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Being Confused is very exhausting....

Monday, October 08, 2012

So, lately I have been stressing myself out with this whole eat better and exercise to lose weight stuff. I know, I know.....don't stress. I tell myself that every day, but it still happens. I have lost weight on my own already before joing SP, so I know I can do it. It just seems that since trying to focus on it, I am more confused and stressed.

I read these articles (which is very helpful if I actually think about what they say instead of stress on it) that are presented on SP. So, for example, I read that we need to drink half our body weight, maybe more if we are doing a touch workout. Well, that would mean at my current weight of 186, I would have do drink 90 or so oz of water. Really? Ok, I love to drink water, but isn't to much water, to much? I don't drink coffee, so I drink hot tea in the mornings. I also like Green Tea and sometimes get tea when I am eating out. And lately I have been getting unsweet tea when I do. Doesn't the tea count as water intake too? I barely manage to get my 8-8 oz glasses in. I also know certain foods, we get our water in take from that too. My concern though about drinking so many ounces, is that I have to take a fluid pill that my doctor said to take cuz other wise I retain alot of water. Wouldn't drinking 90+ oz add to me gaining more water weight....which then would lead me to think I was gaining weight back...which would stress me out!!! Lol. See what I mean?

Another problem I stress about is I can't afford alot of food with being unemployed right now. I get food stamps, and yes, I can buy healthy on them. I try my best. But I am an extremely picky eater, always have been, but getting a little better at it. emoticon I can't afford to waste money on something I have never eaten, to try it---maybe like it, maybe not---just cuz its supposed to help me lose weight. Now, as an example, I like Wheat bread, but can't seem to find just the right kind I like to eat. I have bought 3 different kinds of brands and styles in the past 3 weeks. Didn't like any of them. So, basically threw money away. We have managed to come up with other ideas for the bread so I guess its not a total waste. I also live with my family and they don't always eat healthy like we all should, and sometimes i have to contribute my food money towards the household.

I also get confused about exercise. I try not to, but it happens. I think I need to do all this exercising just to lose and then I have to remember that even 30 min of a workout is ok. I can still lose weight on a minimal amount. I like to do alot of stuff and my problem is just managing when to do it and break it up instead of just trying to do it all at once.

I have decided to take it a day at a time. Try my best not to stress about the weight or anything in my life right now. I didn't put the weight on overnight, and it won't come off overnight either.
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    I'm on a budget as well and many times I can't afford the healthy food. Portion control and total calorie count is important here. Each small step you take is important. I like small workouts myself. 30 minutes will do wonders over the long run. You're going to make it. Take time to enjoy the journey.
    2053 days ago
    Trying to overhaul your lifetime of eating habits is hard all by itself, but it's not any easier when you're the lone wolf. I get your struggles here. Will be praying for you to stay steady and now allow the stressors of life to completely stress you out.
    2053 days ago
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