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Stinkin' Thinkin'

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I'm doing a lot of reading here on SP, still trying to find what works for me, being inspired by many people who have litereally lost a full size man by diet and exercise. One of these is a person named INDYGIRL. Read her Spark Page for some major inspiration. She mentioned that she went to check out weight loss surgery but decided against it because it wasn't going to change the way her brain thought about food.

That's really important. Before, when I wanted to lose weight, it was because I had a high school reunion, a wedding, etc. Some event where I wanted to look good and not be embarrassed by my weight. So I'd starve myself and work out like a maniac and then afterwards go right back to my old ways. This time I'm really thinking about my health. I want to make changes that I can live with for the rest of my life. No low fat, low carb, all this, none of that, etc. etc. I want to eat less processed foods, more fruits and veggies, try to get some form of exercise every day, drink lots of water. I'm not labelling foods into "good" or "bad" categories anymore. If I want something, I'm going to try drinking a glass of water first. Then if I still want it, I'll have it. In moderation.

No more wolfing down half a pizza or a pint of ice cream, eating it as fast as I can and not really even tasting it. Did I think if I ate it quickly, the calories don't count? If I'm going to eat something, I'm going to enjoy it. This is a journey that I plan to stay on, not a quick fix. I'm going to savour my food and my life.

No more stinkin' thinkin' for me.
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  • JUNESHOPE
    Yes, Indygirl is amazing isn't she. Yep, the key is to find something that works that you can live with. I'm tired of being over weight. I'm done with it. This is it, and I'm not gaining it back. Learning to retrain my tastebuds to see that healthy food is very YUMMY, and that junk food is JUNK.

    I'm glad you're getting on track now, and not waiting until you gained as much as I have. Your post sounds just like me. I went from not even liking pizza very much, to eating 1/2 of a pizza, to ordering 2 pizza's, one for myself & one for my husband!!!! That's freaking bad!!

    So good for you for getting control of it NOW! I don't want to have to 'diet' my whole life. This way we just get our bodies used to eating normal healthy portions, and we don't even have to 'think' about it ever again!

    Keep up the good work! You're doing emoticon
    1939 days ago
  • NSMANN
    ~INDYGIRL is good, I also like PINKHOPE (http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_
    public_journal.asp?id=pinkhope). I think you've got some positive ideas expressed in this blog. I personally don't know if I can do this for my whole life. The thought of counting calories for the rest of my life makes me want to cry. But I'll give this lifestyle a chance to become habit.
    1939 days ago
  • SRL3367
    Thank you for posting this. This is something I can really relate to. I was in that mindset a couple times throughout the summer, where I wanted to look good next year and not really looking at what am I going to do afterward to maintain and change my lifestyle. emoticon
    1939 days ago
  • BLESSEDBEING
    You are so going into this with the right mindset! Short term focusing on numbers alone can lead to unhealthy, even unsafe habits that you can't maintain. My favorite quote read here on SP is "Never do anything to lose weight that you aren't willing to do for the rest of your life."

    I refuse to put skim milk in my coffee--I mean who *really* wants to drink grey coffee? I put honey and half-and-half in each of my 2 daily cups, and savor every last drop--and I've still managed to lose and keep off 70 pounds over 2-plus years. It's the small, gradual steps that you can incorporate into your life--for the rest of your life.

    Wishing you great joy and success on your journey!
    Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon
    1940 days ago
  • LUANN7
    Indygirl is amazing I am in awe and inspired by her also.set you goals and don't set them too high. Like I know I need to lose 100 pounds but I do little goals like 15 pounds by the end of July. I have 3 pounds to go which I probably wont make it but I almost did.it's little things like that that keep you going.
    1940 days ago
  • WATREKKIE
    Good for you, sweetie!!!! To improve our health and our lives is the BEST reason to make changes in our lives. Keep up the good work............

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    1940 days ago
  • WISHICOULDFLY
    We all have Stinkin' Thinkin' from time to time. Thanks for the reminder to IGNORE it and replace it with the progressive thinking! emoticon
    1940 days ago
  • KG4PVOWIFE
    INDYGIRL is a huge inspiration, isn't she? I am glad you are changing your mindset and paying attention to your health. Health is not a number:)
    1940 days ago
  • FLAMENM
    Saying goodbye to one stinkin' thinkin' habit at a time.
    1940 days ago
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