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Back and a little bummed :(

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

As some know, I headed down to see my family in Kentucky for memorial day. We were there about a week. I had my mind made up (or so I thought) before I went that I was going to do good, eat right, exercise, and drink all of my water. Well I don't know where that willpower went because I did the exact opposite. I did get quiet a bit of exercise in but I didn't count my calories and I didn't drink my water. I am holding off a few days before I weigh, because I know I gained alot of water weight on my last trip down. So rather than being overly discouraged from the start I thought I would give myself a few days of being back on the right track.

I have to admit though, I am a little down and a little bummed. I instantly started right where I left off when I got back home, but I just don't seem to have the same drive and motivation as I did have. Even though I still do what I know to do, I feel like I am starting to seperate myself from all the positives and am heading down more the negative path of destructive thoughts that seem to always win at some point or another.

I so want to and will do this this time, for me and my family. I just hope I can conquor these negative emotions before to much longer. I am sure alot of it has to do with the simple fact that I hate leaving my family and know that it will be quiet awhile before I see them again.

Ya'll just might have to slap me or kick me in the butt to keep me going over the next few days.
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    Don't let this get to you too much. I had a bad week myself, but I have steered myself back on track. Everyone has times that they don't do things they plan to do. Instead of focusing on what you didn't do, find all the good things that you did. Remember that this weight loss journey is a way for us to learn what we do wrong and fix it so it won't happen again. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. A fellow DONE girl, Dannielle
    4764 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/1/2008 4:18:39 AM
    First let me tell you what a dipstick I am. Your id name. Here all along I thought it was formy girls! This is not the first time I have been on your spark page, so I KNEW you had twin daughters! Just as I hit the post comment button, it dawned on me....it's for my girls! omg what a dip!

    Now done girl, I've been there....ate because I was so far from my family, living in a "foreign land"....that's Missuri and Colorado! But you're back now, Sparking away, so that is cool. Just took a little detour, which we are allowed to do, but now you're back. Just think, next time you go home to Kentucky, you are gonna be even more Done!

    Eva from Illinois
    4767 days ago
    No, no, no! There is no being bummed, down or discouraged. This is a learning process, and it takes time for it to become habit. So don't beat yourself up over what is in the past, just look forward and learn from it so it doesn't happen again. I think it's great that you got a lot of exercise, so celebrate that! Don't allow the negative emotions to affect your outcome. You just need to focus on your goal, and you WILL get there!
    4768 days ago
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    HEY don't worry about it. Everyday it is a struggle. I feel the same way sometimes that I am working like a robot, just doing what I have to do with no motivation. I realized I have to be honest with myself & visualize my goals. Think about how good I am going to look, write down how healthy I will be, & when I fall I get right back up & get on the scale. We have to face our fears, & not weighing myself after a bad week will not help me realize the traps I fall into. I don't know if this will help u...But don't give up.
    4768 days ago
    Hey Done girl! I know how it is when the negative feelings start creeping in. Try to find something that makes you happy about loosing weight and focus on that.
    4768 days ago
    I know how hard it can be to stay positive about this journey (I've been struggling a lot with it lately). I find that participating in challenges or setting goals helps give me a focus and a sense of accomplishment, which makes it easier to build up a positive mentality. Maybe you could work on a new streak, and use Spark Streaks to keep track of your success! I hope you find something to help get stick with this. I also thought your idea of waiting so you're not disappointed by water weight is fantastic!
    4768 days ago
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