It's so interesting how we can be so different and yet have similar frustrations and experiences. Today was not the greatest for me. Yesterday, I started getting that feeling that I'm on what OA calls that slippery slope. I skipped the gym because I was so tired and ended up not finishing my Nutrition Tracker. Today, my SO and I felt like we were chasing our tails all day. We drove all over town and accomplished next to nothing. However, and it is a big however, I did not overeat like I used to do and throw caution to the winds. Tomorrow, I hope to be back on track. We're sharing one car right now so I will have to get up quite early to make it to the gym and back home before she needs the car to go to an important doctor's appointment.
I have used several personal trainers in the past. Please, do not ever use one who would doubt you in any way. That person is supposed to be your biggest supporter through thick and thin (ouch). You sound like you are doing your very best and I admire your efforts 100%. I've been a Spark member since early 2008. One of the major themes: NEVER give up. This is a lifetime endeavor, not a short term project. If you do your best every day, and eat a healthy diet, you will succeed. If you can find the time to use Nutrition Tracker, you can get some solid feedback from the automatic reports, especially if you're not eating enough calories for your goal. I always say there is something here for everyone. I pledge to return to Nutrition Tracker tomorrow and use it faithfully through the end of 2012. Don't ever forget that your sharing with such honesty has inspired me to do this.
We are all together here as we seek a healthy life, not just to lose weight but to stay fit and healthy for ourselves. In the words of the renowned therapist David Burns, "Treat yourself like a beloved friend."