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When I have fallen off the wagon, I just focus on one thing for a week--whether it's drinking my water, doing my cardio or measuring my portions. If I can just do this one thing for one week, I've had a successful week! Then the next week I'm motivated by my success to add another area of focus
Carbs are my downfall. If I eat them, I crave them more, and it's a vicious cycle. I gained 6 pounds in 5 weeks, so I got rid of my little "carb-y" snacks, and made sure that I had high protein snacks and fat-free, sugar-free treats to replace them (Jell-o - you're my hero!).
I am taking one day at a time. Enter everything I eat and drink...right now I am on day four...four successful days on this path. A few slips, but those I see as opportunities to learn...truly, the slips were around stuff I didn't know!
I had to work on my mind and reset it. Before I had the mind set that I needed to eat, I had to eat, I was obsessed with food and planned what I would eat the night before and where I would be stopping to eat. I gained alot of weight this way.
Every day at 3 pm, I feel hungry. Some days I save a part of my lunch and other days I eat whatever I can get my hands on. A few weeks ago I discovered that a green apple and a bottle of water is just as satisfying.
Finding a buddy who is going through some of the same struggles you are can be of benefit. If you are having trouble keeping up with exercise, check in with a friend who will help keep you accountable. Or better yet, find someone with whom you can exercise.
When you need to get back on track with fitness, don't let it overwhelm you. Use the SparkPeople 10 minute videos. 10 min is easy to squeeze in and you're able to positively focus on what you accomplished.
Instead of reacting to what happened, take charge beforehand. People make mistakes or slip up; it's not the end of the world if you eat cupcakes or don't exercise for a day. Simply blaming fate or giving up is cheating yourself. Plan, do, be, and keep going.