I know things can be discouraging sometimes, and it seems like you're suffering for nothing. But maybe you can do small changes to your diet and exercise instead of a total life style change. I am a lazy person; I will admit it. I don't like being that way, but facts are facts. I don't like to exercise; I dread getting on the treadmill. I love sweets (as I'm sure most of us on here do) and I would not be able to NEVER have anything sweet. I would fail miserably at any diet with that restriction. So, I decided that I am doing this my way. I try my best to stay in my calorie range each day, but sometimes I go over. When I want something sweet I have a chocolate push up, instead of a whole bowl of ice cream. When my mother brings over donuts, I ask her not to do that anymore, but it makes it harder. (And when I was looking at those donuts, I thought about how many calories they probably were and how long I would have to exercise to burn them off). I really don't like walking on the treadmill, but I watch TV while I'm doing it to distract me (my husband and I put the treadmill in the living room so I can't hang clothes on it & pretend it's not there). Also, I looked into other types of exercise, and I found Zumba. It burns many more calories than walking in less time. I bought the Zumba 2 game for the Wii, and I do it in the living room. And it is really fun. So, I'm finding ways to do this my way; not the way anybody else thinks I should. It may take longer, years even. But I am taking it one day at a time. I know you probably read that all over this site, but on bad days (and REALLY bad days) that's what I tell myself over and over. "This is just a bad day, tomorrow will be better." If you are not perfect, then you are normal. Just beause this day sucks, doesn't mean than tomorow will, too.
Edited by: ULISED at: 10/3/2012 (10:40)
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas A. Edison
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
- James A. Garfield
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