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Getting back on track!

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Racheller3kg
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I'be been trying for a while to get back on track but I guess I off track for so long and now is really difficult to get back on track...

I keep telling myself today is the day, but something happens every day, usually in the evenings, to keep me off track...

So what does work for you when something similar happens?

😊Thanks

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morelessAdministrator

Hi Racheller, my advice would be to read N-o-r-d-i 's Daily Chats, because a lot of the topics chosen have covered your question comprehensively :)

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Racheller3kg in reply to moreless

Thank you, heading there

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BridgeGirlAdministrator

Maybe taking it day by day and not looking too far ahead. Remind yourself what you're aiming for, and of any past successes. Drop in here every day and get involved with other people's journeys :)

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Racheller3kg in reply to BridgeGirl

Thanks bridgegirl, I do remind myself but I get really frustrated because I was able to manage no that long ago and I feel powerless now... I want to do it and know how to do it 🤷‍♀️

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Racheller

I'm definitely not saying it's easy - if only! We can only try and stick at it :)

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Racheller3kg in reply to BridgeGirl

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Racheller

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amykpVisitor

One thought: try a different approach. Whatever you were doing before was obviously not sustainable...enough, or you'd still be doing it. So, if you were doing low fat, now try keto. If you were doing low carb, now try low calorie instead. Have you tried intermittent fasting? Something as simple as skipping breakfast and not eating a speck until lunch?

My point is, try something completely different and see if it works better for YOU.

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motherofboysRestart August 2022 in reply to amykp

Reading with interest. I've been trying to restart all this year, but with lots of other things going on in my life never managed more than 10days of restart before veering off track. Anyway, today I restart again. I know that if I start to eat better and lose a few kgs my energy and self-confidence will improve, which is what I need right now. Lost 5kg in the second half of 2019 ... now I need to lose 10kg to get back to that place. I have the tools, but not that I can use long term...

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morelessAdministrator in reply to motherofboys

Welcome back, motherofboys :)

There's plenty of information and inspiration here, to help you find your long-term plan.

As a reminder, all of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts healthunlocked.com/weight-l... and we hope you'll be joining all the Events, Challenges and Clubs that we run, especially the weigh-in and daily diary.

We've found active participation to be key to successful weight loss and, of course, it's a good way to get to know people, find inspiration and share support and encouragement.

Wishing you all the best :)

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Racheller3kg in reply to motherofboys

I hear (read) you! As soon as I managed a good week and see numbers dropping I'm sure I will be motivated again 💪

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Racheller3kg in reply to amykp

It did work, until I started gradually relaxing... but I know already what works for me, and even with that... I don't get to stick to my plans 😔

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Kathleen102022 August

Hi Racheller we've all been there! For me I find if I plan my meals in advance and log them I'm more likely to do it. It's a long term thing and you will fall off the wagon but don't let it define what you do next. If I'm going out I find it helpful to look at the menu online so I can decide at my leisure what I'm going to eat then I can plan other meals around it. Take care and good luck you can do it Kathy

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Kathleen10

Hi Kathleen10, I hope you'll be joining in with the Daily Diary as that's just what it's designed for and is a great place for new ideas. Also, Springers Specials. You'll find them, and all the other forum activities, by scrolling through here healthunlocked.com/weight-l...

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Kathleen102022 August in reply to BridgeGirl

Thank you Bridge Girl your links are helpful and I intend working through then over the next week. I haven't used the site much as I should but now I'm going to check in much more regularly to take advantage of the support and tips on offer.

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Kathleen10

I'm sure you'll find it supportive :)

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Racheller3kg in reply to Kathleen10

Thank you, that sounds really helpful 😊

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Lytham3 stone

Good to see you back chick ! Hang on in there, you can do it :-) x

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Racheller3kg in reply to Lytham

Thanks

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Inominate2022 August

When we go online and look at healthy eating behaviours, you’ll get a seven day plan of elaborate healthy eating meals or, which I hate most, an exercise program with six days of exercise and one day of rest. Who Are they kidding? There are very few of us you can go from no exercise to 6 exercise days a week or create a complete menu change, no wonder it makes us lack confidence. But we might be able to achieve a couple of days with a walk and maybe plan two days a week where we cook and eat healthy food. First, I don’t think there’s a date in our diary where all the days before were unhealthy habits and all the days afterwards show healthy habits , it is more a gradual process of sustainable change. I am not an expert, but I think change often starts with small achievable steps. Good luck, you’ve already taken the first step by talking this community.

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N-o-r-d-iModerator in reply to Inominate

Welcome to the forum and it's lovely to see you contributing. There's loads of unreasonable advice around, isn't it? We certainly need more down to earth approach. You put it really nicely, about it being a gradual process of sustainable change.

We hope to see you around and you may find it useful to join in with our Events, Challenges and Clubs.

If you look at the Pinned Posts healthunlocked.com/weight-l... you will have plenty of information about the forum.

All the very best!

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Racheller3kg in reply to Inominate

Thank you you are totally right!

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3rd-Time-Here6lbs

I think you have already taken a first very important step in logging on to this forum. I returned last Monday, which is the 3rd time that I have joined in. The support is amazing, I am going to try so hard to stick around this time because logging on here and reporting a loss/gain every week helps to keep me focused. Good luck on your journey.

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