2,500-3,999 SparkPoints 2,814


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Why is it so hard to lose the weight?
Why is it so hard to let go of wanting to use food to comfort, relieve boredom, and deal with stress?
Why is it so ingrained that I overeat on habit?
Why is weight and eating such a preoccupation and struggle?

I have a friend who would say, it is what it is. Deal with it. Everyone has some Achilles heel to deal with. Losing weight, counting calories, relearning to eat healthy is mine.

Some days I just want to throw the towel in and scream enough. But I can't focus on the whys. I need to push forward, keep doing what I'm doing and keep my eye on my goal.

I dropped some weight and feeling so much better. But I've been stuck at this one number for awhile. This week my goal is to get unstuck. And no more asking why. No more feeling sorry for myself. It is what it is and I'm gonna deal with it!!!!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    We turn to food when stressed, angry, bored, pain, and just about all the time to avoid the problems. So...... What do you like to do that is not food? i play music - sometimes well and sometimes not so well. It takes my mind off the immediate situation and when I stop sometimes (not always) I have a new perspective of the situation. It doesn't totally go away but my feelings have changed and my outlook is better.

    Do you have a hobby or read:? When you head for the refrigerator shift and head for something you like.

    emoticon emoticon
    1145 days ago
    It helped me to focus on what I WAS doing rather than what the SCALE was doing (since I seemed to have NO control over that!). By celebrating the healthy choices I was making (Yes, I CAN eat one more fruit/vegetable today! Yes, I CAN exercise 10 minutes more than last week!) I was able to keep my motivation up, and all those healthy choices did eventually get the scale to move, too. You CAN do this!
    1146 days ago
    You can do it
    1146 days ago
    You are asking such universal questions. Why do I still buy donuts? Why do I still want candy? Those things will be with me forever. I can only hope that the desire will lesson. My most important number is my glucose reading each morning. It is still up and down.

    But, the most important things is that I keep trying, after eating a donut and tasting 2 others, I threw them out. My head now knows that my imagination made them taste far better than they were. Will I try them again, I hope not but I do not know.

    We are all working our way to a healthier self. It will happen if we do not give in. Just keep keeping on.
    1146 days ago
    Your great attitude and positives are going to take you down the path of success. Thank you for the motivational words!!
    1146 days ago
    Your goal may need to change from numbers to attitude. A great goal you wrote is to let go of the whys. I think that is wise. 😉
    1146 days ago
    Good morning
    1146 days ago
    Keep trudging that road to happy destiny
    1146 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by SUEHECK1