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I'm going on a lion hunt, I'm not scared...

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

You know that kiddie song "I'm going on a lion hunt. (I'm going on a lion hunt.) I'm not scared.(I'm not scared.)"...It's going through my mind as I contemplate going foward with my new plans for loosing weight. I say I'm not scared, but I am...I don't know why. Either fear of failure or fear of accomplishment.
I had an app. with a Health Educator yesterday, and it went well. I felt like I had many things to talk about with her because I have Sparkpeople to inform me. I told her about the website, and how it is educating me about not going on fad diets, portion distortion, how to track food, and excercise, and all the other things at my fingertips. I told her that my main problem was the portion control, and she gave me a special measuring cup for my use. I told her also that my eating was just out of control. She acknowledged that it is difficult. She said she used to weight 380 lbs...I felt like I was talking to the perfect motivator for me...

She totally ripped down the first thoughts I had, as I followed her to her office. I was thinking "Wow, this lady, who looks like she weighs more than me, is going to give me advice? Ironic." As soon as she told me what she used to weigh, I felt guilty for that thought, but I also felt an immediate connection with her. I look foward to my next visit with her March 1st, and celebrate a 5 pound loss, hopefully!
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  • CALGAL10831
    Please keep us posted on how this works out for you. I am very much interested. It must be great to have a real live person that you can smell and feel to help you with this life's challenge.
    2571 days ago
    I have learned from sparkpeople that a habit forms with only 21 days of practice. That has been really helpful for me.
    2571 days ago
    Goin on a lion hunt ,I put down my trusty rifle took my boots out of my mouth ....Lol I know the song too Autumn.It is always scary to start on a new path but we all have faith in you , you can do it !
    2571 days ago
    emoticon WE can do this ....together! emoticon
    2571 days ago
    2572 days ago
    Be the Little Engine That Could-- you can do it, one hand tied behind your back, jumping on one foot, and squinting! Rock that nutritionist!
    2572 days ago
    I feel great reading thie story. I would be motivated if I had a health educator who used to weigh 380. That's impressive and inspiring. You go girl!
    2572 days ago
    Strange how we can be afraid of success...but we need to remember, we are familiar & comfortable with our current status...& changes are scary.

    You can do it.
    2572 days ago
    That's great! I know you can do it too. How cool that you got someone you connect with.

    2572 days ago
    This little lion says...
    2572 days ago
  • KEITHA39
    I'll bet that her giving advice keeps her on track, so helping you is helping her. It's a hard, hard thing to lose the weight and I really am proud that your efforts are not only yielding results, but that you're stepping it up by taking the initiative to seek guidance beyond Spark. emoticon
    2572 days ago
    Oh I know that fear. Strange how we do that to ourselves. But fight thru that fear and realize you are worth the effort it takes to break thru it. Once you start chipping away at it, one meal at a time, one exercise session at a time, sometimes minute by minute, you will feel the power of becoming who you would rather be and the fear will diminish. And whenever it creeps back, look back at where you came from and realize you can overcome it.
    Go for it! You really are worth it!
    2572 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/9/2011 1:50:37 PM
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