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One of the biggest things that has helped me stick with Spark People for 2+ years now, is that I made a commitment to myself that no matter how successful (or unsuccessful) I felt, and no matter how far I "fell off the wagon", I was NOT going to give up!!
If you are going somewhere and find yourself traveling in the wrong direction, you do not continue in that direction......as soon as possible, you turn around and get back on the correct road. Try to treat slip-ups like that. Avoid the 'I've already blown it' thinking,
It's not that hard anymore for me. I just bring out old pics of me weighing in at 545 lbs and look where I'm at now, 297 and remember how it FELT to be such a huge person. That's how it's easy for me to get back on track again !
So you have (slightly) overeaten. You don't gain four pounds all of the sudden. So what happened happened and go for it again and don't be too surprised if you have lost a couple of pounds because of your 'terrible misstep'. Go for it! Goodluck and together we will make it!
The one thing that has kept me on track is to take responsibility for all my choices, not to blame others or even myself for the choice, and not to make excuses. The choice and ultimate outcome is totally my responsibility. It all comes down to what I choose to do. The choice is mine.
Too often we play the game of I start again tomorrow, Monday or next week. The secret is stop doing the negative as soon as you can don't wait. If it means throwing out that last bite, cookie or whatever the case maybe do it. Start now making right choices.
When I fell into a slump, it really helped me a lot to just go back to the basics. I started out again with small goals, do-able workouts, and tracking what I ate at least a few days a week. I am getting back into doing it all on a daily basis. Just do it the best you can ONE DAY AT A TIME.
It's going to happen so be prepared. Have some yummy healthy meals in the freezer waiting for you to slip up. Then when you do, you will know just what to eat for the next day or two after the slip. Make an exercise plan too.