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I hate diets.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I hate diets and diet food and low fat stuff and exercising because I have to. I hate it. I just do. I have to be honest about this, because I know its a limitation for me.

I do want to be healthy, and I know I need to change my habits and my activities so that I can become a healthier person and a better example to my girls. I want to have energy and feel confident. I want to live long and prosper... oops wrong movie. Still - i want to. I do want all of those things.

I just have to stay strong and organized and focused on TODAY instead of the "omg I haven't had a hamburger in forever and because of this stupid DIET (yes the D word), I will never ever ever have red meat again and then I will die!!!!" See... that's what happens. I get a bit melodramatic.

I'm not going to be one of those people who is all "I totally worked out today and had the bestest time ever and can't wait to get moving and get sweaty again! I have the most energy EVER and look at me I'm so shiny and happy and can do this effortlessly!" Yeah... that won't be me.

I'll be the one huddled in the corner with the unopened can of Coke, rocking back and forth calling it "my Precious."

So... bear with me as I go on this journey and start a new process. I'm not going to be the shining star perfect example. But I'm going to try.... promise.
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    HA! I love the coke can visualization. It is hard in the beginning but you can do it!
    3997 days ago
    I am learning I can eat absolutely anything I want. I just have to learn to budget it much like we have learned how to budget our money and plan our households. It is all about how MUCH of it you eat and how often. It is all about learning moderation and not punishing ourselves.

    After I had several weeks of tracking what I ate, I could start to see patterns of times when I could encourage myself to make better choices. And I am happy that there are times now that I do make better choices. I celebrate that most of the time now I can eat Mexican food without eating the entire basket of chips (or two....). But I still go eat Mexican food once a week because it is my favorite. I have just figured out what I can order and still stick to some sort of a plan.

    I hope we can all see this as a learning journey for ourselves and not one that is all about denial and negative stuff. That is no fun at all! Just pick a few small things to change at first, especially since you are in a time of family transition. Both times that I have lost weight before have been during family moves because I guess I felt like I could make changes since everything else was changing, too. But that may not be the case for you right now. However it is, we love you for all you have done to help and encourage us. And we are here for you in whatever ways will be helpful. Many hugs!
    3997 days ago
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    I've decided I'm not going to call this process a diet. Dieting carries certain expectations and connotations, and it projects certain messages, and I don't like any of that. Instead, I'm going to focus on my health, making sure to eat the right amount of food and get enough exercise and balance my nutrition and improve my mental health. If, in that process, I also happen to lose weight, then that's great - but it's not the only, or even the primary, goal.

    I'll be here for you whenever you need me. Hugs!
    3997 days ago
  • JAZZIE28
    All you can be is 'true to yourself'! You've signed onto Sparks with the hope of changing your habits and I hope you have the stamina to follow through. It is hard and fustrating.. I'm so very similar to you in that I hate to diet, I just want to wake up in the morning and be slim, emoticon . We all stumble so don't be too hard on yourself...make small goals cause it's easier to attain.
    Be good to yourself, stay strong and you will achieve the success you're looking for
    3997 days ago
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