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SQUINCHA Posts: 16
10/31/12 10:26 P

Look you came to get help! Already making a good choice!
Tomorrow is a new day new month, perfect time to start fresh. I hate when i cant run but the eating is key too. Plan your meals for tomorrow before you go to sleep.
Good night! Easy on your muscle,

SQUINCHA Posts: 16
10/31/12 10:25 P

Look you came to get help! Already making a good choice!
Tomorrow is a new day new month, perfect time to start fresh. I hate when i cant run but the eating is key too. Plan your meals for tomorrow before you go to sleep.
Good night! Easy on your muscle,

RENEJW SparkPoints: (3,721)
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10/31/12 9:54 P

Sorry to hear about your injury. Try to concentrate more on eating healthy and and working slowly on the parts that are not injured. Hope you have a speedy recovery where you can get back to your exercising.

TRICHARDS19 SparkPoints: (11,391)
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10/31/12 1:26 P

Injuries are tough for me too. Exercise is the bright spot for me usually, I like being physically active, and I like sweating, and when I can't move in the way I want to, and in the way that makes everything else easier - I can easily go downhill - exercise is my "fun" and without it things can get bleak.
I'm not sure if that's the case for you, but if movement makes everything else better, than figure out something to do ASAP. Pool running, chair exercise, walking - what you can do safely without further injury, do it.
For me, if I stop tracking food, it's a way to avoid acknowledging what is happening, it's avoiding the issue, and a complete set up for sliding downhill further. Commit to writing it down right now - you can choose to do this differently this time!

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (142,750)
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10/31/12 12:21 P

INSANITY77,

Having an injury WILL NOT derail your efforts at good health or weight loss. Injuries are something that happen to everyone at some point. Just because you're injured doesn't mean you can't exercise. It just means you have to make some modifications. If you can't run, then sit in a chair and do some upper strength exercises. Work your upper body muscles while your lower body heals.

Also, have to be very honest with you, a person can't outrun a bad diet with exercise. If you want to take the weight off and keep it off, you must watch what you eat. Even though you may be injured and can't exercise intensely as you want doesn't mean you should give up. As long as you are eating right, you can still lose weight. But, you really do have to be mindful of those portion sizes.

So, no more beatings. the beatings aren't productive. You had a couple of weeks where you ate more than you should have and didn't log, put those weeks behind you. Today, you do your best to eat a bit better, watch your portions, log your food and get some exercise even if you're only doing upper body strength exercises. Every little bit really does add up.

You need to learn to go with the flow. An injury is not the end of the world. You just learn to work with it or around it.




LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,257
10/31/12 11:39 A

"i am back to +++overeating and making bad choices
and stopped tracking my nutrition"

Well, there you go! You recognized the problem... now DO something to change it.
The choice is yours!

CHESAPEAKE60 SparkPoints: (3,734)
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10/31/12 10:48 A

Weight loss is much more diet than exercise. So just concentrate on the healthy eating and let your muscle heal. Then try walking instead of running for a while. I think there is such a thing as too much focus on exercise especially at first. Going slowly and allowing the body (muscles and joints) time to strengthen slowly will prevent injury and keep you from getting derailed.

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (137,682)
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10/31/12 12:08 A

I am sorry to hear that you have injured yourself. There are still things that you can do, and sabotaging yourself, using the injury as an excuse, isn't one of the acceptable options. Why be discouraged? Just do some exercise in another format! Chair exercises for one are just as good and will give your muscle a chance to heal, but keep your body conditioned at the same time. Don't let this time have such a negative effect on you. Without wishing to sound mean, the choices are YOURS - you can choose well, or not - I would rather say "well, I'm not going to let it get the better of me" and choose the better option!

Of course, it doesn't help when support in your life is lacking! BUT you can get loads of support on SP - stay in touch on the message boards, and that support will flow in.

Kris

INSANITY77 SparkPoints: (4,449)
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10/30/12 11:13 P

the past 2 weeks have been terrible for me

i pulled a muscle while running

and i have been SO discouraged since my exercise has been so off track

i am back to +++overeating and making bad choices

and stopped tracking my nutrition

i feel like this setback has done a number on me

i don't get the support i need from family

i just am so sad i feel like i am reversing any sort of progress i made

help please

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