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I've been there many times too. I agree with Kathleen and Lisa. I would also add that change is a journey. We build up patterns our whole lives and it takes time to change them. Try to use this experience to discover what's pulling you back into old habits and use that knowledge to help you along the next stage of your journey. We're here to support you!
That's so tough! I can understand your disappointment; I've been there many times too. Was it more food choices or exercise that was most "off-track"? Can you pinpoint what triggered the "getting off track"? It's helped me to overcome setbacks by identifying what causes them. By knowing the patterns/challenges, I can be more honest with myself. Try not getting down on yourself; be kind to yourself! Write positive affirmations (cheesy, I know, but important nonetheless!) on sticky notes and put them up in your bedroom and bathroom. When I was feeling terrible (and especially when didn't believe what they said!), the affirmations reminded me to be kind to myself. That was the most important thing...diet and exercise came more freely after that.
Sending you a big hug!
As far as food is concerned, preparation is key. Planning what you are going to eat and keeping your choices healthy, helps prevent making poor decisions at mealtime. And if you have junk food in the house, toss it in the trash. Better WASTE than WAIST. Also, I imagine you've slacked off on your exercise. Re-commit right now that starting tomorrow, you will get out there and do something that gets your heartbeat pounding, if only for a few minutes. Get those endorphins going. Remember how good they felt? And lastly, remind yourself of who's in charge here, YOU ARE! No one else gets to run your life, only you. Feel the power of that and move beyond this brief moment in time. Good Luck!
Put your attention where your intention is.
By focusing on where we have "failed" or "slipped" or otherwise made "the wrong choice" we build ever greater feelings of guilt, incompetence, failure and a general negative sense of self.
Aim for each small step as a goal. Focus on what you need to "ADD IN" not what you need to "TAKE OUT". Keep adding the good stuff in, celebrate your good choices, praise yourself for the small goals, feel great about each positive step however small - in this way you continue to gain momentum and forward flow.
Where things seem to go off track, don't see what you did wrong, instead look to find what you have learned from that experience and what new skills you can develop to master those situations if they arise again.
As my grandfather use to say, "you catch more fly's with honey than with vinegar". Each moment, each step, each day, PRAISE AWESOMENESS and as I always say.... KEEP RISING!.
Be Your Bliss. you can't always choose your situation or circumstances but you can choose your "frame of mind", how you react and whether you let things drag you down or build you up.