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I know what to do, just not how to keep doing this....

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I have been dieting most of my life. I could have a masters degree in weight loss. I've collected information and then tested it out on my body, my research has been extensive and studied over years. So why am I still Obese???

I have found that my body works really well with a regular diet of a breakfast made up of yogurt, fruit and whole grains; a lunch and dinner of Cooked veggies, salad and a lean protein; and a small protein n fruit snack in the evening.

My body and mind loves to hike, to run and to swim.

It is best if I strength train different parts of my body daily, (i.e. upper, lower and core consecutively rather than doing a whole body workout 3xs a week).It feels best to do it before my cardio.

My body does best when I am rested and take time to stop and enjoy life. Meditation is an important part of my weight loss process.

I also know that each month I have to struggle through very difficult hormonal shifts. These shifts are so challenging they disrupt my sleep, my energy, my food cravings. I also know that these shifts are minimized through regular exercise, organic non-GM foods and meditation.

I am an emotional eater so finding different outlets for my emotions is very important.

I have a tremendously hard time saying NO to people, and offered food. I often put others feelings before my health. I am learning to say, "Yes...And" as in "Yes you made a wonderful cake for this party and I am not going to eat it." I am also learning to say NO, without explanation or apology. This is a BIG challenge for me and often the culprit of getting off track.

So with all of this knowledge I still don't know how to keep going, life gets in the way, I get tired of starting again. I need to find motivation again and again.

As long as I keep starting again I know I will get there. I will not allow myself to get to 40 (two years away) and still be Obese. I will NOT ALLOW IT! I deserve to be the healthy and strong woman I am ment to be. I was never overweight as a child, it wasn't until I was older, so this obesity still seems foreign to me, despite having spent my entire 20s and 30s obese.

Not anymore, I deserve to be strong and healthy.
Blessed be
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    I am a compulsive overeater and I have to write everything I eat the day before and must stick to it. I have off meals infrequently, but this time of year is a real challenge.
    852 days ago
    Terrific lessons you're learning about your body and emotions!

    I feel best doing ST before cardio also.

    Keep the SPARK! :-)

    1963 days ago
    You know exactly what it takes. And after being on this earth 38 years, you have the right to say NO without feeling guilty. You have two years to turn things around. emoticon
    1973 days ago
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