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3/5/13 9:18 A

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I haven't eaten sugar since Saturday, and I have already seen a few pounds drop off! I am feeling great and am excited to get in shape! I even ran for 25 minutes yesterday, something I have been avoiding due to a foot problem (healing) and pure laziness.

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3/3/13 11:06 P

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Good luck with your weight loss. Don't beat yourself up too bad for eating the sweets. Have you thought to yourself that you may be depriving yourself too much and that may be the reason why you had this bout of giving in? I know that I am addicted to eating junk, I have been since I was a kid, and because I know what triggers me to gorge (i.e long work day, exhaustion, the excitement of just spending time with my family) I took measures to ensure that I would not have these sugary snacks to reach for. I have cleaned out my cabinets and fridge. It took about 3 months or so for me not to obsess over not being able to eat sweets and giving in and gorging. Now, when I crave, I eat but I don't over do it and I definitely don't feel guilty afterwards. Well, I am no expert, I just wanted to share with you what has worked for me. Don't beat yourself up, just pick yourself up, give yourself a hug and keep moving forward. We are all human and have failures at one point in time or another. I'm rooting for ya!

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3/3/13 8:53 P

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I start eatting desserts. Feel bad that I did that... I know im human will make mistakes.

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3/3/13 8:41 P

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That's a great passage of scripture for motivation.

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3/3/13 7:24 P

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Thank you everyone for the encouraging messages! This last week was rough on me and I let myself get stuck in a rut, but I determined to refocus for this week! After eating those sweets I felt horrible. My stomach hurt and I definitely noticed my energy level drop drastically. Today I decided to start eating a modified Paleo diet with lots of healthy, filling foods. I didn't feel like I was being deprived of anything because the protein helped keep me full. I even ended up at a few hundred calories lower than my plan, but I feel great! I want to keep this up so that I can lose about 25 lbs before I return home from school in mid May. Then I still want to lose about 15 more lbs and get in great shape! Workouts starting up again tomorrow. I feel hopeful.

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3/3/13 7:10 P

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“If you think you can do it, or you think you can't do it, You are right.”~Henry Ford

Be gentle with yourself. There's no need to be afraid you will lose focus. With every experience there's the opportunity to learn and be better prepared. Let the experience you just had and how you feel now help you to do better the next. So many excellent suggestions given and worth trying to keep you on your journey.

The power is in YOU! emoticon

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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3/2/13 10:31 P

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Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3

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3/1/13 11:16 P

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REFUSE to believe it! PERIOD! You have been a success in MANY, MANY THINGS! Having the courage to engage with SP is HUGE! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I CAN do THIS!


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3/1/13 10:50 P

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Making mistakes doesn't mean you are a failure. It means you're human.

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3/1/13 3:48 P

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I agree with Coach Nancy. You had a "bad" few days but you do seem to recognize what the triggers are and can go from there. First, pick yourself up. That is the important part. It is a fresh day/week/month. Don't worry about what happened yesterday-don't look back.

The biggest help for me is knowing what is coming. Planning ahead. What is planned for today? What can I cook that I already have on hand? Sometimes, knowing that I already have delicious and nutritious meals and snacks planned (at least in my head) I can almost always say to myself that I have something better to eat and to back away. (It isn't a perfect plan, but we're all a work in progress.

All the best to you. Stay strong and we are all here for you if you need us.

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3/1/13 9:15 A

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my suggestion is if you are having trouble making food choices that you use the meal planner on this site and eat for 1 month what they recommend so you can learn how to make choices that fit within your calorie range. after a month then try it on your own. If you are able to keep in range for the first week then stay at making your own choices. If you do not go back on the meal planner. For the food brought back I would recommend until you feel stronger that you do not bring any back for you or your room mate. just my opinion.
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3/1/13 8:46 A

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Hi RJVBALL05,

None of us are failures, no matter how many times we fall. It's not the falling but the not willing to get back up and try again that will keep us from our goals.

Reading your post tells me you realize what triggered your response to eating the plates last night and that is a big step--realizing what we are doing, when we are doing it. Now what do you do?

This would be a good time to put in action steps so that next time you do not fall prey to this type of eating event. It could be avoiding the treat table? It could be trying to eat a little something (even with your tummy issue) ahead of time. It could be that you removed many of these foods from your diet too soon, that when you were exposed to them, it was too difficult to say no.

Just remember that every minute of every day brings us the opportunity to make a healthy choice regardless of what happened earlier in the day, week or month. Even if you had a not so great breakfast or lunch does not mean you can't have a great dinner. Healthy living is about making upgrades to your current situation, which takes time.

Hang in there! You can do this...just be patient with yourself.

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3/1/13 8:23 A

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Okay, so on Monday I was on track. I ate well and got my workout in fine. Tuesday I didn't feel so well, so my eating was a little off and I skipped the workout to rest. Wednesday I felt worse, skipped lunch and dinner and the workout. Here's where everything took a bad turn. At the end of the day I wanted to eat something, but mostly held off because of my stomach issues. I went to this concert thing where they had some delicious-looking treats...so I took a plate for later (first mistake). After I got back to my dorm room, I thought to myself, "Why not see if I can handle a small bite?" I ate the whole plate, plus what I had brought back for my roommate (she hadn't gotten back yet). Then yesterday happened. It was one of those mental days where you think, I don't have to be healthy today right? This was followed by eating way too much, too early, setting up the rest of the day for disaster. Then I bought some snacks and ate too many...etc. Today is a new month and I just want to start over, but I am afraid by the end of the week (or day) I will lose focus again! What should I do? It is stressing me out to the point of breakouts appearing all over my face.

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