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That's just it... (aha moment)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My last blog was about impatience, and wanting results. Not sure I remember where it came from, but I came to realize that this is what gets to me, the impatience. I am terribly intimidated by the long-term effort it will take in order to keep on losing and ultimately reach my goal. When I think about how much weight I want to lose, it just seems impossible. I know that's really not true, but it can be if I make it so! How crazy.

I know this is somewhat irrational, but that's what it is. It has been a mysterious thing to me, why I've suddenly thrown up my figurative hands in the past, and just given up. I just stopped caring because I felt like I'd never "get there." I know this is a lifelong thing, and it's hard to imagine doing this FOREVER. (Exaggeration, but that's the way it feels!)

Funnily enough, I just had a nice eating victory last night. We went to the local, annual carnival / fair thing, where fried junk foods abound. I planned ahead a little, ate what I wanted (french fries, chicken tenders, a little ice cream), and after I got home and tracked, I hadn't overeaten anything!

So I know I can handle this.

I just can't look at forever.

Today is more than enough!! Drat that blasted perspective.
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    Yes you can!!! emoticon emoticon

    I know I postponed for years and years cuz I thought I have to lose 100 lbs, how could I even get started... But, I know WW does it and a lot of others are getting the band wagon and saying to set goals at 10% of your body weight and celebrate those and move on to the next 10%.... manageable pieces that don't overwhelm!!!
    1704 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    Fill a balloon with beads and take one out every day.
    1706 days ago
    Give yourself short term goals, and don't get too focused on the "big picture." Celebrate small victories along the way. I think you're doing great!
    1707 days ago
    Take it 1 step at a time, 1 day at a time emoticon emoticon
    1707 days ago
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