Friday, December 28, 2012
Weight loss seems simple enough...I mean just stop eating crap, right? Well it doesn't seem to be that easy. It takes a gradual lifestyle change, not just some "diet" to get rid of these pounds.
I have found that following diets and setting high weight loss goals are a set up for failure. I will start out strong and then sometimes I will get so overwhelmed with all the "rules" and the "cant's". I am determined not to go down that road again. This time I will not set myself up for failure.
I have set some realistic goals that I can achieve. I have committed to doing 15 min of exercise 4 days a week. When I do more it will be a accomplishment but if I only do 15 I won't feel like I failed. With my food, I am not changing my food overnight. I am not setting myself up for that type of failure. If I eat a Oreo I feel like I "failed", no not this time. My plan is to incorporate more vegetables into my diet, drink my 64 oz of water, and if I want a "bad" food to be sure to stick to the serving.
This is just my goals/plan from experience. I know from past attempts that if goals are set too high, or if you are trying to change too many things at one time, more than likely it won't last long. Instead of looking at the 60lbs I want to lose, this time I'm looking at 5lbs at a time. Setting my weight loss goal at just 5lbs helps me a lot because it seems so achievable and will be so rewarding when I reach that goal. then it's on to the next 5lbs.
I know I'm babbling but just writing my thoughts. Happy losing Sparkpeople!!