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"Why my diets and exercise plan has not working??"

Saturday, February 09, 2013



Todays assignment (#6 ) is to List My reasons/excuses on why My diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. OK that might be too long a list, so I will give 3 or 4 reasons and for each, write a strategy that will keep me on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from My past behaviors and make this My best Challenge ever!

*Here I go... Why my diets or exercise plan has not working? That's a good question. Most of reason I can think of right now is... lack of self control or you can say, will power. And my excuses are.., due to lack of family support? And It is so hard for me to resist double chocolate muffins on top of my dinning table (that's for my hubby's so he says..) is staring at me and calling my name begging me to have a bite. I think that's just my delusion. Off corse, muffin will not call my name.. But my delusion seems too strong.



I also need to control my foods portion. Strategy for that would be to learning of how much and what type of foods that Is best for me to eat. I now have few books to study with and got food scale. For my exercise since last September, I've been doing working out diligently. I even feels, doing exercise daily is now a part of my life style. However, one thing I am afraid of..is that I have fear of losing my emotional states. If some life time event occurs, Am I able to continue my work out regiment? How about my healthy eating? I am able to continue? I have looked back on my past, and sure it was some times that I have failed on my healthy eating and my work out plan, due to depressed on something has happened.

So with this experience, what have I learned? I have learned that during my depression period, I was doing binge eating, not loving myself enough to let this happened and huge regret after ward that I have gained so much weight..But now, all I want to do is move forwards and not look back. I don't want to gain anymore weight. I realized now, what I was doing was actually self distraction and demolition. With this experience, I am smarter now and I have self respect and self love that enough to not doing the things I did to destroy myself. I love myself enough to keep me looks good. I must remember this thought deep in me. So I will not repeat the mistake I made in the past. I have strong desire and determination to be healthy and fit.



*Reasons in the past :

#1,) Lack of self control, will power.
#2.) Lack of family supports.
#3.) Lack of self respect, self love.
#4.) Foods choice and portion control.

*Strategy to over come

#1.) Take care my emotional needs, strengthen "my muscle of will power".
#2.) Have talk with hubby, ask support.
#3.) be kind to myself, love myself enough to respect myself.
#4.) learn more about foods general, and use foods scale.



** I am so great full to joined this 5 % Winter challenge. The challenge even has not started yet, but already made me realized and understand so many thing about myself and the past. I am so appreciate for new realization about what it takes to lose weight to healthy and fit. I've learned preparation stage is as important as real challenge. I am so happy to do this challenge for better myself and with many of my be loved Spark Friends.
I feel so ready for this and for that..Let's kick it up a notch!!

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KATWELL88 2/12/2013 3:49PM

    Great blog! The journey to uncover the "hidden issues " are NOT easy , takes courage to deal the issues. I know the feeling when're my emotional equablium will be steady or shaky. I have written a blog on Courage first step is Conquring fear. You might want to read that sometime.

I'm happy for you taking the important steps to move forward in your life. I joined the 5% Winter challenge so that I can improve myself just like you, I'm glad there are " trail runs"-- goals to improve oneself before the Real 5%winter challenge begins. Good luck on your journey and glad your on the challenge too! emoticon

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FISHER011 2/9/2013 9:59PM

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Great blog!
Love your cup of cocoa too! Did you photograph that & do the lettering & heart?
Good strategies, you are succeeding!
Thank you for sharing & helping me to have a better understanding of goal setting & being realistic with myself; past , present & future.
I get depressed & binge eat too. Since actively being on SparkPeople since Oct, I haven't binged eat, It's a hard thing to control. I hope that I will be able to do as great as you are!
Best wishes on your 5% Winter Challenge emoticon
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JANE1216 2/9/2013 4:18PM

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DALID414 2/9/2013 3:42PM

    Yes, a lot of the prep work is mental.

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CHRISTINASP 2/9/2013 3:27PM

    I enjoy the picture with the coffee! Very cute and funny!
You have made good points and I'm sure these insights will help you.
I think we need a diversity of things... sometimes willpower... sometimes acceptance that things are the way they are (and not drown that notion in food / chocolate!)... sometimes hard work... sometimes rest... May you (and I) be flexible!

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NEWRUNNER2 2/9/2013 3:18PM

    I really enjoyed reading this post! I also really liked the pictures you added, especially the coffee with your name and also those muffins calling you.

Love yourself and you can do this!

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KITT52 2/9/2013 9:21AM

    if you say you can't ....you can't

work on what you can do....be honest with yourself....only you can do this for you

Have a healthy day

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ISAYWHIPIT 2/9/2013 7:07AM

    People who say they do not have will power are right.
People who say they have no support are also right
People who say they don't love and respect themselves are sadly, right.
People who say they have no control, unfortuneatly are very right.

This is journey is not about how much will power we have been given. It is an opportunity to change how we feel. I will admit, it is a very emotional journey to dig deep and release all those feelings you have been harboring for years. It takes courage to admit all your failures, and move on. I can't tell you "YOU CAN DO IT" Only you can. But I can tell you it will get easier if you believe in yourself and eventually you will be blogging how far you've come.
It's never about weight loss, it's about the emotional baggage we traveled with to get here. It's time for a new suitcase filled with hope, and dreams for the future, filled with I CAN.
It makes me so sad to see a person not believe in themselves. Because I know how it felt, and I know how much it hurt, and I know there is a way out. I HOPE YOU FIND YOUR WAY!




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WELLNESSME09 2/9/2013 6:48AM

    Good luck to you on the 5% Winter Challenge! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HAVEFUN2LOSE 2/9/2013 6:35AM

    Great blog
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