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?
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    You're being very honest about what you're doing and what you want. I know that you can do this Abi. One day at a time!
    3451 days ago
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    "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" - I really like this, I do this too and it's definitely a form of self-sabotage. Great exercise! emoticon
    3451 days ago
    Hey Abi, good honest start to your new year. Your answers sound very similar to mine.

    I still want to set up my Elvis Sparkpages on his birthday on Jan 8. We don't have enough team takers to really compete against each other for a challenge but who know, that may change if I can promote it well.

    Spent all day and night yesterday learning how to create a live streaming channel. We now have Elvettes TV! I will send you the think if you want to see what we will be broadcasting from Parkes btw Jan 12-Jan 16.

    Due to a falling out with motorbike riders and cancelling the run, I had to fill 9 hotel rooms so I aggresively promoted on Facebook groups, Twitter and calling everyone I knew. Still one single room left for 3 days. In the process I managed to get everyone to feel that our hotel is going to be THE hotspot after dark. Over 25 ETAs are dropping into my hotel for the Elvis Karaoke, including Paul Fenech.

    So wish you were here for it this year. You can follow us with @elvisonbroadway or @elvettesoz or @elvettesinparkes.

    Take care,
    Scootergirl in Oz
    3451 days ago
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