Sometimes I really have to make an effort to steer my brain back on track. It is mentally like trying to push a dump truck by myself and going up hill.
So far, the most helpful thing has been to remember where I came from- If I feel fat and gross and ugly, how did I feel about myself 50+lbs ago? If I give up, that means I will go back to where I was, and I know I don't want that.
The journey to be healthier can be a struggle sometimes. I just try (and sometimes it is HARD) to remember why I am doing this, where I came from, and what the end result will be.
It also really helps to keep the weight as small part of the goal. I want to be smaller, but I don't let the scale dictate that- I let my clothes, my inches loss, show that.
I am scared spitless about having a heart attack or cancer. So I have to loose the fat- It will lower my blood pressure, and being smaller and lighter will also reduce my risk for cancers and other types of diseases.
And when worse comes to worse... I do an extra workout. I always feel better after exercise, and that reminds me of why I am doing this- And it reminds me that I actually like the sense of control and power this change has given me. I feel powerful now that I have taken control of my- And I really like that feeling.
There are no elevators in the house of success.
H. H. Vreeland
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it- Margaret Thatcher
| current weight: 187.0