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Starting and restarting my journey.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Yes, I have been on this journey a very long time. I was almost to onederland and then turnede around and started back up the scale. I was going down and have started back up. I am at my highest weight since starting SP. I am depressed but reluctant to start.

My excuses are simply lack of motivation. I think I am too tired to wake up in the morning and start exercising. I don't feel well. I am sure it is due to my weight and out of control blood sugar. I just need to get started. I need to take one step in the right direction.

When I tell myself that my head spins with could have and should have statements. i am embarrassed to not have traveled further in the correct direction. I could have completed the weightloss portion of the journey several times and been in maintenance by now. Some of it is because of my own struggles. Some of it is beliving people who told me I couldn't do whatever my idea was.

I need to sit and make a list of what I enjoyed that worked in the past and why i want to make this journey.
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    First of all, I hope you know that many of us share/have shared what you are experiencing. I wish I had a simple answer for you but the "solution" is very personal. In truth, I'm an all or nothing kind of person so strict control is my approach. Once I get "invested" (usually after 3-5 days) I find success leads to more success. Once I'm off the sugar/simple carb hamster wheel, the cravings diminish and I feel better. My goal this time is to maintain what I work so hard at achieving. I know I can't just fall back on my old habits.

    I think you are on the right track, you have to look back and see what worked for you. Whatever approach you choose, make a promise to yourself that you will commit. Keep us posted. We're behind you all the way! emoticon
    2237 days ago
    Oh my goodness, this sounds like me. I started the winter doing pretty good and even though I kept up my fitness routine I put on the pounds. I am not happy with myself and, honestly, I'm unsure how it happened. But I'm determined so I've had to up my walking routine. I feel better but that darn scale hasn't shown any improvement yet.
    2244 days ago
    YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! emoticon emoticon You are worth the effort. Don't let negative comments from others stop you from doing what you want to. I understand the feeling so tired, so much a failure. You and only you can make you get up and move. Just start with walking around in the house. Go outside and walk one time around your house . Blood sugar hi . You know what to do. Stay away from simple carbs. Eat your protein and healthy carbs. Take your medicine and check your blood sugars at least 3 times a day until it starts being under control. You are not alone we are all in this together and we want you to succeed. emoticon emoticon Hugs Pat.
    2244 days ago
    My dear, at least you're making the effort now to start the journey (or continue on anyhow). That's a good thing.

    2245 days ago
  • NANCY-
    I hear you. I have been going up also. A change in meds and being sick I stopped exercising. Trying to get back into it is challenging. But I had managed to do little simple things. Writing the alphabet with my foot, parking further away from the store. It is simple stuff but it is getting be slowly back on track.
    WE both can do this.
    2245 days ago
  • KOBER9999
    You need to do this for You! You are a great person who deserves the best! Be the best you can be for you! This is a journey FOR LIFE! Most journeys will encounter detours along the way but you know how to find your way back to the path that leads to a better, and healthy you!



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    Comment edited on: 3/15/2015 7:57:34 AM
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    Get started on that pink Beck Diet Solution book. If you haven't got the book yet, start interacting with the team will you have it.

    Cut down the sugar. It will make you feel better.

    Join me in doing Beck. My book arrives Wednesday or Thursday. We can encourage each other on the journey.

    Above all, don't listen to people (not even yourself) when they say you can't turn this around. You can!

    And you're not the only one who should have been at goal by now. Many of us I guess are in that position.

    But I am making progress and you can too.

    GABY1948 reached goal today. She did it using the pink Beck book.

    I'll add you as a friend! :-)

    2245 days ago
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