Get Back on Track

Support Group Time: What kick in the pants do YOU ask for when you have troubles getting back on track?

As you know, I'm struggling getting back on track with my getting healthy plan but also getting over this flu and sinus infection. I need a big ole kick in the pants. Obviously, life's little surprises isn't good enough so I'm asking YOU...

... when you feel like waiting another day or week or month before you get back on track, what gets your butt back in gear without the waiting?

Oh, don't worry. I'm not going to quit quit. I **know** that one day I'll get back to my getting-healthy plan. I do NOT plan to give up. I'm just not sure how to get back there. I can't seem to make myself get back to my plan.

You'd think that I'd use that horrible family reunion to motivate me to finish getting healthy just to spite them or "I'll show YOU" but no. Not good enough.

Or that I'd use this flu/sinus infection as an excuse to eat only healthy foods, to help my body heal, but nope. I want comfort foods like chocolate, cereal with fruit and milk (SUCH a no-no with all of this yuck in my sinuses), and sandwiches (eeek, gluten!).

Or a little (read: huge) problem at home that has lots of anxiety coursing through these walls.

Or the fact that I never really liked Thanksgiving foods (except my stuffing which I'm gonna make this weekend so that Hubby will be home to eat most of it, leaving me just a little to enjoy).

Or that this stupid scale is climbing back upwards, and I'm 12 pounds away AGAIN from losing 100 pounds. ARGH!

Or ...

I've done all of the intellectual processing and thinking and understanding but it's putting all of this into practice that's got me. Is it because I'm still feverish and am not yet thinking clearly? Is it just that I've been beaten down so much from my family that I can't seem to pull myself up?

Is it ...

well, you get the picture. So how do I find my mojo again? How do YOU get re-inspired when you just feel like you can't make yourself eat healthy again? Seriously? I need ideas and such to give me a big ole jump start!

(But remember, I'm real sensitive so cutting me down will just make me eat more.)


Carly said...

I recently found my mojo again and it was gone for a long time. I what is helping me regain control is the little saying "it all adds up". Meaning I don't have to do things perfect but even the little things I do will help me get back on track.

Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.

Cathy said...

It is hard to eat healthy when you are sick, because the only thing that sounds good is carbs. Veggies and protein? Yuck.
But ... when I feel I am sliding, I say to myself. "Do you want to be fat, or not?"
It is a yes/no question, there is no inbetween.

Kimberly said...

At the end of August I was in the same spot as you. I had been in a free fall for months, having gained back 40 lost pounds. I simply decided that I had to get back on track regardless of whether I wanted to do it or if I had any mojo at all.

You can make a rational, logical, non-emotional decision to do this. Just make yourself. Ditch the crappy food. Pull out your tennis shoes and just do it.

It sucks to do it when you don't want to. It took me about 4 days to find some real motivation. I had whiteknuckled it until I saw some pounds drop off of the scale. After a week and a half back on track I felt my mojo slowly creep back.

You can do this. You just do it - feeling like you want to or not.

Ron said...

I look in the mirror without a shirt on and see all that belly fat.... and I get motivated pretty quickly....

Vee said...

Thank you for all of the comments. I'm doing some major thinking when I'm coherent (typing this during one of my more lucid moments) and plan to put it all into practice as soon as I'm vertical again. THANKS!!! Vee