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Sunday, November 11, 2012

It's been way WAY too long.

I am sick and tired of not liking what I see in the mirror. I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.

I made this journey once before. Funny thing is, it didn't seem too difficult. Calories In - Calories Out = Calorie Balance. Need to burn about 3,500 calories to loose 1lb.

Easy enough right? Move more increases Calories Out. Eat healthier lowers Calories in, and helps with having the right fuel to move more.

So why can't I seem to just do it?

I have no idea. I wonder if there is a part of me that thinks it should be easy. If I put in a little effort, I should see big results. Well, I KNOW that part of me is wrong. You only get out of it what you put in. If you put in a half assed effort, I will not see the results I want to see.

I also know it's not an all-or-nothing effort. If I make it all or nothing, I'm setting myself up for failure.

So Rather than "shoulding" on myself, I'm going to take steps in the right direction. All that matters, is doing better than I did yesterday.

Yesterday, I tracked nothing, didn't go anywhere, didn't even think about water.

This week I plan to:
emoticon Track everything I eat
emoticon Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

It's a start. It'll let me know where I'm starting from.

I also know there is an emotional reason I put the weight on again. I will need to do what I need to do to deal with this aspect as well. I might as well start with my mindfulness exercises again. It'll help keep me aware of what's going on around me, and how I'm feeling.
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  • SPEEDY143
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    1986 days ago
    This is getting so frustrating. Already I am "shoulding" on myself again.

    Look at those calories already today. You should watch that closer. You know this.
    Put that coffee away and have a water. What is wrong with you?

    No wonder I get so discouraged so fast. I need to change they way I talk to myself.

    This week I decided to TRACK everything and DRINK 8 glasses of water. That's all. Not to B!tch at myself for enjoying a nice Sunday Breakfast. I didn't go overboard with anything, so CUT IT OUT!!!
    1987 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I'm glad to see you back and ready to focus on you again. I hope your mom is recovered and you will be able to move forward now.
    1987 days ago
    We all have those 'good' days and 'bad' days. I think any day that you're aware of what is happening is a 'good' day.
    I too need to lose weight for health reasons... it's not easy, but...
    1987 days ago
    One thing that helped me is not focusing on weight loss but on healthy lifestyle - what and how much I eat, and becoming more active. I had been very sedentary, NEVER was athletic - but I am more active now in this decade than ever I was! And tracking everything you eat is DEFINITELY a great idea! I suggest you also track the nutrients in those calories. It is so hard to keep the sodium and cholesterol down, but it helps to be able to track it! May God bless and help you on this journey to good health!
    1987 days ago
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