This is so like me as well. Today I begin again and hopefully will have more success moving forward. ALso, need to lose weight as I am walking for Women's cancers in September so I need to carry less weight if I am going to conquer the 32 kilometers.
Over the years I learned that I can control what I eat no matter what the others are cooking. So whenever I visit someone and the food is not exactly healthy, I stick to the salads or get very small servings of the not-so-healthy-dish. Water is your friend...drink a lot so that you are not too hungry :))
As for exercise. JUST DO IT! sorry, sounds like a commercial :)
Thanks for all the advice everyone...glad to know its not just me lol...Today is a new day and I have taken away a few suggestions and am going with those....I'm going to track all my food and aim for 10 mins a day of exercise (once I'm up I'm normally o.k, its just getting up thats the problem)....hope you all have a fantastic day :) :)
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638 4/10/12 7:47 A
What the other ladies said, but maybe X2 :) Pick ONE simple exercise goal and ONE simple diet goal and focus all your energy on those this week. Maybe it is 10 minutes of movement a day and no fizzy drinks. Maybe it is take the stairs every day at work and pack your own lunch every day. One movement thing, one eating thing. Focus on those two things for one week, two weeks, even three to the point where they have actually become a habit and then add some more changes to become a habit.
On the outside, start logging everything you eat. Everything. No cheats. Even if you are not yet trying to stay within a calorie range. Once you have some good habits under your belt you can evaluate what you are eating and start to really dive into your diet with some assurance that you won't back track!
The key is just to not wait! As was said before, get up right now and walk around the block, or decide on your two mini resolutions right now. There is no time like the present!
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59 4/10/12 12:34 A
You are not alone! I've done that many times before! I would be doing great for about a week and then go bonkers. Almost like I "forgot" I was on a diet and eat everything in site. I can't even explain why it would happen. I do know I am an emotional eater.
This is what is helping me so far, maybe it can help you. I've been doing spark for 3 weeks and it's helping me as long as I log on every day whether or not I think I've done well. The goal trackers are on my mind and I want to succeed. I read articles, post and blogs everyday and look at success stories. It all inspires me. The other thing is I'm trying not to focus on a "diet". I'm focusing on getting healthy. I just switched my ticker to count my fitness points instead of my weight. I DO want to lose weight, but I am focused more on my health. Sure I will be under/over my goals at times, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it! One step back does not compare to 50 steps forward...and forward is where I want to keep going! We can all encourage each other. Remember you only fail if you give up.
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165 4/9/12 11:19 P
I am the same way...i need to pick ONE thing to focus on....
you can choose to:
exercise for 10 minutes eat 5 servings of fruit/veg today say no to the cake measure your cereal
choose ONE..and focus...then choose another and add on...YOU CAN DO IT
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9,717 4/9/12 10:26 P
GEt up, and get moving. Not tomorrow... right now. Standup, and stretch. Right there at your computer. You're up? Good.
Walk around the room.
There, you're exercising.
Keep going. Right out your door. Right up to your treadmill. Whatever it takes. Go for ten minutes.
The key to movement is to MOVE. Exercising of any kind of good. So don't put it off, do it now.
Focus on your next decision, not the ones before it. Make your next choice, WHATEVER it is, a healthy one.
I'm beginning to wonder whether I'm the only one like this....had a stressful few weeks, coupled with major celebrations in the family, which led to me totally and mindlessly overeating - you name it, I ate it! I now feel very sluggish, sick and quite honestly ill (I have mouth ulcers and headaches) which I'm sure is due to the total c*** I've eaten! I desperately want to get back on track food wise and start to exercise again (something I've not done for over 2 weeks) but I just feel so sluggish and tired all the time.....failing a very large kick up the butt can anyone recommend what I do! Should I just throw myself back into the exercise or start slowly...I feel pretty lame and pathetic, but just struggling so hard to keep the momentum going with the food and exercise..I seem really good for a week and then it all goes to pot! Any advice/ideas would be greatly appreciated :) :)
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