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Well hello, looks like no one has posted up their introduction yet, so that makes me the first!
I've been dieting off and on for so many years. I've struggled, tripped, found great success, lost 82 lbs, gained 70 lbs back (about) and I just haven't been able to stick to anything for more than a week or two since gaining the weight back.
Honestly, it's frustrating... I get really excited (like now) and then a week or two later, bam.. i'm eating chinese or worse, McDonald's or taco bell! I exercise once, it feels great, then i don't do it again.
I have a lot of lifestyle changes that I need to make in order to lose this weight. Right now I'm trying to take baby steps in all areas instead of doing it all drastically all at once. The things I know I need to work on are:
-- I need to eat less (!!)
-- Not just eat less, but count calories so that I'm not just accountable but AWARE of what I'm putting in my body.
-- Sleep more and stop going out so much, so late.
-- Stop drinking so much beer! I've fallen into a social rut lately of going out too often and aside from the fact that too much alcohol isn't good for a variety of health and social reasons, it's also horrible for a diet!
-- EXERCISE! More than once every 2 months!
The cyclical pattern of staying up to late --- being too tired to work out in the morning --- not feeling well (tired) so eating comfort foods --- and so on... NEEDS TO STOP...
Last night I went out for a bit but came home early and didn't drink too much so I stayed within my calorie range which is at the very least an improvement.
Seems I'm now using my introduction as a mini journal of sorts! Hm.. well anyways - that's me in a nutshell, at least as of today :)
Yesterday I must have been holding fluid or something because I was up to 245 but today I'm at 241 so we're moving in the right direction!
Edited by: TARA925 at: 5/6/2008 (08:36)
If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.
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