All or Nothing leaves me with Nothing.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I have been a fluffy girl all my life, with the exception of a few years after I lost 160 lbs.
I gained half of that 160 back; in part because my method of weight loss was too quick (that loss occurred within about 13 months) and in part because I am an emotional eater and I found myself in an extremely dysfunctional and stressful working environment.

I'm happy to say I've left that environment and I'm hoping to return to a healthier lifestyle. I am encouraged by the community I've found in

My difficulty is that I've always been an "all or nothing" person, which has been both beneficial and troublesome.
With weight loss, "all or nothing" leaves you with nothing-no fitness, no health, no weight loss. Making goals that are all or nothing hasn't served me well of late.

This go around I am committed to "a little" because "a little" gets me somewhere, inch by inch, one healthy meal after another, fitness minute by fitness minute. I am committed to not making unrealistic goals, not beating myself up, and celebrating the little things, every achievement that I can celebrate.

I've got a long road a head of me, but I have the map, and step by step, I get closer.
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    I can totally relate and am currently re-thinking a plan of action that is more balanced. I like how you said you commit to little by little because little by little gets you SOMEWHERE :) Good for you & thanks for the encouragement by sharing. emoticon
    3188 days ago
    It's such a hard thing to realize, I come from a similar all or nothing place. But you not only realize it but articulated it beautifully. It's a process, like anything else in life. You can do this.
    3249 days ago
    You go girl! As Spatten said, you've figured it out, now just stick with us and we'll all succeed!!!
    3250 days ago
  • LORTHOM2001
    keep on keeping on
    3250 days ago
  • SPATTEN2001
    You have made the toughest step already ... recognizing that this weight loss journey is for the long haul ... it is not quick! A healthy lifestyle lasts for the rest of your life! Remember, we are all in this together ... seek support and encouragement from fellow SparkMembers.
    3250 days ago
    i'm trying 2---10 minutes a day to see if that is easier & then i'll work up t0 15 min. x2 emoticon
    3250 days ago
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