Its a new day....maybe a new diet?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I have been debating for the last few days, maybe a week about doing the Medifast plan. My friend was telling me that she was thinking about doing it and that she was going to meet with a health coach to discuss the plan. I decided to go with her. The promise of quick weight loss is so enticing. But can I stick to it? I have done weight watchers...which has always worked for me....but I need to be able to go to meeting and there is none where I am at now. I have tried Atkins but did not stick to it. I have done Lindora. I actually worked for them. It worked but again it was harder to stick to. I only had a few pounds to lose when I started with them....and I lost the weight...but again they are in the states and I am here in Japan. I have bought every diet book and a lot of fitness videos. I just can't seems to find the right thing for me while I am here in Japan.

I have gained 30 pounds since being here. There is no weight watchers, there is no Lindora. The two plans that have worked for me in the past. Sparkpeople is wonderful but I either am always on here (taking to much time) or not on here at all. I need to find a happy medium and stick with it. I need to find the right team, the right friends, the right diet or should I say lifestyle change.

I feel like a failure because I can not find the right place for me. I can not stick to what I am doing. I spend so much money on fitness magazines and books but I do not use the knowledge that I learn in them.

Why is this? what is holding me back? I think about weight loss, my weight, and fitness every singles day....I would even venture to say that 99% of the time that is what is on my mind and consumes my thoughts. If it is that important to me and I think about it so much....why am I unable to stick to something that will work for me?

As much as I am thinking about medifast i think I am going to pass on it....for now. I can not say forever. I would really like to do it the more natural way. eating food, the right food, and exercising.

I got a few new books in the mail the other day and I was looking over the new addition of the clean eating diet. I think I am going to try cooler plan number one. It says it is hard and there is little wiggle room and is not for everyone but it does not look that bad to me. There are some things that I am unable to get over here in Japan but I will just substitute them with something else that is allowed.

Wish me luck. Going to get the things I need tonight after work and start preparing to eat healthy tomorrow.

Have you tried the cooler plan....let me know how it was for you!
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    I invite you to my spark page and look for my blog Nobody's Perfect. I blogged about how I yo-yo dieted on so many different diets until I was age 49 and had finally had enough. I tell you what worked for me and I lost 70 lbs. and have kept it off for 4 years now. Definitely spend an evening searching through the spark teams and look for some active teams with things that interest you. Huddle daily and read blogs and pay attention to the forums. Motivation abounds! It's best not to lose weight unrealistically. Slow and steady really does win the race. Take a tip from The Spark - make yourself a vision collage. It was a great exercise for me as I'm always seeking inspiration to maintain! Best Wishes, Sweetie. YOU CAN DO IT!!
    Joanne emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3020 days ago
    Don't know about you, but I am DONE with diets!

    The only interest I have in a "diet" is whether there is something about the approach that I might want to incorporate into my lifestyle.

    My favorite inspiration for healthy eating is Michael Pollan:


    Medifast is not normal eating...so what does one do when the medifast stops...?

    Stick with food (REAL food), mostly plants, not too much.

    What could be simpler? :-)

    3020 days ago
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