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Some Days I Wonder?

Friday, August 30, 2013

Some days I wonder, Am I really determined to do this (get fit) because there are times it seems like I'm giving up. If I feel sluggish, lazy and zapped of energy, it will set the tone for the day. I know I need to fight these feelings with a vengeance but I feel guilty when I mentally do nothing but let the wrong feelings overwhelm me. I know it is only a mental set back that I will have to change into a powerful comeback...but this is what I am having to deal with on my journey. I am trying to eat right or better but I can not stick to a diet consisting of certain foods to eat; I'd rather stick to a diet that list a wide variety of healthy food choices that I can customize to my personal taste.

I wonder about my weight but I refuse to try the scales. At-least, no time soon because the scale is not always my friend. The "fit" of my clothes let's me know how on track I am, if any inches are lost I will know. I know the "some days" blues will disappear and I will not have to wonder about these feelings. For now, I think I will gather a plan of action to get rid of these "shaky" feelings and take charge! What I like most about each day is the opportunity to start again as if it was the first day! emoticon

  
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Checking In

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lately, I have been chattering a lot to myself when making right or wrong choices. If I can think, prior to every meal about my "food plan of action" I will usually make healthier choices. So it helps me to decide what and how much I will eat before I eat. I am drinking 16 ounces of water before meals which hydrates and stops me from over eating. Finally, I am replacing my refined sugars for pure honey instead when I crave sweets. For dessert I had a few watermelon chunks instead of my favorite chocolate cake.

Also, I will snack on nuts for my snack instead of chips. I love nuts and it's a bit hard to eat them in moderations as I desire. I will try to change my mind-set and start eating less. I also take a tablespoon of honey mixed with apple cider vinegar each day. I used to have heartburns often and since I've been taking AC my heartburns have subsided.

Over all, I think I am moving ahead but I could exercise more. I find if I don't feel energized that I will simply think about exercising and do everything else that's not related to the word "exercise". (lol) I plan to put my goals into writing. There is one thing I am holding back on for awhile and that is getting on the scale. I used to get on the scale every other day until I discovered that was not a wise idea. I think I will do weekly weights instead of the daily weights and see how that goes. That's it for now and I am inspired about my future!
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BEVEL1 8/21/2013 11:42PM

    You are right about the scales being our friend or enemy. Also, I agree that writing goals serve as one of our greatest motivators and it helps us to track our progress. emoticon

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SUNSET09 8/21/2013 11:26PM

  The scale can be our friend as well as our enemy. It seems as you have identified a few things and making the needed adjustments. If it is to be, it must start with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PENNYPEARLS 8/21/2013 10:10PM

    I think putting your goals in writing is a good motivator. Sounds like you are on the right path. emoticon

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Is There A Fear Of Weight Loss Success?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Finally, my clothes are beginning to sag which is so motivating! Even though they are not sagging a lot, every bit counts. I try not to get too excited because sometimes when I start "moving" the pounds I will step into a red zone and re-gain the same lost pounds. Someone close pointed out to me that there was such thing as "fear of success" and if that didn't give me something interesting to ponder on. Who doesn't want success and who would even dare to fear being healthy? I think one of my biggest fears would be the word "unhealthy" which explains why I have returned to SP to become healthier. I would be curious to know what others think about this one? When it comes to weight loss, do some people really have fear of dropping the pounds...Is that why we sometimes regress? ?

  
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FERRETLOVER1 8/19/2013 6:46AM

    A very good friend of mine has that fear of success - whenever she is within 2-3 lbs. of her goal weight, she starts to panic and sabotages herself. Now that she is aware of the problem, she hopes to overcome it this time around. It's a real issue for some people.

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PENNYPEARLS 8/18/2013 11:25PM

    Interesting topic to ponder. It would probably be a good journal topic for self discovery.

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CHANGE4FIT 8/18/2013 11:03PM

    I think it may be fear of failure-so we subconsciously sabotage ourselves and then engage in some negative self talk just to seal the deal. I also think losing weight is such a personal, but public, accomplishment. I was fearful about others noticing-somehow if people notice you losing weight, it affirms that you needed to lose weight-at least that is what my mixed up head would say. Thank goodness I got beyond that irrational self talk and can embrace and actually celebrate when "others notice". Best to you!
PJ

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 8/18/2013 10:48PM

    Fear of success is old as the hills in all areas of life. The reasons are many. In terms of weight loss, here are just a few that are well-known:

a) What if I still don't find a [girl] [boy] friend?
b) I won't be hidden under the fat any more. People will know who I am.
c) What if I do find a [girl] [boy] friend? He/she will want me to be present.
d) I don't deserve to feel good.

Does that give you enough of an idea so that you can guess at some other fears? If you're exempt from them, good.

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FLAMENM 8/18/2013 9:58PM

    I think sometimes we can sabotage our success. Because if we are successful at this, we should be successful at everything. And that is terrifying and powerful at the same time.

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EVIE4NOW 8/18/2013 9:11PM

  It might be facing your fears. High expectations come with losing weight that you will find more friends, be more popular... belle of the ball syndrome. The fear comes in that it is another challenge and journey and what if you fail? What if life doesn't become what you expect? Just my thoughts.

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FATTYBOY230 8/18/2013 8:59PM

    I think I have a problem with gaining it all back. This will be my third time and will be the best with the most weight loss yet. I feel that I might find that something that is missing this time.

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MONTREAL12 8/18/2013 8:54PM

  Maybe with success comes a feeling that I can do this whenever I feel like and then we revert to our traditional bad habits? Thanks for the blog

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Great Day!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

I made remarkable improvements today! My calorie intake was better and I focused in on my aerobics. I felt more energized and ready to do the exercises. To sum it up...It really was a great day.

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I am Struggling!!! But No Quitting

Friday, August 16, 2013

This morning, I devoured 2 huge slices of frosted chocolate cake filled with extra pecans...oopsy! Yes, it was deliciously sweet and yummy but I will pay dearly. The cake was just there staring me in the face as if saying "taste me just this once will not hurt" (lol). I felt so guilty afterwards, until I decided that would have to count as breakfast. I know, right...what a wasted breakfast! I skipped lunch not intentionally though, I slept pass the lunch hour. Then I got in a bit of exercises by cleaning and decluttering the house. For dinner, I substituted my sugar with honey on garlic cheese toast. Also, I had a few very thin slices of peppered turkey, two potato cakes and fresh spinach. I was not happy with my choices because it was based on my wants rather than my needs.

Lesson: I will have to practice giving up the things I want and make healthy choices instead. I must practice "thinking and breathing" Health Choice!

New Motto- "If I fail; I will fail Forward" I will not tackle myself for my failures but I will seek help, rectify and keep it moving.

Affirmation: "If it is to Be; It will be up to Me" I can access all the valuable information and tools available, but unless I take action to make the changes things will remain the same and all the value goes down the drain.


Comforting Thought: I am holding hands as I walk my journey. I am holding hands with others who understand my pain, frustrations and fears. I am holding hands of many who feel my pain along with their pain and struggles. I am holding hands with others who have "been there and done this" before. I am holding hands with people who have compassion, love and care. Last but definitely not least, I am holding hands with the man above who cares and love us all.

Gratefulness: I am grateful today for learning to love unconditionally. I am grateful that I am allowed to digest another day which is yet another new beginning! I Am Grateful For Sparks People. emoticon

  
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PENNYPEARLS 8/16/2013 10:53PM

    This journey takes time and there will be days when things don't go quite right but we just keep trying to make the healthy choices day by day and we will reach our goals.

That is a difficult one when others are bringing food into the house. Maybe find some healthy dessert recipes that you could have. I love the sugar free fudge pops from Aldis. They satisfy my sweet tooth and only have 50 calories! emoticon emoticon

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MEMKEEPR 8/16/2013 7:33PM

    I'm with you too! I recognize myself in your post and thanks for sharing so I remember I'm not the only one. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEVEL1 8/16/2013 7:13PM

    Linda, Thanks and that's a good one. It's sort of like "out of sight; out of mind" and that does work. Here's the thing, at my house it's hard when you have others who have a sweet tooth and you have to pass their territory. Those sweets thrown in your face by others makes it ever so painful. How do you refrain from the tempting crumbs of others?

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LINDA! 8/16/2013 6:57PM

    I have to ban sweets from my house. I just cannot have it around or I will also eat it.

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