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Old 05-15-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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I spent a year working so hard to lose weight and get into shape. I was so proud of myself and I felt so good physically and emotionally. Lately, I have really fallen off the wagon and I am so disappointed in myself.
I have gained back 5 lbs and it made me cry to change my siggy to reflect my actual weight this morning. I have continued my daily exercise but my food has really been bad, obviously since I have gained 5 lbs in about a month and a half. Work has gotten stressful, life has gotten busy and oh so stressful and I just fell apart.
Everyday I was telling myself, today will be better, I will visit 3fatchicks because I need all you lovely chicks to stay on track. I would promise I would eat better and get added exercise but none of that happened and now look at all the weight I have gained back.
Even though I am still a few pounds lighter than my initial goal, I have always wanted to lose 10 more lbs and was slowly working on meeting my second goal before I fell off track.
Enough feeling sorry for myself, I am back, I am committed and I have one and a half days of healthy eating under my belt.
Thanks for reading the book, just had to get it off my chest.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Congrats to you for making your confession. And TRIPLE congrats for reining yourself in at only 5 pounds! You know what you need to do--now go and do it!
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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Hugs!

I know it's disheartening! But wow you caught it quick! 5 pounds is not that bad! You can get back on track!!!
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:58 PM   #4
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Absolutely agree! You're in control and you CAN do this. It's great that you caught it so early!
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:04 PM   #5
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NE, congrats for catching yourself early and making the commitment to change your ways! You can do it.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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I agree with the other girls, congrats for getting back on track with only 5 lbs gained! I'm up 8 lbs from last summer and it's definitely a bummer, but I feel so good now that I'm back on track and making healthier choices.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #7
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Thin people fluctuate 5 pounds! Just get back on "diet" plan for a couple weeks, and you'll be good. You know what I mean. It won't take long and you'll be back where you want to be!
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:24 PM   #8
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Give yourself a pat on the back for not letting your weight get too out of hand before getting back to your healthy habits and 3FC!

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:26 PM   #9
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Yup, just correct, get back to where you were, and then continue on. This is a normal part of weight maintenance for most peopl - if you overdo it you cut back and reduce down

I gained a good four pounds eating off plan on my birthday (it was lithe only day of the year I didn't log calories or care what I ate) and have lost three of them in five days of concerted dieting. It may not take you much time at all to get back to where you want to be.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #10
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look at how far you've already come! good for you for coming here and coming clean. there is something so freeing about admitting to your self and others. It's a stake in the ground and now you can just move forward and do the next right thing for your health!
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #11
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I was just wondering where you were this morning! Please don't stay away due to a setback. That's the time to come here and post!! 5 pounds is nothing - you will get it off in no time. You've got this!! (hugs)
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #12
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5 lbs. is a salty meal for me! Don't let it get you down, get back on track. You'll be back where you were, in no time!
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