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Why do I keep doing the things I do not want to do?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Back in August of 206 I started once again on a journey. One to get back into shape and to lose the extra 80 pounds that my frame is holding up. I stated out good dropping 15 pounds way ahead of my goal. I was logging all my foods and getting in least 30 minutes of exercise a day, five to six times a week, depending on how my work schedule was going. And, it was working, Even though I had hopes of having a partner in my journey. which fell through and not much luck there. I still kept going, knowing and keeping in mind that I was doing this for me and no one else.
Then along came October and I had a visit from my family from Minnesota. I stumbled a little there and it took a few days after they left to get back on track. But, still things didn't go the way that they had been going. By the time November rolled around i had been slacking in getting my exercises in. I had started to not log everything I was eating and I started to get down on myself for it.
Still it didn't help any and I kept falling father and farther off track. By December I had all but given up hope of ever getting back on track. And, when January rolled around I decided to start a new. I even wrote a blog on how I was going to get there. But, For some reason I have lost my motivation.
I know what I have to do to get going and lose weight. But, why is it that I find myself doing the things I do not want to do?
with the warmer weather coming, I have developed spring fever and started doing my spring cleaning. I so much as even put in my mind that doing all this cleaning was good enough exercises. Yes, I do know that with all the deep cleaning I do burn more calories then just cleaning. But, to me it still isn't putting the effort in a good workout and doing strength training. I am getting really good at coming up with excuses as to why I can't find the time to get going.
yes. I have definitely lost my motivation and need to find it again. Even though I still watch what i eat and eating in portion sizes. It doesn't make up for what I am loosing in the long run. I have managed to lose 20 of my 80 pounds, I really don't want to get gain it all back plus some. I really need to find that place where I can once again say," yes, I am going to lose this weight to get back into shape". But, I have to not just say it, I have to take that step and say now is the day to just do it and quit coming up with excuses.
I am hoping that in writing this blog it will help to rediscover that place I need to be.
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    I have found you have to want this more than anything else going on in your life. Once I made up my mind last year, nothing has stopped me from meeting my goals. I didn't have a lot to lose (35 lbs) and I have lost 25 of that and I don't care how long it takes, or what temptations are sent my way or people who try to sabotage, I will not stop now. I feel so much better mentally and physically that there is not a snack or an excuse out there that I will let derail me. I hope that you can pick up where you left off and don't look back. You have it in you to focus on this for yourself. I wish you luck my dear on your journey.
    1197 days ago
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