Trying to get Motivated
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Well this is my first blog....ever! I have never done this before, so here it goes!
The last few days my biggest problem is staying motivated. When I first joined this site I was so excited!!! I even went out and bought the book The Spark!! And I think (my scale needs to be replaced) I lost 4 lbs! Well I began to read it, and, like everything else I have bought in the past, it got put aside. Practically all my life I have always been over weight, the "chubby kid" growing up. Now after 42 years, here I am STILL chasing my dream of being thin!! Why?? I get so discouraged when I eat carefully and exercise and get on the scale and see no results. I just feel like throwing in the towel and say "ohhhhhh forget it!!!!!" I just feel like I don't have the strength.
Then I think of this summer and how my mother in law is coming here for vacation for 3 weeks and we plan to take her to a beach. My stomach does flip flops just thinking that I actually have to wear a bathing suit this summer, I get so nervous. I know I have to lose weight! I do realize how important it is to have a healthy lifestyle and to be there for my kids as they get older. Then why can't I get motivated? Am I missing something?
The one thing I seem to have a problem doing is counting calories. Is that it?? Am I seeing no results just because I don't count calories. I do eat carefully, lots of veggies, fruits, lean meats, whole grains.....I jjust don't count my calories and I don't measure my food either, I just "eye ball" my size portions. I do be careful how much to eat. I don't know, maybe I need to give it more time.
Any advice would be appreciated. I really don't want to throw in the towel and give up. I have wanted this for so long in my life!!