it again with far better results.
    So, dearheart, get yourself back down to Onederland and make us all proud!
    2108 days ago
    Yep Jeannie,
    Same here - "Same song, different verse!" That is my tune lately. I cave in, and it takes a strong effort to get back out.

    So, I'm going to get up and start putting more effort into this. I think I get lax and lazy sometimes, just tire of having to DO it, measure it, think about it!
    So easy to just slide back into those old familiar, comfortable ways.

    Sending you wishes for Strength to keep out of the deep! emoticon

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    2108 days ago
    emoticon on the blog!

    What can I say? "Been there. Did that."

    Let's focus on the 'stop' part of your blog. You put an end to it for today. That's great. So focus on today.

    Tomorrow. No digging. "Just say NO!" Easy for me to say, but it certainly isn't always easy for me to do. I excel at digging holes, deep ones too.

    You've lost a lot of weight. You've been walking and walking, counting those poles/posts!, riding your bike. Keep up the good work. Remain focused and committed.

    Hugs to you.

    2109 days ago
    Jeannie, emoticon For sure, this is not an easy journey. My choices goes along good for awhile and then, as if by magic, something triggers my buttons and I can't find a good choice anywhere. It is like The mere thought of "good choices" leaves my brain. LOL, I did say Black magic cause it sure isn't good emoticon

    If I could only figure out what sets that trigger into motion-------So sending you a ladder to get back up, but keep it close because I might need it again, or one of our other Spark Friends.

    Hugs and Love,
    2109 days ago
  • CJMOK1121
    Jeanie: I love your picture of the big hole digger. I think I have one in my backyard just ready for me to use everyday. I have not been posting or chatting much in the last month or so, but I have quit digging, so I'm joining you in covering up that hole so will not fall into it again, besides filling up that
    hole will take a lot of work and exercise a little at a time. lol. Its so good to see you writting blogs and posting more. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your visit with your Mom and Sister.

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    2110 days ago
    At least this time you are stopping the digging for today - maybe you will be in the mood to stop for one MORE day and you will find that it is NOT ONLY bad habits that are easy to renew - sometimes it is possible to renew the GOOD habits too. (HUGS) It is a struggle.
    2110 days ago
  • JILL313
    Dear Jeannie, I've been there also digging with you at times. I honestly think the only reason I'm maintaining or occasionally dropping a few pounds is I don't feel well a lot of the time plus dealing with pain issues really decreases my usual hearty appetite. . .I'd much rather feel better with a lot less pain but right now that's out of my control. Jeannie, it's good you're stopping and thinking & writing about what's happening on your Journey to health and WL. It's so easy to slip back into old habits and patterns we were in only a short time ago. I feel like I'm in this battle to lose weight for the rest of my life that includes when I'm on maintenance. Unfortunately, it's like we never can let our "guard down" and eat the way we used to eat and still really want to sometimes. We can't take our prior success to mean that we're there now with a healthy mental attitude to last the rest of our lives . We all need to tweak and/or change our Goals at times. Losing and maintaining weight takes constant awareness and focus I feel for the rest of our lives. It's tough but also so is being fat and unhealthy. Losing weight and keeping there takes a lot of effort. You've just taken a little detour but I know you're going to focus on each day and pre-plan everything you're going to do to make it a healthy day for yourself. By all means limit those meals out as much as possible. I don't like eating out that often anymore as I still can't trust myself once I'm in a good restaurant and it still amazes me how my good intentions fly quickly "out the window" so fast. . . that when I finish that meal I'm shocked at myself and how I become out of control again in this food environment. You've come a long way and it's time to once again put your knowledge of what's healthy or not into focus again. I know you can do it Jeannie. Time to re-read the Spark book again and read some motivating WL success stories. I'm rooting for you and honestly believe if anyone can make this Journey a good one it's You.

    Love You,

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    2110 days ago
    You are right. All you can do is stop digging. The hole is big enough.
    If we could have only said that when it was a few inches deep.
    But alas , even though I am not from Texas, my motto seems to be "the bigger the better."
    If we could only go back and undo the previous days, week, years. Oh wishful thinking.
    We can get up tomorrow and star the day afresh.
    We know what to do. But we are also human and we don't always make the right choices. Who does???
    I am betting you will get back on track and see some fantastic results.
    Take advantage of this lovely summer. All the fresh produce, hot weather, less eating, fresh salads, fruits. Easy exercise choices. You can and will do it.
    I used to be a cheerleader in school. Rah, Rah, Jeanie, you can do it.
    Can't you just see me with my pom pom's, cheering you and all of us on?
    Take care,
    Be strong, stay positive.
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    2110 days ago
    One day at a all you need to aim at! emoticon

    Love the beautiful flowers on your wallpaper.
    2110 days ago
  • JAMER123
    The road behind us is gone. Look towards a new day. I am as guilty as everyone else by digging the hole deep then I have to take time and figure out how to walk out of it. We can do it when we take it an hour at a time!! Went to Olive Garden with friends last night and of course they don't have any low cal foods!!! So I was able to get a lunch menu and stayed within my calorie range but still not good on the sodium!! Tomorrow is a new day and a new week, Jeanne!! We can make it the best we can!!
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    2110 days ago
    I think you are in the same boat as the rest of us. If we take what we learned granted and let our guard down we fall into that proverbial hole.
    Time to get back to basics and focus on tracking and activity minutes.
    That's what I'm trying to put into place. emoticon emoticon
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    2110 days ago
    I totally understand, Jeanne! Good luck to you, I know that you can do it! That is how you do it, just move on, back on program. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2110 days ago
    I'm with you Jeanie - seems like summer is harder than winter when it comes to food choices ...everything sounds so good. So I've grabbed my shovel and am right beside you, girl!

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