plan, write down, and be willing to give up in the short term - its all about how badly do you want this
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I suspect that you are not feeling satisfied with your food plan. Before you fix a meal, consider what you REALLY want. When done eating your preplanned portion, fix yourself a cup or tea or coffee to sip before eating anything else. Thnk about how the food tasted and if it is really worth eating more of it now, or if it will still be there to have some tomorrow,. Each bite you take should be judged on how good it is and whether or not it will help you to reach your goal.
Speaking of which...here is a way to keep your goals in mind:
Write down why you want to lose weight. List all the reasons why those extra pounds are burdensome. That is your motivation. Post them by your phone, in your car, on the bathroom mirror, next to the kitchen sink....
Part 2 is determining whether wanting to reach that goal is worth the effort needed to do so. If you do not think it is worth it, nobody else can help you to get there. If you DO think it is worth the trouble and hard work, nothing can stop you! We can encourage you, we can help you through the temptations and hard spots, but we cannot give you the motivation to do something that you do not want to do.
Part 3 is your plan. How do you plan to lose the weight that you have decided is worth the effort to lose? Will it be dieting? How? Calories? How many? Atkins? Weight Watchers? What kind of exercise and how much are you prepared to do at this point? If you don't have a plan, you will continue doing the same thing you are doing now and that isn't helping you to get to where you want to be..... which brings us to step 4...
Part 4- What is your goal? You can set an ultimate goal, but 50# is a lot to look at. You need to set smaller measurable goals. Not all of them should or have to do with weight. Perhaps it is to move for 10 minutes straight. That movement might be walking, dancing, jogging or marching in place. You might want to get below a certain milestone number (those over 200# tend to strive for ONE-derland). Or look at a 5% weightloss. YOU decide the goals.
Now put these all together and get this plan in motion.
MEASURE YOU SERVINGS! Our minds are sneaky and we vastly underestimate what we are eating. TRACK EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN YOUR MOUTH! If you write it down, it is real. Don't try to remember at the end of the day. DO it immediately after you eat if not before. MOVE! It probably won't be much at first. 15 minutes on the bike was hard for me at first and I had to ice my knee afterward. After several week I tried the elliptical trainer. I couldn't do a minute. Now I can do an hour without any problem. The fact is, you CAN do this! I am proof of it.
Sigh. Was doing great since August 26th. Calories averaged 1450 a day, walking and gentle stretching along with physio (was in a car accident Aug 23rd, working through whiplash, yep, rear-ended)
Then last night after a yummy dinner of salmon, kale & sweet potato, I ate 2 extra rice cakes plain, then 4 with becel then ANOTHER 4 with becel and honey.
Running out of rice cakes, I foraged in the freezer and had 2 pieces of bread with becel & brown sugar, warmed up in the microwave of course.
It did not stop there, I probably ate about a cup of brown sugar by spoon. Needless to say my stomach could not take it.
What the heck??? I have NEVER binged like that before! It was like I was a little factory, creating & stuffing. Today feel a little hung over, I assume all that rice and sugar fermented and while I was sleeping I had a wild drunken night to top it off.
I am going to eat my nice bowl of oatmeal for breakfast right now. Anyone one have thoughts on how to stop that binge urge?
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