He's said he wants to join a gym now, and from past experiences he has stuck to going to the gym - it's his eating habits he barely changed before, so I think thats the tough bit for him.
At the moment though he seems in a bit of denial stage about how he gained weight over the course of a year. He's trying to fool himself by saying he's been eating well all year and its stress and lack of exercise that has made him gain weight. Which I agree are added factors.. but he ate nothing but crap. Mum and I havn't pointedly corrected him or anything because we know it's not going to do anything but upset him.
I think it's almost impossible to achieve weight loss without having accepted what you've done for your own mistakes, and then correcting this by making changes to your diet, exercise, water consumption and your overall outlook on weight loss.
I don't want Mark to spent almost 700 dollars on a gym membership and work hard at the gym, only not to see any results because he's still eating unhealthily
Any ideas on how I could encourage him in accepting that his eating habits have contributed to his weight gain?
Sorry if I've sounded insensitive to anyone, I'm quite the opposite.
Now, on to my progress. I'm back down near my lowest weight that my ticker displays. I just don't want to move the ticker back up, lol. I'm going to leave it where it is until I reach it again. Mum's noticed a difference, which is really great
I'm learning to drive again, I feel alot more confident this time and not so highly strung. Mum's a great teacher too, I'm lucky that we're so alike - it makes it so much easier for the both of us.
Mostly I've been feeling more grounded and neutral, but I have a period or so every few days of when I start feeling really low and suicidal.
Sorry I don't mean to sound dark but this is a progress thread for more than just weight loss to me. We now, this month, have enough of a particular type of medication for me to top myself on, and it was always the plan for a long time, I just never actually had enough of the stuff. Now that we have it I am only occasionally tempted, and even then I'm really too content with how things are at the moment. Overall there has been a great improvement in my general mood lately, which I can see Mum is -really- pleased about
That may sound terrible to some of you but please spare me the lecture on any of that. Not to sound mean or cold, but I really am not interested in hearing your opinion on suicide and what sort of person you think that would make me. As far as I'm concerned it's between me and my direct family, so only their opinions on the subject matter.
The reason I included it is because obviously mental health affects weight loss and the quality of a persons life, and me feeling alot better lately is a great sign that I'll be able to continue losing weight for a long while. It's just another part of my progress to a happier and healthier Megan
Also today, Jess, the daughter of some friends of family I've known since I was born (they're like family, it's lovely) Is going to use me as a model for a haircut! It's only straight across, I'm just happy to do it for her since she needed someone for the test
Then Mum is going to take me to see about getting my hair cut shorter, chemically straightened and styled
!!! VERY excited as I havn't had a haircut professionally done in about 3 years. Ive been trimming and layering myself, lol.
Hope everyone is having a great week!