FAIL

I fell off the wagon...any and all encouragements would be appreciated. I hopped back on yesterday and today and hoping I can keep it up. Thanks mfpals
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  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 25,947 Member
    Today is a new day!

    How much weight do you have to lose total and what's your weekly weight loss goal set to?
  • BootCampC
    BootCampC Posts: 689 Member
    Just do it, put into your mind nothing will stop you from going to the gym and preplan your meals
  • bagge72
    bagge72 Posts: 1,377 Member
    Put your mind to it, go for it, Get down and break a sweat. Rock and roll, you ain't seen nothing yet!
  • songbird13291
    songbird13291 Posts: 111 Member
    Life happens. Move on. Don't lose your focus.
  • megd44
    megd44 Posts: 113 Member
    You are not alone! You are back and ready to move forward, which is all you can do at this point. If you have triggers that make you stumble, identify those and try to create some mechanisms to combat them when they hit. Just take it one day at a time and remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. Feel free to send me a FR.
  • wizzybeth
    wizzybeth Posts: 3,563 Member
    Stop saying FAIL. Just keep on plan today. Don't continue to eat more calories when you overeat for one meal or one day....get back on next meal if you can. Don't beat yourself up. Just say "oopsies!" And move on back on plan. <3
  • Lounmoun
    Lounmoun Posts: 8,427 Member
    edited March 2017
    You will not have a perfect deficit every day. Some days you will eat at maintenance. Some days you may go over. One day over will do little damage if you consistently have a deficit.
    Don't get dramatic about it. Log and move on.
    If it is happening a lot look hard at your plan. Maybe you need to eat more protein, fiber or fats to feel satisfied. Maybe you need to incorporate more foods you like instead of completely changing your diet. Maybe your calorie goal is set too low/aggressive and you need to raise it to something more manageable.
  • size102b
    size102b Posts: 1,370 Member
    Just remember it will come on faster than come off if you don't stick to a new lifestyle you could be 30 lbs heavier by Christmas
  • quiksylver296
    quiksylver296 Posts: 28,364 Member
    cross2bear wrote: »
    No no no!! NOT fail - just more data for you to discover what works and what doesn't work for you. Every new day is another opportunity to start again, or to do better, or keep up the good work. Don't beat yourself up.

    This^^
  • GYATagain
    GYATagain Posts: 141 Member
    cross2bear wrote: »
    No no no!! NOT fail - just more data for you to discover what works and what doesnt work for you. Every new day is another opportunity to start again, or to do better, or keep up the good work. Dont beat yourself up.

    ^^DITTO This^^
  • lady_ghost
    lady_ghost Posts: 175 Member
    Encouragement won't help you now. Regroup, rethink. Don't hop on and off wagons. Don't make a plan you can only hope sticking to. That is exactly how you set yourself up for failure.

    Terrible advice
  • Chadxx
    Chadxx Posts: 1,199 Member
    Well then you didn't fail did you? Failing would be quiting. You just hit a bump in the road.

    Exactly, you haven't failed. You have only stumbled but you caught yourself and are continuing on your journey to success.


    Encouragement won't help you now. Regroup, rethink. Don't hop on and off wagons. Don't make a plan you can only hope sticking to. That is exactly how you set yourself up for failure.

    This is actually not bad advice. It would be helpful to figure out why you stumbled. We're you overly restrictive? Did you put yourself in a situation full of temptation? Was something causing you stress? Ultimately, is there something you can do to help prevent you from stumbling again?


    My advice is just to set a reasonable calorie goal, figure out what foods keep you satisfied, and work within your budget if there is something you really want. This doesn't have to be a complicated process. Then, just take it one day at a time and you will reach your goals.
  • BeChill73
    BeChill73 Posts: 75 Member
    There is no FAIL, only learning. Like any new skill or habit you need to practise until you become good at it. If you did not suceed this time, think about what went wrong, figure out how to avoid the same issue next time, and give it another go. You can do this!
  • wanderingartistry
    wanderingartistry Posts: 6 Member
    You can do it. It's a journey, and journeys never go perfectly. As long as you keep going forward.