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SPARKLE150
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5/23/10 9:09 P

I try to bounce back immediately after the meal in which I slip up. I have only been on sparkpeople for a little over a month, and the first big slip up I had made me feel so much like a failure. That time I didn't start back until the next day (but I'm happy with myself for starting back.....I posted some spark messages and got some great motivational responses that helped so much.) I didn't do very well today either (at lunch mainly) but am now determined to get right back into my new healthy habits. In fact, I am about to go exercise!
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CYNTHIAHOARD
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5/23/10 1:54 P

I bounce back but I have trouble upping my exercise Which I think is holding me back on the weight loss.



JOURNEYOF3
Posts: 645
5/22/10 11:14 P

It varies right now I have fallen off the wagon with logging food and exercise. It has been about 2 weeks, but that stops now and I will be back at it tomorrow.



PINKNFITCARLA
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5/22/10 10:05 P

Usually pretty quickly.



CYNTHIAHOARD
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5/22/10 2:46 P

I have found with time that I bounce back more quickly and fall off the wagon less. As my eating habits settle in to a healthier way, I am used to eating healthier and really think before I go back to old ways. You have to be gentle with yourself and not expect to be perfect. It is a gradual learning process.



MODESTLYBOLD
Posts: 819
5/21/10 7:13 P

very quickly....I might have a day of indulging (sensibly) every 15 to twenty days or so, but the next day I'm back at it again.



MOCACHOC
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5/17/10 9:46 A

Not as quickly as I would like to. Some setbacks don't allow quick comebacks. So I take it all in stride but I do get back in the game no matter what.

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CRAZYITSJAMI1
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5/17/10 12:12 A

ugh, it took me a little while from my last diet. I don't like to "treat" myself, because then I want it all, and that was what happened last time, but now I'm back on top! :)



HLTHYLIVN_BAM
Posts: 360
5/16/10 10:03 P

It varies! If I don't let it go for too long a day or two...but if I have a major set back - it can take up to a month.



RONIE11
Posts: 2,349
5/16/10 1:14 P

I bounce back immediatly. I feel bad for a little while then I get on with it. I can't afford to let anytime go inbetween or I will be in serious trouble.



KSP3776
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5/16/10 12:42 A

the very next meal - not bouncing back immediately used to always be my problem! NO MORE



ROSSMD1
Posts: 9
5/16/10 12:02 A

Right away...no need to beat yourself up when "life happens ".



HONORINGGOD
Posts: 2,077
5/15/10 11:25 P

i step back 2 forward can t linger in failures but learn from them



BANDMAMAPC
Posts: 861
5/15/10 8:29 P

When I have a setback, I usually bounce back in a half hour. I learned not to get mad at the scale. It's a tool, not something to kick. emoticon



CYNTHIAHOARD
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5/15/10 6:04 P

This question is very appropo for me today. I have had a high calorie day so far, somewhat out of my control, but I do have control over how much I eat at dinner, even though I don't have control over what I eat because of where I am staying.



FIEVEL96
Posts: 107
5/15/10 4:10 P

I bounce...like a rubber ball!



Oh, that's not what you meant was it? LoL!

Normally a new day is a good way for my brain to work, to get back on track!



SANDIERED
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5/13/10 10:53 P

Most of the time I bounce back the next day. I have gone to bed and decide that hey, I did my best, stop worrying and give it over to Jesus. emoticon emoticon emoticon



TRIGFROST
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5/13/10 10:01 P

If I have a bad day w/ food...I just start the next meal from that point on...Watching what I eat....



LINM15
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5/13/10 9:14 P

There are several factors which affect how fast I can bounce back - time, stress/mood & energy level, amount of sleep - if I had at least 6-8 hrs.



JOJO8MACS
Posts: 31
5/13/10 8:24 P

I've bounced back so many times I feel like a kangaroo. Time has proven to me that its ok to let yourself go as long as you can get yourself back. It's all about balance. It's not a static thing, its always changing. Understanding and forgiving myself have given me a sense of freedom. At the end of the day, the choices we make define us.



KELRAJ
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5/13/10 1:25 P

sometimes I bounce back the next day sometimes its the next week but rarely the same day.



ONMYWAYYY
Posts: 140
5/13/10 11:56 A

It depends on the set-back. When I have a lot of time on my hands, I seem to be able to stay on track because I have time to spend on SP to get the inspiration, motivation & encouragement I need. When I'm working regularly, life tends to get in the way and healthy lifestyle seems to take a back seat to the immediate pressures of daily living.



SRFRGRL7163
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5/13/10 8:11 A

After I complain for a bit, I get right back to it. Usually pretty fast depending on my mood.



KASSIANDORA
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5/10/10 5:51 P

Depends on my emotions.



ANTSOP
Posts: 88
5/10/10 2:33 P

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CHICKY88
Posts: 383
5/10/10 12:46 P

i am still in the setback, i have no bounce.



ANTSOP
Posts: 88
5/9/10 7:14 P

If you have one bad meal, do you then have another and do the "I'll start over tomorrow" thing, or do you just leave it at that one slip up and move on?



 
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