Calling it out the way it is

Saturday, March 02, 2013

I can think of a hundred thousand reasons why not to workout, I can think of a few thousand more as why not to eat right. I have made plans and set out routines for my workout. I made them interactive so that data updates every time you enter new information, numbers change color depending on values. I created pie charts, schedules, meal plans set with links to recipes and do you know what I forgot to include?


The sad thing is, I didn't even realize that I was doing it. I am still in my "planning" phase of weight loss. I am thinking about, craving for it, but completely unwilling to work for it.

I was just reconnected to the internet yesterday and I logged on to SparkPeople. I did my little wheel spin and went to the points page. One of the ways to earn your SparkPoints to to participate in "Take the SparkPeople Poll", so I clicked on it and checked out the polls in the motivational section, since I know that I have a 'little problem' with motivating myself. The poll that I took had a few questions asking me about things like my eating and preferences about eating such as location, home cooked vs. takeout. I answered them all truthfully and submitted my 'quiz'.

Now to say that I thought that I had a 'little problem' is a bit of an understatement. I believe that if I just think something, that it will come true. I swear, it's like Robin Williams in Hook when he finally believed in the food at the table in Never Land. If I believe and 'plan' hard enough this weight is going to just melt right off of me.


Quiz results told me that I am not ready to 'fully commit' to losing weight. Now sitting back looking back at all of my 'actions' to lose this weight, seem pretty damn retarded now. I spent literally hours putting together worksheets to 'track my progress' and I never even bothered to do anything that I could 'track' on any of those 'cool, up-to-date' sheets.

I would write in this blog that I am going to "do it this time" or "this time I will get it". Cause lets be honest, I am going to fall off this horse more times than I care to think about. But, what I will write to you all, is that I am going to work at getting better. Instead of making all of these huge changes at one time, I am going to change one/two things a week, to better my health.

I know that one day this will all stick to me. But I will stick this one out, cause there is a miracle at the end!!
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    Start with exercise. I've found that as long as I remain active (and have put the work into moving my body)it is much easier to make the other changes. That is why I track my fitness minutes each month on my ticker. I start fresh each month working toward the fitness minute goal. Give that a try and let me know if it helps you to stay motivated.

    1817 days ago
    losing weight takes commitment and all those ads about "the weight just falls off" is BS
    You're worth it-- You can do it
    1818 days ago
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