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how do I fix me brain?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I know what I need to do. I know what I should be doing. I know what I shouldn't be doing. I know how this works. I really do!!!!! So why can't I put it all back together? Why can't I stop myself from eating the snicker doodles and the chocolate kisses? I am still eating the right stuff so I haven't totally turned back to old habits. I just have no will power these days. On top of it I have been drinking more soda, because it has been one of the few things I can swallow without difficulty when I have been at my most congested. I don't understand why but it has worked. Where oh where has my will power gone? I have been easily convincing myself not to go to the gym which isn't good either. My knee is bothering me again but I am trying not to have that hinder me getting back into my grove. I have gained 8lbs in the last month and I can feel it, I must turn that around! I really just need to know how to kick the stupid devil on my shoulder to the curb!
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    Get back up, dust yourself off and keep going.
    1848 days ago
    These things happen. The important thing is to not beat yourself up!! Take a deep breath and start again. You'll be fine!
    1848 days ago
    Agree w/AHTRAP. The first step would be saying bye-bye and chucking those tempting foods! Hard? Yes. But in the long run, out of sight, out of mind, out of mouth and off hips!

    Take it day-by-day. That helps to make things a little less overwhelming when changing a habit.

    Good luck to you.
    1848 days ago
  • KMP3517
    Start by being proud of yourself for not just completely throwing healthy eating out the window. Realize also that with bad knee the gym maybe not option for full fledged work out but you could walk on treadmill or use elliptical or if gym has water aerobics those are options for you until the knee gets better.
    1848 days ago
    Well, the fact that the weight is weighing on your mind is the first step; the fact that you're cognizant you're doing all these things, if you believe the old afternoon cartoon PSA wisdom that knowing is half the battle, that means you're halfway there. Of course, it's the turning of knowledge into action that's the hard part. But the fix is oh so doable, too, it's just in the doing itself.

    Try something stupid, like chucking that last cookie or chocolate kiss into the trash. That might hurt on a psychic level, depending on what sort of person you are, but at least that last one won't hurt you physically. The gym? tell your brain that what you're going to do to it is gonna hurt worse than the signals from the knee. Or some such BS. Whatever it takes to distract the brain from the devil on the shoulder. Doesn't even have to be for very long, just a half hour, or 40 minutes. long enough to get a sweat going. Right?

    I mean, you're where you're at because you've tricked yourself in one direction for long enough to get there. Now, it's time to start tricking yourself in the other direction (which, taking a belated peek at a couple of your other blogs, it seems like you already have been doing, and doing well, at that!). Maybe do a sweat related version of the clock trick, where if you're a bit tardy to stuff regularly, you might set your clocks ahead just a tad to fool yourself into getting places earlier? Set your goals a little more aggressively, and see if that jolts you just enough to get you to them on time?

    Obviously, I'm not saying anything you don't already know. But maybe a bit of this rambling might help click something into place, who knows? Hope you find that clicker soon.

    1849 days ago
    I know how hard it is when you wanna do the right thing but just can't. For me my mind has to really be in it before I can do anything. Keep trying and don't give up.
    1849 days ago
  • KMM1123
    Oh my goodness... get out of my head. Thank you for writing my own blog post and giving me the night off. Except for the knee thing and the 8 pounds I can practically copy and paste this onto my own SparkPage. Hmm... the slacker in me is really considering this option.

    In any case good luck with finding your will power again. If you happen to find an extra one could you please send it my way? Many thanks.
    1849 days ago
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