Venting does help and this is a good place to do it, because we totally understand and have been there! At least you are aware of what you are doing and trying to change! As long as you don't quit, you will be fine! There will be bumps in the road, be it at a celebration like yours or a holiday or just being in a bad mood and we slip and eat too much. Don't be too hard on yourself! You did the right thing, came straight to SP to get help and to be motivated. I find reading blogs helps inspire me to get up and go and do better!! Stay strong!
Connie from Florida
Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha-cha. ~Robert Brault
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21,218 6/11/12 9:36 P
This adopting a healthy lifestyle is a process and has it's ups and downs. One of the keys to success is moving past the bumps, learning from them and moving on. It sounds like you are aware of what you are doing that works and those things that are not so great. Keep deciding to go with the things that work and you will reach your goals.
Feeling a little icky can definitely effect your outlook/mood. Get some good sleep and have a wonderful thriving day tomorrow.
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." Albert Einstein
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6/11/12 9:29 P
Aw, Give yourself a break! Life happens and you really have to try and roll with it. Healthy is a way of life, you aren't going to blow it in one weekend. Do you journal? I find that writing things out help me put events in perspective and help me see what my habits are telling me. You really can do this!
Congratulations on the Employee Award!
I tell myself that if I don't get out and move today than I will wake up tomorrow feeling the same way I do now, maybe even worse..but if I just make the move today, than I feel I have the advantage over a better day tomorrow.
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6/11/12 8:26 P
I am a pretty positive person, and am always smiling or in a good mood.
I feel defeated today. I am not sure for what reason, exactly, but let me say that I also feel kinda down and icky- so that may have something to do with it.
I was awarded Employee of the Quarter at our staff summer picnic on Friday. My friends decided we needed to celebrate, so we went out on my friends boat yesterday. I stttuufffeeddd my face. I mean stufffeeddd. Cheesy poofs, chips, turkey sub.... I also had some strawberries and ate only water.
Then I had noodles and company for dinner. So yeah.. wayy over my calorie count.
Today I had a fruit smoothie with protein for breakfast.. and skipped lunch by accident. My coworker brought in cupcakes and I am not sure it was because of my blah mood that I needed comfort, but I had two. Then later I ate a ho ho. Just one though.
For dinner I had two things of yogurt, chicken, and a salad. I had to choke down dinner.. which really means I am out of sorts because I love to eat.
HOWEVER- EVEN WITH THE 2 CUPCAKES AND HO HO I ATE 1200 CALORIES. That has to count for something right.
Up until today I had lost 6 pounds. I was 154 when I started and was 149.3 on Saturday.
Granted I ate all day and scarfed down my food yesterday- but when I stepped on the scare this afternoon it said 154. I know its probably water weight and weight fluctuating.. but damn why did I decided to get on the scale.
And exercising... I haven't done any since wednesday. I was wayyy tooooo busy. I did work out 3 times last week though- varying from 30 minutes to an hour. Yesterday I did swim in a lake and I was exhausted.. so I got some cardio.
I have a zumba class tomorrow, my hour yoga class on Wednesday, then I am doing an hour on Thursday and 30 minutes on Friday of the bollywood videos I love so much. Saturday/Sunday we will see. We may go hiking so that would count a my cardio.
Anyways.... long story short- I felt so uncomfortable in a bathing suit.. and I feel so awful right now- about myself. I am doubting I can do this, and I am doubting if it would even work.
I felt like if I type up a post, maybe just venting this all out could help. Tomorrow is a new day.
Edited by: WHITTYB58 at: 6/11/2012 (20:26)
Weekly goals- Workout 4-5x a week. Attend one yoga class a week. No more sodas... Track food, but don't get discouraged if I mess up.
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