YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!! Set small attainable goals they will add up to the goal you want Take it one step one day at a time A support group is great motivation you will know you are not alone We are here for you
Edited by: MAYBER at: 11/17/2011 (18:25)
current weight: 192.6
Fitness Minutes: (11,672) Posts: 1,251 11/16/11 7:19 P
I think all the suggestions given are right on track and will help you. I found the nutrition tracker to be most valuable, chart everything you eat. Do it slowly, add exercise when you feel you can and don't stress if you miss a day or two. This is mostly about learning to make better choices in both nutrition and fitness that you can use forever. Pat
It's never too late to start all over again. Start your journey slowly, take one step at a time, one day at a time.
Until you are able to eat in moderation, get rid of all the junk food and unhealthy beverages that are in your cabinets and refrigerator. They may be sabotaging your will power. My cravings were stemmed from the refined carbs and sugars I was consuming on a daily basis. Though, it took time for my body to adjust to the healthy nutritional habits, I was able to eliminate my cravings and maintain portion control with the foods that were once temptations.
Be sure to keep track of your daily nutrition by journaling everything that goes into your mouth. Don't go over your daily calories, carbs, sodium, fat and protein ranges. If you feel like you're hungry alot, eat a small meal (every 2-3 hours).
You're never alone in this journey of healthy living. You are among SP friends that will support and encourage you in the most positive ways.
Sending YOU CAN DO IT motivational hugs from Missouri. You are a WINNER in all that you do!
~ Monika ~
Edited by: CORKYTHEMOM at: 11/15/2011 (09:43)
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IWhat I really want to do is get info on how to change my goals but also I want to lose weight. I realize that it is not so much that I am not motivated, but rather that I don't have much self-discipline. Am looking for strategies to help when I am faced with temptation. Thanks.
Wow, I like the idea of finding foods that do well with my own body chemistry. I realize that it is not really that I am unmotivated, but lack self discipline. Sounds like if I can follow your idea, the problem may be resolved. I am starting a list of foods that do well with my body chemistry. Thank you!
find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.
i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 32 pounds in 23 weeks. i cook
4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages.
it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.
i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.
you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.
I have gone from 198 to 166 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.
one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's worth
Fitness Minutes: (14,795) Posts: 3,057 11/14/11 12:09 P
so i guess the question is what exactly do you want to do? Do you just need info on how to update your goals, or do you need help in planning what you want to do? for the motivation, logging in every day and talking to others certainly helps and wanting to be healthier is a great motivator also. I have never done chemo, but know that others have said when they eat healthy, they seem to do better with the process.
Have been a SparkPeople member off and on for several years. Since September I have been undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, have abandoned all healthy eating and regular exercising and now have reached my all time weight high. Need help in figuring out how to change my Spark goals/plan and need some ideas on how to get and stay motivated in sticking with the SP plan
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