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Trying to Rebuild My Weight Loss Mentality

Friday, April 19, 2013

It's hard. I was there, I was doing it, I was slowly seeing progress, I started taking "reward" days off and before I knew I was back at square one. I've done some half-hearted attempts that lasted a few days or even a week but those obviously didn't take. So as I start the steps again I'm finding my biggest roadblock seems to be my thinking.
How do I rebuild my thoughts so that eating healthy and working out are positive reinforcements for the life I want to live. How do I recapture the motivation and momentum I had originally. At this point I have no idea other than staying away from the scale is my friend right now. The weather slowly changing is helping. I love walking outside feeling the wind and the sun, seeing the squirrels.
But overall I know I need a positive mentality boost. What does it for you? How do you find motivation to start and to keep going?
emoticon needed, thanks

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BECCAZEN7 4/20/2013 3:14PM

    For me, setting a goal and working towards meeting that goal (running a 5K) is really helping. It makes me work a little harder and gives me a "reason" to work out and eat better (I'm in training - I can pass on that goodie at work). Also, being here on SP helps - so many wonderful and encouraging people. With all this support, I just naturally stay motivated! There are those days that my own mind trips me up with negativity but I think that is natural and most people have to struggle a bit with that. Struggling is good for us - gives us character. If it were so darn easy to lose weight then everyone would be thin. LOL.
Hang in there.
Missourians! Team

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SANDYSHORES24 4/19/2013 11:11PM

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LEANNAW4 4/19/2013 7:52PM

    I'm with you on this one. I, too, run up against that mental momentum shaker. My momentum falters when I work hard day in, day out, and see very few results. It's enough to drive me crazy! But I'm working on staying the course. I know my path WILL lead to those benefits I envision eventually, but I have to stick it out, so I just keep lacing up the shoes, going outside, choosing the right foods (well, I'm not ALWAYS so good with that, but getting better!), and trying to keep the stress to a minimum.

Keep doing the day-to-day tasks and small things that add up to the big changes. Focus ONLY on today. Tomorrow will take care of itself. I hope this helps!

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PENNYSAVER2 4/19/2013 6:05PM

    I'm still wrestling with that myself. I'm currently focusing on trying to get my eating under control. I then will focus more on exercise. I also enjoy walking outside. So, with warmer weather coming, I'm sure I'll do more walking. Now, how do I stay consistent year round?
I'm not sure. I definitely need a mental overhaul for that. emoticon

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DOTTY7267 4/19/2013 4:24PM

    That's a great question, and one that I'm am often asking myself recently. I have regained some momentum by pulling out my Spring and Summer clothes from last year and finding that many are now too tight. I have determined in my mind that I am not going to buy any unnecessary clothing, which to me means the same thing in a larger size. So, I have started back in a quest to restore and maintain what I know I can accomplish before it gets further out of hand for me. I had to visualize the changes and see how it could impact me financially, which right now is a major stressor for me. I hope this helps.

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