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Can't seem to do it on my own.....

Saturday, July 16, 2016

I made the decision a week ago that I would rejoin Weight Watchers and get back on
Sparkpeople again. It has been a trying time for me over the last couple of years and I have managed to regain the 30 lbs. that I had lost back in 2012.

When I updated my weight tracker I noticed that I had gained 8 of those pounds in the last year. The other lbs. were added previously. The truth of the matter is - I have gained and lost the same 25-30 lbs. since my teenage years. I am now 61 years old.

I sometimes think - maybe that is just who I am, obviously. But, the person I want to be is the one that loses the weight and keeps it off! I know most of us experience weight changes over our lifetime and I believe that is normal.

However, I don't understand why I always seem to wait until I have gained that 25-30 lbs. before the 'lightbulb' turns on and I do something about it. Is there anyone else out there that fits this pattern? Why can't I lose the weight and stay diligent at weighing myself on a regular basis? This is the plan that I am now going to follow:

1. Track my food.
2. Journal my thoughts and feelings.
3. Weigh-in each Monday evening at Weight Watchers.
4. Connect with a community of supporters.
5. Exercise.

Goal: I will lose 5 lbs. at a time - and accept this as an achievement. I will reset my goal after each 5lbs. That way, my thinking is going to be that those previous 5lbs. don't exist anymore.

I will never give up but..."Nothing changes, if nothing changes." Obviously, I have to change the pattern I have been following for the last 40 years!!!

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  • no profile photo CD15145828

    I'm glad you're back. I also find that I just can't do it on my own.

    You've got this!!
    1724 days ago
  • no profile photo CD16397226
    Way to go! I am inspired by your commitment to yourself!
    1724 days ago
    To lose weight the correct way, it is an internal job in the beginning. Figure out why you sabotage your weight loss. What is causing you to gain weight? Find answers and success will surely happen!!!
    1732 days ago
  • MARYANN2323
    emoticon You can do this. Mind over munching! emoticon
    1732 days ago
    You sound like you have great will power and I hope this change you are making really helps in the long run!
    1732 days ago
    1732 days ago
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