Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I've read plenty of blogs that motivate me, but this one...wow. This chick is motivating. She tells it like it is and she gets it done. She doesn't mess around. She knows what she wants and she's working her tail off for it.
Read this www.mamalaughlin.com/201
and tell me you aren't motivated.
It's time for me to suck it up. I'm not the only person in the world who struggles with weight. I'm not the only one who has food cravings. I'm not alone with my binge eating. There are plenty of other people in the exact same place that I am. But I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN FIX IT.
I need to stop making excuses. I need to make a choice. Do I want to lose weight and be healthier, or do I want to be overweight and keep beating myself up over bad choices? I know that I will make mistakes. We all do. I know that I will have days where I eat crap. We all do. I need to just deal with it though. I need to stop letting one mistake be a free pass to waste the rest of my day (or week!)
I keep telling myself that it's 'so hard' to stop the binge. It's 'not that easy' to catch myself in the act. Or 'i don't know what's wrong.' I do know what's wrong. I eat my emotions. Then I feel bad about it and I eat some more. I just need to stop. It's that easy. Emotions are feelings, right? So I know when I feel a certain way. If I'm bored: I need to recognize it and do something about it -take a walk, talk to someone, exercise! If I'm hungry: I need to eat, but only what I've already planned on eating. Healthy, good for my body foods. No crap! If I'm not sure if I'm hungry-maybe hungry, maybe bored: I need to drink water. If I'm still not sure- drink some more water. By that point I'll have to pee and will probably forget that I was bored. ha!
If I'm sad: I need to talk to someone. I need to talk about why I'm sad and what I can do about it. If nothing can be done then I am just going to be sad. Food won't make the sadness go away!!!!
So that's it. No more excuses. I choose to be healthy. I choose to stop hating my body. I choose to change. Who's with me?!