It can be hard sometimes and we all have those sorts of days where we feel down. But, keep up the good work and you will reach your goal.
I, too, have struggled with all-or-none thinking. It's a hard thing to give up, for sure, and it's something that used to make me feel really bad about myself and it also hindered my weight loss efforts for many years. I just keep reminding myself to be patient (with myself and my weight loss journey), persistent (don't give up because I've not been perfect...no telling myself I'll start over "tomorrow") and kind to myself. I try to only talk to myself like I'd talk to my best friend.
Well, you can see you are not alone! I deal with those things by remembering that this is a lifestyle change and not a diet. I am not going on or off...there is not an end...I am going to improve my eating habits and improve my health. It maybe slow but it will change! You know there are good days and bad days in life...it is true for FEELING thin or fat, too. You know you really did not change from your thin day the day before! Love yourself anyway! Best wishes! Mary
5/17/12 4:03 P
I think we all have those moments when we wake up and things just seem blah.
Hang in there, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Tomorrow you will wake up and feel like you are awesome and on fire
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5/17/12 4:00 P
Everybody has fat days, even after 63lbs I still catch sight of my double chin sometimes and it makes me blue. Then I try and focus on a part of me that I think has shrunk loads, like my legs and just admire them for a few minutes. Works every time, you should try it!
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5/17/12 3:58 P
It looks like many of us feel that way at times. I usually feel that way if I have too much sodium in my supper and also if I have wine with and/or after supper. Some days I feel absolutely slender (which I am not) so I don't pay too much attention to feeling fat, except to look at what I ate the day before.
I feel that way at timesw but I just keep going because my motto is to never, ever give up! WE CAN DO THIS TO THE END!!!
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3,069 5/17/12 12:06 P
BERDAMAE, just don't forget this saying, "Feelings aren't facts". I know what you mean about being an all or nothing person. But when you get down to the actual facts, you are losing weight and doing very well. So, just because you woke up feeling a certain way, does not make it so.
I have to remind myself of this, every day it seems like.
5/17/12 11:34 A
Yes some days I feel awesome and some I don't. I always feel the best after a good workout. I've only lost 10 because I am strength training and gaining muscle, but have noticed a difference. Some days it's hard because I'm like only 10lbs it doesn't seem like much. I try to keep my head up and so should you!
I have the same problem sometimes, I think we all do. Just remember you're human, you're going to have low days no matter what, but they WILL pass, so stick to your guns and come out on the other side shining. =)
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5/17/12 9:08 A
I exercised yesterday, drank my water, tracked my food, wore something I hadn't worn in a long while. But, this morning I woke up feeling fat! I've lost 22 lbs so far. That's a good start on my weight loss journey. I have much, much more to lose, but it's a start.So why, when I've been feeling good, do I suddenly feel the way I did before I started this journey? Because I am feeling low this morning, I will need to double my efforts to read inspriational/motivational articles - track my food - drink my water - etc. I know me. I'm an "all or nothing" kind of person. My emotions can thwart my efforts if I'm not careful. Has anyone else felt this way? What do you do to keep your motivation going when you are feeling this way? Help!
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