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Why is my record stuck in the same spot?

Sunday, November 07, 2010

I wake up everyday telling myself today is the start of a new day. I tell myself lets stop repeating the same mistake. It's time to take back control of my food. It seems that by the time I reach about 10am my motivation has slacked off and start the same pattern of over eating. I know I am the only one who can make the change to stop this. I just can't seem to find the power inside me to make my head completely believe I am done with this compulsive unproductive behavior.
I started this slide quit a long time ago. In fact about a year and a half ago. It all started with my hip pain which I still have every time I step. It has limited my exercise and brought me down. I have tried so many avenues to get it better but still have not got the answer to stop the pain. Instead of cutting down on my food I have gone crazy with eating.
How do I pull myself out of the rut?
The one thing I did not stop doing was logging on sparks. I felt that even if I was not in the right mind to move forward on my journey there might be a spark from someone else to just push my record past the spot I am stuck in!!
It is time to stop playing the old song. Time for a new song. I just pray my head listens.
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  • no profile photo CD1299585
    Hi Sherre! I am in the same sort of situation. Once I overindulge, I beat myself up and throw the rest of the day away. Forgive yourself for your slip ups. We are human and it is impossible to stay on track all of the time.

    Start with small changes - maybe one meal or one snack at a time. Or tell yourself you will write down every calorie you eat and drink in a day and promise to reduce it the following day.

    I hope your hip pain gets better. Feel free to message me for support! I've just rediscovered mine.

    3529 days ago
  • TWINSMOM0429
    You know you can do this. You are a strong woman who can overcome your obstacles. The postive thing is that you are still on Spark and checking in daily. With that, I think you still want to do this and you still want to have control over your eating etc.

    I know having pain is awful. I know how frustrating it is taking every step and feeling discomfort and with that I truly hope you can find some relief.

    Don't give up on yourself, Sherre! We are all here to support you no matter how far away we are!
    3529 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4378026
    You are doing the right thing, logging on here and continuing to tell yourself that you need to change your ways are going to get you results. You have not given up, instead you wake up every morning ready to try again. Success was never reached on the first attempt but rather after many unsuccessful tries. Try, try again. You can do this.
    Keep putting on foot in front of the other and you will get there:)
    3531 days ago
  • YB0511
    Sherre, the fact that you keep logging on each day shows that you still want to be healthy and active. One day at a time. Maybe today you will stay on track until noon, and tomorrow until 2pm. One day at a time, you can do it. We are here for you.
    3531 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1324592
    The mechanics is easy once you get the thinking straight. But there is the rub the hardest part is the thinking. Maybe dig a little deeper to see what you are getting out of the eating. Are trying to slowly kill yourself? If so why? Is it something you can readily change for example maybe you are numbing the pain of a bad job, or relationship. Maybe there is an old pain you soothing. For me it was relationship, job and past stuff. My change point was that I wanted to try to fix me hoping those other things will resolve eventually, my commitment was steeled by the loss of my brother who was only 40. Now I want the weight of yesterday! Guess what those other issues keep coming into play and every day I am still dealing with them. Doing one little change at a time has snowballed into some decent success. It is much more determined for me now and I do see this as change of my life and not a temporary fix. I have rattled on quite a bit here. I hope some of this helps you in some tiny way.
    3531 days ago
    maybe we need to be accountability partners each sunday?

    I'm having the same problems as you...

    let me know what you think...
    3532 days ago
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