Hello all! We're our own worst enemies, are we not? I've spent the last year berating myself for binges and gaining weight but I've come to learn that people react much better to positivity. It's so easy to fall off the proverbial wagon and beat ourselves up for failing to lose weight again. But what makes us stronger is to remind ourselves that we can fall down and get right back up. When I'm lacking motivation to follow a healthy lifestyle, I remind myself that I deseve to be healthy, to treat my body with respect, and to eat nutritious food. I don't want other people to treat me like garbadge so why would I treat myself like garbadge. I think one of the most difficult parts of staying motivated is believing that you truly deserve a healthy lifestyle, that you deserve happiness and love. Once you realize that you deserve more than crappy food and insulting your poor body, adapting a healthy lifestyle will become easier.
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3 10/5/11 7:32 P
Hey, Drudge, I gotta admit I am still afraid of "losing the magic" so I really get your situation. The first thing I think of is to start over - VERY GENTLY - with small steps. JUST ONE small step to start. The Spark stuff that is most different than all my other tries is reading, interacting with others, reading more and tracking, tracking, tracking. But I started very, very slowly, adding one little change at a time so I wouldn't feel overwhelmed, deprived or burn out. Oh, also, when I joined the name I gave myself was "Whatanidiot". Um, like, talk about negative. I changed it within 2 weeks. Don't waste any more time slapping yourself. Grab yourself in a big hug and remember why you are doing this - because you want to be healthy and feel good about you! At least I hope that's why. Keep posting!!! If I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT!
I need to refocus, too. Somehow, my good intentions don't materialize and I go back 2 steps for every 1 forward. I just can't seem to get myself going in the right direction.
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3 10/5/11 6:45 P
I started spark in June/July? I was like a lot of people joining Spark with one goal in mind and I was confident. My starting weight was roughly 220lbs with my goal in mind at about 185-180. My first 3 months I did Great! I joined a gym, started running and took up a bit of a hobby in basketball. Then I unexpectedly hit a wall Sept/ 9th ( The last time I logged my nutrition and workouts). I think you all can predict what has happened since.
I am digging myself into that same old hole I've been in before, and it's really dragging me down. I woke up this morning feeling like a failure in my goals :( So now i'm slapping my self in the face and getting back on track.
Looking through this "Staying Motivated" message board, I've found many motivational buddy and it seems like a great idea. All I have around me is peer pressure to bad habits and as I now realize, maybe a weight loss buddy is all I need!
Any helpful advice for me and also, a penpal/friend want to help eachother out to hit our goals out there?
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