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Maintaining... it's what I do.
After thinking about it, I believe my limiting belief is that at my age, I shouldn't have to diet or do extra exercising. I have struggled with my weight my whole life and I'm just tired of it. I do keep trying but in the back of my mind is this niggling little belief. Thanks, Jeff, for making me bring it out in the open. Maybe, this year, I'll be able to make a new belief and I'll get off this plateau I've been on in 2012.
Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps!
Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses.
Thanks, Mary Anne!
Remember: Don 't make old People mad.
We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off.
Rescuing one dog may not change the world, but for that one dog, the world will be changed forever.
Just because I have prosthetic arms and legs, I think I cannot exercise. It takes the help of my dh who already spends so much time on me.
Like POPSY190, I've often struggled with the idea that weight regain is inevitable. I'm working hard to get rid of that belief and almost ten months of successful maintenance has proven that long-term maintenance is possible for me. I still have slips, but I'm working to make them shorter and fewer and farther between!
My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.
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I think what holds me back at times is thinking that weight regain is inevitable. I don't seem able to convince myself I can stay at a good weight for a lifetime. Sometimes this means that making good choices is harder than it needs to be.
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Genealogists live in the past lane.
The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better.
I think my limiting belief is that no matter how much weight I lose, I still look overweight to me. DH keeps telling me I'm looking svelte, but I don't see it. Not sure if I qualify as having body dysmorphia, but I certainly don't see myself as little. Yet. (Trust me, I'm still a size 16, this isn't little.)
"Dance as if no one is watching."
At the beginning I felt I could not give up eating certain foods restricted by the dietician. The absence of these foods helped weightlloss and health. After a year, feeling better and maintaining I realize that food doesn't equate to happiness and it is as easy to eat healthy as it is to eat junk.
“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.”
"Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday."
"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes."
I found that losing 125 pounds in a year apparently inspires people, and I definitely ended up feeling the pressure to be 100% spot on in my nutrition and fitness as a result. I realized that I needed to just be myself, make good food choices most of the time, but to cut myself some slack if I trip up every so often. So I gave myself some wiggle room when I went to my parents' house for Christmas, still made sure to exercise, and gained maybe a pound or two at the most (though I'm thinking it's more water weight than anything, since my mom puts a LOT of salt in a lot of her cooking!). I eat healthy at home, but don't sweat it as much when I'm traveling...and just do the best I can.
Camp Good Grief 5k 2012 - 31:50
Gobble Wobble 5k 2012 - 30:00
Turkey Trot 4 Mile Race 2012 - 38:38
Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run 2012 - 27:19
Move-It Memphis 10K 2013 - 55:36
Germantown Half Marathon - 2:08:53
FedEx St. Jude Classic Fairway 5k - 4/13/2013
Pittsburgh Half-Marathon - 5/5/2013
The holidays have me pondering if I believe that food makes one happy (after the "good hostess chick" tried to feed everyone everything - and that chick was me!). It does produce a certain type of high, but does it make me happy? Food can cause addiction but can it make me happy? No. Been down this road with other addictions - need to once again examine my food beliefs.
I think my biggest problem was a belief in ease of recovery. I thought that if I'd slipped up and recovered once, I could do it again. What I found out was that it got harder to recover each time, that my belief in my ability to recover was WAY overconfident. Once I realized and accepted that it's easier not to slip than it is to recover, I was finally able to get where I wanted to go.
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.
I tackled one of my big limiting beliefs years ago (12 years), when I tried to quit smoking. But this one is also a big one for dieters, I think.
This is how it went for me:
Shoot, I smoked a cigarette, I failed, so I might as well smoke again.
In several months I tried to quit SEVEN times. The seventh time I realised: wait a minute, I was doing great and after 1 cigarette no real damage has been done, so I can just keep going with my effort. Well, it worked, because so far I never smoked again
I've been losing weight for 4 months and in those months I probably had three or four' binge days' (well, I ate more than I should, but nothing dramatic). I know that in the past I would have told myself: Well, I ate way to much, so goodbye diet...
But now, I just continue to do my best and my weight keeps dropping
I wrote a blog about limiting beliefs:
I'm wondering if other maintainers would like to share their limiting beliefs?
Progress, not perfection.