It is currently Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:31 pm
Chelle wrote:Don't worry about friday, that is in the past. Sound's like you are getting back on top of thing. Do you have a daily food diary, that might help you get back into the habbit???
I have been really good today and instead of eating chocolate i had carrots for a snack and I ate a salad and ham wrap instead of pasta.
I also made myself vaccum and mop which would count as extra exercerise. I will also walk to dog latter on.
I can do this now. I am sure off it.
kate_turner2000 wrote:you were putting too much pressure on yourself mel. these are supposed to be changes you are making for life. we are all too busy and stressed out to have that much pressure and expectation on ourselves.
milkyway wrote:Hey Mel, you are sooo hard on yourself! It's really hard to make big sweeping changes to your life in just one day, so try to do just a little bit at a time.
I first gave up alcohol (4 weeks) then tackeld my sugar demons (2 weeks) and then upped the exercise (started running more) but there is no way I could've made all these changes at once. I would have failed for sure.
Just focus on changing one small thing at a time. This week, just introduce that daily walk into your life. And maybe the drinking 2 litres of water a day thing. Do that for a week and don't focus so much on your food. Next week, commit to staying away from the biccie jar -- or something like that, you'll work it out - what's best for yourself. Achieving a small goal leads to achieving more small goals which lead to achieving a great big goal when you put it all together.
It sounds to me like you're struggling with your weightloss journey because you're trying to do too much at once and because it's so hard, you end up giving up on everything. It's like it's all or nothing with you, so take a step back, write up the reasons why you want to lose weight, then think of all the individual things you can do to work towards that goal and pick one or two that you could stick to for a full week or two (no excuses!) and then stick to them. You will feel amazing for achieving that goal.
And remember, when you're feeling down or depressed, exercise might be the last thing you WANT to do, but it's the first thing you should do, because it really makes you feel much better. It's just getting over that hump to put on the exercise clothes and get out the door, even if it's just a brisk 20 minute walk.
Good luck, Mel. We're all here for you
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