Motivations to lose - exercise number 1 from "Full-Filled" by Renee Stephens
Friday, January 06, 2012
Full-Filled by Renee Stephens.
This is the book I’m currently reading. It had good reviews on Amazon so I borrowed it from the library. I’m reading through it and working through all the exercises and here is my first sharing blog to kick off the process.
Renee asks you to identify the following in order to help you move forward – to get to the bottom of your motivation which will help you move on and towards a diet free healthy lifestyle that isn’t focussed on weight-management! Is it possible? I do hope so! I’m exhausted with researching answers!!! I’m supposed to also work in a team, but I think this will work better for me if I blog and become accountable to my Sparkie friends.
So… the motivations:
What behaviours do you want to change?
1. I want to stop bingeing on chocolate and be able to stop at one bite/piece.
2. I want to stop telling myself that it will be OK and I can make up for it next day/week/month – because basically I don’t.
3. I want to stop eating before I’m full – when I’m satisfied.
4. I want to make healthy choices 90% of the time.
What are my symptoms?
Tight clothes, lethargy, avoidance of cameras, feeling groggy, bloaty.
Who’s affected by my weight struggle?
My family. The girls are constantly having menus changed depending upon my latest fad. They have few if any, photos of themselves with me. I am so body conscious that I don’t like to be seen without baggy form and tire hiding clothes – by anyone.
What is my “away from” motivation?
Tiredness, tight clothes, a scale that moves in both directions regularly. The same health issues experienced by my parents.
What is my “towards” motivation?
A new healthier me. Fit and healthy, slim and with no spare tires. With energy to run! Increased confidence. Motivating others! A younger look! Having more “spare” time – less time spent looking for answers to my weight issues because I won’t have them anymore!
So, I’ve spilled. Anyone care to join me?!? Who’s next?