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Why Is This So HARD for Me?

Monday, September 14, 2009

For the past 2 weeks, I've been away from Had other life issues to deal with and I didn't lose any weight on my own.

I keep asking myself, "Why is this so hard for me to do?" Why can't I get it together? Why can't I make a lifestyle change? After all, I'm tired of squeezing into my clothes. I'm tired of taking meds everyday. Why can't I just stay on track?

Well, I'm back here because this website has at least helped me to focus on taking care of me. I know that my progress has been slow because of me. However, I'm in desperate need of an accountability partner. I'm not going to make it on my own... I need someone who is in the same boat as me. I need someone who can help me sail in the right direction, and who I can also encourage to keep going.

If anyone out there is willing to come aboard with me, please let me know.
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    Hang in there! I've been feeling the same "why is this so hard for me" way. I know I have to have some willpower left in me. I used it when I quit smoking 2 years ago. Now why can't I use it to stop feeding my face when I'm not even hungry? or to go that extra bit on the treadmill? Ugh. I wish it wasn't so hard, but then we won't have that sense of accomplishment when we succeed. (right?!)
    You can do it!!

    3205 days ago
    Thank you for all of your comments. I appreciate the feedback! emoticon
    3205 days ago
    Hmm.... Why is this so hard? You certainly hit the nail on the head! Why IS it so hard? Gaining the weight is so easy! Truth be told, everything is hard to get used to. Even when I binge, I pay for all that sugar and carbs by feeling sick while my body readjusts - it's hard to eat unhealthy again!

    If this were easy, why on earth would we be proud with what we've accomplished? If this was easy, what would we really have learned? If this was easy wouldn't everyone put on 50 pounds then drop it again because they could?

    Every goal attained is worth the effort put into it. When we do something easy (like boiling water!) we feel no accomplishment. There was no struggle. When we have to fight for something (like weightloss) we feel like we've really done something. Things ARE worth the hard work, because when things are easy we take them for granted.

    Don't worry, you'll get there *hugs*
    3205 days ago
    I think too often I focus on the why nots too...Why can't I find another job, Why can't I lose weight, Why can't I stay more organized...blah blah blah. :) But now I'm trying to focus more on the things that I do well, and go from there. I do that with my clients, focus on strengthening their strengths instead of simply overcoming their weaknesses, so why not do that with myself? I would encourage you to find three things today that are strengths for you in this journey! Coming back to SP would be one!!

    3205 days ago
    Welcome Back!
    You are so right about SparkPeople. It does help us to focus on taking care of ourselves.
    Good luck on your spark journey to an improved life.....and fitting in those pants without having to squeeze!!!

    We can do this!
    3205 days ago
    You know what to do--that is one key point. I have been stalled due to breaking my ankle in three places and the subsequent surgery, but am back to doing everything I could ever do in the past, just not in the same way or as quickly. Important to just keep on trying, cause we'll never succeed unless we keep trying.
    3205 days ago
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