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Thursday, May 01, 2014

I was plugging along pretty well... Isagenix is slow, but I am losing. I am not complaining because it is easy enough to stick to the schedule and I am not frightfully hungry (except 5-7pm on fast days, then I admit, it's tough) and I truly am not craving anything. I was working out easy 4 days a week and even added in kickboxing last week. I was happy to have my first NSVs and just bought my first pair of white jeans in two sizes smaller than I had been.

So, why do I wake up tired and sad and feeling like I was just run over by a truck?

And this feeling leads to other bad behaviors - lucky, I guess it's not eating, but you can equate it to something like drunk texting - I just do things I know I shouldn't be doing, but get compelled by some weird force to do them anyway.

I have not exercised in 3 days, my mood is poor and it's just hard to find motivation.

And, because I am a compulsive weight-taker... I got on the scale and (my scale and I have a very debatable relationship) I was up the 3 lbs that I just posted as a loss on Tuesday.... how could that be.... I have not cheated on nor changed my program in these 2 days.

Aaaarrrggghhh. Maybe I just need some sunshine after all this rain on the east coast.

I am going to spend some time Pinning, that always distracts me. And maybe get some work done... :

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  • no profile photo CD13563245
    2647 days ago
    Oh yeah.




    There's always werk to do.
    2649 days ago
  • no profile photo BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY
    *hugs* Just remember you have what i takes to get past those tough moments. Would hiding the scale help? Sometimes if you live with another person who can hide it, or just putting it in a place where you don't see it every day. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2651 days ago
    sometimes, the hardest thing is putting on my tennis shoes.
    2652 days ago
    Hey Sam - I'm sorry you're going thru a rough patch, but you know it's temporary, right?! Last week I had a few days of insane eating. I'd be at work and just be consumed with wanting food & so I'd eat crap. Carbs and processed crap. Of course, I'm paying for it this week on the scale, but I've had 2 decent days in a row now so that makes me happy. We can be going along at a great clip and doing fantastic & the smallest thing can set us off - sometimes not even knowing what did it. But I think you're like me and in a day or so you'll be picking yourself back up, brushing off the bad behaviors and be kicking butt again. You've been doing such an amazing job and you are truly an inspiration, so just keep at it! You've got this :)
    2652 days ago
    You are in control. You get to decide if you do the things you call "bad behaviors" or not. The weird force is you.

    But, at the same time, YOU are also the one bringing about those NSVs. You get to decide! It's both liberating and a heavy responsibility.

    As far as the scale -- maybe hide it? When I first started using Spark, I would measure calories in, calories burned, and then figure out how much weight I should have lost. It never, ever worked. Eventually, I realized that getting on the scale could turn my mood from positive and happy about everything I was doing to improve my health to sour and angry. So I had to hide the dang thing. It helped.

    A spark friend also advised me to pay more attention to the things I could control than the things I couldn't. I can control what I eat or if I work out; I cannot control what the scale says. Making that mental switch helped me feel better about the whole process.

    Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon.
    2652 days ago
  • ROBYN168
    Hang in there - I had a small bout of self doubt and is this all worth it about 2/3 the way through my first month - but it is...you will see.

    If you haven't made friends with that tape measure that came in your kit - go for it - I am happy to have it when the scale is doing wonky things.

    2652 days ago
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