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how to get back on track?

please list some of the things you have done personally to get back on track. We want to make sure to share these with others.

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Sat. Nov 1, 8:38pm

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You-Turn

One of the books I read on my journey was You: On A Diet. And just learning the concept of making a U-Turn helped me. Mentally turning my back on destructive behavior and facing a healthy choice and a positive path makes a huge difference. Last night for example, and eating Halloween candy when I had decided not to eat any. I immediately started drinking water, had my SO hide the candy in his office, and planned out healthy meals for today. I made a You-Turn, and know I am back on track today.
~Vail

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Saturday, November 01, 2008, 9:29 PM

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Exercising.
I was on a major binge streak for over a week, and I felt fat and blah and didn't want to exercise. However, I made myself get on the treadmill and walked. When I was done, I felt good, and that stopped me from further binging.

So even when you don't want to, make yourself at least go for a walk, even at a slow pace. Tell yourself you'll do it for 15 minutes only. The important thing is to get started.

Saturday, November 01, 2008, 10:45 PM

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Sometimes I like to go shopping -- it's completely masochistic, b/c I see so many beautiful clothes that I can't fit. But it does act as a kick in the butt to get me "back on the wagon".

Sunday, November 02, 2008, 1:31 AM

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I watch weightloss shows like the biggest loser or x-weighted those always get me motivated.

I surf the net for peoples stories about binge/compulsive eating since they always sound so awful I realize that what I'm doing is making me feel as bad as the people in those stories.

I buy a womens health/workout magazine, they also inspire me.

Sunday, November 02, 2008, 9:13 AM

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Make a plan for something different.
I can stay on track fitness wise but I get thrown off diet wise every month or so. When that happens I make a plan and then go buy what I need so my fridge and pantry are stocked.
The last week has been bad for me so today I am starting South Beach. It is totally different than what I was doing the last 9 months (cal restriction, mostly vegetarian diet) so I am excited about it. Last time I was in a slump I went and got the Becks book. Anything that will re-kindle your exciement and motivation.
-kasperas

Sunday, November 02, 2008, 11:52 AM

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No energy!

Yesterday I walked 2 miles on the treadmill & today I was a slug. I just feel so down & I`m not happy with myself & I need inspiration...

Friday, November 14, 2008, 4:49 AM

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I have found that if I keep myself busy at work or at home it helps me get back on track. I also go back and think about all the "what ifs" if I don't get back on track. Like ending up on meds...having to buy bigger size clothes again since I have gotten rid of them now. I also think about who all I will be disappointing outside of myself...like my kids, my mom, and my boyfriend. But mainly disappointing myself. That usually gets me back on track...and coming back to PT and rereading some of the threads and comments from my group and team. It is so hard to get back on track but so well worth it!

Friday, November 14, 2008, 5:44 AM

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Look at pictures of myself in all my fat glory. They help me get back on track because it reminds me of the size I NEVER want to be again.

Friday, November 14, 2008, 1:22 PM

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Getting back on the horse

Sometimes I blow it by eating like a crazy man. I remember doing that one night after I'd been good for three days. I woke up the next morning and my tummy felt really awful. I couldn't eat breakfast, then when it was mid morning and I was getting hungry I drove down to the market and got some pineapple wedges and some watermelon. That was delicious and then I had a great salad for lunch.

I was back on track!!


Saturday, December 06, 2008, 8:37 PM

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I make a very specific plan. I'm going to workout x times per week. And I tell my PT group members about it, so they hold me accountable. Whenever I go off track, I usually stop logging my food, so getting back to that definitely helps.

I hate the guilt of having to log junk food!

Saturday, December 06, 2008, 8:54 PM

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