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Losing Focus

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lately, I find myself struggling on my journey. It is getting too easy to blow off my workouts-both the independent ones and the ones with my personal trainer. I am also eating ridiculous amounts of food. Mostly junk food, but really anything & everything. Well, except fruits and veggies. Don't know why I never binge on those.

I don't know what to do. I go to my WW meetings and listen to everyone talk about the success they are having. The funniest thing yesterday was hearing how people DON'T want to eat after a strenuous workout! There must be something wrong with me. That's when I want to eat the most! And I give myself permission to eat whatever I want.

I want to say that I don't have anyone to support me. But that's not true. There are many people in my real life and online who would do anything to help me reach my goals. I think the problem is that I don't ask for help because I don't know what anyone can do to help me. It's up to me to control my eating. It's up to me to stop making excuses for skipping workouts. I'M the one who will be to blame if I gain back all of the weight I lost. Why am I OK with that possibility?
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    It's been proven that exercise does stimulate appetite, so this is nothing strange... The key is to find healthy things to eat, but you already know this... I am struggling with phases of eating great, then sabotaging all of my efforts in one day by binge eating... still trying to figure it out after all this time, weird, huh!

    Just keep trying to do the best you can, that's what I am trying to do...

    Hang in there... you have made emoticon progress...

    emoticon ~ Dee emoticon
    2588 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/26/2011 12:00:40 AM
    Hang in there. As we all know, this isn't easy. I think about Oprah, and other people who have any resources available to them, and they struggle too.

    I'd encourage you to look inside to find out whats taking you away from your goal. Or is there something that you can visualize that can make you focus crystal clear on your goal. or maybe the goal needs to be altered for now. It's not about the number, it's about how you feel and being healthy and picking a different goal, like eating a certain number of vegetable servings a day. And then one day again that drive will return and you can say "I'm ready".

    So stop, don't think about what you did yesterday or last week or last month if it was against your goals. Start right now, and get back in the game.
    2608 days ago
    Stop right there. Enough. You have come so far and will continue to succeed. I'm in your "real life". I'm not a figment of your imagination. We decided a long while ago that we would meet at the finish line. Do this together. Now i'm not perfect, oh I have my "moments" that last a long time. I'm close to goal, i'm a few pounds up, im close, im up. I fear reaching it I think. Or maybe I get to cocky and think "this is easy, I can do this" and then wham i'm up again. Planning is key for me. I had to quit ww because of the cost. I have my books and my calculator, all I need to reach my goal if I try. For me trying is the hard part. If you would like you can send me mail daily and I will keep up, we are going to do this together. One day we will reach the finish line and be there standing side by side to show the world it can be done. This isn't about the physical as much as the mental i'm learning. emoticon
    2639 days ago
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