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Exposure & Honesty

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Its no secret that my ticker hasn't moved recently. In all honesty, its about 5 pounds higher in reality. I'm sorry that I haven't made my success happen yet...sorry for me. However, I want to acknowledge one of the primary problems I've always had: reporting my food intake. It seems so food police-ish to me. I have no problem coming on and telling you that I've faithfully ran 4 times per week for the past 3-4 weeks. Thats SO much easier than telling you about the food I'm eating. But, if I did, you'd know exactly why my ticker is super-glued. The truth is, its easier for me to accept where I am than it is to make a change. And thats horrible. I want to eat clean and get rid of my craving for unhealthy foods...but I havent been willing to do what it takes. I know I have to show myself some discipline and stamina and just get started again, and not worry about perfection. As I glance at the snacks I just bought today, I can tell you that I'm not walking this part of my healthy lifestyle committment with integrity. i'm failing myself. I will be better than this. I will be who I seek to create on the inside..on the outside. Helpful insights are welcome. Thanks for listening.
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    I go forward and backward...not proud of it...but it happens. I know the only thing stopping you,is you. You can do this. Just take tiny baby steps. Set just one goal, take it one day at a time. Certain foods trigger food addiction. If you have been eating those foods for a long time, then you know it just won't go away in one day. Substitute healthier foods for the bad ones. Eat a small salad before lunch and dinner to take away some of the hunger. Make sure you drink that water because it does help to fill you up. I read that a lot of hunger is actually from not getting enough water. I hope this helps a little. Have a great weekend and as I always say, if you slip, do the flip and get back on track. You can do this! Whatever you do, don't give up, because if you do, will you ever start again? Pam
    3954 days ago
    Hey girl, thanks for your honesty. It takes a lot to admit your reasons why you believe your ticker isn't moving. But give yourself some credit. You are exercising! And you are journaling. Those 2 things are part of the journey to weight loss. Coupled with counting calories, then you will be good to go! Did you know that 70% of weight loss is from nutrition alone? Instead of saying things like "I want to eat clean", start with a small goal and say that you will cut out soda, or granola bars with less than 4g fiber, etc. It is a daily struggle, but I have found that I am more accountable when I write down what I eat. Everyone is different though. Hang in there. Patience is key. You WILL get there!!! We are all in this together!
    3954 days ago
  • JLITT62
    I always think it helps to remember why you want this so bad. Write down your reasons for wanting to lose weight (or live healthy, whatever) in a place that you will see it every day.

    Set up small goals for yourself. Maybe just one clean meal or snack a day -- or even just a few times a week. It takes time & patience to change habits, so don't beat yourself up. You CAN do it!
    3954 days ago
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