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It feels like there's no light at the end of the Tunnel.....

Friday, May 03, 2013

I have no energy. No motivation. I feel like I have no Hope. I do know that I have depression, extra pounds on my frame and a negative outlook on life. Someday's I hate it, other days, I don't care. Isn't that awful? I think it is.
I was reading something last night...let me see if I can find the quote

"Being Fat Isn't Your Fault; Staying Fat is."

I picked up this book last night in a bargain bin for $5. It's called "This is Why You're Fat (and got to get thin forever), by Jackie Warner.

I actually like her no nonsense approach to health and weight loss. She doesn't just have a magic formula for losing weight. She walks you through most reasons while people are overweight and what causes them to stay that way. She's done a lot of research on health and fitness and just wholeness.

I like to be informed and know how food effects my body negatively, and she breaks it down and shows you just that. I have been leaning towards more of a whole foods approach of eating, and cutting out sugar completely. Which is exactly what she suggests doing anyway in her book. I also like that she has recommendations for exercise and how often to do them. What I like is she offers suggestions for people who don't have gym memberships or want to be outside. I'm going to read up more on the section on hormones and how to balance them, because I think my hormones are definitely out of whack, which leads to mood swings, cravings and exhaustion.

ANYWAY

All that stuff to say, I am having a hard time lately, but I feel like this book has been a little glimmer of light and hope for my future. That's all. Nothing profound. I am trying to get in 10,000 steps a day, so that's a goal that I think I can reach. So I'm going to start with that, and also try to eat clean. That seems simple enough, right?
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QUOOTIE 5/3/2013 6:53PM

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CHRISTINASP 5/3/2013 2:34PM

    I know that kind of feeling, I think. Still it DOES help to think about your health and try new things, learn, find tools that fit in your particular situation.
When I look back I can see that I did learn a lot and that there ARE good things happening even if there are times when it doesn't seem that way. You may not be able to follow the book to a T but you are getting informed. I tell myself, and I tell you now too, that it will probably all add up in the long run.

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PUNKADOO 5/3/2013 2:16PM

    I am with you, unfortunately. I had a few great months and now it's a battle to do anything. I just keep looking at the pics and stories of others who have succeeded. You can do it. Message me if you want support or just to commiserate.

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MNNICE 5/3/2013 1:37PM

    You are right to take small steps (10,000 of them!) so that you don't burn yourself out. Walk Away the Pounds dvds are great if you want to exercise inside. Learning about the hormonal effects and the reasons for being overweight are important, because nature does have a way of wanting us to be fat. Will we let nature win? NOOOOOOO!!!!!! Sometimes it all seems overwhelming, so just set those attainable short-term goals and your progress will keep you rolling on to the bigger, long-term goals! Just don't give up!

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VIKINGSLADY 5/3/2013 1:30PM

    You can do it!!!!

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LJCANNON 5/3/2013 12:57PM

    emoticon Between the Book and Spark People Articles and Support, I think you are headed toward the Light whether you can see it or not! One thing that I KNOW is that your Spark Friends will keep the Light on when you are struggling, and You will keep it on for Them when They are struggling!!
emoticon Even keeping a "Small Goal" like getting in your Steps every day will help keep the Light Burning!!

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MJLUVSANIMALS 5/3/2013 12:36PM

    Try going without, dairy, sugar or refined foods, like let's say a week. Make your own goal that you may be comfortable with. I did, and my whole attitude changed. I think giving up the refined food, and all the poison they pack into those boxes, is the key thing. Sugar and dairy were just added to the list of NO. If your a clean eater, than you already made the step in the right direction. I feel so much more lively, and want to live life to the fullest. It wasn't that long ago, that I felt as you do. Now it's gone.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 5/3/2013 12:24PM

    This winter has been hard on many. It's snowing again here. Just keep on working toward your goals one step at a time and remember that no matter how slow your progress is, it's better than no progress. As long as you keep trying, that's all that counts! emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 5/3/2013 12:10PM

    ((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))) I know how you feel! Don't know how the weather is in your neck of the woods, but I KNOW that plays a part in feeling that way - especially when we are still getting snow...and it's May 3rd!!! :-( UGH!

Totally work on getting in the 10,000 steps per day!! That will help you a long way towards making other changes. It helps bring me out of a funk when I force myself to find ways to move. I hope it helps you and starts a trickle-down effect!!! :-)

(((HUGS)))

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