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6/16/14 11:32 A

Start today, move forward. Don't think about yesterday's mishaps.

VEG_GIRL04 Posts: 2,636
6/16/14 11:00 A

Eating healthy is hard.
Working out is hard.
Being overweight is hard.

Choose your hard.

You CAN do this. Start looking all over the site. See inspirations here from peoples past successes. Find ways to tackle things one day at a time, one moment at a time, one decision at time. Make one recipe for dinner form this site. Go for one walk, try one new exercise, give up ONE thing.

And if you slip for one meal, get back on the next. If you mess up one day - go harder the next.

You woke up fat this morning...but you did yesterday too. And today you made the decision to come here. You made the decision that you want to be better. So make yourself happy - DO IT.

Edited by: VEG_GIRL04 at: 6/16/2014 (11:01)
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6/16/14 10:59 A

Thank you!

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6/16/14 10:54 A

I have been there and I know exactly how you feel! I try to look at each day as a new chance to change my habits and change my life. Don't give up!

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6/16/14 10:49 A

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% weight loss. 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 weeks 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.

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6/16/14 9:50 A

I need help. I can't seem to get motivated to start this journey. I am fat, depressed and have no desire to do anything but eat and watch TV. I don't know when this happened I just know that if I don't fix it soon I'm in big trouble. I'm a not an emotional person. I don't "share" my emotions but today I'm at the end of the rope. I just want to cry....

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