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Monday, October 15, 2012

To all

Another week has begun.
This afternoon I found myself looking at my old photos.
I was searching for motivation because lately I have been feeling a little emotionally tired.

Those around me seem to notice my weight-loss but being the unsatisfied person that I am, I have to admit I have some difficulty seeing the difference.

At the sight of my pictures, it was not my old physical appearance that shocked me most. It was the emotions that it spurred. The memories of how I felt the day each picture was taken, the guilty feeling because I had been secretly eating too much and sleeping too much to quiet down the guilt.
I remembered them all in details.

I realised, that although people would noticed how I changed on the outside. I am noticing how better I feel on the inside and how I enjoy the satisfaction everytime I make the right eating and exercising choice.

I have a good grasp of the diet but wish I could have more hours in the day to go to the gym and work out.

I still have 6 kg min to go and I would really appreciate some encouragement from fellow sparkpeople. It is getting a little difficult.

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    Again for your support
    Weigh-in is today
    We shall see
    1824 days ago
    Yes you are changing on the outside, but I know all the changes that happen on the inside may be harder to adjust to sometimes and we may feel more emotional some days. It has also been hard for me to see pictures of how I looked before..... We need to just keep looking forward and be proud of the goals we have reached and all we are accomplishing along the way to become healthier emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1826 days ago
    You are not only changing the outside, but most importantly, you are changing your inside as well. Looking at those photos shows just how far you have come on this journey to a healthier you. Keep up the good work.
    1826 days ago
    "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    1826 days ago
    Oh my feeling are so hard to battle . that little voice that speaks to you at times not right . speaks falsely to you . you are the best . you can do this . if looking at old photos makes you sad then do not look anymore at them. that lady is gone replaced by the newer model . you . always remember you are stronger then you think . you can chance it all . emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1827 days ago
    Thank you all for the support !!!
    I have noted all your words of wisdom and feel better already.
    I am going to the gym this evening as a landmark that I shall not give up.
    I wish you all, all the best.
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    1828 days ago
    Good on you for recognizing the more important changes: how you feel!

    Since I can eat at my desk, I like to use my lunches for running on the treadmill. If you don't have a gym at work, a quick walk at lunch might help, and if you get into the habit every day, some of your coworkers might join you!

    I also find that scheduling my exercise (dance classes Monday, Thursday, and Sunday; climbing Tuesday and Friday) helps keep me honest with myself and keeps me from skipping it. Good luck!

    You can do it!
    1828 days ago
    The fact that you feel better inside now than you did than is a good thing! Your self esteem is building! That is excellent! That will push you through days like these when your motivation is not so stellar. As far as exercise, do what you can. 5 minutes of something is better than nothing. You don't need a gym membership to work out. Just get moving! Keep your head up. You are doing great!
    1828 days ago
    Everybody has down days. The past is but a done deal, but you are in charge of you're future. I really struggle with being able to exercise consistently with all my responsibilities, but what matters the most is that you recognize a tough day or week as a singular event and just push through. If you quit, you'll never get there whereas if you're slow going you just learn more patience emoticon
    1828 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon It's hard to look at old photos. But you should feel emoticon b/c of how far youve come on your journey!! Hold your head up!! You doing great!!
    1828 days ago
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