Creating a lifestyle that works!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ok I've had some success, feeling oh so much better! I've got a ways to go. I plan to achieve my goal -weight loss wise but will I succeed in maintenance?
In the past I've always exercised and exercised to lose wt. Then over time my newly formed food and exercise habits begin to fade one by one and over time I give up until I've eventually gained it back....

So what to do while I'm losing THIS time to make it the last time? I'm thinking about the future. Sure I'm focusing on each day.... Staying on track, monitoring my food--exercising, drinking water etc. However I'm thinking about the tools I'm gathering to succeed and problem solving as I go along. I'm learning that I need to reward myself in other ways, not use food and food shopping for entertainment, be assertive with friends and family about what I need, learn from each challenge that I encounter along the way and not give in to any nonproductive behaviors . Yes my lifestyle needs to continue to be more active-- but I need to beef up the intensity of my workouts during the time I have available---I don't need to exercise for hours and hours even though I do need to exercise each day.

I am a work in progress but I'm not giving up not yet. Stay tuned!!!
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    You can do it!
    2434 days ago
    Sounds like you've got a great plan!

    2436 days ago
    Way to go! It is good that you have such a plan in action! emoticon
    2436 days ago
    You can do this. Little steps lead to success! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2437 days ago
    When I started Spark, I didn't think it would last with me. that's because all of the other attempts I made didn't work. Actually, it is because I was the one who didn't work! Now I am 3 pounds away from goal, and I still love Spark! emoticon
    2437 days ago
    Awesome! Definitely don't give up! I know what you mean about just sort of dropping the healthy habits along the way. They start to feel like a chore and you start to feel like why should you bother? Until the weight creeps back on and you realize you need to lose it again!!

    Healthy lifestyle and permanent changes are what it's all about!

    Let's do it!
    2438 days ago
    enjoy yourself along the way, that's what it's all about


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    2438 days ago
  • ANGELN325
    Great reflection! You'll get it. What I keep telling myself is I'm not dieting. I'm changing my lifestyle. Realize that what you are doing is a lifestyle change. The only thing that changes during maintenance is that you don't have to exercise for hours like you said and you can go to a more 80/20 diet vs 90/10 healthy food to junk food ratio. Hope that helps!
    2438 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    One day at at time; one step at a time; always looking forward and upward. God Bless YOU! Vic.
    2438 days ago
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