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Mental Block

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sometimes my inner defeatist gets the best of me and Iím convinced Iíll never get to a healthy weight. Right now, my inner defeatist the loudest voice in my head.

The day after I finished the Dr. Oz cleanse, I was down 7 lbs. The next day, 5 of those were back, and they havenít budged. Iíve been staring at the same number on the scale for weeks, minus the loss from the cleanse.

Iíve been working out, hard, daily. With Max in school I can devote more time to the gym and Iíve been trying to things to knock my body out of itís rut. Iím getting more than the daily recommended amount of exercise. Iím doing some light weight lifting too to help with toning.

Itís my food. Itís always my food. I start the morning with good intentions. I have a healthy green smoothie and I put it in my tracker. I usually track my lunch. Then it goes downhill from there.

Now that I stay at home, Iím surrounded by more temptation. Thereís always a treat for Max or Brett in the kitchen. Last week itís been fudge and jerky brought home from our recent Michigan vacation. Yesterday it was cookies that Max and I made to bring to Chicago.

I know what to do. Chew gum. Wait 10 minutes to make sure I really want it. Find something else to occupy myself. Do I do it? No. I feel like I have a mental block. Like I donít want to lose band enough. What is scaring me about this process? Do I not want to give up the foods I love? Do I not want my entire life to revolve around my diet plans? I donít know. Iím just rambling in hopes that I can find some breakthrough in journaling.

Itís time to set some small goals to help me get going. Here is my goal for the first week of September.

1) Track ALL FOOD 4 out of 7 days.
2) Take all vitamins and probiotics 6 of 7 days.
3) Spend 30 minutes each day on Spark People
4) Take measurements. Maybe Iím losing inches but not lbs.

Also, in order to make the possibility of weight loss more tangible, Iím setting up some weight loss rewards

5 lbs- pair of shoes
10 lbs-60 min massage
15 lbs- A new purse
20 lbs- 90 min massage
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SUEPERWOMAN 8/29/2013 4:33PM

 

You sound like me, VERY hard on yourself.
Wishing you the best.


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SINGER73 8/29/2013 9:57AM

    I'm exactly the same way. When my dietitian looked at my food log, she only looked at 2 things. My total carbs and protein for the day and said that I'm eating way too many carbs and too little protein. At the end of the day my carb/protein ratio should be 1:1. So if I have 150 g of carbs I should also have 150g protein. It's been really hard for me to make that happen but a least I'm trying. Take a look at your protein intake. Try to find protein rich foods to snack on instead of carb snacks. Aim for at least 25-30 grams of protein with each meal. I eat 1 turkey sausage with breakfast everyday no matter what I eat. It has 15g protein in it.

Keep at it. You will find what works for you.

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CANADIANFROG09 8/29/2013 7:21AM

    Wishing you great success towards your goals! emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 8/29/2013 6:57AM

  Thanks for sharing

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