I'm having one of those days. I tried to browse around for encouragement from other members but none of their stories seem to hit home for me. I am not a binge eater and I have not been overweight all my life. I am familiar with calorie counting/food tracker and I have exercised most of my life. There's only twice that I can recall losing a significant amount of weight. Once when I was 21, joined a gym, ate Lean Cuisine meals, and drank lots of water. The other time, I tried some prescription pill that caused my appetite to suppress and I lost 25 pounds only to put that plus more back on when I quit taking them.
I choose not to buy the freezer meals because I do not trust the ingredients put in them. My grandmother pretty much lived on those the last few years of her life before developing stomach cancer and dying. I have tried the exercise routine and nothing seems to make a significant improvement to make me feel successful. The hardest part about this is finding that one thing that doesn't cost so much that I cannot continue or gives results that makes me continue.
TIme to quit feeling sorry for myself and just keep on pushing!!!!
Awhhh...I SO hear you on this struggle! I think it has a TON to do with our hormones AND our stress levels. I find that when I am stressed I comfort eat...even though I KNOW I am self sabotaging myself throughout the entire process! I guess the only way to overcome this is to have ONLY healthy foods around the house and to have PRE-MADE healthy snacks as go to's.
I also think it has a lot to do with our own vision of ourselves and if we feel worthy enough to be thin. Lots of people keep people at bay by wrapping themselves in a layer of fat. I'm thinking about Rosie O'Donnell and what she said about her weight problem. How she feels more secure when she doesn't fit the norm and attract a lot of attention that thinner women seem to enjoy.
I'm thinking about my group of Friday/Saturday night women now and think about the really thin women in that group. They ABSOLUTELY put themselves first and foremost on their daily calendars. Being fit and healthy DOES take time...and it seems that most people struggling with weight always have someone else on their schedules before themselves.
Just my observation on this hard weight loss journey. I keep trying to make myself a priority...but I'm not that good about it. I'd much rather be doing something for someone else than myself...and therein lies the problem.
I'm cheering you on...you know the problem now we just have to peel away the layers of resistance that keep us from obtaining our own goals and desires...it CAN be done...I've done it before and so have you my sweet friend.
Lets put ourselves FIRST day by day which hopefully will turn into week by week and month by month and then even moment by moment! 1949 days ago