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Friday, October 25, 2019

Not gonna lie...yesterday was BAD. Not only have I been dealing with my back pain, but my vertigo decided to rear it’s ugly head at the same time. Gotta say, when you can barely walk as it is, throwing dizziness into the mix is not fun.

For all my promises to stay positive, yesterday really got me down. I was throwing a good old-fashioned pity party. Feeling sorry for myself and justifying constant eating with thoughts like “I’m way too worn out to try to limit myself.” This is standard behavior for me, and I was even more depressed thinking that after all my progress, life still sends me into a tailspin with little control.

Then I stopped and realized that while I over ate yesterday, my idea of over eating is not what it used to be. When I really looked at my food choices and amounts, I realized that I still chose foods that were healthier for me. I still drank plenty of water. And I ate way less than I would’ve 3 months ago in this same situation. PROGRESS!!!

Today I’m feeling much better, and taking the opportunity to get back on track as best as I can while not feeling 100% yet. Yep, you heard me! Instead of waiting a month(s), during which I would allow myself to spiral completely out of control, I’m turning it back around TODAY.

I’m going to remember that life will always get in the way. My weight will go up a little this week, but I’m going to accept it and move on. The idea is to get a trend of weight loss going, NOT constant weight loss. That is unrealistic. Setbacks are always going to happen, but it’s how we handle it that shows our character. For far too long, I have used setbacks as an excuse to give up. Not anymore. I will let go of the crap that I can’t control, and focus on the things I can.

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    Congratulations on having a better day today. You are a blessing to the 5% challenge keeping practicing on being active and sharing yourself.
    338 days ago
  • GRAMMY065
    I agree! Keep going-you’ve got the right attitude so the weight will come!
    338 days ago
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