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Fell off the wagon... need to claw my way back on!

Monday, November 08, 2010

So... the past few weeks I just haven't been into SP like I used to be. I haven't been using the nutrition tool. I haven't been using the weigh in tool. I haven't been doing ANYTHING. I have been slacking off when I eat. I've been slumped in a chair not moving like I should. I've been MISERABLE... the entire time through it as well.

I can't exactly pin point why I all of a sudden quit.... but I know that I don't want to give up. I don't want to be a loser... I want to be a winner. Winning over this fat demon! I want to look the best I know I can!

Why is it we fall off? Why is it we can't just stay focused and get through what we need to do? It frustrates me more knowing I can't just stay focused and move forward without first falling back several paces.

I have no idea if I've gained... since I haven't weighed myself for a while. Though... with the Halloween candy floating around... I'm sure I had to of gained something.

I need to hear people's stories I think... how did you stay focused? How did you overcome the hurdles? Have you ever thought of just giving up? Throwing your hands in the air and saying... this is what I will look like for the rest of my life? I've been there. Don't want to be there.... but just don't know how to move forward.

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    You are a winner! Being a loser is not in the cards for you Lady. Lately I haven't been focused like I was before. I haven't been getting in as much cardio as I did before. Work has picked up and I know that this time of year it is always a challenge to stay focused. For me it usually starts with Halloween and spirals downward until New Year's Day when I, like many other people after packing on 5 to 10 pounds, pledge to make the next year be "The Year For Me".

    What helps me is focusing on being healthy. I know that if I stay at the weight I am at now that my health is going to suffer. If I am unhealthy I am going to miss out on so many wonderful things. I also must consider how health problems will effect my husband and children. I want to be as happy and healthy as possible and that won't happen if I give up and stop working at it every day. My experience over the last year has shown me that meeting small goals add up to making great progress. When I have an all or nothing approach toward weight loss I usually end up losing nothing but motivation,faith and hope.

    Sometimes we will be tempted and make choices that are not good for us. There are going to be times when we fall off but we have to get right back on the wagon and keep going! Remember we are doing this together! I'm getting back on the wagon and I'm pulling you up with me Lady! Keep Going! LOL We gotta fit into our bootylicous jeans by August.
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    Comment edited on: 11/9/2010 12:31:14 AM
    A therapist that helped me in the past told me we all have patterns that we follow when trying to lose weight. It is recognizing those patterns and doing what we need to combat them that makes us successful. For me I would see a lot of weight loss the first 3 weeks, then get cocky and overeat and see a gain in week 4. I would get SO discouraged I would half heartedly go into week 5 and by 6/7 I would find an excuse to quit. ALWAYS. You can do this!
    3769 days ago
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    Here's my best piece of advice for weight loss:

    It took you a long time to create your bad habits & gain weight, so its going to take you a long time to create new habits to lose weight!

    Though we look for instant gratification when it comes to weight loss, it is not the best way to go about changing your life. Just think about it this way - the best things we have in our lives are the things we've worked the hardest for!!!

    Don't get down on yourself if you have a bad day, or even a bad week. You need to not be afraid to get back on track, look in the mirror and tell yourself that you ARE worth it and that you DESERVE to succeed (trust me, its easier said than done but its worth it). The sense of empowerment that you can get from that is amazingly effective with keeping you on track!

    I am always here for you my friend! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help!

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    3769 days ago
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