I'm a very group-oriented person, and though I don't think I'm unhealthily competitive, there's something about competition, which drives me to do better and to stick to my plans. It is a DESIRE, I suppose, to do better. I know that, left to my own, without someone to check on my progress, I do badly. Having a group, such as this Mayhem team, which can slap me when I'm bad, helps me incredibly. It's the desire to belong and share in a group for me, whether it's the teamwork, the teammates, or just the sense of competition which is underlying our being here, which does it for me... and so far it has worked rather well. I'm happy with this group.... and anxiously waiting our next challenge Capt, you rock.
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“It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” (Seneca)
The desire to be healthy is what drive me most of the time. Some times I am driven by guilt. Guilt from the food I eat to eat more...and this am Guilt is what made me work out! So Guilt is not always bad right?!
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For me it's more the difference between SHOULD and WILL. I have lots of little regrets and lots of desires. I can dream and plan to the point that I distract myself and forget to DO. I've noticed that when I'm rolling with things I say I WILL eat a vegetarian dinner or go for a walk or go to the gym. I don't think about it. I say it then do it. If the internal debate starts, I take that as a cue to get moving and the debate ends.
When I start debating with myself it's about what I SHOULD do. I SHOULD buy more veggies and prepare meals at home or buy new shoes so I can walk more comfortably. I schedule it in but things come up and I let them distract me so I never actually act.
I'm not sure why sometimes I DO and sometimes I talk/think about SHOULD. If I can crack that nut, I'll probably stop backsliding.
As for what drives me? Apparently fear. The only time I've been able to lose significant weight and maintain most of that loss for more than a few months I was motivated by fear. Right now I'm back on track and being pretty strict with myself because of the fear of pain. I wish it were something else but that's what works so I'm going to hold on to the fear as long as I can and make it work for me.
I cannot make myself be thin today, but I CAN be healthier by making a few smart choices. I focus on what needs to be done today and tomorrow takes care of itself.
You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses.—Ziggy
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