Yesterday I was talking to a gal about going crazypants bonkers when losing weight. This isn't my first rodeo so I figure some of the same stuff will come up. What usually happens is this:
Pick an eating and exercise plan.
Follow religiously for a few days, or maybe even a few months.
Worry about every single bite.
Feel guilty if I eat Oreos. Don't feel guilty if I eat salads.
Wonder if I'm doing enough cardio, or lifting enough weight.
Try doing yoga or Crossfit or Zumba because I "should."
Work out all day long.
Yell at the scale because I swear I'm doing everything right and it's STILL not going down!!!
Fall off the wagon.
Beat myself up for not sticking to it.
Give up until I can't take it anymore.
I so don't want this to happen again. Of course dieting isn't pleasant, but I don't want it to be grueling. I want it to be a natural process, more body led than brain led. Basically, I don't want a wagon to get on and fall off of anymore!
Yes, I want to lose 20 pounds. Yes, I know it'll take work.
No, I don't want it to be grueling. No, I don't want it to suck.
So that's where I'm at today.
What frustrates you about dieting and losing weight?