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What? Restart? Again?

Monday, April 07, 2014

Well my last RESTART was a total blow out. I swear every time I try to start a diet something in my life goes haywire. I restarted on February 5th, on February 6th I had to admit my mom to the hospital via the ER and she was in there for 2 weeks. I drove my dad to see her and spent countless hours at the hospital the entire time. She is home now, but it's not been easy. My folks are 84 and daddy had a couple strokes a dozen years ago. She's rehabilitating and coming along, but needs attention and I'm cooking their meals and helping daddy clean the house. Things are finally slowing down a bit, but I'm completely miserable in my skin and NEED to get cracking on a diet. Summer is coming and it's harder for me to lose in the summer because of so many eating events spread throughout. Surprisingly I've lost 1 pound since my last Spark weigh-in on Feb. 5th. ... I'm almost happy with that because I am definitely a stress eater and I've definitely been stressed. I think I've hit my all-time low in the self-esteem department so hopefully that will be my incentive.
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  • JANET552
    Find ways to set your self up for success. I too am dealing with parents so I know how hard it is to maintain a diet when your routine is thrown out the window. Still, we need to find ways to conquer that difficulty. Since you've lost a pound, you're doing something right. Keep finding ways to be your best self!!
    1534 days ago
    Well, let's see if some healthy goals will help make that happen.
    How about planning 5 days worth of meals & snacks. Don't forget to have a couple of convenience foods for a quick meal on busy days. Doctors appointments and such. I love a rotisserie chicken and store bought mashed potatoes for days like that. So easy to add a bag salad and a frozen vegetable.
    Clear your cupboards of junk.
    Go grocery shopping but park a little further from the store. The walk will feel good.
    Fill your pantry and your parents pantry with the new goodies.
    Now you are all set in both locations.
    Achieving those goals will fire your motivation and get you going.

    1535 days ago
  • NHES220
    With all the stress you have going on and caring for others and you still lost a pound! Pat yourself on the back sister! You did not use this as an excuse to give up and stress eat. You basically maintained. This is a success story and not a failure story. You can get back on track and lose for the summer!
    1535 days ago
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