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Challenge Blog: Resources and Getting Back on Track

Saturday, July 09, 2011

My challenge blog this week is to talk about a favorite resource I use, and to talk about how I get back on track once I have derailed!

A few weeks back, I posted the blog "Monday's Motivation. On there, I listed a few sites and articles I like to use for motivation. My favorite site is www.experiencelife.com They have articles on every subject- and they are always informative and upbeat! I get the magazine and I read and re-read until I feel like I have it all memorized!

Getting back on track! OK...here is what I try to do, as I am currently fighting hard to get on track!
1. Find good friends! I need friends who are very much like me and understand me, and I need people who are totally different than I am who can offer me perspective and open my mind! I find people who are where I want to go, and I find people who are in my same boat in the journey! I try hard to learn something from everyone I meet- because everyone has something to teach!

2.THINK BACK! I didn't always look and feel this way! Remember how I lost weight before, how I looked...what I loved about being there- all of it! I recently blogged about why I even want to try to keep on this path- sometimes remembering the reason is the biggest motivator of all!

3. NOW!!! I am trying hard to fight that "24 hour mentality!" If I can't be great for 24 hours, why not throw in the towel and waste my time? Stupid thinking...lead to regaining a whole bunch of weight! My body does not really know that I have been good until 3:00, but I ate a treat and now I'll need to continue to blow it...my body only knows if I gave it water, exercised it, and if I gave it too many calories...but not instantly! So it is important that I recognise my screw ups and recover right away!

4. I am who I am...and I like ice cream! I really do! But, what I need to do is learn to like a cookie scooper full rather than an ice cream scooper full, and I need to like it after lunch, rather than before bed.

I am not always on track and have no great secrets that I have learned- I just know that weight loss is made up of a zillion small baby steps....and I am the one who needs to show up to take those steps. If I show up....I will win!

Have a great week!
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  • SMFIT2017
    I can connect to each and every one of those. As for the first point, ever since I have lost weight, I prefer to be around people who bring out the best in me. A lot of my emotional eating was because of the fact that I hung out with the wrong kind of people before. I get emotionally invested in all my friends and it was hard for me to get tied to a bunch of people who were mean, demotivating and completely out of sync with me.
    It was hard to break those ties, but looking back, it was the best decision I could have made. All of us have a right to befriend people who are supportive and loving. And we shouldn't feel guilty about being picky about who we choose to hang out with.
    I'm compassionate towards everyone, I make an effort to be friendly with everyone, but I spend a major chunk of my time with people who are in sync with my new lifestyle.

    Anyway, starting is winning 80% of the battle. Keep up the good work!
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    Comment edited on: 7/15/2011 1:54:22 AM
    3520 days ago
    We are here for you! Keep taking baby steps you will get there. Love your writing, keep up the blogging!
    3522 days ago
    You know I feel tha twhen we take the time and break down what is happening on this journey and changes we need to make we are setting ourselves up for success. You are doing that thinking and planning and even if it takes a little time you will have success.
    Keep working at it ans as you say this journey is made up of lots of baby steps.
    Keep moving forward.
    3522 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    One baby step at a time....
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  • LLTS01
    One day at a time.

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  • WHITNEY0814
    Love it....
    Isn't it weird how much better ice cream is before bed?! I try to avoid ice cream all together because I'm bad at portioning ice cream.. I mean you don't think about 1/4 c when you're scooping it into the bowl because 1/4 doesn't even cover the bottom of the bowl it seems like!!!

    So sometimes I use a dipping bowl or super small coffee cup.. Or I just eat one really really full tablespoon lol
    3523 days ago
    Great plan now stay focus and achieve. Remember ALL things are possible with GOD helping you!
    3523 days ago
    Great plan so just focus on what you can do not what you can't!!
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  • TEMPEST272002
    Great tips for getting back on track! Thanks!
    3523 days ago
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