I was doing the sticker thing with my 100 day challenge. I kinda gave up on it and now I need a new calendar because it's a new year! I do have a goal of getting my running back up to par and to lose 10 pounds by April 1st.
Nothing worth having is easy!
current weight: 204.8
Fitness Minutes: (33,647) Posts: 2,390 12/26/12 6:16 P
I'm in this trap too. I let the Holidays get the best of me even though I always have the best intentions not to. But my advice is to just go back to how we ALL started this. Small victories. One thing/day at a time. Drink all your water. The add in just 10 minutes a day. Start a new funky calendar. Get stickers. Seriously - it's juvenile, but it works. Nothing like seeing a row of 7 happy face stickers staring at you on the fridge. If you have to have brownies in the house, put your calendar on top of your brownie pan.
And I've found that just saying no to myself has actually been working. When that stupid, crazy urge pops up to devour the cookie plate, I stop, breathe, look at it and just say no. No. You don't need it and you don't really want it. Move on.
You can make it through this hun. You CAN.
"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not" ~Anonymous
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~George Elliot
Nothing like trying on clothes for an important event like graduation and senior presentation to get you serious about losing weight. I probably won't look like I did at 160 but I can look better than 170. I figure I have two weeks.. so I have time to lose up to 4#. Oh, wait... I don't have much time during my daily schedule. Guess it means making time, doesn't it? And being strict with eating. That should be fun next Saturday when we decorate cookies!
In the last couple days, I have been pondering that question of why. I started this journey for me - not anyone else. I wanted to be strong as I felt like a body of jello fat. I do have a light plan for after graduation to kick this weight. Run 3x a week and Kettlebells 3x a week. There is a place in town where I can do kettlebells on a punch card.
If you think going to OEA will help you, then go for it.
Food is no less an addiction than drugs or alcohol, in fact worse as we HAVE to have it everyday.
Could you maybe relax a little for a couple weeks until your graduation? Forget about losing while you are stressed and so busy, plan ahead for what you will do when you have more time, research new recipes, new exercise... focus on planning ahead and just eat to maintain for now?
Fitness Minutes: (311,554) Posts: 65,115 11/29/12 1:49 P
this is hard to say since I don't really know you, like how much weight did you loose and why.... go back to the reason you decided to loose the weight, don't make up excuses.....food is fuel, not comfort or entertainment.....it's hard for everyone who has lost weight and for some reason our bodies want the weight back and it is a struggle......
stay away from the brownies....but them in the freezer or out of site...
2014 Ruby-lite of the YEAR In GOD WE TRUST... MOTIVATION REALLY IS--- TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSCIOUS ACTION FOOD NEVER SOLVES ANY ISSUE EXCEPT HUNGER.
I have gain 10-15 pounds because my eating has been crazy. Because of my success of losing weight, my family is losing weight now. Just as I gain it. I just cannot get my eating under control. I have been thinking of going to Overeaters Anonymous. My eating habits are seriously returning to what they were. Just the other night I ate half a pan of brownies. It's like I was disappointed by the "reward" of losing weight that it wasn't what I wanted that now I am slowly putting it back. I know in just a couple weeks I graduate and things will be better.
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