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October goals-Just Do It!

Monday, September 30, 2013

I never blog and that's usually because I'm not making a true attempt at becoming healthier. I love to read about becoming healthy but I never actually do anything about it. I am still the same size I was before, more or less, and I still don't like being at this weight but I guess I'm just afraid to make a real commitment. It scares the hell out of me that if I really go full steam ahead with losing weight that I won't be able to eat all the yummy foods I want to, or I will fail, or it will be too hard, or I will feel restricted and deprived. And so to put it off I read a lot of information on how to lose weight trying to find the "perfect" way to do it. But there is no perfect way to lose weight, I just need to do it! Just do it!

I know I can lose weight. I've done it before when I was on Weight Watchers and I lost about eight pounds and I felt so proud. I now have about twenty pounds to lose...that seems so daunting. I do want to be healthy, wear cute clothes, be skinny, not be the fat friend, and find a boyfriend that takes care of himself too. I feel that I can't expect to get a guy that takes care of himself if I don't take care of myself.

I read Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth, it's a fantastic book by the way, and I wanted to implement her principles outlined in the The Eating Guidelines. So tomorrow I am planning on doing these seven things:

1. Eat when I am hungry.
2. Eat sitting down in a calm environment.
3. Eat without distractions. That means no tv-no Gossip Girl! and no phone!
4. Eat what my body wants-not what my mind wants.
5. Eat until I am satisfied.
6. Eat (with the intention of being) in full view of others. If I would be ashamed to eat it in front of people then don't eat it!
7. Eat with enjoyment, gusto, and pleasure.

I think I can handle all these things but the hardest will be to eat lunch without watching Gossip Girl! Man, that show is so addictive!

These are my goals for the next month! I believe I can do it! Just do it!

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LKS2GAB2 9/30/2013 10:12PM

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    You can do it! Not everyone is "fully-committed" to their weight loss goals the 1st, 2nd, or 10th time they try to "get healthier". However, keep trying, and eventually you will hit a point (a time, a realization, an epiphany!) and it will stick. It will be YOUR time to lose! My mistake was feeling like I was making "enough changes" to lose weight, when in actuality, I was too afraid to really work hard for it. I'd "think" I had worked hard for a week or two, and if I didn't see immediate weight loss on the scale I would quit. I had to set my ego aside and realize that I couldn't take the easy way out. I had to work at this - so far I've lost 12 pounds in 3 months. emoticon

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