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Fallen Behind

Thursday, March 01, 2012

I've been ashamed to post because I went on a binge streak and have gained a lot of weight. I think I'm finally over it though. I hope this is the last time I lose control like that. It made me realize that overeating solves nothing plus I regain weight I fought so hard to lose and spend far too much money on food.

I'm at 579 and according to my plan to lose 100 pounds in 2012, I should be at 545. That makes me 34 pounds "behind." I have a lot of work ahead of me. I just hope I can take the weight off as quickly as I put it on. I'm keeping my calories under 2400, drinking my water, and doing my pool exercise.
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    Keep at it Nora,it is a battle but like many battles it sometimes takes a few steps forward-followed by some back as well. But as it is a battle that you are going to win-you will get back on track. And it's the backward steps we take that tell us that we just must persevere. It might not be plain sailing,but it is so worth the good even though the bad days exist too. Because the bad show us that the battle must continue. Until eventually it will get easier and easier. And you will achieve your goal. You lost fifty pound Nora, and that is amazing.It shows that YOU CAN DO IT emoticon emoticon ..And the end result will be so worth the effort. emoticon . And a slipup is not the end either Nora,stick with it, you will get there. I have been off track for about a week or more now.But I remind myself that I am going to get there-step by step and kilo by kilo....
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    3308 days ago
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    Dust yourself off and get to it!! Have faith one step at a time one minute at a time emoticon
    3314 days ago
    I was "behind" my plan for the year as well and thinking about that only made me feel worse. So I would say just throw that plan out the window! I think a good rule of thumb is: If it motivates you to work hard, keep it. If it makes you feel worse, ditch it.

    What's most important is that you feel good about the decision you've made to get healthier and that you keep moving forward towards that goal. We are all going to fall down multiple times ( I know I have) and what matters most is that we get back up and keep on going. Just don't quit. You're worth more than that.

    Hopefully you've learned something about this last binge- what provoked it? Did something or someone trigger it? Is there anything you can learn to make it easier to avoid next time? Every time we "fail", we can learn something valuable about moving forward and if you learned anything from this situation, it is NOT a failure.

    The hardest lesson I'm still trying to learn is to forgive myself for slipping, to keep my head high after a bad calorie day. It takes practice but you will ALWAYS deserve praise for making the decision to do something positive to make yourself healthier!
    3317 days ago
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    Just keep looking forward, the past is the past and there is nothing you can do about it. Keep going, I know you can do this!
    3317 days ago
  • TRGIRL78
    3317 days ago
    I am new here and all I want to say to you is Hooray! Amazing you! I know words cannot say what I feel, but you are your own hero. Give yourself a break. It's hard and painful and seems endless, but it can happen! You are doing it! (((HUGS)))
    3325 days ago
    I know how you feel, in fact, the past two weeks I have overindulged several times, last night being the worsed. I finally had an out loud, heart to heart, keeping it real talk with myself and acknowledged that I slipped, I messed up, I knowingly and wilingly (although at the time it seems like I'm something else has control) ate unhealthy, high calorie, processed food. Just like you can't unring a bell, I told myself that now that I confessed it, I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I'm moving forward. That's all any of us can do. You've confessed and addressed it, now move on. Hang in there. YOU CAN DO IT!!
    3328 days ago
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    Don't worry about being 'behind'. You are way ahead because you STOPPED the binge and are beginning again! This whole thing is a learning process. If we all were perfect, there wouldn't be an overweight person in the entire world.

    Congratulations on getting back on track. One step at a time!
    3328 days ago
  • FARRAH511
    Forgive yourself, learn the lesson and keep going.

    You can do it!
    3328 days ago
    Stay strong and positive...sometimes we fall but once we get back up we become stronger!! Good luck and keep staying positive...you can do this!! emoticon
    3328 days ago
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