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Unrealized, unrealistic Goals

Saturday, May 12, 2012

1 pound a week. Realistic
2.5 pounds a week. Realistic
5-7 pounds a week (ignore the thought of 10 pounds per week). Unrealistic

To make lifelong changes and weight loss that will stick you have to make mini goals. Ok let me change that. I, I have to make mini goals and shoot for them. I shouldn't expect to loost 7-10 pounds a week and then keep it off.

Week 4 of the Biggest Loser Challenge is starting on monday. I have done NOTHING. But I had these big goals, these huge unrealistic plans. You know what I've realized, yes this was a "duh" kind of moment but bare with me. Maintaining my weight loss 5 years ago. That was easy. I didn't eat things that made me feel bad because well duh they made me feel bad and I wanted to feel better...thats part of why I emotionally over eat. I'm stuck in this mindframe of it I feel bad, eat to feel better. If I feel fat, eat and I'll feel better. If I'm sick, guess what, eat and I'll get better. But back to the point.

Maintaining a healthy weight. That was easy.
Gaining 100 pounds in a year/year and a half. That was easy to. Sad, depressed, mad, yeah that stuff. Painful, but it was incredibly easy to gain the weight back and more.
Losing this weight. Incredibly, sometimes feeling completly impossibly hard.

This is where I'm at and where I'm struggling. I'm remembering the me of 5 years ago when I lost 60 pounds in 2 or 3 months. I'm not even sure but it was like one day I was 230 pounds and terrified of getting to 250 and then three months later people kept saying how good I looked and I checked and I was 176. I had noticed having to get smaller clothing sizes but i was exercising because I wanted to (and the hot guy I flirted with at the gym) and I ate better because it made me feel good.

And now my boss is back from lunch so I will write more later
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    This is exactly what I needed to hear right now. Thank you.
    2076 days ago
    i say it all the time - i don't believe in the calories in/out theory - i believe in what YOUR BODY SPECIFICALLY responds to - for me NO/VERY LITTLE CARBS or wt loss is at a stand still -
    it takes me forever to lose even one pound, and not even one day to step on the scale and be up three pounds because i mindfully at fruits or even a sweet . i think of my body like a race car - EXTREMELY EFFICIENT, SENSITIVE TO ANYTHING THAT IS NOT THE RIGHT FUEL AND RUNS VERY SLUGGISHLY IF ANY ADDITIVES ARE PUT INTO THE TANK THAT DON'T BELONG THERE.
    you and i both know people who can eat what they like , pretty much when they like, not exercise and not gain too much if any weight.. i grew up being the CHUBBY one in the family - we all ate the same meals - same portions - same times of day - GO FIGURE it does not take a genius to see something is DIFFERENT with US.
    then add into the mix a messed up metabolism, or thyroid condition - and VOILA you have a dieter who loses very slowly no matter the sacrifice or diet - and gain weight like SUMO WRESTLER.
    just don't give up on yourself - --- good luck - keep in touch BB emoticon
    2077 days ago
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