THWD...I am scared this won't work

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I haven't been doing as well as I would like on this journey. I know food is my issue and I have begin making baby steps to changing my eating habits. But it feels as if whenever i take one step forward, i take two steps back the following day.

I started this to 'To hell with defeat' (THWD) mindset to not give up...not surrender even though I see very little results. But right now I feel as these methods I am trying do not work and why bother waste my time on this whole journey. I have tried, since I started this journey, to blot out the feelings of ' you will not win at this' and 'if you stop, you will gain more than you started with so why not just stop mow and gain a little' and 'you will never be a success story' but I believe these feelings are winning.

Whatever....TO HELL WITH DEFEAT!!!

The feelings are still there but you know what...I have developed a new love for jogging...ie the exercise part is going on wonderfully... It's just the food...

So these are my goals for the next four weeks
-- limit snacking on processed foods ( that also means you can't eat it at dinner, call it desserts). I will limt this to one day for the week
--enough of this drinking juices....when did I start drinking juices??? I used to have a bottle of water with me where I drank water all the tme. This will be 7 days per week
-- really observe my eating and determine the limit for portions to more protein and veggies and less carbs. Week1-observe foods eaten...week2-define the foods i should reduce and the foods i should increase...week3-set mini goals to achieve I should have defined this by week two and put into practice...week4-results and discussion...just like the scientist I am lol

Do you feel to give up too...how do you beat these feelings?
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    I think we have all felt like giving up at one time or another....but anyone can do that; it's the
    strong willed who will win in the end ! Thats why i always tell myself to never give up, no
    matter what ! Sure we make mistakes and mess up, but that is how we all learn to eventually
    succeed. With your attitude, you are bound to win in the end, my friend ! WooHoo !

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    2978 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2348080
    You are on the right track. Juest keep going with those little steps you are taking. You will be surprised how over time they all add up!
    Remember, you didn't gain the weight over night it took time, probably a long time. So expect it to take time to lose that weight. We would all love to lose 10-15 pounds a month but that is unrealistic, to me a pound a week is great and even if I only lose 1 pound a month I figure I am making progress.
    2979 days ago
  • PROT358
    You are such a positive thinker! And I love your THWD mantra. In fact I may borrow it ;)
    2980 days ago
    You make me laugh. I love the part about juices. It's weird how we sometimes develop these weird bad habits and have not idea how it happened! You can do this! You've made a lot of great changes already. And the best part is you've been sticking with it! Keep up the good work.
    2980 days ago
    I like your motto! If you feel a craving for a certain food you can always put it in your plan. Just have a small portion.
    2980 days ago
    emoticon Your Plan is Fantastic!!
    Don't expect to stick to it "Perfectly". You will slip up, and you will make mistakes. But use them as Learning Experiences. With each one you WILL Learn something about your Relationship with Food & Exercise, and you will Learn to handle the Situation differently in the Future.
    emoticon If at all possible Forget about the Scale for a month. Think about the Other reasons you are Exercising and Eating Better. You are Getting Stronger, and you are Improving Your Quality of Life. Feeling Strong & Independent as you get Older is better than ANY Cake, Ice Cream, or Pizza that I have ever heard of.
    2980 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8522718
    I feel like giving up different times but then when I realize how good I feel, it just makes me want to keep going!
    Keep fighting the good fight, Dar!
    2980 days ago
  • NETSUE64
    I am so glad you are not giving up! You and I are opposites - I am fine with the food but the exercise is a tough habit to pick up. I keep trying new things though, eventually something will take!

    I found that the initial tracking is what helped me the most so I think it's a really good idea that you focus on that for a while. It really opened my eyes to what I was doing and helped me cut back on the things that were really messing me up!

    You can do this, I know you can!
    2980 days ago
    YES i felt like tossing in the towel this week after Christmas and New Years eating and feeling sorry for me for a few days and ..... how do i get back on track and get going
    1. look at my before pictures
    make a new poster
    gather quotes
    Healthy Never tasted so good
    eat mindfully
    Make one healthy choice and then make another one
    Do one thing that makes you feel good about your self
    don't make so many goals you get discouraged and give up
    remember this is not a contest it you journey to good health

    My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive;

    Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.

    Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror” -Byrd Baggett

    2980 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/2/2013 10:37:40 PM
    Good luck. I like the thwd!
    2981 days ago
    a very scientific approach and the food tracker really helps to make you aware of what you are eating. It amazed me how easily the new changes were made as I felt so much stronger and better when I stopped with the sugar and processed food... GOOD LUCK!
    2981 days ago
    I love your 4 week plan of attack. Would you mind if I copied it?
    I don't give up. Screw ups are how we learn. Like a baby learning to walk, there's a lot of falling on your a$$, but keep getting up.
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    2981 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/2/2013 6:28:48 PM
  • no profile photo CD5127867
    Go back to water - it really IS more refreshing
    2981 days ago
    It's great that you're not just jumping into a major overhaul : )
    I keep going by looking at all the reminders I've made for myself. I've got my vision board, a photo of me at my biggest (so I can see what will happen if I ever do give up), a kind of chart where I move blu-tack from a thin person to covering up a less thin person, my laptop background is fitspo.
    Any reminder at all can help you stick with it.
    2981 days ago
    I love your 'To Hell With Defeat' motto, that really strikes a cord with me. I struggle with wanting to give up every. single. day. But giving up is just not an option. It just isn't. I don't want to go to work every day either. But I do. Living a healthy lifestyle is the same thing to me, some things in my life are just not optional. I wish you the best of success for 2013! emoticon
    2981 days ago
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