Pupowl wrote: »
I am sorry for still being so quiet in the group. I feel pretty negative about everything and I don't want to be the type of person who only complains all the time.@pupowl You know this group would never take it that way. We have to share both the positive and especially the negative because those are things that can destroy our progress. Those are also the best opportunities for growth, so let us know when you're down and why. Everyone is here to support you on the good days and the bad, so don't rob US of an opportunity to share and grow with you. THAT'S WHY WE'RE ALL HERE...one big, sometimes miserable, but mostly happy family!
I think it is important for me to try to post daily though and engage more with the group. Sometimes that is just hard to do when you feel so down. I will do my best to start this again in May.I think you're right and many do I miss your posts...was always the highlight of my day to read them.
That will NOT change when you express frustration, loss or even anger. I curse at my scale or my stupid plantar fasciitis at least once a day!
I tell myself every day, several times a day "I will do better tomorrow, I will eat healthy food, no more cookies and cheese!", and almost every day I somehow end up in the grocery store buying the things I don't want to eat.Telling yourself not to buy things that you enjoy isn't reasonable. It's downright cruel, so what I've started doing is to challenge myself to earn whatever it is. For example, I love cookies with pecans in them. I buy a package and fill up my cookie jar. My rule is to try and not have more than 1 or 2 a day.
If I have 2 in a day, I skip the next day. Also, when I want a cookie, I earn it...take a 20 minute walk, do something active and then sit down with my favorite drink and enjoy that cookie. It's my time to unwind and enjoy my reward. Why don't you try that this week? Set your own limits that work for you, but even if it's just a mental thing, nearly 90% of our journey is a mental battle anyway! Hope it helps.
I am beyond frustrated and angry with myself.We've all been there...wait until you read my next post of a discovery I made this week and how stupid your favorite Captain was ... SMH (shaking my head)...I think it will give you a giggle.
Welcome to all the new members of the group, I hope you will find this a nice place to hang out and good luck with your goals! Happy Saturday everyone And for all the newbies out there...just wait until you start enjoying Pupowl's AMAZING photography skills and her delightful posts. She has a way with capturing moments on camera that make you feel like you stumbled on a moment you weren't supposed to see...it really is quite remarkable. And her way with description/wording makes you feel like you're right there for whatever adventure she's on. I just love her posts!
jazzadesigns wrote: »
@jessicakrall8 I would like to temporarily leave the group. I tried to find a way to privately message someone but couldn’t. I am going through an extremely stressful time at work and dealing with some health problems. So I’ve basically been in maintenance mode and am not sure how long it will be before I can really get back on track. I don’t want to bring the team down with my gains. So if I need to permanently leave the group please let me know. Thanks everyone for all of the encouragement and support here!
Pupowl wrote: »
In the end this is all on me. Nobody can do it for me. I also live alone so I don't really have any support which is very hard sometimes.
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