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BLC22 review and missing motivation

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It is hard to believe we are halfway through the biggest loser challenge and I have only lost .6lbs. I have been doing some things good throughout the challenge and then there are some areas that need work.
I have been pretty faithful about logging my food most days and I have increased the amount of exercise that I do.
Areas that still need work.
I probably need to eat less calories as I am usually at the top of my range or over a little bit. My range may also need adjusted as I increased it for nursing, but maybe I should not have increased it so much.
I also should work on eating healthier. In the past I have been able to just cut back on my portion sizes and not really change the kinds of food I eat to lose weight. I probably could try cutting back more this time, but I really should work on eating healthier foods. Often, when I am within my calorie range I am still way over the suggested fat range, so I should be eating some less fattening foods. I have had to work on losing weight more than once, but that is mostly because I didn't lose all the weight I gained while pregnant. When I get to the weight I was before I started having kids I usually do fairly well at maintaining my weight. The challenge of course. is actually losing the weight.

I think one of the biggest problems I have with weight loss is being motivated enough to actually make the changes. I think if I had enough motivation then I would be more disciplined about doing what I need to do. This lack of enough motivation also affects other areas of my life. The question is why am I not 100% motivated to do the things I say I would like to do. I think I need to work on believing I can do the things I want to do. I need to work on having positive encouraging thoughts in my head and get rid of negative thinking. Being positive towards myself is a challenge I need to work on.

That is my thoughts for now.
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    The great thing is that you have listed things that you can do! You are not without options.
    1794 days ago
    I wonder what your Nutrition page suggests for your range without what you added for nursing? Maybe you do need to adjust that. I know you need to take in more calories because you are nursing, but maybe not as much as you are right now. That's great that you've increased your exercise!! I imagine running after 3 kids helps with that!! Yes, I know how tough it can be when one of your nutrition areas seems to go off the chart! For me it is carbs! See if you can switch from whole milk to 2%; use less butter; look for lower fat items in salad dressings. Measure out your mayo and PB!! You get used to 2 Tbsps, really!! Eat more fruit and veggies instead of other treats. The fact that you are aware of what you want to change is a huge part of becoming more motivated!! SP has some great articles on motivation, too. You will do it!!
    1794 days ago
  • ELSAT137
    Don't forget ,Tricia that you have 4 kiddos, and a nursing baby. My sister always preached to me that it takes your body 2 years to FULLY recover from having a baby. I feel like I am just now to the point where I can push and push myself physically and my baby is over 2 years old. Give yourself time. Don't make excuses, but also factor these things into the equation. The weight will come off!! How is baby sleeping? Not getting enough sleep can affect losing weight too. You are doing great, just keep going!!
    1794 days ago
    Can you work on just one thing - like the water for a day or so - and then increase veggies another day, etc? Even now, after almost 3 years, I go through times when I just need to do only one thing for a while....

    1795 days ago
  • DAS92687
    Tricia, Great reflections!! YOU Are soooo on target !! It IS ALL ABOUT Motivation!!
    Think about getting out a picture of yourself where you looked what you consider your most fit. Put it out where you can see it everyday ... (Maybe even on the frig) and see if that might help get some inspiration for change.

    1795 days ago
    I think it must be the time of the year or a mid challenge hump to get over, I'm having some challenges with motivation also. I wish I could bottle motivation and then sell it on e-bay.
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    1795 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing great and you know what you need to do. So let's do it!! emoticon
    1795 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    emoticon You've lost 6 pounds and that's a good thing. Everything in moderation as it is a llifestyle change. Love yourself to movate yourself as it comes from wihtin. We all have our moments, just don't stay there! We know what it is we need to do! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1795 days ago
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