Is there a cure for apathy?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I think I've been the same way for so long that I have given up caring. Of course, everyday I get up and think "TODAY IS THE DAY!" and want to try my hardest to make a change and get out of this fatsuit, but then the laziness and the apathy take over again and I realize "This isn't a fatsuit, this is me. I have always been this size! How will I ever change?" and submit to the old routine. Then I think, well, if I'm going to start tomorrow then I fill and overstuff my face today, but it's a vicious, vicious cycle. I get sad and depressed thinking of how much time I've let go by and I've seen the scale dip but then sling shot back up so quickly. How will I ever break out? I will be so dedicated and ready, but then I will fall back into just "accepting" who I am...because I feel helpless.
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    You need to change your attitude and not allow failure to be an option. If you get back on track as soon as possible eventually you start to be on plan more than not. Take it slow. It's not an all or nothing thing.
    3908 days ago
    You have to take control and be ready to change! Sometimes you just have to fake the enthusiasm, just to get started.

    It always helps me to make lists of goals, and to post motivation and quotes all over my apartment. I have notes on every cupboard, mirror, the fridge, and the freezer.

    3929 days ago
    I agree with Claudia. If I fall off my "plan", I start over with a simple goal: drinking 8 glasses of water a day. I break it down....drink 3 glasses by noon. Then 3 more by 3:00. Then 2 more before bed.

    Or I'll walk down the street for 10 min./ day 4 times this week. Then increase the length of time or how many days you do it.

    Have you tried SP's beginning steps on the start page? They help you start with easy, simple steps in which you can succeed and build some momentum and success...baby steps which work!

    Have you had a chance to read The Spark? It's filled with great ideas to help you get started successfully and keep building successfully. I highly recommend it! If I can help you find these resources, just ask.

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    3929 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/21/2010 10:23:22 PM
    I hear ya. Try to make one small change. Find one thing you would like to change. Do it every day. Keep posting. You can do it!

    3929 days ago
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