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Feeling very negative

I have a weigh-in for the Biggest Loser at work on Friday. Last week, I gained back what I lost the week before (which I could attribute to water/period bloat), but I am dreading weighing in again. I had lost 8lbs total, and now I feel like its coming back, I usually do but did not workout consistently this time since starting back wathcing what I eat.

I don't want to have to pay up this week, but instead of motivating me, I push it away and get negative- ignoring it and going 'back' to old eating lately.

Tue. Feb 7, 10:22am

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Hang in there!

You can do this.!!!! When i fee like crap, here is what a nice group memeber does for me.
She posts these words and only there words:

Go for a walk. Now! Go do it right now!

(thanks Jen!)
and, oddly , it makes me go. I NEED that kick in the ass to get going! Maybe your the same way. I would ask your group if they see a patten in your behaviour and if they can help get you on the right track again.
Good luck and i KNOW you can do this!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006, 10:40 AM

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You CAN do this! The above poster is right- go for a walk you will feel much better! I didn't watch to carefully this past weekend and didn't workout at all ( 3 days) but when I went back to the gym, I fell much better and more focused again!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006, 11:10 AM

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OP, monthly backslides in weight loss efforts are the reason I give up -- it seems so pointless to try so hard and only show a net loss 2 out of 4 weeks. However, this time I'm working out religiously and with copious amounts of sweat -- and this seems to negate those hormonal fluctuations about every other month, which makes a huge difference to my ability to stick to it.

I realize I'm reading your problem through my experiences, but it just sounded so familiar. I hope you don't give up...a temporary lapse is nothing compared to the weight you'll put on when you're not paying attention anymore.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006, 1:38 PM

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It's a necessary part of the journey

(I posted this last month in my log, maybe it will help.)

We went to see/hear a Grand Champion Toastmaster speaker last night. He was very inspiring and we got to see his championship speech on video. His specialty is using humor to get his point across. The speech was titled "Ouch!" and was about falling on your face (failing dismally). The jist of it was this: if you could be assured of not failing, what would you dare to dream?

Got something in mind? Most people do, however, most people never reach for those dreams because they're afraid of falling on their face. If you reach for a lofty dream you WILL fall on your face somewhere along the way. It's a necessary part of the journey. It's the valuable negative feedback that you need to adjust your course, strengthen your resolve, and learn patience along the way.

Every pound that you GAIN on your way down to your goal weight is that valuable negative feedback you need to tell you that you need to change less, exercise more, drink more water, less salt, whatever. Don't let a small setback throw you off track. Don't throw in the towel just because you've failed to lose weight that week or month. It's all part of the journey to reach your goal.


Tuesday, February 07, 2006, 2:54 PM

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Instead of focusing on what happened last week, focus on what can happen this week - starting with today! It's only Tuesday. If you don't have to weigh in until Friday, you still have a couple of days to work at it.

Pick little ways to reward yourself for eating right for a whole day or completing a workout goal. Just make sure the rewards do NOT involve food!

Good luck and keep working at it. Don't give up!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006, 2:55 PM

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Rome wasn't built in a day! Keep going. My son just started walking a few months ago and we were afraid he would never make it. For every step he took he fell at least twice. But he did not give up. He did not let the fear of falling keep him from trying one more time to walk to mommy. Let your weight loss goal be "mommy". If it depresses you to see those little backslides in weight then use those backslides as motivation to keep trying. Think of it as a boxing match for every hit(backslide) you get just hit back harder(eat better & work out more).

Wednesday, February 08, 2006, 9:08 AM

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hang in there

pour yourself a large glass of water with some lemon in it. turn on some great music. do some excersizes or dance. drink all your water. do some deep breathing excersizes too. it will clear negative thoughts.


Wednesday, February 08, 2006, 8:02 PM

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