Struggling... Need to reevaluate.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Okay. I'm attempting not to be too hard on myself, but I'm extremely frustrated. I've always had a tendency (especially the last few years since college) of making plans, getting really pumped, and then quitting and/or changing my mind, sometimes before it's even begun. It happens a lot where my career is concerned, and right now it's to do with this journey I'm trying to embark on to slim down for good.

I think my biggest problem is not having enough patience. When I don't see results right away when I'm putting in what I feel is a lot of effort, I slowly begin to give up. It's already happening, and it needs to stop! Ugh!

From clutter around the house, clothes I no longer wear, body fat on my belly, hips, and thighs, and stress in general, I have a lot of excess that I need to address and rid myself of. I feel very bogged down and lost. I'm trying to utilize the site as much as I can to help myself, but I think I tried to take on too much too soon. Case in point: my accountability blog.

I think I need to take a few steps back, I'm just not quite sure where to start.
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    Thanks, ladies! I appreciate the encouragement and feedback. I'm trying to take it all one step at a time. Today is going well, so far. I think I am going to leave the accountability blog for now but continue to blog a few times a week as I continue to work at this. I bought a new book on mindfulness, and I'm eager to begin reading it. I know my stress goes beyond weight loss and gain, and I'm looking to find more clarity and happiness in my life. Hopefully it will all tie in together soon enough
    2275 days ago
    I want to give you a great big hug right now!
    My philosophy on this current journey is "Do the next best choice" that means living in the now and making an effort to make the best decision for what is happening next. such as, ok I'm going to get up and sort as much clutter as I can until I'm tired. then ok I'm going to eat a healthy meal for lunch and not think about what kind of dinner last night. do you understand? it's hard to explain in an email..
    Don't be too hard on yourself sweet. You were don't really good with your accountability blog. If it's something you feel you must do, then just pick it back up. If it's not essential then forget about it and try something new.
    2276 days ago
    You've been doing so great! Keep in mind the progress you have made so far! emoticon
    2276 days ago
    First off, don't give up.

    Secondly, this is what I would suggest. Make a list of all the excesses you want to get rid of. Then, tackle one at a time. It will seem much more manageable that way.
    2276 days ago
    Don't give up! Do your best and forget the rest! We all feel that way from time to time and we all get discouraged and fall off the wagon from time to time. That's why we're all here on Sparkpeople. Just do your best, let out the bad feelings on your blog, get up, and start again. You can do it!
    2276 days ago
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