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Trying to stay motivated
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
I need serious help staying motivated. I feel really down and am thinking about quiting it all.
Yesterday my dh ordered pizza and bread sticks. Then he took us out for ice cream. I'm so depressed, I ate like a hog. And I couldnt barely move afterwards let alone work out like I wanted to.
I got my first compliment today. Someone asked me if I lost weight cuz I look like I have. I said thanks but no weight, just inches. That made me feel good but I still dont think I look like I've lost weight. Maybe they're just saying that cuz they know I've been dieting. Sigh... I'm so bummed...
Member Comments About This Blog Post
Don't give up so soon!
One little mistake won't mean a thing in the long run, and you have to remember that. Everyone, EVERYONE succumbs to temptation, it's human nature, and it's completely normal.
Like someone else said, all of the days of progress count for a lot more than a slip up!
Hope you choose to stick around.
2880 days ago
Every compliment counts - enjoy each one.
Don't beat yourself up too much about the pizza & ice cream; it happens to best of us.
Are you back on your routine? Have you gone back to eating healthier? Are you walking? If all else fails, drink some water - it could be the motivator you need.
Good luck; we're rooting for you!
2884 days ago
What motivated you to start this? What event happened that made you say," this is it and no more. I am going on a diet!"
Was it a photo, a comment from someone , how you felt before you began exercising...a doctors warning...Seeing yourself in a mirror or in a dressing room. What triggered you to start?
Go back to that day and relive it. Many times we are the most motivated when we feel a painful event or ah ha moment. As time passes and that feeling subsides, so can our motivation. It can be painful , but go back to the day you said I have had enough. Always remember it and how you felt and relive it when motivation gets weak.
And seriously, this is only one day off track. What about all the days you worked so hard? There are going to be other days that throw you off...this is not about being perfect but learning to improve. Your succeeding there. You can give up and quit, or you can say...it is only one day and I don't have to be perfect to SUCCEED. Start over on the same day with your goals and next meal. No more starting over tomorrow and I KNOW YOU ARE NOT A QUITTER!!!!
2886 days ago
Maybe you need to set yourself some rewards for eating healthier and exercising. Take it week by week - start off with small rewards, nothing with food, rent a video you want to see, buy a small bouquet of flowers, go window shopping at a mall. As you earn those rewards raise the prize a bit - get your nails done, get a new hairstyle, buy a new top. For a major reward, aim for a weekend away with dh - something to look forward to!
You can eat with dh, just 1 slice pizza, no breadsticks, a small cone of frozen yogurt. Portion control is so very important. Lots of water will make you feel fuller.
I agree, accept the compliment! Even though the weight isn't coming off as fast as you want, the inches count!
Wishing you all the best,
2887 days ago
Take the compliment to heart!! If someone says something nice - accept it gracefully. As for your binge eating and feeling yuck! I was there yesterday... and we need to remind ourselves of the YUCKY feeling (cause I couldn't get comfortable I was so bloated)... I much prefer the feeling after working out, or after eating healthy for a few days when my abdomen actually feels like it's tightening up.
I've been off track for the whole weekend and the scale went back up so I'm discouraged as well... and could call it quits but NO WAY!! Think about what you really want - do you want to feel this way (and I know you don't)!
We joined SP and are on this journey to better ourselves to feel better overall! So don't give up... don't quit... Keep moving forward and you'll see the efforts will pay off (we just have to be patient and stick to it!)
Always helps to get motivation and support from other SP friends. Have a super day and get moving! The exercise will change your frame of mind... that's where I'm off to!
Take care and stay strong!!
2887 days ago
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