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It's All in My Head

Friday, March 01, 2013

Well, it’s March. How did that happen?

My weight loss efforts aren’t where I’d like them to be. Not even close. I will probably have to add a few pounds to my ticker after my next Monday morning weigh-in. Really? Again? ENOUGH!

I keep coming back to the quote “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”.

I know I’ve blogged about this before, but it seems I didn’t listen. My weight loss efforts are insane, and after years of “trying”, it’s time to figure out why.

I was on the phone the other day with a very old, dear friend (old meaning since high school). She was complaining about how messy her house was. She’s always complaining about how messy her house is (since I’ve known her). She doesn’t work full time, there have been times when she doesn’t work at all, but the house never gets cleaned.

About 10 or 12 years ago I watched a Dr Phil Show about people with messy houses. He said something like: your house is that way because you want it that way or you would change it. You may think you don’t want to live like that, are embarrassed by it, even hate it, but deep down you are comfortable...or you’d clean it up. Period.
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Wait, I’m that way about my weight. I must subconsciously have accepted being overweight. In my mind I must be okay with it, and I even sabotage my efforts to lose. Hummmm.

I’m suddenly looking at my weight loss journey differently. It’s time to look more into my head, change up what I’m doing.
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I love light bulb moments.

Now what?
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    I remember hearing someone say....if you think you can't you wont...if you think you can you will.....What do you think?

    My sister in law Karen wants to lose ten lbs and I still wouldn't mind losing more so we are starting tomorrow on a plan of making better choices and eating less. She can't walk because of joint pain but she is thinking about getting an elliptical machine. Myself, I am going to continue to walk but when the warm weather gets here I will be swimming in the their pool too....not just to burn calories but because I will enjoy it. I can't do any exercise that I don't enjoy and have fun doing. That is one thing I learned on my journey to a thinner me, I have to enjoy myself if it is to last a life time. I will not give up certain foods either so I just eat a smaller portion and that works for me.

    You have to find what you are willing to do and not be bored with it and then see how that affects your body. Small changes that you can and will stick with is what will get you to goal. Like life, there is always going to be changes but there is always solutions to those changes...positive if you choose it to be and girlfriend...I KNOW YOU can do it once you find the right balance for you.

    Sorry for the sermon.....I just want to motivate you into being a strong and healthy woman. You are already beautiful!

    Hugs and love
    1750 days ago
  • BLESSED714
    Great blog my dear. You write so well and you are so right about just accepting a messy house, a messy mindset etc.
    1782 days ago
    Oh!! Another light bulb moment for me. Messy is just plain messy, whether house, mind, life - whatever! Much food for thought in your blog today. Thanks!
    1782 days ago
    Agreed! Good for you. I think you're on to something here. Best wishes as you explore this new territory.
    1784 days ago
  • TOOBUSY035
    I totally agree!

    Although I don't watch Dr. Phil regularly, when I do i seem to come away with a quote or idea that I can apply to my life. One that i really like is

    "Immediate rewards can win out over long term consequences."

    This can be applied to anything, eating, drinking, not exercising, putting off a difficult task etc...
    1787 days ago
    A very insightful blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1787 days ago
    "Now what?" is right! Great blog. I can totally relate. (Messy house, too)
    Are we hiding? Wish I knew!
    1787 days ago
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