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Sunday, March 10, 2013

I'm starting to reconsider my motives for losing weight, trying to figure out what really gets me to work towards losing weight, towards doing anything really. It's funny that I am having such a hard time sticking to my healthy lifestyle when I hate to do things half-way. I nearly ALWAYS finish what I start. But I also plan a lot, and do little action. I know during one of my first walks, one of the things that stuck in my mind was that if I lost weight, most of my problems will be solved. Now, keep with me, because I know that I will still be the same person and all, and I know many of you are just like “ARGG... NO!! You can't solve your daily problems just by losing weight, they'll still be there!” I was tired, literally, of being fat. I was always, ALWAYS tired. I thought it was just normal, from growing and stuff, from bad sleep and all. In reality, it was because of my excess weight and bad habits, lack of exercise, etc. Anyhow, back to solving all my problems. Basically, my thinking was: I lose weight, I get more energy, gain confidence and look better. This energy and confidence will enable me to be more attractive to women. The extra energy will also let me play with my nieces. The confidence will allow me to get a better job at a better pay than what I have now. And the looks with return to give me more confidence, which will make me more productive in school, work, and life. Anyways, that never really worked for the long-term commitment thing.
So, I got a thought. Why am I so hard working at work, but never at home? I always work hard and finish things. Perhaps expectations? Sure, but I really doubt that would keep me at a job for a year and a half, one I don't particularly like. It's the fact that I feel as though that task/job needs to be done. So, now the question is, how do I apply that concept to getting fit and creating healthy habits? I have to make it a priority with a feeling of accomplishment when I complete it. But to actually do it is another matter.

P.S. To add to my previous blog about what is common within weight loss success stories.
Edit: Mentor: If the person does not have a mentor, they were previously athletic, oftentimes, on a high school sports team.
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SARAHST0T 3/10/2013 12:17PM

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SAWYERPATTI 3/10/2013 11:36AM

    All the end results of losing weight and being healthy are valid and are icing on your lifestyle cupcake.

The real question is "WHY are you fat?"

Why do you eat the way that you do? Why do you make some of the unhealthy choices you do? WHY do you want to change all that you know?

It took me awhile to unravel it all. I've been working on it a long time. I am healthyier and happier for doing so- even if I'm not at goal weight-yet.

You can do this. Keep sparking. emoticon



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--DEA-- 3/10/2013 1:07AM

    I think there is some logic in your expectations of a better life if you lose weight. Mainly because if you feel good about yourself all other issues of life somewhat shrink, not because you are thin or fit, but because you have a whole different way of looking at them.
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TATTER3 3/10/2013 12:40AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!!

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