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Exercise self control

Monday, August 30, 2010

About eleven months ago I resolved to lose a pound a month for two years which would be 104 pounds off of my then 307pounds. To date I am weighing 314 pounds and was all the way up to 319 pounds. Obviously there is an issue here and I would like to be able to keep my mobility and get back to a weight where I am not morbidly obese. My latest device which I have been successful at, is to fast from 8:00 pm until breakfast. I do allow myself water and have found that water does indeed appease the appetite. Also, by cutting off my food day, my food is more compressed so that I can analyze what I am eating better. I do have difficulty making myself exercise and need to create an exercise habit. I am good at coming up with excuses as to why I don't exercise. Being in this position is teaching me a lot about my character. I sneak in all kinds of foods that I shouldn't allow and just who is it that I am cheating? I am happy that I have been successful in finding a cut off in my day for food intake. I have very far to go and know that with God's help I will succeed. It is just hard to remain patient with myself since I have been so unsuccessful with this weight issue for so long. I must love myself right where I am!

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ZEFIRO 8/30/2010 4:05PM

    I share the issues you are struggling with and I really admire your honesty!
I wish you the very best,


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MAGGIEYE 8/30/2010 2:04PM

    I am in the same place as you. I'm meeting my goals in reverse, gaining the pounds I'd resolved to lose. But I logged back in to SP today, and so did you. That's a good step for both of us. Your idea of fasting from 8 until breakfast is good. I'm going to join you in that. As for the excuses for not exercising and for sneaking in foods, yeah, I'm with you there, too. I focus so much on where I would be if I'd stuck to my goals and it's discouraging. But you're right, I need to love and accept myself where I am. Thanks for writing this post. You've given me some inspiration and encouragement to start over and try again!

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