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What will make this time different...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Just like every other overweight person out there mine is a familiar story. I've lost and gained the same pounds over and over again. I'm fairly knowledgeable on nutrition, exercise and about a dozen "diet plans". I've done low fat, low carbs, low calories. I've joined gyms and paid for months that I never went. I went so far as to hire a personal trainer and then quit after the six week training period. I've bought a treadmill, weight bench, exercise ball, resistance bands and a half dozen workout videos. I've vowed to drop a hundred pounds and never gain it back, and I've sworn off dieting forever because "I'm just meant to be fat". I've yo yo'd up and down so many times I am sick of it. Yet, here it is another summer that I don't want to buy a swimsuit (and I have my own pool!) I don't even want to put on a pair of shorts! I can't let myself enjoy a simple cookout. So my brain starts thinking "diet" again. sigh...... Here's the deal though, no more crazy diet plans, no starving, no off limit foods and no crazy ideas that I'm suddenly going to become a gym rat.....LOL I'm no longer going limit my activities until I lose 50 lbs. Today I'm going to start living like I'm the weight I want to be. I'm going to eat what I want in moderation and I'm going to make the healthiest choices I can but I'm not going to say never to anything. I'm going in the morning and buy a swimsuit....that fits, not a smaller one I "hope" to get into by the end of summer. I took my bicycle that I haven't ridden in 3 years to the bike shop for a tune up and tomorrow I ride! I'm going to track my food so I can get an idea what calorie range I can eat and not feel hungry all the time but still lose some weight. This is it for me, I'm too old for these crazy diets anymore and I'm wasting too much time not enjoying the present. Maybe I should have just focused on being the healthiest me I can be whatever I weigh.
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    I read a very interesting thought today about someone who could not say DIET without wanting to eat everything in sight. She decided to finally quit the diet scene and to dish up normally....then remove something off her plate (something not too healthy) and that was how she started. Another thing, have you read any of Indygirls blogs? She also has your thoughts and has successfully lost LOADS of weight.
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    I can completely empathize with your struggle. I would constantly put off doing things until I was "skinny," but your attitude is wonderful and inspiring. Live your life now and do it for yourself! You absolutely deserve it and you can do it!
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