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Back In A Rut

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Here I am again. Gaining weight. Eating everything in sight even though I'm not hungry. I do really well for a couple of days and then right back to binging!! I am not happy with myself at all and very frustrated. Losing weight is not easy but if I don't put some more effort into it, I will just keep gaining. There is no magic pill that will help. I need to gain more willpower and stop eating when I am full or not hungry at all. This is an uphill battle but it seems more like a up mountain battle that I am never going to get to the top or my goal. My motivation has seemed to disappear and I have given up. Time to sit down and start all over again for the hundredth or more time.

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68ANNE 5/7/2014 9:59PM

    I needed to stop giving myself permission to mess up

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RD03875 5/3/2014 8:45AM

    I know how you feel, I've been there, I think we all have. Don't give up, you can do it!

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In A Rut

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stuck again a the same numbers -- 224 and 226. I can't seem to get out of this rut! My motivation some days is high and I have a great day but on other days I just can't seem to get moving to exercise. My barn chores give me some cardio but I have stopped doing any other type of exercise like strength training or Walk Away The Pounds like I use to do everyday. I know that I would feel more motivated if I would just get up and exercise but something is stopping me. Mostly my mind set that I have to work through.
I am not sure what is blocking me so I guess I need to do a "mental check" to find the road block. Very frustrating!

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68ANNE 4/23/2014 10:09PM

    any and all road block definitely stink. Hope you find it soon


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COASTAL6 4/22/2014 4:36PM

    Rooting for you!
You can do it!

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 4/22/2014 6:13AM

    Push yourself to do not settle for the end of the day you will feel better about yourself...Stop dwelling over what the scales say...Stay the can do this...

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TRYINGHARD54 4/22/2014 5:58AM

    think positive, you can do this.. it happens to all of us.. just one foot in front of the other.

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Learning From My Animals

Thursday, April 10, 2014

We have a 8 month old miniature colt named Monty who is a real handful. He is stubborn, fearless and I think he may have ADD. I took him for a walk the other day trying to train him to walk nicely but he kept wanting to go ahead of me and pulling me. He did not know where we were going but he didn't care. He had no fear of the unknown. Watching him, I got to thinking that I could learn a lesson from him. Don't be afraid to go to unknown areas and out of my comfort zone (like being thinner and healthier). Just do it! Make it an adventure! Try new exercises and recipes. Move ahead and stop procrastinating. Instead of me being Monty's teacher, he became mine.

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68ANNE 4/10/2014 12:25PM

    Child-like wonder and enthusiasm into the situations we don't know!

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MOTHEPRO 4/10/2014 10:52AM

    Great observation! I have to learn to not fear success but embrace it.

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I need to make some changes now!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I get so frustrated with myself every day because I do so well during the day but once I am home at night I find myself wanting to each everything in the house. I eat my dinner at 5 PM at work and leave for home at 6 PM. I drive an hour to get home so I am here between 7:15 and 7:30 if I run into traffic or a lot of frost heaves and have to take it slow. My husband is a trucker so is already in bed due to having to get up at midnight to go into work. I know that I am not hungry but I head for the refrigerator and will eat leftovers like meat loaf, potatoes, etc that I really don't need. When I weigh myself the next day, I have a gain and get so mad at myself for binging the night before.
Changes need to be made and I need to make them now! Maybe preparing some baggies with cut vegetables or low fat popcorn ahead of time will help. That way I will be eating something healthy. Maybe doing some relaxation breathing or drinking more water will help. I am not sure but I know I need to change my eating binging.

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MOTHEPRO 4/9/2014 12:31PM

    I have a terrible habit of night snacking. If you're having a sweet craving, sometimes drinking herbal tea will help curb it.

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ELRIDDICK 4/9/2014 7:30AM

  Thanks for sharing

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WDIPIM 4/9/2014 7:25AM

  knowing that you need to change is the first step (I've been there and still am). It is the actually 'doing' the change is difficult. Good luck - you can do it.

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Are You Afraid?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Are you afraid to set yourself a weight loss goal because you don't want to fail? No one wants to fail at anything they try but we have to get over that hump and just do it! I am 62 years old and I have wanted to lose over 80 pounds for the last 10 years. I start off great but then I get scared. As the weight starts coming off and I get closer to my goal, all of a sudden I start binging and not tracking my food or exercising. On come the pounds again!
I asked a friend one day why I kept doing this to myself. I know I can lose the weight. I know I will feel healthier. Then why do I sabotage my own efforts? She told me that once I see the scale go down, I am getting out of my comfort zone and I binge to get back in where I feel at home. This is common for everyone but each person has to work on getting out of that zone and moving on to being healthy. This isn't an easy task but I am taking one day at a time and I will succeed because I know I need to. How about you? Are you afraid to get out of your comfort zone?

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68ANNE 4/4/2014 8:19PM

    Yes, I did that too. Better now but I have to be careful

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MOTHEPRO 4/4/2014 4:57PM

    I've been trying to figure out why I keep sabotaging myself. I think part of it is fear of the extra attention.

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NICKI984 4/4/2014 2:25PM

    I can relate somewhat but in my case it's not so much being afraid. I get overjoyed and confident and I stop counting calories as much because I'm already doing so well. I get the mindset like "well, I've lost 50lbs I can have pizza tonight" then the next night I say the same thing but with something else and before I know it I'm back to my old habits. I understand some people being scared to be out of their comfort zone but why? The last thing on my mind is fear about being thin. I fear gaining the weight back but I guess not enough to stop me from taking that bite of pizza or drinking that pepsi.

Keep truckin'! Don't be afraid...if anything you should be overjoyed and proud that you've lost some! Best of luck to you!

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