It took me 3 /4 years to finally loose weight. I found two people who lost a lot of weight and started reading their blog as well as made them a Spark friend. It helped me change my thinking and my attitude!
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Find a way to help yourself to deal with stress and give your mind and body a break. I find that my exercise in the pool does this very well. My son likes to run. My daughter likes to sing. Find the way that takes over your thoughts and gives you relief.
I would like to tell you exactly what to do, but each of us needs our own outlet. For me it is something I can sink my mind, body and focus into completely--for others it is a way to become absorbed using one or more of their senses completely.
I NEVER liked veggies. I learned that they like me. Eating more vegetables made me FEEL better - the weight loss was just icing on the cake. Veggies fill you up, give your body what it needs, fiber, vitamins. Eating less processed foods makes you feel lighter, less sluggish.
Eat veggies or fruit with every meal. Make vegetables the bulk of your diet, you get more volume wise while consuming less calories. Try new veggies, experiment with new recipes (right here on Sparks). It's win-win cycle, eat better feel better and you'll let go of the junk food that wears you down.
Most frustrations we feel while trying to lose weight, we bring upon ourselves: a bad day eating, a missed day of exercise - we think of it as having "blown it" and get frustrated. Which tends to lead to giving up and failure. I can't say it enough -we're human, we're expected to have bad days.
Go with the flow. As long as bad days are the exception and not the rule, you're still on the right path. So don't be frustrated. And moreover, don't let the frustration lead to giving up.
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