How Bad Do We Want This?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

This is a message I just wrote to my team for the BLC8 because most of us are not happy with the number the scale is producing....at least for this week....

Ive been thinking lately about how much of us and other people out there want to loose weight. Then you see success stories about miraculous losses in a short amount of months or gigantic weight losses once in a while, and my question to us all is....

How bad do we want this?!

I can answer this for me....I want it but my eating habits say different. Sometimes I still eat as if I will get satisfaction from snacks or bigger portion size, and that excess of food makes the number on the scale every week minimal. I know mentally I want it but I have gotten out of the 'food is fuel' mindset.

We all control what goes into our mouth and its only us who controls the weight on the scale. If loss is 80% about nutrition and we are all still gaining, we all need to make better choices. Yeah we want that cookie, chip, fast food, ice cream, soda, candy etc. but do we really need it? Is it gonna help us get to our goal? I know it sucks, but ladies and pilot, we do not need to be stuffing ourselves with unneeded calories.

I think we ALL need a wake up call and we have to stop letting food control our lives!!! I admit that I get jealous when I see success stories and people have lost a significant amount of weight in a year or less. It makes me think, where is my willpower, how come I am not successful, what did they do that I did not. I am very happy that I have lost my 23 lbs but there is still a lot to go and I want us all the be successful.

So when that cookie or treat is staring you down tell yourself how bad you want it and walk away.

I want it and I am going to try harder, food will always be there but I am in control of the food, food is not in control of me!!!
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    Love this. You are right. I am on the other side of that mountain. I finally reached the summit and am crossing down the other side. And I will never turn back. It just finally all clicked for me. And I will never, ever allow myself to eat like I did before. There are sweets in my house. Cupcakes, Pecan Pie, Peanut Butter Cookies, just to name a few. I will not give in. I will not completely deprive my husband and my children, but they will not eat as unhealthy as we used to either. They eat much healthier now. I will not deprive myself. But I do not want these things. I know they will only make it harder for me to lose all this weight. And will make my journey that much longer. It's not worth it. I plan my treats. When I really want something, I will find a way to fit it into my calories for the day. Gone is the old fat, eat anything and everything, me. Here is the new me. And I will not fail!
    4547 days ago
    VERY good attitude, especailly that food is not controlling you! Yes, we all are faced with these "choices" everyday. And I do cave at points, but then I remember, tomorrows a new day and a day for me to make better choices. "You try, you fail... you try, you fail... but the only true failure is when you stop trying. So TRY AGAIN" :-) Good luck in your journey to achieve your goal!
    4573 days ago
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