Well, as far as lack of results.....what results were you expecting? Some people expect to lose a lot of weight and get depressed when the scale in the first 2 weeks only drops 2 pounds. But what they don't understand is that what they are seeing is "a good start".
You could say "I only lost 1 one pound, this isn't working. I give up" or you could say "1 pound, at least I'm headed in the right direction. I see what is working and can improve on that to aim for 2 pounds". What is working is maybe just simple things like giving up soda, eating more veggies, walking for 10 minutes a day.
Also, did you know it's completely normal to sometimes not lose any weight for a week, or even to gain a pound or two via increased exercise or water retention? It's normal, and it happens to everyone.
As far as wondering " how does one get oneself to really do it? ". Start small. make small changes. It's almost impossible be be successful when you say "Tomorrow I'm going to eat 1200 calories, eat 5 servings of veggies, drink 8 glasses of water, only eat lean meats, and exercise for 40 minutes" if that is not how you live your life!!!
Start small. Drink 5 glasses of water. Have 3 servings of veggies. Eat 1800 calories. Do that for a few days. Then drink 7 glasses of water, have 4 servings of veggies and 1 fruit (substituting chips or cookies as a snack for an apple, or carrots and hummus), walk for 10 minutes, eat 1700 calories. Do that for a few days. Then you keep going. 1500 calories 5 veggie and 5 fruit, 15 minutes of exercise...........
And sometimes it just comes down to getting to the point of being sick and tired of being sick and tired of it. One day you just might get to the point where you say to yourself "I simply cannot live like this anymore, and I refuse to, and I'm going to change it. That's it, I cannot take one more day of this".
Edited by: EELPIE at: 1/8/2014 (12:08)
I used to think "Clean Eating" was devouring cupcakes while mopping the floor.
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