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Friday, January 13, 2012

I know how to do this....track my food, eat more fruits and veggies, exercise, get enough sleep....but I just don't. Why?? I have been in such a frump the past few years. Talk about no motivation. Start a healthy plan (I am trying not to say diet emoticon ) on Monday and by Wednesday, maybe Thursday, I am raiding the cupboards for anything.

One of my issues is that I work from home. Like I won't leave the house for a whole week especially if I do not go to the gym to work out and that has not happened in a few weeks. I get lazy. I get nonchalant. I get unmotivated. It is too easy to log off from work, make and eat dinner with my husband and then park myself in front of the TV, fall asleep in front of the TV, wake up and drag myself to bed around 3am, wake up in the morning and.....repeat, repeat, repeat.....

And then I get in the mindset that I am getting older so why lose weight or get active. I look at my mother who at the age of 78 has finally lost the weight that she has carried all her life and I think...why bother? What kind of thinking is that??? I should have, when I lost weight when I was younger , KEPT IT OFF. Those were the days to wear cute clothes and do all the things I should have been doing but not now. Now I should be wearing older clothes and well being middle aged. What???

Okay I know my thoughts go deeper than this and I would need a shrink to talk things out and get over the emotions of not being able to have kids blah blah blah amongst other things that have swirled in my head for most of my life....rejection, not fitting in, of wishing for a life I wish I had. All excuses!!!! I need to get my act together and use the tools I have and finally get healthy and stay healthy. It NEVER is too late.....

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    You're right! It's never too late.

    Sometimes the best way to approach a new life is to jump in with both feet. And sometimes that works. But I found that starting with ONE THING can work, too. I stopped drinking soda. After a few weeks I started walking twice a day. After a few weeks I started NOT going back for seconds. Then I came here and started tracking what I was eating. Then I stopped using 200+ calories on desserts! Then I started walking more. Then I started eating more fruit. Then I started running.

    Sometimes it was a few days between steps, sometimes a few weeks, or even months. One wise woman I know once told me : No one ever promised you fair. Well, they never promised easy, either.

    But if you can change ONE THING, then you can change another thing, and the next thing you know you are a new you!

    Good luck on your journey!

    2622 days ago
    You're right, it's not a diet, but a lifestyle. I call it the healthy living lifestyle. You and only you can decide whether you're ready to change, because change is never easy. My Aha moment happened at my brother's wedding. I really hated how I looked & felt. Even though I wanted to change, it took me 4 years to lose just 10 lbs because even though I had the desire, I didn't have the necessary tools.

    Spark people provides us with the necessary tools & support. Since health is important, make exercise a daily appointment. Make eating healthy a priority. Make yourself a priority. Research healthy living and exercise on the internet for the necessary information and help for living a healthy lifestyle.

    You've taken the first steps. Just keep working at it and it will happen.

    Good luck and don't give up.
    2623 days ago
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