Can I do it?

Monday, December 07, 2009

Okay, so I was going strong, lost 20 pounds back in April. Continued to work like crazy, fell off the sparkpeople website radar, and all of a sudden lost myself in the black hole of crappy food, no gym, and just shear laziness. To make matters worse, I took a personal vacation to CT the end of August for a week and low and behold I lost ALL motivation. Now, I sit around on the couch, after eating a large, delicious Arby's shredded chicken sandwich, compelete with fries and that mouth watering, calling my name Dr. Pepper, felling like a hepher and disgusted with myself. On too many occassions I have told my hubby that I have to get moving and stop eating so much food. A couple of days during the week I can adhere to at least my want to not eat every meal as crap. Today for instance I had a spinach salad with grilled steak and chicke, a roma tomato and about a teaspoon of feta cheese sprinkled with lime juice. AND IT WAS YUMMY!

But, I battle depression, and it seems for the last year I have been in a constant downward spiral to what would seem the eternal black hole. I have lost more of myself than I have in the prior 15 years. I have a wonderful family, complete with 4 kids and a husband. I am so bad off that I am hoping that I get some type of co-morbidity to go along with my weight so I will qualify for the lap band and just have help losing this weight.

But, what type of person would that make me? A QUITER!!!! Am I a quiter? Yes, at times. Can I afford to quit? NO! So, can I do it? Can I come back from the dead, and reenter the world of the living and wanting to be healthy? I have to. Do I want some nasty disease just so I can get a surgery? Heck no!

So, I have to put my goals into perspective:

1. My current weight is about 217 (aside from 8 days during the month) I am 5'9, so I should lose around 50 pounds to get to an ideal weight.
2. I can do this. I have to start small again.
3. Kick the sodas, and start enjoying that smooth cool taste of water again. It gets rid of free radicals in the body which cause cancer.
4. Cut back on Carbs. I can only allow myself bread/pasta products at 3 servings a day. A 1/2 a bagel/wheat bread in the morning or lunch. For dinner, a serving of pasta or corn or mashed potatos and that is it.
5. Try full bars. They are supposed to imitate the lap band in that you eat them 30 minutes before your meal with a glass of water and they fill up the bottom portion of your stomach so you only eat a small amount of food at a time.

So, 5 very long and very distinctive goals. But goals that are of the essence. Once I become comfortable with one of them (which will probably be the decrease of sodas) I will then begin to add in cardio/weight training 3-5 days a week. Heck, if my motivation comes back I will do it sooner!

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    Heck yeah you can do it! It's great that you've outlined clear goals for yourself. I know the depression makes it even harder, but just remember that that spiral can go upward too; every time you meet one of your goals you'll feel a bit better and let that motivate you towards the next one.
    3120 days ago
    Yes you can, one day at a time.
    3121 days ago
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