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What do you do when you've blown it?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I've been feeling pretty proud of myself for getting back on the wagon, tracking my food, exercising regularly and then yesterday....Disaster!

At 2AM I was woken from sleep by one of the staff at the hotel I manage. Couldn't get back to sleep and long story short I ended up with 3 hours sleep. Yesterday was the longest day and my coffee cup was my best friend. When the work day...finnnnnnaaaaallllly ended. I came home pretty much dead on my feet fell into bed for a nap, but not before just randomly stuffing 9 pieces of chocolate into my mouth just cuz it was lying on the table. Then warming up tacos and scarfing those down...still okay though still in range...BUT...later my husband makes barbeque'd ribs. Well I don't know how ya'll feel about ribs but I love them and it was just to much temptation. Like a good lil sparker I later put my food intake into my tracker, constantly berating myself to be honest...no matter how awful it turned out. It was awful alright...700 calories more than my highest range.

There it was in black and white the ugly truth...I'd blown my diet. This would have seriously derailed me in my prespark days...but then I remembered I'm not on a diet this is a lifestyle and stuff happens in life. Its not the end just something you need to look at and take steps to counter. So forgive yourself and move on. Today I'm rested, I will be exercising at some point and have planned my meals to come out at the lower end of my calorie range. These days are gonna happen its a fact, the trick is to not let them happen often, don't get down on yourself and just keep moving on.

Got on the scale this morning down 3 pounds from the first of the year...so I'm doin more right than wrong. So I'm celebrating which always powers you up and keeps you moving in a positive direction. I hate to see people who beat themselves up and think negative self talk will motivate them to the end of a positive goal.

Anyway was wondering how you guys react to a set back.
Heather

  
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WALKMAMA 1/12/2011 9:19PM

    Great attitude!

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RAVENLYNNE 1/12/2011 8:26AM

    I had no idea that ribs are such a no-no until i looked them up last week when I ate them. Wow!

This happened to me sunday...We ended up going to IHOP after church. Once sirlion tips with eggs meal is 1400 calories. And I ate it all...every bit. I just forgave myself later and promised to make better menu choices next time. We will slip, we're human. It's what we do the next day that matters.

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RIDLEYRIDER 1/12/2011 7:11AM

  I had a similar experience with Chinese food on Sunday. The scale showed it on Monday, which could have led to giving up, but only made me more resolved to forget it and get back on track. Most of that is gone now, according to this morning's scale. Woohoo! It's never quite as bad as you think, I guess, and you can always recover. Moral of the story:whether it's a horse or life that throws you, get right back on!!


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NICKYCHICKY1 1/12/2011 6:47AM

    just put it behind you and do good again tomorrow . I never beat myself up , you need to be your own best friend not your own chastiser. Deep breathe and off we go again .

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I feel sooooo good.

Monday, January 03, 2011

I'm feeling so good right now. Its amazing what just having a few extra days off can do when your normal life is so insane. I have been struggling as my team mates know for the last year trying to find time and the way to balance a healthy life style with my work schedule. I was getting very discouraged and slowly gaining back weight. Over Christmas I had a 4 day break and this weekend I had my sat. and sun. and Monday. Shortly after Christmas I stood on the scale and was horrified to see that I was up 13 pounds from my goal weight. I decided right then...no matter what I was not going to let this contine and my first and only priority at this point is making sure I get the time I need to do what I need to do to live a healthy, happy, and somewhat balanced lifestyle. I like my job, but it is my work, not my whole self.
Anyway, I have been exercising regularly, my fridge is filled to the brim with healthy foods that I have been eating in the right way and I'm already starting to feel so much better. Then to my delight I got weighed today and I had dropped 2 pounds.
Like I said I feel great right now, and feel like I'm actually finding my way. Now tomorrow I'm back to work and it promises to be a very hectic week, but I won't be going to work until my work out is done, even if that means going a bit later than I normally do. I've spent the day cooking and I'm totally prepared with healthy foods for both home and work. I can do this, I refuse to just be a victim of a busy schedule. I deserve the time I need to take care of myself, and with the added energy, confidence, and enthusisam that comes from a healthy lifestyle I"ll be even more effective at work. Why in the world has it taken me this long to figure this out. I think I just got so tired I just couldnt really even see what was happening to me. Just how bad I was slipping back into unhealthy habits and how much it was really affecting me.

Well live and learn right.

Heather

  
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ALMOSTRETIREDRN 1/5/2011 2:00PM

    Finding the time to take care of ourselves is the hardest part of the whole process. Good for you!

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WALKMAMA 1/5/2011 6:23AM

    Hurray for you!

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I managed to get in three workouts this week...

Saturday, January 01, 2011

May not seem like much to some but I've been struggling for time and energy and the last while I've gone weeks at a time with no exercise. So I'm celebrating...

I feel like I've found my resolve recently to stop letting my job demands rob me of a healthy life. However, I must confess I'm worried too. The owner is coming on Thursday for a few weeks and I will be run ragged during this visit. I'm afraid I'll end up not sticking to it and lose the momentum I've finally managed to get back.

I have to make a plan and I may even have to have it out with him about needing time to exercise when I actually still have some energy.

Heather

  


Time to find my backbone...I know I left it around here somewhere.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Okay enough is enough. I have a million very valid excuses...but the reality is I have gained back13 pounds of my weight over the last year and all my healthy habits and exercise have fallen to the wayside. Its the first 13 on my way back to 206 or worse and I swore I was done being that girl in a previous post.

A lot has happened this year and I have been soooooooo busy and sooooooo tired I just couldn't seem to get in the exercise and would open my mouth for whatever junk was being passed around because I was too tired to cook and plan for my own meals. I was promoted to General Manager for the hotel I work for and that has been a major change in my life.

LIke I said I have a gazzilion reasons errr excuses....for why this has happened. Its a lot more complicated now for me to achieve a healthy lifestyle...but...so what! Right! I can sit around belly aching about it and comforting myself with all the reasons why I'm not exercising or eating right while gaining all that weight I worked so hard to lose back and be totally miserable. I don't think those excuses will comfort me much then.

Its time I sucked it up and lose the excuses and do what I need to do to get back to my healthy groove and feel good again. Not just about career achivements but about my whole life and being. I want that balance back again and the only person who can make that happen is me.

It comes with making a decision...I'm worth it...no job is worth losing your health over, and no job should be your whole life. I'm going to take the time I need to exercise and I'm going to plan my meals and have them cooked on sundays so i can just heat them up. I will get back to goal, and my goal is once I'm at that original goal...I'm gonna set a new goal and go down to 145 before 2011 is out.

I'm going to look good and feel good while celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary in the Domincan this year.

I did it before under easier circumstances, but I can still do it again. It comes from making the decision...and I've just made it. What about you...have you made it. Your worth looking and feeling your best....don't let the obsticals defeat you...there is always a way around. Sometimes, we just have to locate our missing backbone and snap it back into place.

I worked toooo hard to get to goal...no way am I gonna throw it all way. It felt to good and I want to feel that way again. I'm going to get back to my perma grin place.

Heather

  
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SWILLIAM621 1/11/2011 8:50AM

    Such a good blog and attitude! We can do this, I am right there with you girl!

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MWRIGHT8 1/1/2011 12:58PM

    Girl I am sooo with you! I have made all the excuses too in the past year and swore I wouldn't gain the weight back, and here I am again!
I will take little steps along with you this year. I will get my backbone back too. Greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world!!!
Hugs
Marion

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29MOMOF4 12/31/2010 8:17PM

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JONIRO6 12/31/2010 7:30PM

    I found my backbone but it seems to be in small parts. I'm piecing it back together again like I would a jig-saw puzzle so I can say I have my resolve back again as well. I have lost weight and found it again several times. My doctors aren't real thrilled about it. I don't like the way I look. I don't like the way I feel. I don't like the way I feel when I go up the stairs. Just think all the things I don't like are the things you avoided by finding your backbone after 13 pounds. Hurrah that it wasn't the whole thing and then some.

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Back to Baby Steps.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

AFter struggling with exercise for quite some time now due to an insane work schedule, gaining 10 pounds and trying to recover from a knee injury. I'm back and going to try to make Sept. Count. I managed to get up at 4:30 am this morning....groan....but I did and I managed to get in a 40 minute walk/run interval work out in for a total of 5.32 km. Not a lot but its a start. Hopefully I can stay awake and alert at work today. Really could use some encouragment and support as I try to get back in my healthy groove.

  
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SHAWNEINFL 12/5/2010 8:13AM

    Remember "baby steps" is the ONLY way to make it happen.

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REJ7777 12/2/2010 5:49PM

    It's a challenge to work up the emotional, mental and physical energy required to prepare healthy meals and exercise with an "insane work schedule". But it feels so good once we've done something for ourselves and exercised! It doesn't have to be all that long, and I always feel more energized after some exercise. emoticon

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ICANCHANGE1 9/6/2010 6:44PM

    Great job getting up at 4:30!! What's your secret? :)

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MWRIGHT8 9/6/2010 12:08PM

    Hey Lady! I am so there with you. I have been so derailed. I thought I was back and then got discouraged and disappeared again. I set my goals too high and then can't do them. I need to get back to reading the Spark and starting at the beginning again. We can do it!!

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JUNEPA 9/1/2010 12:03PM

    baby steps and interval running rock

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SWILLIAM621 9/1/2010 10:21AM

    I am right there with you girlfiend! Restarted the 100 day challenge yesterday as I got too busy last week and broke my 20 odd day start. Planning on running my next 5K on 9/11 but not overly optimistic about how I will do as I have not been training due to the heat. I figure something is better than nothing and with the heat breaking maybe I can get in the groove. I too have regained some pounds and inches, really had a groanfest over the weekend when I realized how many inches I put back on. emoticon for getting up early and getting your time in, I rode my bike for 10 minutes while watching the weather before getting ready and was going to walk at work with a couple of ladies but it was raining so will get down to the gym at lunch time for some extra workout. We can do this!

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MNTNGRLL 9/1/2010 8:55AM

  nothing wrong with baby steps. They work. Good for you. emoticon

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WALKMAMA 9/1/2010 6:56AM

    Hurray for baby steps! You can do this. Have a super day!

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THEHOOSIERMAMA 9/1/2010 6:43AM

    You CAN do this!!! I am also "starting over" and taking baby steps. They may seem small compared to what we used to do, but they do add up!! Hang in there!! I believe in you!!

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