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Flipping the Don't Wannas on Their Pointy Little Heads!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

I don't wanna track my nutrition any more. Not for even one day. Don't care how easy it is. I. Just. Don't. Wanna.

I wanna eat whatever I want, whenever I want: starting with a large size New York fries. Then a huge bag of kettle chips. And an ooey gooey pizza. And some deep fried chicken. And I could go on. I would go on. And on. And on.

I don't wanna exercise either. No cardio. No strength training. No abs. None of it.

I wanna curl up in bed reading. Or slump in front of the screen surfing the net. For hours. Mindlessly.

Basically here's the thing: I don't wanna work as hard as I hafta work to maintain. Maintain my weight, OR maintain my fitness. Don't wanna, don't wanna, don't wanna.

OK then.

I don't wanna feel stuffed either. Dehydrated from excess salt on all those chips and fries AND at the same bloated. Remember IBS? No fun no fun no fun.

I don't wanna feel fat. Thighs chafing together. Tired all the time, lugging around the excess weight. Like a couple big bags of dog chow, all day long.

I don't wanna burst out of my clothes. It was kinda fun yesterday realizing that the sale rack Ralph Lauren wool cream and black houndstooth skirt was actually too large in the eight and OK in the four -- but a six would have been "just right". They didn't have a six. So I didn't buy it, but it still felt really good.

I don't wanna feel sluggish. I was full of energy after yesterday's gym workout. And today I'll get out for a good hike in the woods with Charlie. (Read some recent research which made sense to me: the benefits of exercise are measurably enhanced when we work out outdoors, especially in wooded areas. That Japanese forest bathing effect!!)

I don't wanna be unhealthy. Don't wanna deal with possible hip and knee issues, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart problems. Don't wanna deal with cancer recurrence, which is a real possibility and even a probability if I give into the wannas.

Not giving into the wannas.

Why not? Because when I think about it: I really don't wanna!!

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TINAJANE76 10/10/2013 6:04PM

    Spot on, my friend! I think that when our "don't wannas" as they relate to not going back to our old unhealthy selves overtake our "don't wannas" connected to our frustrations with tracking, logging and being mindful of what we eat and how much exercise, we're truly poised for long-term success!

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SUSANNAH31 10/10/2013 10:26AM

    This is a great blog - because it reflects what many of us feel at least some of the time.
Thanks for writing those little kid feelings and also for giving us the big grownup's response to them.

I liked it!

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BEEAUTIFULDAY 10/9/2013 12:47PM

    I hear ya too. We all don't wanna either! Awesome post. You wrote the words and totally spoke to me and how I'm feeling. emoticon emoticon

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WENDYDANCER 10/8/2013 10:19AM

    Great!

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OVERWORKEDJANET 10/8/2013 5:41AM

    Thanks.
I don't wanna any of those (bad for you) things either and it shows!
You made some good points, thanks emoticon

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LRSILVER 10/8/2013 4:45AM

    I don't. Wanna be fat again either. Thanks.

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AEHEGE 10/7/2013 6:16PM

    emoticon Great motivator ~~ thank you!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 10/7/2013 4:22PM

    Excellently stated! Whenever I don't wanna, I should think about what I'll get instead - consequences I won't like.

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KALIGIRL 10/7/2013 12:04PM

    Love it! That's what I call taking care of the 'bad' child!
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LYNNLOSING150 10/7/2013 10:01AM

    Oh my that's my feelings exactly. You put it to words so perfectly.

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DDOORN 10/7/2013 9:55AM

    Reminds me of the "Choose Your Hard" mantra...

Sure ain't easy though!

Don

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THINFITKINDVGAN 10/7/2013 9:51AM

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ISHIIGIRL 10/7/2013 8:17AM

    Thanks for puttingthings in perspective. I bet writing this was very cathartic. I know it would have been for me. Thanks for sharing.

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RICKISMOM1 10/7/2013 3:52AM

    So true!!

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_LINDA 10/7/2013 1:16AM

    emoticon emoticon
Unfortunately, Kettle chips made a return to Costco and I purchased them, but I haven't opened them yet.
I don't wanna carry those extra bags around either!!
I LOVED my two hikes totalling 235 minutes of pure wooded bliss with just the right temperature for it and the gorgeous fall colours in full rainbow :)) Sit on my posterior and watch TV never crossed my mind.
Hope you have a terrific, feel good week!
Our warmest temperature is supposed to be Monday and I am stuck inside working the game at the club, so I will be eagerly awaiting my release to get outside after!!

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MJREIMERS 10/7/2013 12:05AM

    I love your "don't wannas!" Great take on this journey and what I think we all feel like, at times. Thanks for the smile and for turning the don't wannas on their heads! emoticon

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NUOVAELLE 10/6/2013 11:57PM

    Probably the best blog I could read on this early Monday morning after an awful, off-track weekend! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Now, I'm off to flip my own stubborn "don't wannas" on their pointy little heads.

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BOOKAPHILE 10/6/2013 10:43PM

    I especially love the title you gave your blog. emoticon
I've been fighting the don't wannas since I got back from vacation last month. My tracking has not been exact, and my scale shows it. I appreciate your articulating for me why I DO wanna. I wanna keep my size 6 clothing fitting!

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KRICKET4 10/6/2013 9:12PM

    Well said :)

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PHEBESS 10/6/2013 7:30PM

    Absolutely!!!!

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PHOENIX1949 10/6/2013 5:28PM

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SLENDERELLA61 10/6/2013 3:21PM

    Great blog!! After all is said and done, you do wanna. It is simply worth it. You know.

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DALID414 10/6/2013 2:59PM

    I don't wanna either!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/6/2013 2:34PM

    Don't wanna - but we're gonna!
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ADZY86 10/6/2013 11:12AM

    emoticon
I try and give myself the same kind of pep talk when my alarm goes off in the morning for me to go for my run and I start thinking of 'I don't wanna'! The good WAY outweighs the bad

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BABYSTEPS123 10/6/2013 10:43AM

    Amen Sista! So, so, so true!! Thanks for the reminder!

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NANCY- 10/6/2013 10:01AM

    Didn't know they had pointy heads, LOL. No matter. You have an excellent point of view which I need to borrow and apply. Thank you so much for sharing this.
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GIMPSTER 10/6/2013 9:50AM

    Hmmm.... a very honest and VERY relate-able post. I hate that nagging niggling voice in my head that tries to sabotage my better choices at every turn. It doesn't seem to matter if it's Day 1 or Day 10001, she still manages to rear her ugly head.

Made me laugh, smile and determined not to let my "evil twin" sabotage me today.

Thanks for Sharing!!

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CRYSTALJEM 10/6/2013 9:40AM

    Been there so many times. You're right. I don't wanna either but more than anything, I don't wanna go back to the way I was.

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KANOE10 10/6/2013 9:31AM

    That was a great blog and made me smile. We all hit the don't wanna moments where the effort of maintenance seems too much. As you wisely point out, I don't wanna return to the unhealthy me!

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COCK-ROBIN 10/6/2013 9:30AM

    Thanks for this inspiring, emoticon post!

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NELLJONES 10/6/2013 9:28AM

    When I think "I don't wanna", what I really mean is "I don't want to hafta". When my sister says she doesn't want dessert, she means she doesn't want it. When I say I don't want dessert, it means I can't even though I want to dive in. Over the years, though, "Boy I'd love to but I can't" (which comes out of my mouth as "No Thanks") doesn't have a long recovery period anymore. There is still the stomach clench, but I am now able to quickly move on to the next thing. And, let's face it, there is ALWAYS a next thing.

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/6/2013 9:05AM

    emoticon Best emoticon I could come up with for "circular logic". emoticon

Love it! Made me both laugh and think... and hopefully it will get me past TODAY's version of the I don't wannas.

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CHERYLHURT 10/6/2013 8:53AM

  Made me grin, thanks!

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