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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SLIMLILA 7/24/2013 7:11PM

    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!!!

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68ANNE 7/22/2013 2:51PM

    Fill a balloon with beads and take one out every day.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 7/21/2013 6:03PM

    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!

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MSGRANNYMAE 7/21/2013 5:38PM

    Take it 1 step at a time, 1 day at a time emoticon emoticon

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