your story is similar to mine. Just after last Christmas, I found a recorded weight, and realized I had gained over 50 pounds since then. While it was five years; that didn't make me feel any better.
So I buckled down and decided firstly to eat better. The exercise came later (even though I had always been walking the dog, but the effort of it was getting more and more, as I was carrying more weight).
Some days are better than others; but keep going, and you'll achieve what you seek - best wishes on your healthy journey
Auggie~ Great job!! Keep up the hard work... and i mean it. It IS hard work to get healthy. Keep taking one moment at a time, one choice at a time. That is also what I need to do. We're here with you!!!
Day two! Doing well. I am dealing with neck strain (stress from work) but I'm pushing on. Ate well yesterday - no ice cream. So far good today too! Woo hoo. Glad it is the weekend for walking and working out.
Thank you all for the support. I hope you know what a huge boost it is for me.
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Good for you and best of success on your journey back to great health. You CAN do this, and you CAN keep the weight off.
Auggie1doggie~ I can totally relate to what you are saying. I started my weight loss journey over a year ago after I had my second (and last) child. SP helped me lose the weight. My real problems began AFTER I lost my weight. My main goal was to lose the baby fat and look better. As time went on I realized that losing weight was a good goal to start with, but it wasn't going to get me motivated to keep the weight off. Although I havent gained all the weight back, I'm not happy with myself. I have been complacent. I allowed myself to get too relaxed in my eating and exercise routines. I, too, question my motivation. I ask myself why I'm not motivated. I was reading the posts to your post and I liked what someone said about focusing on other things besides weight loss... they talked about being healthy for their family. I think they have it right. I need to focus on being healthy, not being sick, tired, depressed, lazy, unmotivated, exhausted. I need to exercise and eat well to be active and energized. I need to get enough sleep and lower stressors in my life. Overall health is what I know I need to focus on, not just the weight loss part of healthy living. We are all in this together and we all struggle. We will keep going and we will achieve our goals once again. you will be healthy and happy and I will too. Thank you for this post. It's just what I needed!!
I've said it a thousand times on this board and i have no problem saying it a thousand more. You really need to determine why you are on this journey. For myself, losing weight and getting fit were not enough. But when i brought an 8 month old nephew and other nieces and nephews into the mix, suddenly i knew why being healthy was so important to me.
Losing weight and getting fit are just the tip of the iceberg. I care more for being healthy-- 100% function of body, mind, and spirit with no evidence of disease. healthy to me is not just feeling good. it's also being able to prove it. yes i am still overweight, but I haven't been sick-- no cold, no flu, no illness of any kind-- in the past two years. I don't take sick days at work-- I take mental health days-- and just call them sick days.
I have completely changed the way that i look at food even though the oreos still appeal to me every now and then. i have completely changed my outlook to exercise. No more time spent on the treadmill or elliptical machine. Those never helped me anyway. I will go for the higher intensity 10-20 minute exercise routine.
So saying the madness ends now-- GO FOR IT.
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You can do it! What about a healthy snack instead and ice cream (a small portion) once a week? It's sometimes easier to ease in to it than go cold turkey.
I am so tired of being on the seesaw. I refuse to gain this weight back. I found my WW notebook and it had the weight of 1$4.8. That was in Fall 2009. I now weigh 1#4.8. Ugh! When will I learn?! I eat fairly healthy but allow for ice cream at night. I always end up quitting the exercise and it is so important for me. I love to walk. I love DDR2. I feel great after I work out but I will not stay with it. I think I am not of value so I forgot my health to do stuff for others. Is this really the reason? Sounds good, doesn't it? Or am I lazy?
Well no more! I am not going down that path--lose then gain then beat myself up. I'm starting back today. Eating healthy and writing it down. No more ice cream at night. Exercise--making an appointment with myself for today at 5 pm.
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