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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I have decided that I need to start blogging more often. Hopefully this will help me become more accountable and give me some motivation. I feel like it is a never ending cycle anymore. Monday it starts. I am on track for a few days and as the weekend nears it starts to slip away and by Monday I am starting over again. What happened to the motivation and determination I had when I first started this journey? How did I let myself gain all this weight back and how do I recapture the strength and willpower I had at the beginning? After watching the biggest loser last night I realized that I am Irene and Olivia (I believe) when they said that they are great at starting things but they just can't finish! This time they are going to finish and so am I!
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    I know this is hard but one time when you start again the click will happen and you will really be on your way. You have to just keep putting one foot in front of the other. This journey is made up of thousands of steps getting a couple wrong doesn't matter what matters is to keep going and you showed your determination to do that by writing your blog. emoticon
    3244 days ago
    Yes you can! Reading other people's blogs does help to let you know you are not alone. Many of us have had to keep restarting and finally, one day it clicks.

    I used to work at a shelter for abused women. On average, it takes a woman about 10 attempts before finally being able to leave an abusive relationship. I think that might be the case with changing to a healthier lifestyle.

    I like to think in terms of healthier lifestyle rather than as a diet. A diet is something you do until you reach your goal. It is what comes after that makes the difference. A lifestyle change is forever. It doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself, just get more creative in changing recipes and food choices.

    I limit my sweets, mostly because my mother was diabetic and I don't want to go there. But on special occasions, I have a small serving and that is usually enough. Just make sure to have some protein along with the sugar.
    3248 days ago
    I was stuck and couldn't get unstuck for many months. The pounds just kept piling on, with no end in sight! It's horrifying. Something clicked, I joined WW April 26th and I've released 15 pounds! My obsession with food is gone, as I never run out of food. All fruits and most veggies are "free" food, so I'm not fighting hunger. I also have spent more quiet time with God and the Word and He is helping me with this battle. It'll click for you...it's really a BRAIN THANG', isn't it? All the willpower in the world won't help you if you're not ready. Willpower is not doing something that you really want to do. I've got to change my "want to's". I'm counting on you, as we're really stronger than we think we are!
    3249 days ago
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    What I have found helps also is reading blogs. It's great to know so many people are experiencing the same highs and lows and the ways they are able to overcome obstacles always help me.

    3249 days ago
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