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The Tracker Slacker

Monday, December 09, 2013

All the success stories I read say, "Every day I track my food in some form or another." I know this works. Wondering why I opt to not practice something that's proven?

My jeans are tight (the jeans I had to buy because my regulars were tight). Without using the scale but only my clothes as an indicator, I've gained weight. I saw some friends yesterday that I saw one year ago, and I could see by the look on their faces their disbelief at the weight I've gained. No amount of baggy sweaters and scarves and long coats can cover it up.

I slipped on the ice on Saturday and took a fall. It hurt my knee, the one that gets sore when I gain weight and don't exercise. And I thought, "I haven't been stretching. If I had been stretching, I would have gone down without as much pain." And I thought about if I'm given another 20 years. When I take the same fall in 20 years, will I need help getting up if I stay on this track of treating myself poorly?

I really do believe that "just today" matters. I wonder why I decided again to dive into the abyss? Wasting a day feeling sorry for myself is pathetic; wasting several...which leads into a week, which leads into a month, which leads into two months, which leads into a incomprehensible.

Today I track again. In tracking again, I'm back on track. 8 glasses of water. Measuring food. Allowing my body to heal from the bad-food damage I've inflicted on it.

Just today...I just need to treat myself well TODAY.

Thanks SparkFriends.
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  • 68ANNE
    Why do we do this to ourselves? What does it take to stop the train wreck. Is it your fall? I hope you stay tracking now with us
    1650 days ago

    I'm really glad that you are back to tracking. I hate when I fall down, literally AND emotionally! I'm glad that you have your big girl panties on and are ready to rock and roll.

    Love you, Ginger
    1652 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    It is amazing how many of us turned off the successful path we were on. I too joined up on the "Tight Jeans Trolley ". First stop is FAT TOWN, next stop BLOB VILLE. If I ever figure out how to stay on track, I'll bottle it and sell it for a penny. I plan on spending the next couple weeks getting myself back in order. Maybe we can figure it out together. emoticon emoticon
    1652 days ago
    I do the same thing. I read all the stories and success almost always includes tracking. But do I track? No. Am I successful with my weight loss? No.

    I agree with the other comments. You are worth it. You are worth putting every bit of effort into taking better care of yourself that you can. I pray your knee gets better.

    I'm proud of you for taking care of yourself, Just for Today!
    1652 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear your struggling. The most important part of it all is that you realize it that's more then half the battle! I hope your knee is better. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Thanks for sharing. I've seen myself heading down the same path. You have inspired me to start tacking my food. I thank you for that.

    Have a wonderful and safe week ahead. "no more tumbles" A new week a new start! Shari emoticon
    1652 days ago
  • KAREN608
    Welcome back to tracking.
    Remember you are so worth it, and your knee will be pleased too.

    Sorry you had a fall... hope you heal up fast and see progress again.
    Just get back on the horse and ride on. We all fall off the wagon. Horse..
    oh you know what I mean.
    1652 days ago
  • JAROL7
    DECIDING is 90% of the process. The last 10% is just following your plan. When you truly decide to live healthily, you will "measure, calculate, and write down" your calories for your plan. It works. I'm on Day #123.
    1652 days ago
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