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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Today I should be blogging about Day 35, but instead of moving forward I feel the need to look back at the first 34 days. I have been struggling for a few weeks now and even though I understand what I need to do, and even though I get up each morning feeling positive that this day will be my day to be successful, I am not succeeding. Trying to move forward to the next day's lesson is adding another layer of stress right now and it is not helping. So for a while I am going to concentrate on perfecting the first 34 days - eating healthy, getting my exercise minutes up, and finding "my joy" which seems to have missing lately. So for now I will go back to remind myself "I use to be that way, but I am different now" and "I am committed" to weight loss, or "I'll eat it latter" and so forth until I am able to manage the skills before moving forward. And - as Linda Spangle says that is okay. I won't need to start over when I'm ready to move forward. I will just pick up my book, turn to day 35, and continue on my journey.
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    I just read this today, so I know I am late, but I am struggling, so I am trying to stay positive and motivate others. You have a great attitude. Keep up the good work. emoticon
    1927 days ago
    I just read this blog. I've been overeating lately, and I've started tracking so I can see just how much I'm doing it. Ouch! And the food I'm eating has too much fat!

    So... time to stop and re-commit. I don't know exactly why I've gone off the rails this way, but it was helpful to read your strategy of "I'll eat it later." I'm going to give that a try tomorrow! Thanks!
    1928 days ago
    You are so wise to avoid putting pressure on yourself. I started and stopped 100DWL more than once because it felt so overwhelming. Everyone is different, but I am glad that I started completely over because the beginning lessons were so key to me and each time a little more "stuck" reinforcing changes I needed to move on in the book.
    I'm still working on them. When you feel the time is right I hope you will emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Maria

    1943 days ago
    emoticon Sounds like the perfect plan to me. There's no need to push yourself.
    1946 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan to me.
    1947 days ago
    Sounds like a emoticon plan! Sometimes we lose track and focus but we can always REFOCUS once we see the need which isn't always easy to do so emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1947 days ago
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    That sounds like a great plan! The 100 days don't really have to be consecutive, I'm sure, if it is becoming stressful or if you feel overwhelmed and are struggling. Backing up just might help you with your focus or reinforce some of the good things that you have learned! Be kind to you! emoticon
    1947 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    I so understand your feelings and did keep going but realized I would go through the book again because the days went so fast I felt I needed to make things habit....
    Take care and just keep believing! emoticon
    1947 days ago
    Stay positive! We all start somewhere and we all have struggles. If you stay with it then you will succeed. Believe in yourself.
    1947 days ago
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