You see people on here say quite often that you just have to trust the system set up by Spark People. So, my first advice to you is to use the food tracker. Get that set up, and then make it public. I know it feels like everyone will be staring at what you eat...but it will help, trust me. Then track everything you eat. Don't lie on the tracker. Lying only makes the journey take longer.
Second, stop thinking about this as a diet. It's not a diet. It's a system that helps you change the way your see food, exercise, and life. Reducing it down to a diet will only make this more difficult for you.
Third, get up and do something. Take a walk. Weed your garden. Move. Don't sit still. Every moment you spend sitting still is a moment you could be using energy...and getting closer to your goals.
Fourth, and finally, set very definite goals. Saying you want to lose weight isn't enough. Saying you want to lose 20 pounds isn't enough. Say something like, "I want to be able to wear a tank top and not feel self-conscious." OR "I want to have a healthy BMI for the rest of my life." Aim for something that you have always wanted...and then move towards that goal.
You can do this! Be strong!
Edited by: LILLIPUTIANNA at: 7/20/2013 (13:13)
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