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Off the path, into the ditch :-(

Monday, April 14, 2008


Sigh. It's now only 4 days until my monthly progress photo gets taken and posted for all the world to see, and I can tell it's not going to be a picture of success. I have let the stresses & busy-ness of life get to me, and these last few weeks I have slipped off The Path of the Righteous Sparker and into The Ditch of the Lazy Glutton.

Oh it's a cosy ditch, my fall was cushioned by all the spongey cakes and I was instantly embraced by the warm familiarity of chocolate and greasy chips. But it's not a great place to be, so I've got to cut those strands of pesto-soaked spaghetti that are holding me down, and clamber out of the ditch before the comfort foods get too comfortable.

I have a feeling my monthly pic is going to look more like this puffy fish than a slender beauty, but that's OK. Part of the reason for doing the pics is to be honest with myself, so if it takes a step backward to urge me to take more steps forward, so be it. And if nothing else, the dread of seeing either no change at all or a change for the worse has prompted me to return to SP again, and get right back on the path where I left off.
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  • ROBINWALKER
    Hi Miko

    What is it about being 3-4 months in that makes it so difficult to maintain momentum - I have hardly been on Spark at all in the last week, not tracking food, and a visit to Paris (work) didn't help. Meanwhile my wife has overtaken me in the weight loss race, and she is very smug. I think we've just got to get back to doing this thing regularly, and then you will crack the 2 stone landmark, and i will break 90kg. keep up the good work and you'll soon be back on track. And you'll soon have the April 18th photos up. emoticon
    4651 days ago
  • HLTHYLIVNCCJ
    Don't fret, the ditch happens to all of us from time to time. We all have the roller coasters of life to have to deal with. When we are on top, we are great, but when we hit a bottom, those temptations come back to haunt us with their comforting joys that we so graciously accept. It is easy to slip, I have done it a lot over the past few months, between an aunt who had emergency heart surgery and was not expected to live, with my mother in-law being a monster in-law for no reason, etc., etc., etc. But, I started asking myself, any time I picked up those temptations, "Do I really want to do this? Is there something else that will give me satisfaction? Can I step away from this and not have the temptation after a while?" Many times I found myself stepping away and not coming back to the temptation and with it, having a nice cold crisp glass of water. Though if I found that I just had to have it, instead of grabbing the whole bag of chips or chocolate, I got the few pieces that would satisfy my craving and put the rest away. Don't feel down over the step back, just remember, "The greatest success is the ability to rise from failure......and The road to success begins with the first step." You can do it!!
    4653 days ago
  • ALEINEN
    i was in that ditch a couple of weeks ago. and even though you know you hate it, and it's uncomfortable, you just can't leave it until you are sick of yourself. that finally happened for me (again) last week.
    leave those chips and noodles!
    4661 days ago
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