When the little engine that could runs out of steam

Monday, June 20, 2011

I am , unfortunately, just like everyone else. I was all gung ho about trackign my food, cutting up veggies and buying fruits etc. But when it came to the long run, doing it for more weeks, well, i started to run out of steam. I had not tracked a single thing this week and aside from strenuous yard work, i didnt do any exercise. today is monday, I am resolving to track my food, to be mindful of what i put in my mouth and how each and every one of those choices add up to the whole. If i do not make myself shake off this lethergy, this sense of complacency, i will be letting my dtr down. She is the reason i am doing all of this. If i get back into a few clothes that are tight right now, that is a bonus. But it is her health that is keeping me going. I have to do this for her. So, if you have a minute to cheer me on to wake me up and get me back on track to tracking, please do so! thanks. Deb emoticon
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    Post a big sign that says "I Think I can...I think I can..."
    Remember the little engine that could got over that hill with a LOT of effort, not just one big push. Just don't give up. Keep trying
    3132 days ago
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    This process of staying healthy is so two step forwards and one step back...but the most important thing is to stop yourself when you are going backwards and get moving in the right direction. We are all only human but there is support here at spark to keep you just need to do it!! do it every day!!! Just Do It!! Barb
    3329 days ago
    Ya'll are so amazingly awesome! to answer a few questions, yes my dtr is an adult. I am doing it for her, because, she grew up with the mother who ate too much and moved too little. Her poor eating habits and exercise habits are a direct result of the lifestyle i modelled for her. I have been a great deal healthier these past 5 years, but she had so many habits already formed. So i am trying to support her in re creating new habits, I can't support and encourage her when i am not doing it myself either! emoticon
    3329 days ago
    emoticon Every day is a new opportunity. Just keep checking into SP everyday. Try something different, such as drinking your water and eating sweet potatoes. I have to change up my routines and habits. It seems to help get me back on track faster when I slide off.

    3331 days ago
  • LINDAF49
    Foreverfit101's comment "Remember, you are aiming for progress not perfection." is priceless!!! Thank you for that - It is copied into my inspirational journal!

    Now I don't know you so I need to ask why are you doing this for your daughter? I ask because I went Gluten Free the first of the year to make my home safe for my severely allergic adult daughter visit - It has benefited my health greatly too but I can relate a little to doing it for a daughter.

    God bless you and keep on tracking, working and getting healthier!
    3331 days ago
    We're all in this together!

    Take a giant step forward!! (or a teeny tiny one works too!)

    3332 days ago
    It's ok! You caught yourself before things got too out of hand and asked for help.

    You can do this! Cut those veggies! Track those foods! Get out and play with your daughter to get some fun and exercise. (Not sure if this daughter is a child or an adult. LOL)

    3332 days ago
  • 4EVERFIT011
    Remember, you are aiming for progress not perfection. Dust yourself off and get going again. It is not how many times you fall, it's the number of times you get up that count. I'm rooting for you!
    3332 days ago
    I agree with SEAWAVE!

    We all have those moments, so what? Just get up and start again, right?

    My mom was always telling me and my siblings that it isn't what happens, it's what you do with it. So...

    You're off and running again, and that's what you're doing with it--and that is emoticon

    Hang in there, emoticon
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    3332 days ago
    Thanks for the perfect words. yes i am a perfectionist. totally true. Thanks.
    3332 days ago
    And WHY would you be so original to get it all right the first time? Perfectionist much? You're doing fine, because you're not quitting and you're getting back on that horse. Quit beating yourself up for being human! Yes, you're doing this for your daughter, but you have to do this for you too!
    3332 days ago
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