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Just Stick With It - Lesson Learned?

Friday, April 04, 2014

I hope so.

March was my "feel sorry for myself" month. For whatever reason. No point in dwelling (after all, I had 10+ years of "feel sorry for myself").

I gained a bit of weight in March, stopped tracking food, didn't care to exercise much, ate poorly, broke a good streak of water intake and freggies intake. I must have been sick in the head to forget that I really can get healthy again. Think of it as a 31-day "mind flu."
So this week each day I tracked my intake, got all my water, got at least 5 freggies in me, and stuck to 1200 - 1400 calories. And it paid off. The bloating went away (that's why my loss this week looks like such a big chunk), the energy came back, the hope came back. And once again, a thanks to my SparkFriends for sticking with me!
My lesson, that I hope I remember on those days and weeks when I want to dive into the "feel sorry for myself" abyss of crapfood, that I have to renew my commitment to be good to me, that being good to me is a lifelong journey that doesn't end when certain numbers on the scale are seen (or not).

I hope you all are sticking with it, no matter what is going on in your life that makes you want to dive into food for comfort. Don't let the abyss suck you in forever. Make one small change and get back on track. You'll feel better for it emotionally, spiritually, physically.

Peace Out,
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    I can relate !! I am getting back now as you read - sending a goodie - with info - Hugs K emoticon
    1686 days ago
    emoticon I am constantly pressing the rest button. But we will get there! Good luck for this month. You can do it!
    1689 days ago
    emoticon I'm happy that you're back on track. I've having bouts of that mind flu myself but it's time to join you in first getting back to it and then sticking with it!! emoticon emoticon
    1689 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    Remember to stop back and look at the blog next time you feel a sabotage coming on
    You've got this
    1691 days ago
    Its hard changing life-style habits. That's what they are really, something we have done since we were young, and so easy to do. Now we have to work harder and relearn some things, but in the end we will benefit from them. Stick to it! Good job! emoticon
    1691 days ago
  • KAREN608
    Old habits are hard to break, but the first good new habit is sticking with the plan no matter what garage life hands us!
    1691 days ago
  • ABAKER34
    Thanks for the reminder, great blog! My fall off point is always the weekends for me, I'm making the commitment to stick within my calorie range this weekend. What's important is that even though you had a bad month last month, you stayed with your support and now you are back on track for the long haul. You are doing great!
    1691 days ago
    I think most of us dive in to the abyss every now and again, and this is a good reminder that all it takes is one small step after another to climb out of it...

    Now we just have to remember that! emoticon
    1691 days ago
    I've tried to 'stick with it' for four years now and every month it is the same thing...back to old habits. But I'm still here trying so I guess that counts for something.

    You are a prime example of why sticking with it works! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1691 days ago
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