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AMYLOVESTZU's Photo AMYLOVESTZU Posts: 11,429
8/19/11 7:58 P

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i need to work on doing better with this i try..

Some cause happiness WHEREver they go; some WHENever they go...Oscar Wilde


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KAYDE53's Photo KAYDE53 Posts: 51,396
8/19/11 7:13 P

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No, not always, good question!!

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8/19/11 4:57 P

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I haven't been honest with myself either. emoticon

I still think that I have all the time in the world to change my ways ... and I don't. And that's the truth!!!!!

Kate, in Citrus Heights California

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
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The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.
~ John Foster Dulles

To ignore the facts does not change the facts
~ Andy Rooney

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. ~ Wayne Dyer



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8/16/11 5:14 P

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I hope what I'm telling myself is being honest with myself, because if it's not I'm lost. Since I can't exercise due to the many injuries I've incurred throughout my turbulent life I tell myself I can lose weight without the exercise if I just eat correctly and consume less than I burn. I'm not fooling myself by believing it will happen quickly and easily but it's all I have, besides being a part of the slowest loser team. I can't be all wrong because I've gone from 340 to 285, yes it's taken quite some time but it's in the right direction and I don't care if it takes the rest of my life to get to where I want to be. Besides, eating and living right is a life long commitment, right?

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8/16/11 4:03 P

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Wow, great question! I think I haven't been very honest with myself lately, though I'm heading in that direction. I can definitely relate to the "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result" post.

For some reason, last night I sabotaged myself with chocolate after having a really good day of staying on track. Then, today I had a quesadilla for lunch even though I knew it wasn't the best choice. I'm still logging (even if I go over my daily totals) and exercising, but am really just maintaining instead of losing right now.

I think I need to spend some time thinking about why I'm doing this to myself and what it really would mean to lose weight once and for all. I think I'm afraid, but am not entirely sure why.

Kudos to those who are being honest with themselves, and thanks for the insightful post!

Andi

"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them." - Brendan Francis


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8/16/11 2:46 P

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Logging and tracking has really helped with the honesty with myself. There is some therapeutic about seeing it in writing. YAY Spark People.

Press on


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8/16/11 2:39 P

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It's interesting, I feel that recently I've embarked on a campaign of 'radical honesty" with myself and with others. The results have been *mixed* but I think there's a certain freedom to being able to have an honest conversation with myself about what I am and am not doing to get to my goal. It's also helped me to realize where I've been less than honest in the past. My biggest transgression? Complacency in my tracking and monitoring my plan! When I finally stopped making excuses for why my current SP fitness plan was 100% out of step with the reality of my activity, and updated it accordingly, I discovered that my calorie range for healthy weightloss changed significantly - no wonder I was hungry all the time and blowing through my daily calories!

"I will run, until there's no one left to run. I will love, until there's no one else to love." - The Dears


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FAIRERHIANNON Posts: 1,369
8/16/11 12:09 P

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I try! Even if I don't enter the foods into my Nutrition Tracker, I write what I ate and how much in the Nutrition Notes.

Do I slip up? Yes. But I recognize it, own it, record it and move on.

A women is often measured by the things she cannot control.
She is measured by the way her body curves or doesn't curve, by where she is flat or straight or round.
She is measured by 36-24-36 and inches and ages and numbers, by all the outside things that don't ever add up to who she is on the inside.
And so if a women is to be measured, let her be measured by the things she can control;
by who she is and who she is trying to become.
Because as every women knows, measurement


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DEELYNNE1's Photo DEELYNNE1 Posts: 1,026
8/16/11 11:54 A

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Just lately I've been "sneaking" in a little more junk food every day and trying to tell myself I can handle it because I'm doing enough exercise to make up for it. Well, hah! You nailed me with this question. I haven't actually regained any of my lost weight but I know if I keep this up it'll happen. So no, I haven't been totally honest but I promise myself I'll do better. Starting NOW!

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8/16/11 11:36 A

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I thought about this for a bit and realized that where I am not honest with myself, is that I am expecting a great big prize at the end for all of my effort. And that prize would be a lot more energy and a more positive attitude. I don't have either of those yet. It is like there is a little kid in me (hey, it IS me) saying, if I can't have what everyone else claims to have as a result of all this hard work, I don't want to do it anymore. I want to quit and go back into my own little "comfort zone". It's like at time I find myself saying things to myself like, "so what if I am an little overweight and I don't exercise. There could be worse things in life." I think that is the baby in me pouting because this is not easy.

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8/16/11 11:25 A

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Sometimes I do all I can and other times I don't but I aim to correct that by reading a lot more of Coach Dean's stuff not once but several times to cement it into my mind. I just read something for the second or maybe the third time and now feel it belongs to me. The concept of my appetite being a BEAST is so right on. I am going to treat it like a seperate part of me and work on first putting it off (time wise) then if that doesn't work I will try to find ways to distract it and if that doesn't work I will negotiate with it by giving it healthy foods instead. I can see the BEAST gradually shrinking and becoming manageabe that way and maybe looking more like a needy child who just needs some love instead.

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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MRSJERRYBUSH's Photo MRSJERRYBUSH Posts: 10,523
8/16/11 8:55 A

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I suppose I haven't done everything I could do to make my goal happen--but feel that I am learning all the time. I WILL make it!

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8/16/11 7:46 A

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I realized yesterday that I have not been doing well because I am afraid.
I am afraid of losing the weight and doing exactly what i always did-gain it all back!
I'm also afraid when I see what other members eat to maintain-to me,it seems an insanely little food to live on(being such a big eater) and I'm afraid of missing out on food.
How could I make it ? emoticon

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8/16/11 7:16 A

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I haven't been honest w/myself! I haven't been consistent at all for the last couple of months!
I once heard the saying "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results" - that is what I have been doing!

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8/16/11 6:14 A

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I'll admit to some fear- of being noticed, of having to buy more clothes. Now that I've admitted it, maybe it will fade.

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8/16/11 2:19 A

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If it is ti be it is up to me - Must be consistent!

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8/16/11 1:37 A

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yes hinesrky but it is haed

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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8/16/11 1:11 A

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I have to confess that i want to change some of my habits and reach my goal and stay there howver i am not doing what i know I need to in order to achieve it....
I need to stop fooling myself by thinking I can keep doing the same things I have done everytoime I have got this far and for some reason expect a different result this time.....that aint gonna happen....

I need to be more honest with myself that i have to make some changes in order to get a different result....

Great question...
thankyou

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Success doesn't mean you don't fail, it just means you don't GIVE UP

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8/15/11 11:35 P

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I can totally relate to what you are saying. I think this comes a lot from being a perfectionist, or all or nothing thinking, or kind of either you do it, or you don't do it. I think that every time I get back on track, I am being honest with myself about wanting change. And at the same time, if the goals are too strict or impossible to keep up with, then I set myself up for failure. This is a great question. So if I am being honest about wanting to change, then I should be willing to do everything and keep going, even through the moments of seeming failure or stumbling. So I guess the 2 steps forward, 1 step back is the best motto to follow.




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8/15/11 10:49 P

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I'm afraid that I've set too hard of goals. They say to seek to achieve something doable, but my problem with that is that if its doable I don't feel too challenged. If its too hard of a challenge, then I don't feel like I can do it. Either way, it doesn't get done. I guess what I'm saying is that I'm afraid of failing yet again. Irrationally, this translates to I'm not doing everything I can to make it happen.

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8/15/11 10:46 P

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I saw this on another team's board, and I thought it was great. Have you been honest with yourself?


Have you been totally honest with yourself? Are you really committed to making positive changes? Are you afraid? Look inside yourself and share a piece of you with the team.

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