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The 5 lb Blues

Sunday, July 25, 2010

It seems like I can always start a new lifestyle and be comfortable with it for about 2 weeks. That's usually the time it takes me to lose the first 5 pounds. The problem is I've never made it past those 5 pounds. Last time I around I gained them back and added 9 more! I don't know what it is about me and staying committed, but I've got to find a way to do it this time. This is like a war. It can't be won in one simple battle. It takes many small victories. I've lost 5 pounds, but they are already creeping back. The scales this morning said 172 instead of the 170 at my last weigh in. I've realized now that this is going to be a lot more work than I bargained for and most of it is emotional! I want it bad though so I'm going to do it! When that voice of negativity starts talking, I'm going to talk back!
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  • KSCHISSEL
    I think you need to look at it as a lifestyle. What made you successful the first 2 weeks? Are these things that you can incorporate into your life? I think we all get hung up on the "diet" aspect and think once I lose the weight I can start eating french fries again. But that doesn't work. Take it from someone who has lost and gained 20 pounds numerous times. Plus they say it takes 21 days to make a habit, so continue what you were doing the 1st 2 weeks until it is your life, not something you plan on doing just until the weight comes off. YOU CAN DO IT!
    3667 days ago
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