Getting Serious in the Disappointment

Friday, June 08, 2012

I've come to realize that it's been two and a half weeks since I joined the site, and I thought I was doing well, but I weighed myself for the first time this morning and there was no movement. My first reaction was to be frustrated. The second was to feel like I was the most disgusting creature ever to walk the earth, which of course I know is not true. Finally, I transitioned into a sort of mood of reflection to try and figure out why I wasn't making progress. I realized that maybe I wasn't doing as well with my food as I thought. Even though I'm on my feet and walking when I'm at work, I've come to coin that as passive exercise, meaning I haven't done much for deliberate exercise that gets my heart rate up and makes me work.

So I'm choosing to use this as a sort of wake up call to get me on the right track. I have a number of small goals coming up--I'm switching to a 'grown up' doctor that I'm seeing for the first time in two weeks, I have extended family parties on the 3rd and 4th of July, and of course there's my initial goal for back to school. I'm hoping to use positive thinking and determination to help me burst through the summer.
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    I know losing weight is something that will help make you feel better. I know all about that, but you are gorgeous just how you look and while you may feel like you need to lose the weight, don't go overboard. I know how hard college can get. Been there done that, came home real quick :) You can work and get to where you want to be to feel better, but don't beat yourself up over it. You have to learn that sometimes being too hard on yourself can effect your weight loss also. If you stay stressed out, it can cause you not to lose the weight you expect. Take some deep breaths, relax, and start new this week and just keep trying :)
    2205 days ago
    Good Luck! It takes a long time to break the habits and make new ones, I'm just getting to the part of breaking the habits!!! Food addiction and guessing is one way to go wrong. Make sure you put your calories in here and be honest about it. You're the only one who you need to be accountable to. I know this because I used to beat myself up for the slip ups. Just keep telling yourself that YOU CAN DO THIS. And eventually you will!
    2207 days ago
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