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Day 6

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hi all!
Sorry I missed out on my post yesterday. I was so knackered and to be honest I just forgot all about it. I haven't been feeling at all motivated today. Although the support here on SP has been amazing so far, I am having some trouble trying to work out how to change my lifestyle. I am exercising but my eating habits are proving harder to change. As someone pointed out to me very wisely, I am trying to tackle to many things at once. I definitely need to slow down, take everything one step at a time and try to to do everything at once. While I wish it was possible to lose weight over night, I know that thats never going to happen and I am just slowly coming to terms with the fact that this is a life changing thing and its going to take some getting used to!
My plan for tomorrow is to really try and work out a plan on SP, right down a shopping list and try my hardest to plan my meals. I also need to sit down with my parents and tell them that I am trying to change my diet and wanting to lose weight, hopefully this will help with my goal.

I hope everyone is doing better then I am! And hopefully things will start to brighten up for me. I have a history of anxiety, depression and OCD therefore change is not something I find easy at all. Perhaps that is part of the issue and although I have my anxieties under control, I am sure it is playing a small part in slowing down my process.

I will check in again tomorrow!

Rachael
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J0ETTE 5/31/2012 11:17PM

    You are doing well. Figuring out what works, and what doesn't is all part of the process. It takes time. I would like to suggest you write down a list, maybe even a long list of all the things you want to change... And maybe the benefits to each of them. Then prioritize the list. Choose just one or two things that you feel you could tackle.. And be successful quickly. Getting success started fast is empowing. Maybe you choose something like getting enough water everyday for a week... Or getting enough sleep.

Look at your "willpower" like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the stronger it becomes. :)

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HAPPYKITTYNZ 5/31/2012 6:22PM

    Hi Rachael! I read somewhere that 80%of your diet counts to weight loss... I guess what helped me was I once attended a speech about the power of decisions..
The word decide, means in latin to cut off, the example they used was if you were going to decide to cut off a dogs tail (or in this case food that is bad for you), you wouldnt just sorta saw at the tail, or cut just the tip off, and work your way up.. you chop the lot off cos it's kinder to the dog. hehe.

Once you feel motivated to decide thats great.. the second thing you need is loads of education.. on what is the right food for you.
Once I had done some research I "decided" to become vegan overnight, (I still need to learn how to get the right nutrients) but, I Refused to eat any meat or dairy again until i had figured out how to cook vegan. It took me about 2 weeks of hunger.. haha..before i figured it out and got some cook books.. and I became healthier.. infact my passion for it turned my partner vegan too. Not that I'm saying to turn vegan but whatever is the right diet for you, could be something you love!

Earlier this year we decided to do food planning cos vegan meals are a bit tricky and need special ingredients... but what we found was it cut down the food shop bill by 40$ a week... We used to throw out unused veges and now that never happens - infact I get upset because it means i haven't planned properly.
Umm oh!!! here's a little link that really helped me get started:

http://getbuttonedu
p.com/2010/04/28/tool-free-prin
table-weekly-meals-form/

That's a free printable weekly meal plan.. - It's in bright colours which is important to me. I find that easier some how :) so I'd plan 5 or 6 meals write down the ingredients in the shopping list below and went from there..

Hope this is helpful :)
If you wanted the video on the power of decisions i could probably find that for you too..... Just had a look at it's currently not on the site, sorry.

But yeah.. planning can be really fun actually :D

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