Thursday, February 09, 2012
I wish I could stop the battle going on in my head between the logical and emotional side. I know what I should do but sometimes it is so hard to follow what is logical. Right now my emotional side seems to be winning out and I am close to throwing in the towel on the healthy lifestyle program – I am hoping that I can do something to help my logical side pull through this and win.
Logical: Even if I am not losing pounds I am still getting healthier by eating well and exercising.
Emotional: I don’t care if I am getting healthier as I have no health problems – I just want to start losing some pounds and inches.
Logical: It may take awhile to get where I want to be and that is ok – I am in the process and good things take time – it took awhile to gain weight and it will take awhile to lose it.
Emotional: I am not a patient person and I am tired of trying if I am not going to have any success – Why don’t I give up if I am not successful.
Logical: I should track and stay in calorie range each day and exercise most days of the week.
Emotional: I am tired of tracking and although I enjoy exercise it is hard to fit it in sometimes.
Logical: The hard work of dedicating to a healthier lifestyle will pay off and so it is worth the effort and time required.
Emotional: It should not be this hard to lose weight; it is not fair that some people have it so easy; I just want to quit.
Logical: The best approach is slow and steady, eat a reasonable amount of calories and fit exercise in as often as possible; allow for the ups and downs of hormonal changes and life getting in the way and just keep on going.
Emotional: I should just take some diet pills or do some fasting or something to get this weight off and then follow a healthy plan; if I fall off the plan again just do something for a quick fix when it happens.