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Why I am still overweight


Friday, September 14, 2012

I sat down the other day and skimmed through all my journals since 2001. Every other day, I talked about my weight and the disappointment or excitement. Wow.

I have come to a conclusion as to why I have not kept the weight off when lost or losing consistently now.

1. I dont get enough sleep
2. I eat too much of the healthy foods
3. I starve myself when left with unhealthy options to eat
4. All or Nothing attitude
5. I dont eat enough veggies
6. I don't measure my food accurately
7. I still drink diet soda when stressed
8. I drink coffee every morning with cream and sugar (not measuring the sugar/cream)
9. My husband is not on the same page, yet he supports me from a distance. For example, he went grocery shopping today. He bought loads of fruits, veggies, protein bars, ect. But he also bought a pint of ice cream, cookies and chips, specifically for me.
10. I don't have a positive attitude about working out, unless I am in a Zumba or Latin fitness class.
11. I have always been on a diet, instead of changing my lifestyle.
12. I eat without thinking
13. I don't recognize my trigger foods or willing to make adjustments when craving
14. I'm afraid to fail
15. I am out of my comfort zone, when skinny.
16. I have an A Type personality
17. I don't hold myself accountable, when eating, planning, exercise
18. I don't feel worthy of being skinny, fit or healthy
19. I tell myself that I deserve to indulge, even if I haven't worked out. I use the stress of work, kids and marriage as the excuse.
20. When I am losing weight, I still see myself as fat when looking in the mirror.
21. I don't appreciate the small changes
22. I become overwhelmed when planning food
23. I have read too many fitness/ weight loss books that I am totally confused. emoticon
24. I feel guilty about purchasing healthier foods, because it adds so much more to our budget
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HDRURY 9/18/2012 12:18AM

    What excellent insight! I have so many of the same issues. I am the biggest yo yo dieter ever and I'm still at it. Very much an all or nothing attitude. I've come to the conclusion that I'm just going to do what I can do and see what works for me. All of those diet books are just someone finding out what worked for them (or their patients), then finding some science to back it up. Trial and error, find what works for you and you will make it!!

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JUSTYNA7 9/17/2012 11:23PM

    You have a lot of insights to what is happening. I think I came into spark people just as overwhelmed. Even though I thought all I needed to do was identify the problems to start changing them, it didn't, lol quite work like that. I was sharing with a spark person that I kept failing at my goals. First, I was told that you can't fail in spark people... you just keep practicing until you get it right. Then it was gently suggested that my goals were tooooo high. "If you keep not making your goals, then maybe lower your expectations". I really could not believe they were serious. But they were insistent. "Choose a goal you know you can succeed at and make it a streak. You need to build confidence in yourself. You need to have success. You need to have consistency." So I threw all my ideas of what I SHOULD be doing out the window and started doing what spark people suggested. Choose a goal like drinking water, exercising ten minutes, or even logging in every day and do it for 21 days. If you are having problems, problem solve how to make it happen. I stopped looking for the "quick solution". Lots of people come on SP and say "I have to lose 20 pounds so I am going to exercise and diet" and BAM! They lose 2 pounds a week. Well, I'm not lots of people and the quick fixes never worked for me. Or they did but only temporarily. There are lots of tricks to help and lots of people on this team with experience so choose ONE goal and see what happens. We are 100% behind you!

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MSMARTI58 9/17/2012 6:18PM

    You are alone. I have many similar issues. Right now I am indulging in too many sweets and comfort foods.



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DFOLKARD 9/17/2012 2:53PM

    As long as you "start" any number is a good one to begin with. You can do this

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OBNURSE3 9/15/2012 9:07PM

    Just like a 12 step program...1st step is acknowledging you have a problem. You have obviously given this a lot of thought. Good Job. Now commit to being the strong women you know you are capable of. Start small..baby steps slowly working on a few issues at a time. You Can do this. We believe in you. Now believe in yourself!!!!

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TSOWELLS07 9/15/2012 5:09PM

    Sonita43, trooper1961, & ggmom06 thanks for the support. Tizslim, I guess I will start with #1. I have to start somewhere. #2 &5 sort of goes hand in hand. If I want to continue eating too much of the healthy foods, make them veggies. Hhhmmmm..

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SONITA34 9/14/2012 9:20PM

    Whichever you decide to tackle first, remember you have a whole team and friends to help you along the way

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TROOPER1961 9/14/2012 7:47PM

    "Success doesnít just happen. Itís a result of Planning, Preparation, Performance, and Perseverance" Does this look familiar? It should is the heading of your spark page and I found it profound. Nothing comes easy when it comes to losing weight, we did not put it on overnight so to expect it to come off the same way is not going to happen. Healthier changes and lifestyle will speak volumes on the scale,, remember slow and steady wins the race emoticon emoticon emoticon yellow teamie!!

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TIZSLIM 9/14/2012 7:43PM

  That's a very clear analysis. What are you going to tackle first? Personally I'd go with....... oh hang on, it's not about me - it's about you. So what do you think is best for you to deal with first? Whatever it is, will be right. And you can do it.

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GGMOM06 9/14/2012 7:35PM

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