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Friday, May 10, 2019

So today I have realized that I am tired of exercising and I am tired of tracking my food and of trying to get fit. I feel deflated I guess. When I first started this journey I was so excited to lose all my weight and so excited to actually be healthy. Now I just want a juicy burger and some fries. This realization helped me in so many ways. For the longest time I was in like the honeymoon phase of dieting. Nothing is going to get me down and I am on top of the world. Well life isn't like that. Life is a struggle and so is everything else. Yes I may want that juicy burger and fries but at what cost. I definitely do not want to be diabetic. The truth is sometimes hard to swallow. I know that what I am doing is the right thing for me. I know that it is going to be a struggle and it isn't going to be sunshine and rainbows all the time. I don't think I can never have those fries and a burger but it will have to be in moderation and if I want that I have to do without something else. It is all about doing the healthy thing first. If I have learned nothing else it is that this is going to be hard. If it wasn't hard then we would just be able to lose weight in a short amount of time. It takes a long time to put the weight on and it will take a long time to take the weight off. I am strong and determined to do what I have to do even though sometimes I may not like it to make sure I am healthy and that I am showing my son that I can lose weight and I can be my better self. It just takes determination and will power. I am strong and I can do this. I hope my son sees that even though the journey is life long and the decisions are tough that it can and will be successful if you just believe that you can do it.
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    yes, there are times I just don't want to mess with it. Tired of tracking and tired of working out and tired of having to do stuff I don't want to do. It DOES pay off--but I want the payoff RIGHT NOW. Alas, it only works that way in the movies. (If only I could say "insert 1-minute training montage & stirring background music here" and be in shape just like that....) It's pushing through that and doing what you have to do anyway, in spite of not wanting to do it, that pays off. That's the difference between interest & commitment--you do something you're interested in when you feel like it, you do something you're committed to regularly even if you don't feel like it that day.

    And I'm finding ways of getting some treats in--smaller portions, substitutions, stuff like that. And designating 1 meal / week to relax a little. I can't go wild with it, but if I do what I'm supposed to for 20 meals, I can indulge a little on #21. It's not what I do once in a while that matters, it's what I do day in and day out.

    758 days ago
    It's like a second job at times. Give yourself a big hug for doing what you have done. It isn't easy and our old habits come calling at times. But with those habits comes not feeling good about yourself.

    Maybe there's a way to have that hamburger. We have to allow ourselves some treats. I make baked fries that are good. Or, half the portion?

    You can do it, don't pick on yourself for not being the perfect dieter. We all go through this.
    762 days ago
    RUTHDEE2000 is right. I think we ALL go through that stage multiple times on our journey but you have a good attitude and that is the best thing to keep you going forward! I can't post on Day one of the Challenge but I did get day 2 done awhile ago. Bone up on definitions cos there is a quiz for you tomorrow, Tabatha! emoticon
    769 days ago
  • RUTHDEE2000
    I know how you feel, sometimes you have to get that burger...but for the most part, we have to stay on course... Be proud of yourself.. Sometimes we are not giving ourselves enough credit...😊
    769 days ago
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