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New Year, New Efforts

Friday, December 27, 2019

I have not posted a blog in a really long time. I have been in a funk for quite awhile and that has led to emotional and mindless eating resulting in a significant weight gain. I get so tired of having to purposefully think about everything that I eat that I get frustrated and say "who cares". Has anybody else felt like that? Did you get past it and successfully get on track again and stay there? How did you do it? I would love to know your tips and tricks.

I loathe New Year's Resolutions because they almost always end in failure but this year I am going to try to stay focused and put in the effort to get back on track with eating and exercise. I hope each and every one of you has a successful and purposeful 2020.
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    296 days ago
  • NMUTT71
    Thank you BEDA65 for your take on my struggles. I do believe the struggle is with my mind. I have been on a weight roller coaster ever since I was 14. My family is Italian and it is common practice in Italian families to work everything around food. Not just any food, mind you, good homemade Italian food and pastries. I love breads and pastas and it's not that I don't know what I am supposed to eat to get healthy, it's that I get bored very quickly.
    I have never been really creative in the kitchen and get very tired of the same old thing. I love veggies as long as they are cooked and have no problem eating them but creative and flavorful variation escapes me and I fall back into the quick easy stuff that I know the kids will eat without argument. Not trying to make excuses, just acknowledging my blocks that I haven't figured out how to bust through yet.
    298 days ago
    I remember reading 📖 something on SP I think, success comes to those who get back up the fastest. That has stuck in my head and it makes sense to me. You’ve been successful before so how did you do it then?
    304 days ago
  • PIZZA5152
    You can do this one day at a time.
    304 days ago
    304 days ago
  • BEDA65
    For me, not making a purposeful goal of losing weight or watching calories is what has worked.

    It's really a matter of changing your mindset on what you are doing for yourself. It sounds like you have tried to lose weight.
    Have you tried to "get healthy"? Have you tried to "change your lifestyle for a better you"? If you only concentrate on losing weight, on what the scale says or wearing that outfit for New Year's Eve, it's just going to come back on you.
    What are the things you say to yourself? You can not allow yourself to get frustrated about it and say "who cares" you must say, "Oh, I shouldn't have eaten that sliver of pie, but I know that doesn't destroy me and I will resist next time".
    "Who cares", says to me, go ahead eat the rest of the pie.
    YOU care! And it's all about YOU!

    Changing the way you think about it will make a big difference for you.

    I gave up soda Oct 21st. I was at a friends house the other day and asked for a drink of water and she picked up a Coke and handed it to me, from the look on her face when I quickly handed it back, I reacted like we were playing a game of Hot Potato. It was like she had handed me a can of poison. It used to be like "A party in my mouth".

    I hope this is helpful for you. Not trying to butt in.

    Spark On!
    304 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/27/2019 9:31:23 AM
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