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Challenges

Saturday, January 11, 2014

This is a blog about some of the challenges that I face with weight loss. The thing that has definitely hindered me from progress in the past is so simple, but one I've struggled with: looking at this like a diet. Lately I have been telling myself that I actually enjoy exercise, and that eating healthier foods feels good, that this is something I want to do for the rest of my life. This is not a quick fix just so I can just reach a number on the scale than go straight back to eating junk food or overeating too often.

Night snacking is something that has been probably my biggest challenge. It's amazing. Eating healthy and exercise will be like a breeze some days, then, around 4:00 pm, I suddenly feel like I'm really depressed or sad and that food is the only thing will make me feel better. It is instant and readily available. In place of that I have been drinking teas, meditating, and praying, just listening and relaxing, and I am honestly enjoying it and feeling better 20 times above anything a simple candy bar could ever give me. This is not easy every day though, but at least I feel I am trying to move in the right direction.

And the last challenge I believe I face is just overall motivation. Let's face it, for no reason at all, you could be having a bad day, feel sick, or tired, or just cranky and not in the mood to go biking or jogging or anything. But I keep thinking of my of my nice Maurices jeans that I got for Christmas awhile back, and how I am SO close to fitting into them once again. Sometimes I have to give myself that extra push and remind myself to just keep going, and that the results are going to be worth it! emoticon emoticon







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BEINGTHEFABMRSK 1/12/2014 10:57AM

    I think food is the biggest battle for most people. I know it's my biggest struggle! I love working out, and rarely miss a workout. When it comes to food, I will even go as far to say that I love healthy food. My problem is that I love all food. I eat pretty healthy during the week, but Friday thru Sundays are my downfall. I struggle with the social thing.

One day at a time girl! We'll get this!
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/12/2014 1:49AM

    Yes! You have to change your mind from thinking this is a diet. You on making those changes and should be very proud of yourself for doing it.
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FITGRANDMA120 1/11/2014 8:39PM

    Good blog and my doctor actually recommended warm chamomile tea

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SILVER1369 1/11/2014 8:13PM

    emoticon emoticon Just remember one day at a time and step by step! You will do it!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/11/2014 5:50PM

    i am struggling totally with emotional eating this year for some reason i have only had two good days food wise,lol.maybe i should try some of your tricks.keep on keeping on you are doing great love. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DSJB9999 1/11/2014 2:47PM

    emoticon emoticon Good Luck!

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MSLZZY 1/11/2014 2:19PM

    If this happens regularly every day, it might be a sugar low. Try eating something with protein so this doesn't happen. Yogurt, cheese or some nuts may turn this around.

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JADED_CHICK19 1/11/2014 1:43PM

    You can totally do this..sounds like you have already implemented some great new habits to help combat your old ones. Keep it up! I know it's hard as I have the same issue with night snacking. I'm good all day and around the same time of day I get the munchies as well. We can do this though ! Best of luck to you!

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MJ7DM33 1/11/2014 1:13PM

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TRIPLE_EMME 1/11/2014 1:11PM

    You are so right: this is a lifestyle... not a diet. I personally hate the word "diet." If you remove the "t", you are left with the word, "die." And, how negative is *that*?!!!

Evening eating is a huge challenge for me, too. Some nights, I don't do so well. I've noticed that the longer I have been on this journey, I have made some good progress. In the past, an overload of nightime eating would have completely derailed me. Now, I pick myself up and start fresh... making healthier choices... not beating myself up. Backslides happen... it's how we deal with them that truly matters.

You are doing great!
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PURPLEBIRD63 1/11/2014 12:57PM

    First huge thing you realized was -
yes this is a life change, new way of life -
NOT a diet
yay you!

I'm with you -
I actually love to exercise too....
and my night time eating and snacking is what's KILLING my calorie intake!!!
I need to get soooo much better at that!!!
Need to!

We are going to do this!
This is our year!
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REDHEAD582 1/11/2014 12:10PM

    Good for you for making better choices. Jeans are a great motivator. I keep thinking of the clothes I want to fit back into and feel great! we can do it!

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