We all have weak moments, when you're torn between a craving and your ultimate goal.
I have learned to shush that little voice by reminding myself that my conscious self is in control of my actions. The little voice can scream for chocolate all it wants, but if I just refuse to get up and get cho...
Lifestyle balance is just like just like balancing on one leg - you have to constantly make small adjustments to compensate for a shift in the balance. These adjustments are not the correcting of mistakes, rather they are needed in order to keep balancing and not fall over!
The world can be a cruel, judgmental place. But if we can't accept who we are, then how can we expect anyone else to?
If you don't like tofu, don't eat it. If you hate gyms, then don't go. Finding things that you like to do/eat but are healthy too will make it much easier to stick with.
Substitute healthier versions of your favourite foods, and find exercise that is fun for you. Remember, this is for life!
SparkPeople has a huge range of information, options, reports, team, boards etc....it can be a bit overwhelming at first. Don't feel like you have to sign up for everything all at once. Take your time, and ask for help if you need it - there are heaps of members here who will be able to help you!
Starting on this journey can be overwhelming. It's best to start small, and set yourself achievable goals. Every day, find something to celebrate - even if it's as seemingly small as tracking all your calories on a hectic day!