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Motivation, where art thou?

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

I'm having a rough time lately. Again. It feels like I was just here. My water sucks- again. My calories... I manage some times, but I swear, there are too many times that it just feels like too much work. I do st, but not so much o n Cardio.
I need my motivation back. I'm laying in bed feeling fat and icky and gross and wanting it all to be over. I want to be at my goal already. But I know that if I had that just like that it wouldn't mean as much.
So tomorrow, I will fight. I will fight for myself. My baby will be a toddler soon, and Ill need to be able to keep up with him. I want to stop feeling lumpy and awkward. I want to stop yoyoing on the scale.
Any and all support and help would be appreciated.
Here's to a new day tomorrow!
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    I'm so sorry your having hard time. It is so hard sometimes but you can do this. I have been going through the same thing lately. But we can do it.
    1625 days ago
    I'm sorry you are having a tough time. I've been there many times myself. You must fight for it and you can, give yourself credit as my daughter always tells me when I loose my motivation. Remember your accomplishments in life, big and small, keep focused on that.

    I heard on spark radio about doing tiny acts of power. Start small, fill up a water bottle first thing in the morning, start sipping between cups of coffee and morning details, keep filling it up. If you just get 16 oz in one day, consider it a win and try for more tomorrow.

    Have you checked out the spark videos? There are many short ones, 7-10 minutes. Do one in the morning. Tomorrow do one in the morning and one at night.

    Take it in baby steps each day to avoid being overwhelmed. I'm rooting for you!
    1625 days ago
    You've got this just keep pushing!!
    1626 days ago
    This journey is not an easy one, but well worth it. There were many times I felt the same way! Then one day, I set my mind to it and I just did it. That was 40 lbs and 2 1/2 years ago.

    I have to drink four 8 ounce glasses of water before I leave for work to get my water quotient in. I always have a spinach salad for lunch. (I also have other food with it!) I preplan as much as possible. This included figuring out what is for dinner and logging it before I eat. This really helps me stay within my calories.

    If I do go out to eat, which isn't often, I look up the menu and decide what I will eat. This way I make informed decisions, but I can still go.

    Hang in there! New day, new mindset and new motivation!! Keep that toddler in mind because that is the best motivation!! emoticon
    1626 days ago
    I couldn't get my water in each day until I started adding some diet iced tea to it to make it slightly flavored. Now I have no problem getting it in. I wasn't much of a tea drinker before this either.
    1626 days ago
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    I know they say you have to choose to do these things for yourself, but I take a different approach. I watch my calories, I work out, I make better choices for my son. It IS a lot of work, but he deserves to have a mommy that can sit on the floor and play with him and not get *stuck*. He deserves to be able to run around the playground and have his mommy chase him without needing a break every 5 minutes.

    Your son needs you, too. He needs you to be the absolute healthiest version of yourself you can manage. Not only to play with him, but to show him how rewarding a healthy lifestyle can be.

    I know you can pull yourself out of this slump and keep working! Remember on Sept. 18th when your scale was down 3 pounds? Remember how awesome that felt!?!?!?! Keep at it and you'll get that awesome feeling back in no time emoticon
    1626 days ago
    Motivation is so hard. A lot of times you have to find it on your own. You can do this!! I know you can. You are a strong woman!! emoticon
    1626 days ago
    I understand the part about not wanting to yo-yo on the scale. It seems like I can't get out of the 220s. I have been here all year so far. I also understand wanting to be at my goal now and how you are are tired of feeling icky and fat. I feel the same way. Counting calories seems like a full time job sometimes. The only thing we can do is keep our heads up and look how far we have come and make mini goals until we get to our final goal. Weight loss isn't easy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1626 days ago
    You can do this! Set your alarm and get up 1/2 hour early and pick your favorite activity and do it. You will be amazed how much energy it gives you. Try planning your day ahead of time, so you have time just for yourself. Maybe take a moment and journal to find out what is causing these feelings and moments.

    I have faith that you will pull through this! emoticon You are worth it and so is your Son! emoticon
    1627 days ago
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