Losing weight is Hard all the time,everyday and it is for LIFE. I think being older, retired, I am not as active and need to really MOVE MORE each day, no matter if at the gym or not. Even 10 minutes on the--- off gym days seems to help me. One day at a Time and Moving more, not buying the "junk foods" and staying out to the kitchen is the best way for me. Every week I find another thing that can help me. I need to keep focused and Positive.
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Posts: 2,914 11/15/12 9:43 A
You are right, but the longer we do it right, the easier it gets.
current weight: 142.0
Posts: 12,926 11/15/12 8:09 A
losing weight is HARD, but in some ways losing is easier than maintaining.....at least for me. :)
I'm going to WW tomorrow instead of my normal Saturday (friend joined and Friday is better for her) I have been busting my butt this week so I sure hope it pays off.
All the so called "secrets of success"will not work ... unless you do.
current weight: 200.1
Fitness Minutes: (130,810) Posts: 44,725 11/15/12 7:40 A
Ah, Rosie, I am always thinking about food, too, but I manage to keep it within a WW thought framework. I like to look forward to dinner, make sure I have everything I need so I won't be standing in the kitchen wondering what to eat and end up eating the wrong things or going out. I am thin, but I will never be like your sister. Or mine. With planning I can look forward to the right meal as much as I used to look forward to the wrong one.
Joan, I get seized by the "I've got to have it!!" but I walk past it now because I know it will pass. That is true for food and for spending money on something. It will pass, it always does IF AND ONLY IF I don't give in.
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.
Fitness Minutes: (88,862) Posts: 15,243 11/15/12 7:33 A
But even the little voices in my head that tell me, ''no you don't need __________, the other voice yelling BUT I YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Words I could of written. I have this little voice in my head that is not wanting my stomach to growl at all. So it keeps me eating and eating till i'm so bloated. i head to bed uncomfortable and hating myself just a bit more. When does the madness end? When I allow it to. Nothing else to say here but that...it is all up to me. getting my mind in order seems to be the first of many changes I need. So as I begin another day i'm aiming for OP but I may end up way off Point. but I started and I didn't give up on me. So to all of you still giving it your all and feeling like your not getting anywhere.....we can and we will. We just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other and taking this one day one meal at a time.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. - The Buddha
current weight: 154.7
Fitness Minutes: (8,898) Posts: 1,977 11/15/12 7:22 A
You are so right Joan, it is something I work on everyday . I have a sister who is very slim, she stayed at my house one time for a few days, we had just had breakfast and I said to her what should we have for dinner, she said "what are you asking that for I can't tell you now I will tell you later in the day" I laughed to myself as I was also thinking what I would have for dinner the next day, as you see I am always thinking of food and I am always the one with the weight problem.
Have a great day everyone..
Rosie Perth Australia (living in Saudi Arabia)
current weight: 166.0
Posts: 7,380 11/15/12 4:29 A
You got that right, Joan, and hard, forever work it is, too!
current weight: 127.0
Posts: 3,826 11/15/12 4:02 A
It's Thursday so that mean Weight Watchers for me. I have been far from the perfect Weight Watcher member with my food this week, but I have done better each day. I'm still not going to look or ask to know what the number is on the scale, I don't need to know that right now. The Clothes-O-Meter will let me know real quick. So far this week I have gone to bed without that bloated feeling, and I have not gotten up in the middle of the night to go see if there is just one more item I could eat. All in all this has been a much better week than the week before.
Some will work their program and never stray, and how I wish I was one that could do that as well. But even the little voices in my head that tell me, ''no you don't need __________, the other voice yelling BUT I YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wins out more than I would like. I knew when I got to my goal weight that I was not cured from having eating issues, but I think part of me thought I was. Losing weight is work, I don't care what anybody says.
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do!"
current weight: 206.4
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