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Use the food tracker, and track vitamins as well. Your focus will be changed from losing weight to ensuring you are getting everything your body needs. To make sure you are eating enough is real work.
- Exercise for the sake of exercise is lame. I never enjoyed that, but I do like sports. I am currently too heavy to play the sports I did as a youth, but bowling and the Wii Fit are both fun. I like to look at exercise as a form of play.
For many years I did diets and gyms, but failed as they were all punitive. I don't work with negativity, as it only made me worse. I thrive on the positives. Punishing myself by limiting my calories, and forcing myself to do mindless exercise activities failed every time. I find my new focus with the food tracker tends to be more on sodium, and not just the calories.
Try a fun activity with friends and family. Don't do it because it is good for you. Do it because it is fun. I recently picked up my nordic skis from home, and intend to get out on the trails. Sure, I'll be slow and look like a sack of potatoes out there, but I'm doing it for fun. I don't care what others think, or how fast they are.
Edited by: SYMUX2001 at: 12/30/2009 (12:52)
May God grant us the ability to choose wisely, May God grant us the courage to say no, and may we be thankful for what we have, rather than focusing on what we do without.
Unfortunately there are no miracles for this problem. The only answer is to make lifestyle changes and we all know how difficult those are. Your best bet will be to make small changes at a time and then add another small change. I found that giving myself some 2 week challenges with non-food rewards have helped me. I am taking the slow route to my goal though. Good luck and hope to see you along your journey!
Well you are not alone. I don't know if I can give you a solution but I share your pain with the same 20 or so pounds. I am 67 and all I can say is don't give up. Keep trying. My night eating is killing me and I really have trouble with that. I too would love a solution but I just keep trying. Good luck. Sydney
My name is MaryLouise and here I am at 57 years old with the same old problem I've had almost all my adult life: over height (20 pounds or so), no exercice (I hate exercice), no motivation (I can't stick to it)... but now add to all this new health problems that were just diagnosed: high blood pressure for one. Good grief! I can imagine some of you reading this post and saying: what's her problem!? All she's got to do is DO IT. Take those 20 pounds off and do 30 minutes of exercice a day and BINGO your health problems will disapear! She'll feel better about herself, look good, be proud... But no. I can't. Why ? Can anybody here help me answer this question. Why can't I do this? I've been on all kinds of diets not to mention the Montignac diet and Weight Watchers (twice), have lost at least 125 pounds in my life, have spent fortunes in gyms - and gym clothes and shoes and videos and equipment... The question is: Do I really want to stay fit and active and healthy... I lost it. O motivation. O control. Anybody out there have a miracle handy?
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