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Monday, January 07, 2013

Bad news: I fell off the healthy eating and tracking for most of the holiday season from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Then I could tell I was gaining weight because my jeans were getting tighter. I didnt weigh in though I was afraid of what it would say. Then I faced up to it on Jan 1 and weighed in. I weighed 234 up from 221- bad news! I went back to tracking, healthy choices and exercise that very day. I have stuck with it and my motivation is high! Good news My weight this am is 227! I dont know if I should post my weight on the sparkpeople tracker which still shows my old weight of 221. Any advice? I am very happy to be back on track, I hope I stay on track this time! emoticon emoticon
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  • HFAYE81
    Good job getting back on track!!! I look at it as more important than any mistakes made. As long as you eventually jump back on the wagon! emoticon
    2746 days ago
    Although my weight isn't visible at the moment because I prefer to track my fitness minutes (it really helps me keep motivated to do at least 1,500 minutes per month, if not all the 2,000 I intend to do!), I like to keep track of my weight as it was at my heighest. It is motivating.
    We all fail at times, what is important is to get back on track! :) You can do it Karen!
    2751 days ago
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    I like knowing where I am at, good, bad or indifferent, so I changed mine on the first so as to have an accurate accounting for this year and am going from there. I update mine every Friday on my official weigh-in day, whether it is up or down. Other people prefer to only change the tracker when they can show a loss. Either way is fine so long as it works for you and does not discourage you.

    Whichever way you choose is fine. Just know that we all fall from time to time, we just don't all like to tell it. You are in the same boat with many others of us right now. You are not alone. You are among the successful who refuse to give up; a success because you are not quitting, but are pulling up the boot straps to fight again to win. emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2762 days ago
    You can do it!
    2762 days ago
    So you strayed...the important thing is that you are back on track. Good for you! Hang in there!
    2762 days ago
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    2763 days ago
    Good for you. Even if you gain just by sticking with it you will win. Go girl......
    2764 days ago
    It's up to your feelings, we all enjoyed the festive season in one way or another.

    If you want to add it to your tracker will it be so negative you punish yourself by going overboard to lose it again or will it just be a reminder that you weren't tracking those days?

    Ups and downs are part of the journey; for me I've had enough of torturing myself for my choices and I work to make good ones and don't sweat the other days.
    2764 days ago
    That definitely happens to all of us. The important thing is you recognized it and got back on track. Way to go!

    As painful as it might be to post the new weight, I would go ahead and do that. That small gesture can be a powerful incentive. It also helps to have that reminder to look back at on the tracker. Early on in my journey I would not always post a higher weight because I was getting back on track and would be back at my posted weight soon but now I don't have a consistent record of those kinds of trends. Now I always post my weight from my "official" weigh in day, even if I don't think it is accurate.
    2764 days ago
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    2764 days ago
    I would post your new weight, so you can be realistic and truthful with yourself and so you can see your real progress over time. Great job for getting back on track! You are an inspiration, as that is something I have a hard time doing!
    2764 days ago
    the holidays really do whack havoc with a lot of our eating choices

    good news today is a new day and you will be making better choices and tracking more. it is up to you whether or not you move your tracker perhaps by putting it to where it is correct now will be an incentive to get the numbers lower again

    2765 days ago
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