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AJRAGS Posts: 15
2/10/13 11:04 A

It's always a little humbling to realize that you aren't the only person who thinks the same way! I have those same thoughts running through my head as well... Thank you :)

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
2/9/13 11:22 P

I have an extremely solid reason that I am on this journey. I call it my big why. Without that I would be floundering around and not succeed. However, I do have it firmly in my head and nothing can deter me from my path. Of course I hit snags, but it is never longer than one meal. For the next step that I take, the next thing I put in my mouth is the healthy choice. The only choice that will keep me on my path.

AMYLT29 SparkPoints: (2,167)
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2/9/13 10:24 P

EVERYONE has had that problem. It takes a lot and you just have to keep telling yourself you can do this CONSTANTLY. Telling yourself that indulging in some of the most delicious foods and skipping the gym is not an option is a ritual we all face daily. You have to push yourself and drive yourself, no one will do this for you.

I have several things that drive me: my flatter stomach after just a week, the compliments of people who look at me and say they see the difference, my dad who said he'll give me 10bucks a pound, my boot camp trainer who pushes me when I want to throw in the towel who I do not want to let down, my stepbrother who texts me every day routinely asking if I'm going to the gym, my colleagues who have asked how it has been going that I don't want to sound like a failure to. The feeling I get when I am done at the end of the day and knowing I did something to better my health overall and I will rock a bikini before summer ends this year.

At the end of the day, though, I started this for me, no one else. I want to like what I see in the mirror. I want to walk into a bar and believe that everyone is looking thinking "damn, she's hot," not "damn, who invited the fat chick." I want to know that, when I have kids, I'll be able to keep up with them. I want to know that I, if something happens to me down the road - heart disease/attack, diabetes, etc - it wasn't because I failed myself.

You have ONE body. If you had one vehicle for the rest of your life, you would make sure all maintenance was done on time, every time. You would take care, wash and polish and keep it running good. Why would you not do the same for you?

AJRAGS Posts: 15
2/9/13 10:13 P

I saw a post on pinterest that said the definition of insanity was doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. When it comes to getting healthy, I'm insane. I'm a recent grad of nursing school (a licensed RN), I keep myself up to date on different aspects of health. I can tell anyone what to do to be healthy. But I don't want to be an overweight nurse telling people how to live a healthy lifestyle. I'm pre-diabetc, which is basically diabetic, I'm a binge drinker, sometimes smoker, and I don't exercise enough. I know what I need to do to be healthy, but I still don't do it. For some reason, I can't get it to click in my head! I could totally be obsessed with health (addictive personality), but I can't get it to stick! has anyone else had this problem? What made it click in your head, or was it several things? I need it to click, I don't want to graduate in June (my BSN) and be fat...PLEASE HELP!!!!

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