Hi Sussy, hope you don't mind me butting in here, I guess it's what we're all here for!!!
I grew up with a saying "It's easy to get things into our head, but it's hard to get it into our lives"
. So essentially, deciding to take the weightloss journey is the easy step (a significant one, no doubt, but definitely the easy part!) but actually doing it
, well, that's another story. I've really taken notice of it in the past few weeks- I KNOW it's going to be difficult. Whether it's through food or exercise, every single day is presenting a number of challenges for me, and each time something presents itself I consciously have to MAKE A DECISION. "Is this getting me closer to my goal?"
If it's not, then maybe I need to re-assess whatever action I'm about to take. Sometimes I don't do it. Sometimes I make choices that don't help me get closer to my goal. But sure enough, another challenge comes right along to fill it's place...so I have to ask the question again "Is this getting me closer to my goal?"
. I've found that if I ask myself this question every time a challenge comes along, then the number of times I resist the naughty temptation increases. I might not resist every time, but it's all about baby steps. I might resist once on Monday, but then on Tuesday, when I'm proud that I resisted something, I might be buoyed enough that I can resist twice...
I know this is a bit of a mish-mash so maybe this is better:
Write a plan- even if it's only for one week- what action will you take this week to get closer to your goal?
Make small changes each week- if you try to cut out everything food-wise in the first week, it's very very difficult!!!! Make it easier on yourself- perhaps cut out soft drink OR chips OR lollies week 1.
You haven't failed if you slip up...you've just slipped up- you'll get another chance to prove you can do it, as soon as the next challenge presents itself. Don't let challenge weaken your reslove- let it strengthen you!!!!
Know you have a lot of support right here!!!! I know I get tempted either by bad food, or by the cosiness of the couch or the call of the computer, but now I know I can come here to get motivated!
Everyone says it...but DRINK WATER!!!!!! You'll be amazed at the difference 8 glasses of water a day can make in so many areas. Make it your focus for the day.
I hope I haven't overstepped Sussy, but you seem frustrated! These are some things that have helped me- good luck!!!