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24 FEB 11

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Reaching Levels of Frustration

Why can’t I lose this weight? A few months ago, I was working out twice a day, watching what I ate and I was losing inches, but not weight. I tried to convince myself that was better because it meant I was losing fat, but it wasn’t enough inches. It was enough to say “Hey, these pants fit a little loose.” But it was never enough to say “Oh my, I’ve gone down a pant size.”

Some people told me I was working out too much and not taking in enough calories. Well, my personal life has changed and my current situation doesn’t allow me to work out twice a day. Now I think the culprit may be that I’m really not watching what I eat. I try. I guess I just don’t try hard enough.

Why can’t I do this? It’s not like I don’t have motivators. I do. I have two little boys that I need to be around for. I have a different life ahead of me I didn’t plan for that I think I could really enjoy and be happy in. I have goals and dreams to fulfill as a new single woman. I want to travel. I want to be involved in life instead of being the wall flower because I feel so unattractive because of the weight I carry. I don’t want to live like my dad. He has difficulty walking. I’m starting to feel those effects of the weight I carry. My hips hurt. My hips shouldn’t hurt at this young age!

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    We are always our harshest critics, always. I have to constantly give myself affirmations in order to keep moving forward. Sometimes it can feel like the whole world is on your shoulders, especially when you're a parent. I know, because I've been there.

    Go to the bathroom, look in the mirror, and find 10 things that you like about yourself, and don't leave until you find all 10. Then write them down. Put them up on your bathroom mirror so you can see them every day.

    Next, write down 3 goals for TODAY. Just for TODAY. Here are my 3:

    1. Just for today, I will not eat to solve my problems.

    2. Just for today, I will do something positive (exercise, journal, meditate, etc.) for myself.

    3. Just for today, I will focus on only the things I CAN control, and accept the things I CAN'T.

    A daily goal is a lot less of an undertaking than a lifetime goal, just focus on today, and everything will take of itself.

    I hope this helps and good luck to you.
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