Where has my drive gone...

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

This week I was suppose to start with a bang! Get some walking in, eat right and get some work done. Unfortunately not very much of that happened. I was so driven last week I dropped 7lbs, what happened?!? The long happened. I ate whatever I wanted, went out with friends, had a few drinks giving myself excuse after excuse. "Oh it's the only weekend you have had off all summer, have a little fun", "it's just one weekend, it won't hurt". All BS. The three day weekend turned into five days of I don't even know what.

Why do I associate fun with horrible food choices and alcohol? I don't need to be eating hamburgers and french fries to have some fun with my friends. I can eat healthy and still have fun! I need to change the way I see things. Eating and food has become associated with so many emotions for me. Happiness, sadness, boredom! Does anyone have any tips on how to change this? And because I have done so poorly the last few days I have had no drive or motivation to do anything! I didn't even track any of food or water intake on spark.

This morning was looking like another one of those days but Than I received a phone call from my doctor. After years of being terrified of going to the doctors I sucked it up and finally went a couple weeks ago! Of course I had to do a bunch of tests to make sure all is well and after waiting in great fear of the worst the last week everything came back normal!!!! I am still shocked, I was convinced that I had done some serious damage to myself considering my weight. I am taking this as a sign to get my butt moving! All is good now but that can change and I want to make sure I stay normal! My weight is bringing me down however and I was prescribed xenical to help me lose some weight. So far it is great. Is anyone else taking or has taken xenical, I would love to hear what your experience was with it. Well enough of me rambling on and on, just needed to get some things off my chest lol.
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    Wishing you the best - Just keep pushing and move forward (:
    1691 days ago
    First of all, congrats on all your medical tests coming back A-OK!! :) Very good news
    As for the rest, oh I know how you feel! Me too, I have days that I eat super well and give it my all in my exercises and sweat a lot! and it feels great, but then for the following 2 days I totally backtrack, and I feel like all my hard work is cancelled out by those 2 days. I think the best thing to do in those cases is to come on SP and read the articles on motivation, or read some success stories; that inspires me so much, maybe it will be the same for you? As for making sure I don't eat when I am bored, I try to ask myself "Am I hungry?" "What did I eat today?" Then I look at the nutrition page and see I did eat quite a bit, and shouldn't feel too hungry, so maybe I am just thirsty? so I drink water. and when I am tired of water, I drink tea, or coffee, or I put "Mio" in my water (water flavoring). Of course I still fail and forget to ask myself those questions and just give in to my boredom, my anxiety, my anger, etc and eat...but at least I know that some times I do ask myself those questions and it works, and I remind myself that I am human. I hope my message kind of helps you, don't give up!! emoticon emoticon

    Check this out for tips on how to beat boredom eating from SP:
    1692 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/5/2013 5:15:21 AM
    I think your drive and my drive got lost together, lol...although I haven't been able to find my drive in 2 years!

    Keep up the good work, pick yourself up and carry on!
    1692 days ago
    exactly I am the same way
    yesterday full of energy ate terrific and healthy
    today spent most of day crying
    not sure what happens from one day great to next day terrible then back with the weight I lost emoticon emoticon
    1693 days ago
    its hard to be a woman as we have so many hormonal rushes and we not consistant. why not keep a tracker of what you eat and how you feeling when you do it - that way you can look over a few months and see if there are trends in your eating - say near your cycle you need chocolate and sweet foods and near a stressful time at work you need bread - then you can be more aware what you eating and why and be prepared for trouble along the way
    1693 days ago
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