Denial is a long, unproductive journey...

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

It is Tuesday...weigh in day...and I acted surprised and disappointed when I got on my scale this morning, and it was up 1/2 pound from yesterday - which was up 2 pounds from last Friday. I'm not sure who I think I'm fooling - or why it is so difficult for me to do what only I can do - control my thoughts, my habits of action, and my health. I WANT to look good and feel good (not necessarily in that order), but I seem to be sabotaging myself with lies and deceit - to MYSELF. How bizarre...and how perplexing!
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    Keep making small changes and you will succeed.
    1712 days ago
    Linda, focus on making this your JOB. Plan out your meals the way you planned your classwork. Keep a food journal, and give yourself a grade on it every night. Put the dedication and effort that you would have spent teaching to work for YOU.

    Take a good look at what you are eating, and see what needs to be improved. Pay attention to what makes you feel satisfied, so that you don't feel deprived all the time. For some people, it means saving enough calories for a favorite treat every day. Some people need to eat more often, so it means scheduling snacks. For me, I need to eat enough of a volume at meals, so I plan fewer meals but those meals are larger, and I use lots of freggies to pump up the volume with fewer calories and lots of fiber. Some people need more protein to feel satisfied; for others it's having some healthy fats. There's no one formula that works for everyone - you need to study yourself to find the formula that works best for you.

    1712 days ago
    I think all of this will change, now that you have more time to make yourself a priority. We are going through different waves of emotions; being more busy than usual; or, family will cause us to change direction. Take one day at a time, and possibly make a plan of how you want to achieve your desired weight loss. You already started to work out more. GOOD! Next, work on a meal plan and possibly journal your food intake. You have done it before. You will do it again.
    1712 days ago
    My advice, if I may add my 2 ยข ~ You may want to only step on the scale once a week. There are so many factors that affect the numbers on the scale... and they can mess with your mind - in a negative way! Read some of the articles and blogs here on SP about the use of the scale and you will see what I mean.
    But no matter what, don't beat yourself up! The positive part is that you are TRYING! When something negative comes along, acknowledge it, then let it go... move on and focus on something POSITIVE! emoticon
    1713 days ago
    I would guess that a majority of us on Spark People have been there done that, myself included. Right now is all we have. What are you going to do next? Where you go from here can make all the difference.

    Don't give up.

    1713 days ago
  • ICEANGEL0531
    There can be many many reasons the scale shows weight gain when you weigh yourself daily, that may not really be true. Keep believing in yourself that you will succeed.
    1713 days ago
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