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JMH121 Posts: 8
4/2/13 10:46 A

Had to restart my eating plan as this past weekend with the Easter candy, I got out of control. It is amazing to me how that continues to happen. I actually feel sick after I eat the candy but then somehow the next day found myself doing the same thing. What is wrong with me is what I say every time and yet the answer doesn't sink in!!!

JMH121 Posts: 8
3/27/13 11:32 A

Another pat on the back for yesterday... I started the day off wrong in that I set my alarm to get up and work out but then when the alarm went off I turned it off, but I came home from work and worked out then. SO that was good. I am beginning to think that the morning workout although would be ideal as I would have it over and done with... I just don't seem to get up in the morning and go. I will continue to set the alarm and if it doesn't happen I will have to make it up in the evening!

JMH121 Posts: 8
3/26/13 10:11 A

Made it through another day yesterday which I can call a success. I worked out and stayed within my calorie limit. Pat on the back for me :-) Now to continue to stay focused... it is so discouraging at times when I realize I think about when I am going to eat again almost right after my last bite... the only thing I can give myself credit for though is that I have planned out each meal, have it written down and pack what I am alloted for throughout the day while at work. Just keeping the focus on each moment is what is getting me through this. They say it takes 21 days for something to become a habit. I am at day 4 so only 17 days to go and this will be my habit of eating better and working out more consistently.

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3/25/13 1:48 P


Yeah...definitely try to stay off the scale: it can be so discouraging to see that number go up. Even when your BRAIN knows it's the water you just drank, or the WAY you stepped on the scale, your HEART kinda...breaks.

Do keep posting here. Read articles on motivation. KNOW in your heart that the number is only important because it reflects your health, which is the really important part. And watch that OVERALL trend. I just have to take my OWN advice!!!

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3/25/13 12:15 P

I stepped on the scale this morning and had lost 2 pounds. I need more motivation I feel. I'm trying to drink smoothies in the morning now and then have a meal at noon. I am determined to get this weight loss going in the right direction. I injured myself trying to work out with Jillian Michaels 30 day shred and am still recuperating somewhat, (my lower back). I'm easing back into exercise again, starting with walking 1 mile. It will be gradual but I will do it.

JMH121 Posts: 8
3/25/13 11:48 A

So today is another day... stepped on the scale twice this morning and was annoyed with the second look. I know in my head I should only step on the scale once a day because the scale can change throughout the day. Either way I realize I can move in the right direction if I continue to be honest with myself and continue to look at all I do. I've been trying harder and harder to be honest because it is so easy to lie to myself but in the end I know that it is only me I am fooling.

JMH121 Posts: 8
3/25/13 11:44 A

Cherij16, 11 pounds in a little over six weeks is great progress, not to sounds offensive but maybe how realistic of an expectation you have for yourself is what really needs to be looked at. You are on the right track and should be proud of how far you've come!

CHERIJ16 Posts: 2,238
3/23/13 5:20 P

I have decided to take a good look at my plan. I am using the nutrition tracker and I'm able to stay within my allotted calories but I have only lost 11 lbs. since 2/7/13. I think I will look at the Dash Diet and try to incorporate it into my meal plan.
I have been walking 10,000 steps per day but I need to look closer at my aerobic and strength exercises.
So hopefully with a little tweaking I will get off my plateau.

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3/23/13 12:49 P

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JMH121 Posts: 8
3/23/13 9:31 A

So it is 9:30 am and I have completed my workout for the day YAY!!! I have a new eating plan in place which allows me to eat foods that I like but cuts out the junk. It is a fairly easy eating plan and I went shopping yesterday to prepare myself for the week. So now on with the day. I hope to feel good and stay strong and committed to the goals I set for myself.

PINKDIAMOND734 Posts: 23
3/20/13 10:26 A

I to have been where you are. Don't be so hard on yourself. You have the desire to change and that is the first step in your weight lost journey. Just don't give up. You are recognizing the issues that are causing you get of focus and that's GREAT!. You can do it! emoticon

JMH121 Posts: 8
3/20/13 9:50 A

Last night I decided to add to my "taking a good look" in that I would actually do that. I took some pictures of myself so that I would be forced to really look at what I sometimes see in fleeting moments. I admit I wanted to erase every single one of the pictures and continue to pretend that was not what I had allowed by body to become, but then who am I fooling...yup no one just letting myself pretend this isn't a problem. I did something good with that moment and worked out. Yes pat on the back but then I had a late night snack that I could have passed on. Small steps... but if I don't push a little harder each time I will erase those pictures and pretend that this isn't happening. I set the alarm today to get up and do another workout, didn't happen as I was tired, probably because that late snack was full of carbs and I was feeling sluggish. I made a promise to myself that I would work out tonight. I need to keep that promise because if I don't, well reality is that I am not really making any changes at all.

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3/15/13 9:10 P

Identifying is definitely the first step.

Try putting your food on a smaller plate or in smaller bowls so that you don't have 1/2 a cup of rice looking like a lonely little island in the middle of a 9 in dinner plate. Or beef up the amount of food by adding veggies. That same 1/2 cup of rice could be 2 cups of rice cooked with carrots, chopped spinach, chopped cauliflower, chopped peppers etc and have almost the same calories.

Also: beware: sometimes when you identify a problem and you poke at it, it rears up large and in charge and you find that just as you mentally decide you're done with chips. a whole bag goes down the gullet. If it happens DO NOT give up. Try to be ready for it the next time and move on.

INSH8P Posts: 1,835
3/14/13 10:40 A

BTW, congratulations on your first post!
Yes, i find that a written account really helps to pinpoint the relationship between your self-view, and how it gets expressed on the body.
Keep up the good reflections, and you'll see a better reflection in the mirror. emoticon

JMH121 Posts: 8
3/14/13 10:19 A

Lately I have noticed that I have had fleeting moments of clarity as to why I struggle with my weight. I had the first real insight the other day as I for some reason realized that I tend to look at smaller portions and immediately think I'm not going to be satisfied. I don't even know if I am or not but because there doesn't seem to be a lot of food in front of me I actually think I panic. I thought about that for a while and realized where that comes from and realize that I need to work through that if I want to make lasting changes. However it is fleeting and in the moment of me "snacking" I can't seem to make myself hold onto my realization that I'm going to be okay with a smaller portion or not having the chips, candy or whatever other thing it is that I seem to gorge on. I realized that if I put something in writing and can look back on it that maybe that will help me continue to make the fleeting clarify more permanent. Hey if not it is still worth a try. So for today that is my effort to bring awareness up and close and to hold onto it for the day.

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