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my biggest fear is........

Saturday, October 08, 2011

not being able to hang in there just a little longer to see results on this journey. I fear that I cannot do this for longer than three months. My failures from the many times that I have embarked on a weight loss program is due to the fact that I quickly lose motivation by about the third month. I do not know of the strategies that I can use to get over that hill and actually make it this time around. I let life take over and my efforts to eat healthy and exercise go down the drain. I would like to believe in my mind that this should not even be a journey but rather something I ought to be doing for the rest of my life,coz journeys eventually have to have a destination.I pledge that I will be here everyday for the next 30 days as a start so that I can track both my exercise and my food intake.I want to stick to weighing myself every second week so as not to get disppointed when I dont lose in a particular week. I hope I can have the courage to do this and achieve this once and for all.I need help.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SABLENESS 10/8/2011 6:37PM

    Hi. I've been in that same fearful boat too many times myself. But you know, this time really feels different. One of the hardest no-brainer things I've had to learn is to focus on just today. If I look too far down the road, I lose my focus, either worrying about whether I can hang in there that long, or anticipating what things might be like, as in "By such and such a date, I'll weigh only___", and not savoring the moment just as it is and just as I am. One day is possible. One hour, one morning, one afternoon is possible.

Also, know your weak spots and outsmart yourself. I do not like to exercise. I'd rather curl up with a good book any time. But I've made a habit of walking around the house when I'm on the phone, especially when I'm listening to a talkative elderly relative. Sometimes I get in 20, even 30 min of walking just being on the phone - free exercise!

We're all in this together, and SP is a wonderful resource. Live in this moment and make it a good one!

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