Tested and failed!

Friday, March 05, 2010

Well the past few months have been a whirlwind and I think a test of what I can do. And I failed. Not miserabley but I feel icky and am having a hard time getting back into the swing. Do I start back at the beginning of my stages? I almost feel like I need to get back to basics.

In the past three months we have had all of the holidays, hubby came home for a two week break and shamefully my eating right and exercising went out the door. Hubby left and I went into a huge slump. My dad has been in and out of the hospital with three different surgeries. And then there is the normal daily life that was already hard for me to juggle. Excuses, excuses, I could go on and on.

I am back up to 149 lbs. I refuse to hit 150 again! So I am jumping back in. I have realized that I have a lot to learn about eating right and balance. I am hoping to hit 140 by the end of April (my birthday) but with my lack of motivation right now that may not work.

So I am back!
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    You did not fail!!!! The fact that you checked in to the site proves that. You only fail if you give up totally and never try to change your life-style again. You may have taken a break from healthy living, but that happens to all of us. I joined SparkPeople in September 2008 and lost a good bit of weight and then life got in the way, I lost motivation, got addicted to sugar again and on and on such that I gained everything back and was read the riot act by my doctor. That still was not enough to turn me back around, but during all this time, in the back of my mind, I said I would get it going again. I kept telling myself the only way I can fail is to give up. True to my word, I did get it going again and have now dropped fifty pounds. So get rid of the negative thinking and think of the things you're doing well. Claim credit for anything positive, no matter how small. If you can't think of anything right away, make something positive up and claim that. It's very difficult to get motivated when you have negative thoughts and are beating up on yourself. I found the articles in the Motivation section under the heading "Picking Yourself Back Up", or something like that, to be very helpful in getting yourself turned around. Good luck to you and never give up!!!

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