Life's Like That

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm tired. I have a sore knee. I am grieving the death of my uncle and I am trying to adjust to a new schedule at work. In short, I'm feeling REALLY sorry for myself!!

What does that have to do with my diet? Everything! I don't want to pay attention to what I'm eating. I don't want to exercise. I just want to wallow in self pity. I'll get over it. It never lasts more than a few days. With any luck, I will survive until the weekend. Then, I'll catch up on my sleep and get my world back in order.

I have chosen to blog about this because it is a recurring theme in my life and it always throws me off track. Once I'm off track, it is often difficult to get back on track. I can say with certainty that the times that I have given up on diets have mostly happened because I became overwhelmed, felt sorry for myself, and stopped forcing myself to conform to the plan.

I honestly believe that life is like that and I expect that there will be times in everyone's life that feel overwhelming. I believe that the success of a healthy nutrition plan is contained as much in one's ability to get back on track as in the ability to manage from day to day.

This time, I'm going to be ok. I haven't lost my motivation and I will regain my balance. I do think it is an important challenge to contemplate. If any one has a suggestion for success, I would love to hear it.
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    I hear you... these could have been my words, they hit so close to home! I wonder if having like a Smart Choice WW meal in the freezer might help on these days when you are too tired/discouraged/lazy (whatever) to prepare a good meal? I remember the first time I ever went on WW (over 30 years ago) that I used to weigh in on Thurs. at noon and my supper each Thurs. nite was the WW lasagna as a reward..
    And also planing ahead by maybe having weekend cooking spells... I used to make hummus, 3bean salad and pita pizzas and have the veggies and fruit available at all times...

    Good luck!
    2343 days ago
    Wow, I can really relate. I seem to go through cycles with the motivation. Right now I feel like I am in the same place you are. I know the motivation will return, I just wish I could keep it! Good luck to both of us!
    2344 days ago
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