Tuesday Oct 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Frustration, i can not stay focused and it is causing me to yo-yo.

I take steps to get my body in check, under control, what ever you want to call it, I quit smoking 1 month, 3 weeks, and 2 days ago, I still want a smoke now and then but I just won't do it, i've come to far to slip up now.

So I have changed my focus to food and fitness, for about 2 weeks i'm good with doing exercise daily for 1 hour i enjoy doing the workouts I love the feeling of getting stronger but then I miss a day, and stop I get frustrated that I'm not sticking to my program and it takes me about a week to get back at, the same with food I can eat healthy but if I slip up even once I give up and again it takes time to get back at it.

I do understand this is the all or nothing thinking, but I haven't been able to reprogram my thinking and stick with it.

I get so excited when I lose weight, but if the scale doesn't move or worse yet it goes up, I just get so upset with myself and then the negitive thinking starts i'm just gonna be fat forever.

i know what i gotta do, i know how to do, i just gotta figure out how to change my thinking so i will stick to it.
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  • WOMAN1969
    Congrats on your weight loss, 55lbs that is super wow!!!!!!!

    Thank you!
    Portions is exactly what I was thinking, I have to do to get control of with my eating, and I like the day or 2 off idea, for the workouts too, if I make it part of my program then maybe I won't feel like I'm cheating and or failing.

    I have to get rid of this all or nothing thinking, and this my be my first little step.

    Thank you again

    2440 days ago
  • GAB6784
    It does sound like you know what you need to do. Firstly though congrats on quitting smoking that is great! Secondly, don't be so hard on yourself! I know a lot of times that is easier said than done but it really is important. Keep in mind that throwing yourself head first into a rigorous training program and restrictive diet is only going to make you rebel and get frustrated. Why not try a program that is 4 or 5 days a week instead? This would give you 2 rest days that you can make floating to give you flexibility and so that when you are sore/tired/etc. you can take the day and relax. Same with the eating, if you switch from nice hearty meals to eating salad it won't stick. Try modifying some of your favorite dishes with low cal/low fat substitutions or even just portion things out. These were the things that worked for me and even with all my good work the scale sometimes wouldn't be nice but I stuck with it and lost 55lbs. I am sure you will find what works best for you - Good luck!! :)
    2441 days ago
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