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6/12/18 12:07 P

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@HOTSGURL055 check out the nutrition articles here on spark! they also have guidelines for exercising with limited mobility.

if possible, see your doctor and ask them for guidance and help. if you can meet with a dietitian or nutritionist, that could be really helpful on the nutrition side as well!

there's a plateau busting challenge you can consider joining :) remember that if you're making healthy food choices and taking healthy actions, you are becoming healthier even if the scale isn't moving!

Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!

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6/12/18 10:32 A

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So need to get back on track. It gets so difficult cus I am not educated enough n I have a trauma wound on my left leg that gives me pain after I exercise. Just frustrated. Need be educated more on healthy eating n excising for limited mobility.
Still try everyday n not giving up 💪💪
I weighed 264 lbs in January n now June 228 I think I am at a plateau. I will not give up n I will take all the help I can to carry on it means so much to me to stay motivated !! emoticon

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5/14/18 1:31 P

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I am looking to get back on track with my eating and exercising,year before last year I managed to lose 27 lbs, but I just got off track and 28 have slipped back on. I'm posting this to try to make myself accountable.

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5/5/18 10:31 P



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What worked for you that you got on that healthy lifestyle journey previously. It worked for you then ... odds are it will work for you again.

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5/4/18 6:05 P

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First of all, kudos on learning some eating and fitness choices that caused a 50 lb loss!

Secondly, sorry that you were sick but glad to hear that you are recovering.

Thirdly - keep in mind that you ARE still recovering, and that the natural inclination is to depend on "comfort" foods and be gentle with ourselves in that situation. It is NOT "backsliding" or anything to feel guilty about - it is simply that you haven't yet developed a NEW set of "comfort" foods to replace the old ones.

So, the thing to do now is to stop and list all of your absolute favourite foods and activities from the period when you were actively trying to live healthier. Focus on the foods that you really love the flavour and texture of, and think about the activities which made you happy while you were doing them.

Got these things in your head now? Good - THAT is your list of things that you get to start enjoying again! Don't bother about the whole "jump back in with both feet" --- pick your absolute favourite of the foods and your absolute favourite of the activities, and get everything together to enjoy both of those today (or, latest, tomorrow).

Once you have done just those two things, and remembered how much you love them, and focus on how good they make you feel --- well, then realize that you ARE now "back on track" and making choices that make you healthier and happier!

Just take that first step, and then the next, and the next and you'll be right in the middle of it again quite quickly...

Be gentle, treat yourself with kindness, and indulge in your favourite healthy options and then just keep going.

Sir Terry Pratchett:

"Science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. It is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good."


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5/4/18 9:55 A

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I hear ya on getting back on track.. I'm very stressed lately with dog sitting for 3 weeks-- cute dogs BUT gosh my house is upside down. Kids have busy schedules too. Cats are upset. Spouse has been complaining so I have been eating like crazy!! I'm due for my period next week so I can't get enough of fast food and chocolate. I just can't keep up!!

I think the key is to acknowledge it and take small steps. Yesterday, I drank a lot of water and ate a sweet potato and a spinach salad. Granted I had butter on the potato and some ranch with the spinach BUT I ate it!! : ) Each day I will do a little more and once these dogs leave there will be no excuses!!

BTW-- congrats on the 50lbs!! That is awesome.. We can do this!!

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5/2/18 8:23 A

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focus on either your nutrition or your workouts first- i'd suggest nutrition but that's always my default :) set a goal for yourself (or join a challenge here) and plan a reward for yourself. for example, i will eat a healthy breakfast of x calories (whatever range fits into your goals) three times this week, and if i do, i get to y (whatever reward you like, a new piece of clothing/spa service/book/bath/etc). build back up.

also think about what motivated you in the first place, write down how you felt while you were on track, think about how you're feeling now. also check out some articles here on how to get back on track/rediscover your motivation.

Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!

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5/1/18 8:57 P

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Start by finding some healthier comfort food options and "sick" exercises. It doesn't have to be 100% off the wagon or on the wagon, you need to find some step in between. If mac is your comfort food, make yourself have a side of vegetables with the mac. You can walk in place or make your household chores more like workouts (think toe lifts while you cook or do dishes or fold an article of clothing, go put it away, return, fold the next one and go put that one away.). Find a way to do what you are doing better than you are now, you do not have to be perfect from the get go.


-google first. ask questions later.

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5/1/18 11:07 A

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Maybe you can start with one so it doesn’t seem so daunting.

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5/1/18 10:27 A

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P.S. Congrats on the 50 pounds! You can do this!

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5/1/18 10:26 A

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I've definitely done this same thing, with sickness or particularly stressful times. The only thing that ever works for me is looking at the calendar and picking a future date, like in a week and then motivating myself "that's the day I'm going to start!". It takes me a while to get back into the habits being second nature again, so I log everything for about a month.

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5/1/18 9:16 A

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I started dieting and exercising regularly around 8-9 months ago. Since then I have lost around 50 pounds and started to put on some muscle.
I was eating really well and sticking to a really strict workout plan without much effort due to the habit I had built.

A few weeks ago I got sick and was bedridden for a week. During that time I didn't stick to my diet and of course I couldn't work out. Now that I'm no longer sick I have broken those good habits and reverted to eating poorly and not working out.
I'm trying so hard to get back into it all again, but it is a serious struggle and I'm failing more than I'm succeeding.

Does anyone have any tips? How do I get back into it when I did so well for so long and now I'm backsliding hard?

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