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Why does it have to be so hard

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Okay I'm on a rean tonight. I feel like trying to weight consumes my life. I have to worry about calories and carb count I have to plan a head on meals and make sure I have the right ingredients. I have to make sure I eat at the right time and eat the right amound. Don't get me started about measuring everything. I'm a fairly good cook. I don't even measure ingredints in most of my meals. Then their is the fitness. I work 12 hours a day during the week and then I have to worry about my meals and my husbands. Some how I'm suppose to find time to work out. Don't get me wrong I love to work out I just don't know when.
I want to loose the weight and I will continue to try in hopes that some day it will be easy. I just hope I can get enough support to continue going. Last time I lasted a little less then a month. I want to make a life style change so it isn't so hard. emoticon
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  • MARILYNPHALL
    Yes, it can be very hard. Your frustration and stress sounds overwhelming.

    Perhaps you may be trying to make too many changes all at once. If you pick one thing, it will be easier. You will see results a little more slowly than if you do it all at once.

    This whole thing is a journey. I know that sounds cheesy. But, it is true. If you can get one thing under control for a while, the other parts will fall into place a little easier. Track your food, or walk for 20 minutes, or something else that is good for you. After some time, you will get used to the smaller change, then you can add another change.

    Take it easy on yourself. You can do it, just be patient.

    -Marilyn emoticon emoticon
    2387 days ago
  • FLYINGB16
    I understand your frustration. Losing weight and keeping it off takes hard work and daily diligence. It's never going to be easy but it will become a habit (especially the food tracking and measuring). It's so worth it!

    As for not having time, I also understand that. I let things go (like a clean house & my favorite T.V. shows) so I have time to workout. It's all about choices.

    My main exercise is running and I'll tell you that running has saved me. It's such a great stress reliever and it gives me time alone to sort my thoughts. You have to find a way to exercise that is fun for you so you can stick with it. If you're new to exercise I would try a lot of different things until you find something you enjoy.

    Everyone is rooting for you! We are all here to support you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2388 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/30/2012 5:39:05 AM
  • CASTLELOVER
    I deffientaly noticed today how making it fun is so much easier. I went for a walk to the park with my nieces and walked home. That works great.
    Thanks for the advice about grouping food. I've never heard that but the diets i've tried before did that. I want to get used to eating healthier first but I defintly want to make that one of my goals. Thanks emoticon
    2388 days ago
  • MKPRINCESS007
    I completely understand where you are coming from. I really do. I will be on this journey for the rest of my life, and so I have decided that every day is a new day. One of the ways that I take care of getting some movement into my day is to build it INTO MY DAY instead of making time for a workout. I walk my dog every day after work. Today I went bowling with my son and husband. If it is fun, and it can not be an extra task but part of your day, you will find a way to fit it in.

    One of the best ways to lose weight, I have heard, is to make a group on your tracker of foods that you tend to eat together. I usually interchange a breakfast that has the same amount of calories, or just about, and rotate them. Same with lunch. Dinner can be a bit more variable. I have heard the more you vary your diet, the harder it can be to lose. I also have made a conscious effort, for snacks, to chose fruits or dairy rather than carbs which seems to be making a difference.

    You can definitely do this. Just think of it one day at a time.

    Best wishes,
    Karen
    2388 days ago
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    2388 days ago
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