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Weightloss Stress

Monday, February 04, 2013

I know Im not alone: weight loss can be stressful.

First, you want it all right now. I know I do! All that 'visualizing my success' can backfire when I focus too much on how my present falls short from that goal... and doubt creeps in... can I actually reach that goal? am I doing the right things to get there? can I trust my program?

Second, you can become too focused on that goal and forget to live right now, breeding too much disatisfaction with yourself in the present. Sometimes I fall into the trap of thinking that reaching my goal will make me 'happier.' True, I will feel satisfaction and pride, but I need to remember: I need to feel happy NOW! And its ok to feel happy now :) In fact, appreciating who I am NOW will actually HELP me get where I want to go, and will help me be able to actually feel happy with myself once I reach my goal :)

Third, the sloooowwwnesss of the process can be discouraging. Especially when everyday you work HARD, for tiny incremental changes. You begin to wonder, will it ever add up to a difference?? Its so important to take mental note of EVERY TINY LITTLE VICTORY AND CHANGE. Like increased endurance, a streak of workouts, etc....

So here are my affirmations:
1. I WILL reach my goal
2. I love myself today
3. Its about a lifestyle, not a number

Do you experience weight loss stress? How do you manage?

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  • C-MERRIE11
    thank you both for the encouragement and advice! i suppose that while i have 'mini-goals' that they have not been playing as prominent a role as they could be :) maybe ill tweak things so I can enjoy the journey more! And Regina, as always you are full of wisdom! Ive already learned so much through this process, about patience, self care, and just plain love, that it has already been worth it! I think my inner perfectionist is finally taking some of its dying breaths :)
    1898 days ago
    emoticon Meditation and most importantly remember to "Just Be" as this too shall pass.....

    I believe that we go through "experiences" ... "tests" to teach us, as humans, a lesson, for our self, i.e., our own personal growth; or

    to be able to help someone whom the Great Creator is going to put in our path at some point in the future who is going through the same problem as we are right now or a similar one; or

    to teach us a lesson on the great karmic wheel of life... patience, trust in a higher power to help us trust and believe in our self - that we are strong enough to reach what you we working towards... if everything were just "magically" handed to us without any effort what lessons would we learn in that? and

    -maybe all 3 of the above or a combination of any of the above.

    I agree with Misssusriverrat, little goals - one bite at a time of the elephant, soon it (the big elephant - ) will be gone. emoticon


    1899 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/5/2013 12:07:29 AM
    I do agree with your analysis about stress and think your affirmations are excellent. I am wondering if it would be a good idea to have goals that are achievable as stepping stones to the larger goals. Maybe it would bring you into the current time more rather than be so future oriented?

    1899 days ago
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