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A beginning .....again

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I get so discouraged, because I feel like I keep starting this over and over again. I eat well for a time, and I exercise, and then I fall into a period of life where stress and daily responsibilities really bog me down. I find myself stress eating, and not writing things down, and before I know it, I'm back into my old routine. Back to eating comfort foods, back to not exercising. I enjoy eating a healthy diet, and I feel so good when I routinely exercise.

But just like people who struggle with trying to quit smoking, I find myself slipping back into my old habits. I want that to change.

I'm going to have some compassion on myself - and not beat myself up about this. Instead, I'm simply going to begin. I'm going to breathe, and get up tomorrow and walk. I'm going to eat a healthy breakfast, and enjoy the day. Food is something we enjoy every day, and I'm going to enjoy the food I eat. What I eat is not a punishment - it's not a denial of all things good. I'm going to bless myself tomorrow, and then get up and do it again the next day.
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  • CAROLJ35
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    I just KNOW you can do it!!!
    3538 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5525070
    I know how you I'm starting over...again emoticon Hopefully I'll stay on track this time. Together emoticon with SparkPeople we will reach our goals.
    One day at a time.
    3539 days ago
    Welcome! Best wishes for success.
    3539 days ago
    Aw heck, I'm always doing that. Best part of that is, here at SparkPeople there are so many people to help motivate us when we do fall off the wagon! emoticon
    3539 days ago
    I have that problem too, but it's been easier to stay on the healthy train now that I have a daughter. Children are fabulous motivators.
    3539 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7567060
    Every little bit counts! Keep at it and you'll be able to succeed! I've always failed with everything I've tried (except once but that was because I didn't have the money to buy a lot of food and I had to walk everywhere because I had no car/bike). I kept reading and hearing everywhere that once you're ready you won't have excuses; you'll just do it. I thought that was a load of hooey but suddenly one day (after getting over the terror of having gained a lot of weight again), I started looking for sites that would help me with my nutrition and I found this site. It's really weird because I haven't gotten really depressed with myself when I goof on my diet or my exercise like I did before and when that would happen everything would crumble. Every day I continue with measuring my portions out and watching what I eat and trying to push myself to exercise. And I feel really good about it and positive.

    I'm wondering if perhaps people are right that when you're really ready to lose weight and get fit, you won't have any excuses; you'll just do it.
    3539 days ago
    I'm right there with ya. I just started over today, too! Hopefully, this is my last beginning!
    3539 days ago
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