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Why can't I!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Why can't I get this eating and exercising to live a healthy lifestyle thing back under control. I lost 50 pounds but now it is coming back on. Why can't I stay motivated? I start the morning right but by dinner I've used way too many ( or even all) of my calories. Why can't I stay in my range? Every night I go to bed disgusted with myself and vowing that tomorrow I will get back on track. Why can't I stay motivated all day? Even before I take those unhealthy bites, I know I shouldn't. Why can't I listen to my own body and inner voice. Maybe the question shouldn't be why can't I but rather why won't I ? Why won't I put my health above the temporary pleasure of eating? Why won't I do what I now I need to do? I don't know the answers to these questions but I can't give up. I need to keep trying and hope that my won'ts will turn into cans and then into dids.
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    conquer one goal at a time...you can do it!
    It's a nice ideal to think one can eat well and exercise consistently but often that is too much to commit to and when we fail in one we feel we've failed in it all. Focus on one small change at a time. For example:
    1. Eat a green vegetable with lunch and dinner for 3 weeks.
    2. Drink 64 ounces of water every day for 3 weeks
    3. Take a short walk every day for 3 weeks.

    Don't worry that sparkpeople.com wants you to track everything, just worry about tracking your small goal until you don't even think about it as something out-of-the-ordinary that you have to do, but something that you do as a normal everyday activity. When that's done... add the next small goal. Results will be very slow, but the lifestyle you create will be permanent.
    4221 days ago
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