On again off again

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Anyone who has been a spark friend for a while can tell you that I have an on again, off again relationship with dieting. I've had a weight problem since I can remember. I also know exactly how to lose weight. What kind of exercises to do, what kind of food to eat, and in what proportions. I also know that I've never been able to stick with it.

I understand perfectly that it has to be a lifestyle change in order to lose the weight and keep it off and to ultimately be healthier and happier. So, why haven't I been able to stick to it? I have no idea. It would take some self exploration to find out and I don't know that I'm ready to do that yet. What I do know is that I am ready to start being healthy again. My boyfriend has been at it for a little over a month and has lost probably around 10 lbs or so.

So, I'm starting off slow. Lifestyle changes. I hate working out. Cardio is boring. So I'm going to walk. Walk the neighborhood. It's pleasant when it's early in the morning. So here are my weekly goals, lets hope I can stick to them:

1) Take a 30 minute walk 3 times this week
2) Eat less than 2000 calories every day
3) Drink at least 4 glasses of water every day

Baby steps. How many days are you supposed to do something before it becomes habit? 10 or something?

Maybe this time it will stick.
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    I'm with LIME; eventually things just click.

    We all struggle from time to time, but we keep trying to lead a healthier lives. Keep trying and make things happen for YOU!
    2790 days ago
    Good luck! Consistency is a struggle for most of us; but the will to succeed and the ability to start small put you in the right place to make it happen this time!
    2790 days ago
    I feel the same day as well. I can go hard for months and then fall off for months. I think that it finally clicked for me and I am on track. The key is to have small goals and then work your way up. The worst thing is to have huge goals and then have them hard to reach. Little goals are the way to go and it doesn't set you up to fail. I think that the goals that you set are great! Once you feel you can do that, you can tweak it again. Before you know it, you will be doing this like a pro!
    2790 days ago
    One day it will click . . . and the desire to be healthy and lose weight will finally outweigh that 'instant gratification' monster in our heads. :) I know you can do this. Because I was JUST where you are not too long ago. I promise. It will happen. :)

    The best trick I allowed myself was to have one day off. One full day to eat anything I wanted . . .it gave me something to look forward to during the days I had to be "good" . . and gave me a weapon against that "instant gratification" monster.

    You can do this!!
    2790 days ago
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