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Derailed but not defeated

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Losing weight, rather the process of, is never easy. I have derailed. The train has left the tracks. Where are the tracks? I know they must be around the corner somewhere. Life is so busy this time of year with two kids in softball, homework, gym, errands, trying and failing miserably to keep the house clean and eating well fell the wayside. A 4 pound gain last week due to PMS (hopefully, but maybe not?) certainly didn't help the frame of mind however this is what always causes me to fail. All the reasons listed above and this time I refuse to let it happen. I will find the tracks (pretty sure they are only inches away if I look hard enough). I will get myself back on them and I will succeed. I refuse to let my hard work fall over the embankment due to a few hiccups along the way. I am derailed but not defeated, and I'm not giving up on this train yet
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  • NIKNAK_
    I have/ am where you are many times. As a mother with so many responsibilities it gets difficult to juggle everything. I am currently on a journey to get fit and look my best. Being trying to reach this goal since 2009. I have just decided that its now or never.
    So good for you...get right back on track. We fall but we get back up again. emoticon
    1409 days ago
  • SDEHNKE
    It's a process. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and begin again. This is a journey and we see new sights and learn something new every day.

    Suellen
    1409 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    Good for you. If there is one thing I've learned about losing weight is that it is not a straight line. There are ups and downs and twists and turns. Sticking with it though gets us to our destination.

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    1409 days ago
  • no profile photo CD17771825
    Thanks for this.. it definitely has hit "home" when needed most! Keep going.. you can do this!
    1409 days ago
  • JHDIETNOW
    You have lots of spunk--it is fueling your ability to keep "chugging" along. Now you have helped others in many ways--caring for your children who deserve a good mother and writing your blog which inspired an entire community. It is healthy to contribute to the well being of your family and your community and one of the goals of Spark, so be very proud of yourself today and reward yourself to the hilt with focusing on some of the other Spark goals--restful sleep, physical exercise and activities, and healthy food choices.
    1409 days ago
  • IMLOVINGME
    Your blog was on point! It resonates with many members. The key is...... even though you get derailed, you get back on the track and it's full speed ahead! Keep moving forward, never give up! You've got this! 👍🏋🏾
    1409 days ago
  • FERRARIFITNESS
    This is the thing with life: It will ALWAYS be full of ups and downs but how we choose to respond is always our decision. Food is never the answer. I see many people are going the soft route of 'now may not be the time to diet' etc. If not now, then when? Time does not stand still and wait for things to be perfect for us to make our move. I guess I am your tough love Sparker! No, it isn't easy and that's why so many people are still on the fence, falling off the tracks and so on. It's a moment-to-moment choice. I write a blog about my journey through bulimia/BED after an over 32 year struggle and now turning 57 this Saturday, I can say that every bit of work you do is worth it and it is NEVER too late. This is your life we're talking about! What more important thing do you have to attend to! I hope you will stay in touch and let us know how you are doing and what we can do to help. If you feel like taking a read, here are a couple inspiring stories (one was published in a national magazine- 'Battling Bulimia'):

    https://www.fifty
    fierce.com/single-post/2016/05/
    17/Why-We-Sabotage-Our-Own-Fat-
    Loss

    My ugly story:

    https://www.fiftyfier
    ce.com/single-post/2016/10/22/B
    attling-Bulimia

    Part 1 of recovery (though my entire blog really talks about the process!)

    https://www.fiftyf
    ierce.com/single-post/2017/02/0
    8/Breaking-Free-A-Journey

    Best Wishes,

    Stacey
    1409 days ago
  • SPARKYFLOWER
    It might not be the time in your life to lose weight, don't get discouraged. Please follow a healthy diet and keep an idea of what you eat and avoid fast foods and sodas during this time of your life. If you can just maintain, when the time comes to lose it will happen. I have been there with those activities with children. emoticon
    1409 days ago
  • MJKSINGS
    I think you can! I think you can! I think you can! Keep on keepin' on. I'm with you! emoticon
    1409 days ago
  • SHERRY4772
    I needed to hear that this morning!! Me too!!!
    1409 days ago
  • RESTORED260819
    emoticon One day at a time - keep your eyes forward!
    1409 days ago
  • SMORSEBVR
    Great attitude
    1409 days ago
  • CERIUSLY
    What a great post! emoticon Not only can, I believe you WILL!
    1409 days ago
  • no profile photo FITGREATGRAMMA
    Just got off the scale (with a two pound gain), opened my e-mail and found this post. You boosted me right back up to get on the rails. Thanks.
    1409 days ago
  • KITCHENCLOWN1
    I heard your whistle sound, Loud and clear, and I am inspired by reading your struggle. You are back on the track.Keep chugging along, and stay on track from now on.
    1409 days ago
  • BESSHAILE
    Here's my hand. I'll pull you back up on the track.

    So so so smart of you to come here and post this. Now - drink a tall glass of water, do your favorite kind of spiritual thing and at your very next meal eat exactly the healthy thing you'd planned to eat. No "punishment" eating - no compensation starving. Follow your plan, not your whim.
    1409 days ago
  • LOVEBIBI1409
    Me too!!! Iam on board with you let's do it!!
    1409 days ago
  • JOJO2348
    This was short, sweet and to the point as well as hitting the nail on the head for many of us. I love the comments as well. We are walking with you looking for the tracks and maybe in the process of finding them , we will lose a pound! And once we find them we will hop on and off as the train continues to move. It is a journey. I am not beating myself up anymore! Thank you for sharing.
    1409 days ago
  • JED361
    All aboard! You can do it and great that you recognize the hurdles as then they are easier to overcome.
    1409 days ago
  • JAJABEE1717
    ALL ABOARD the Spark train! emoticon
    1409 days ago
  • no profile photo TAWNIWINTERS
    You have NO idea how much I needed to read this today!! Ever forward...every day is a chance for a new start!
    1409 days ago
  • DOROTHY592
    Im off tracks too....but U got this ...u r back on track
    1409 days ago
  • no profile photo CD16937924
    This is the way I always viewed my success/failure with weight loss. A few months ago, my Mom passed away and it has made me realize, this is a journey, not a destination. I was always so preoccupied with the "destination" of the "right" weight or size, that I allowed myself to be derailed constantly by everything. Whether it was being tired, the kids needing me, (lack of) money, not feeling well, whatever. Now I can see, this is not a temporary thing, and it is being measured by nobody but me, so I get to make the rules. So don't be hard on yourself. Today is not the same as yesterday or tomorrow. The benefits of how you eat or exercise today will not be "undone" if you eat cake tomorrow. Every day, every single one, is a new beginning, and you should wake up proud of the person you are.
    1409 days ago
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  • SAGARINO
    Don't beat yourself up--remember tomorrow is a new day! Just pick yourself up & get back on the train. emoticon
    1409 days ago
  • RONIGH
    I admire your honesty, and I can relate to what's happening to you. All I can say don't give up. Remember it's not about losing weight. Rather it is about a long term healthy lifestyle change. Even the greatest general in history has had his/her share of ups and downs. Believe in your self, and keep fighting.
    1409 days ago
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  • WHITEANGEL4
    You are back on track
    1418 days ago
  • SUTHRNWMN
    That's the attitude you need to stay in the race to health. We're not supposed to be perfect, we just keep going, like the energizer bunny, except like you said, sometimes we get off the tracks. So get out your x-ray vision glasses or night vision goggles, so you can find the tracks and get back on them again. You CAN do this. I'm havethe same problem occasionally. We can help each other back on the track.
    1420 days ago
  • AMBER461
    Thanks for sharing, you will be back on track in a hurry.
    1422 days ago
  • QUARTERMASTER3
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  • no profile photo AKROXIE
    Your great attitude will get you back on track in no time! emoticon
    1422 days ago
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  • KITTYHAWK1949
    never give up. you are close.
    1422 days ago
  • DIANNEMT
    Great to keep looking for the tracks--you'll be back on before you know it!
    1422 days ago
  • no profile photo CD17342197
    I'm right there with you! I'm struggling, but I refuse to give up! Onward and Upward!
    1422 days ago
  • EMGERBER
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    1423 days ago
  • SWEETMAGNOLIA2
    I feel I am about to derail, but must continue the uphill climb like the little engine who could....I think I can....I know I can...I know you can find that track and chug on down the line.

    1423 days ago
  • PENOWOK
    That's right!! You aren't defeated unless you give up and that's NOT happening! Back on it!!
    1423 days ago
  • GREENSAPPHIRE
    Life will do this. I just keep taking🐢steps.
    1423 days ago
  • MMWUSA
    Good for you!
    1423 days ago
  • SHANTI21
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  • JUDYSWITZER
    I got derailed by a career change, budget issues, and car trouble. I am currently looking for my tracks. Good post.
    1423 days ago
  • REMBRY
    My train left the track last weekend too .. must have been a huge detour to affect so many of us .. life is just that .. life and it is to be lived .. what I had to remind myself as I started up the train engines again was that I am the eningeer of my own journey ..without me my family, friends and coworkers would be lost .. I am valuable .. loved and in control .. so whoo whoo .. as God fills me with love , purpose and desire to live my best life I am on the track headed straight for self love , acceptance and balance .. whoo whoo .. right past the ice cream store .. oh there goes the winery in the rear view mirror ..

    enjoy your babies while they are young .. there is lots of time to worry about house work, yard work etc .. spend time with those remarkable little people as they swing the bat .. hit the ball and play their hearts out .. reminds me of Kenny Rogers song .. " even I didn't know I could pitch like that " ..
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    1423 days ago
  • LOUIE-LILY
    emoticon I was derailed for a few months...back on track...
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    1423 days ago
  • no profile photo SHARONCAPPS
    You can do it. Find the tracks, they are right there and you will win. Good job. Thanks for sharing.
    1424 days ago
  • NATALIA_123
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  • JULIEA7201
    Get back on track one cog at a time if that is what it takes. Never give up. Thanks for the reminder that derailing happens but defeat doesn't have to :)
    1424 days ago
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