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Working at a hotel REALLY has helped!

Friday, August 30, 2019

I can honestly say my steps are courtesy of working at the hotel I'm employed by. Between working in the laundry room and housekeeping, I'm a rock star some days. Of course, I'm not going to compare/contrast to someone who hikes or walks marathons. I am just learning this road.

I don't know if I mentioned in my last blog about feeling overwhelmed. Does anyone else feel overwhelmed by their journey of losing weight? I cannot possibly be the only one here.

I also know that I'm not the only one coming back, and falling behind. Coming back. Sugar and food truly is an addiction that I wish I didn't have. How else could I make friends? This website maybe is like ... rehab? Without the uncomfortable beds.

With the advent of the internet and diet options abound, I'm lost. Being diabetic and not caring until recently - I've felt absolutely lost. Knowing that I need to limit my carbs and not being real motivated to cook... I guess I have no idea what I'm doing and where to begin! HELP!!! For the love of all that is good and powerful, HELP! I'm not beyond begging.... more. HA!

So there's Noom, Atkins, Keto, Slim Fast, Jenny... oh for the love of Pete. Then there's Weight Watchers and whatever any other celebrity is trying to pimp out.

I also know that I'm at a time limit as to my motivation. I've been out of my anti-depressants for 3 days because I don't have rx insurance. I'm working on figuring out something to help me to not pay out the nose for that. I'm not sure how that's going to work, but I'm going to try.

I guess I realize that with exercise - that's not enough. And it's not enough to be mindful of all the things you need to do. Or, I - for that matter. I just want help trying to stay accountable. Anyone want an accountability buddy that isn't military strict? I promise I will stay active on here - daily and will check in if you feel you'd like the same. I will absolutely do my best.

Janet
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  • GOODGETNBETR
    It's nice having work that also helps you get fitter. Yes, weight loss loss can seem overwhelming, especially when I look at how much I'd like to lose. What helps me is to focus on my next ride, my next meal...basically make the day good and the days will be kind in the end.

    Diet is easy compared to exercise, at least for me. Learning that if it looks more like you'd find it in nature then the better off I'll be. Never saw a Lorna Doone tree but wouldn't that be amazing :) Good luck with the insurance, figuring out a healthier diet and making time for exercise. emoticon

    PS Congrats on the 3 miles!
    216 days ago
  • RALPHDB
    Calmly find your own path, find what works for you and fits you. I think part of our experience is finding a deeper control of our full being and joy in our individual expression. Hotel work is HARD. Good wishes.
    217 days ago
  • CZECHRN
    (Cont.)bit of everything as close to nature as possible!!! Just that will decrease processed foods. I struggle to get enough veggies in my meals ! GOOD LUCK !🤗☘
    217 days ago
  • CZECHRN
    You are not alone!! I've restarted several times, I don't have as much to lose as some,but I get halfway to goal & then backslide.😏 ONE DAY AT A TIME! Don't worry about a specific diet right now. Get meds figured out first. I try to do a little bit
    217 days ago
  • PURPLEHONU
    Staunch going cold turkey off anti- depressants. Sorry- read comments'backwards'. There's limited characters here.
    217 days ago
  • PURPLEHONU
    much mass. Fill it with some veggies- with each meal. Those have nutrients more than you can believe. Sugar does hijack the pleasure center. But start small. Don't beat yourself up. Don't give. But exercise and other activities will not
    217 days ago
  • PURPLEHONU
    One day at a time. Your first goal should be getting your meds figured out. They're no different than any other med like insulin or thyroid. Food - baby steps. Start with what you can eat. Not can't eat. You're stomach will hold only so
    217 days ago
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