You FEEL absolutely powerless...but you aren't. You are not the victim of random weight gain that you have no ability to resist.
You need to recognize your own personal strength and the power you have inside of you. All we can do is offer words of encouragement. You are the only person who can actually help change your situation. Since you've already lost 60 pounds, I have no doubt that you can handle this. Stop saying that you can't because you already HAVE.
When I am where you are, I start speaking to myself out loud. I tell myself that today is a new day. I love myself, I love to eat healthy, I do not have to gain the weight back - etc etc - the point is that I FIGHT!!! Don't give up, you have done so well - and you can do so today, one choice at a time, one day at a time.
The two most important things are getting your mind in the game. If your mind is in the right place, the rest falls into place-- not easily, but at least it is there.
The second thing is you really need to determine WHY you want to get healthy. As you see I did not say to lose weight. Losing weight is a side benefit. Getting fit is a side benefit. If you are healthy inside and out, the weight will come off. But you have to know why you are doing this. If it is to lose weight and get fit, those are not big enough. I think you have already proven that. You want to lose weight but as you see the pounds are creeping back on. I will give you MY four reason: I want to be healthy because of my nieces and nephews. They all need a good role model and I want to be able to fill that roll as much as possible. If they see me taking care of myself, maybe they will take care of themselves. It also gives me energy and a quality time with them. The second is that i hate meds. I want to get off the one that I am on and never get on any again. I see absolutely no reason to be on them since my body has the innate intelligence to heal itself. It just needs no interference. The third is I want to achieve health which is 100% function of body, mind, and spirit with no evidence of disease. With 100% health I can enjoy a cruise in my old age instead of sitting in a smelly nursing home. the last is simple-- Death is not an option. I want to die of old age, not because i made poor choices.
Now you have to determine what you want and why. You already know how.
Edited by: DIDS70 at: 5/6/2013 (09:13)
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286 5/5/13 11:43 P
I did exactly what you are afraid of I lost the weight and watched it slowly creep back up. It was when I wasn't watching that it really creeped. I was avoiding myself for many reasons. When I stopped avoiding myself I was able to focus again and start the cycle back down.
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3 5/5/13 11:23 P
Hang in there you can do it. I sometimes get discouraged because I want those microwaveable results but I have come to realize it is not that easy. It takes lots of hard work and dedication ! Never give up you can do it.
I've been at an impasse with weight loss for nearly two years, and now the pounds are slowly starting to go up again, and I feel absolutely powerless to stop it. I know all the things I'm supposed to be doing, but can't seem to get my act together. It's depressing and emotionally rough, and I'm at my wit's end with myself -- I keep asking myself why I can't get it together and do what I know I need to do.
I don't want to regain the 60+ lbs I've lost, but I know I'm heading in that direction if something doesn't change soon. I need help. I feel so lost with no way out of this deep black hole.
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