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Why is it so hard?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My question for the day is: Why is it so hard? I have yet to find my answer to this question. I suppose each person has their own answer but mine remains to be seen.

The thing is it really isn't all that hard. When I find myself in the zone it seems so easy. I exercise, record my meals ahead of time and find it rather easy to stay within my calorie range. When I am in this "zone" I avoid candy, don't even crave it because I don't want to feel that candy stomach ache. I am disappointed when someone asks me to lunch or dinner because I don't want to eat something high in calories. I don't even feel deprived, I am just in the zone. And I feel great! I usually feel skinnier, I feel healthier and I just feel better overall.

So...why is it so easy to fall out of this zone. If I feel so much better why is it so easy to fall out of the zone and so hard to get back in the zone. It seems so basic, so easy but it always seems to be so hard.

I have been struggling the last week, it was my birthday (ice cream, cake, eating out), it has been cloudy and raining for the last week (no outdoor exercise, emotional eating) and I have fallen back into bad habits (eating candy at work, snacking after dinner).

The good news is that I recognize this pattern and I am committed to getting back on track before I veer too far off course. I want to wake up feeling great, not bloated and disgusting. After this blog I'm headed right over to my food tracker and I'm going to plan out my days worth of food!

The other good news is the sun is out today and that alone is good news!!
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  • v AMANDAP2986
    I have the same problem, although I have never been able to stay in the zone longer than a few weeks. I think it's great that you were able to pinpoint these feelings and it seems like the blogging helps, so I think I will try it. Also, what I have loved about SP (only been here about a month) is that whenever I am losing motivation and falling out of the zone I know I can come ot the website, read posts, success stories, learn that it is okay to get out of the zone sometimes, and the get right back on track.

    Sounds like you are doing GREAT! Enjoy the sunshine!
    2167 days ago
  • v LDAWSON61
    The spark is in you - the evidence is in your blog that you identified the situation. It sounds like you are making progress back towards your zone.
    2167 days ago
  • v KMOMA2
    I completely agree with the weather issue. It happens to me too. Being the zone does make things easy and getting out of the zone happens even easier. I still have not been able to figure that one out either. You are not alone in trying to figure out why it is so hard. Chin up and puppies put keep moving forward and pick yourself back up when you do get put of the zone.
    No one is perfect. emoticon
    2167 days ago
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