When I get low, like you are feeling, I usually have to say that it is from being disorganized. The first week of trying to diet is probably the toughest for me. My body needs to get used to not having lots of things, but those cravings usually let up in the first couple of weeks. Be sure that you are eating enough, first, and that your nutrients are where they should be. You can follow the set limits by SP on your nutrition page, and you can compare what you eat at the end of the day to the pie charts in the reports (also accessible from the nutrition page). Be sure to drink plenty of fluids/water during the day. This could be the cause of your head hurting. As far as your back, movement is good for backaches, but try not to overdo it with strenuous exercises you have never done before. Build up your exercises slowly. See your doctor first. If you can afford to attend a gym, a trainer would be able to help you with what exercise program you should start with.
Organization seems to be a big key to success with me. You may consider taking a couple of days to set out a plan of how to approach losing weight and getting more fit. Plan some meals out, plan an exercise routine that you can handle right now, no matter how small. On your second or third week in, up your exercise minutes or add another exercise to your routine. People who have never exercised, and do too much in the first weeks, get sore muscles leading them to give up.
Make a motivational collage for yourself as a reminder of what you want to achieve and post it on your mirror or fridge.
Find a buddy that would like to join you in your efforts.
Most importantly, don't think that you are alone. We've all been frustrated about our state of health, or we wouldn't all be here attempting to change things. You are already on the right track. If you can be proud of one little baby step today and maybe two little baby steps tomorrow, you will have been making progress. Start small, and list out your accomplishments at the end of the week. Your frustration will turn into pride when you see that you are able to do things. Don't set goals too large or too far away as they are harder to achieve and easier to forget about.
What to do today (you can't do it all immediately, but you can do something): Pick a project to organize that will help you on your way -- whether it's health related, nutritional related, exercise related, or even it's just something that needs to be out of the way before you can personally commit yourself to you. I know that sounds like a cop-out because our health habits are for life -- there isn't a real beginning or end -- just good changes. Mentally, however, sometimes we let things stand in the way of getting started. Those things need to be identified and resolved so that we can begin to take steps in the right direction. Set a short time limit to get those thorns plucked out of your life -- and then get going! You know you can do this.
I wish you a happy and productive day in your reach for better health.
Edited by: PATTIJOHNSON at: 9/5/2013 (11:26)
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