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Day Four & still feeling good!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

I have played the weight loss game before-even used Weight Watchers. At first I'd lose weight but then come to a dead stop. Because my focus was weight loss, I'd get discouraged and give up: WW and other diets had me at 1100 calories per day, so I was tired, grouchy, hungry, and had bad headaches. This was worth putting up with while the weight dropped off, but NOT when the weight loss came to a halt.

I sat down recently and asked myself why I wanted to lose weight? What benefits did I hope to get from losing weight?

-more energy
-feel better about myself
-be fit and feel healthy
-know that I am making the right choices for my health

So I thought why not simply focus on those results and make goals to achieve them? If I lose weight in the process, great! But if not, then don't worry about it. Instead, focus on the things I need to do and to change and incorporate them into my daily life.

So for now I am getting into the habit of some type of physical activity every day, and counting the calories (and measuring my food) that I eat. I see now that a 1100 calorie diet just isn't feasible for someone looking to get healthier, let alone lose weight. Later on down the road that may be what I am eating, along with more intense physical activity, but that's for then-NOT NOW!!!

  


Day Three of my New Life!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I finally decided to take control of the controllable things in my life! I have had enough of just getting by, and more than my fill of "so-so". I have been cruising along hoping that things would change and get better, but now I see that it isn't going to happen unless I make it happen.

I am a worrier, a fretter, and an anxious person. I'm also a perfectionist and because of that I spend my life afraid of failing. My definition of failure is making ONE mistake.

I realize now just how ridiculous this is. However, to see that and to change that are two different things! emoticon I must find a way to stop this fear of failure because it keeps me from enjoying my life and from seeing the good things in it.

It's difficult to get past the feeling that because I have faults I am both unlovable and unloved. When I feel that unworthiness, I eat to make the pain go away.

Hence, my simple goals are designed to do one thing-Better my mental and physical health! I made my goals simple so that I don't set myself up for failure, and because I want to make lifelong changes. I'll start out simple, incorporate them until they become habit! Then I will add more attainable goals to achieve-and maybe the results will be a happier and thinner me!!!!

Someone once said-"Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but gets you nowhere."

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KA_JUN 5/31/2011 8:16PM

    "I see that it isn't going to happen unless I make it happen. "

You said it, that's key! Good luck to you on achieving all your goals! emoticon

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