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Disappointed in Myself. What motivates you to keep going?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

This is not a pity posting - not in the least. However, I am really trying to rationally figure myself out. I lost 30lbs and now gained 15. Why can't I keep the weight off? Why can't I keep this going all year round? Yes, this weather does mess me up! I am so not a winter person and if I could afford it I would be living in the south in the winter. Or hibernating like a bear if that was another option I could afford. BUT what truly makes people keep this going while others cannot? I have been fat all my life.
This is just the way it is. Besides for one year - but then got disappointed in my life and gained it all back. I don't know. I feel like there is something more I need to figure out about this to make this all work. I try and try and do great and then life gets in the way and I stop. But how do people keep muddling through? I don't know why I can't I do know that I DO NOT want to wear size Xlarge again nor have to buy size 18 pants, but if I don't get on the ball again soon I will have no choice.
It is so aggravating! I wish I could be like these people that make up their mind to do it and just get it done. Not start to fall apart again after a few months.
So I ask - what motivates you to keep going? What do you do when life hits you? HOw do you just keep it going?

On another note, I am going to try Zumba classes. I cannot dance, but it is a gym in town and the hours work for me and the price isn't bad either. Wish me luck - and let's hope spring comes soon. I need the sun to make me see the "light" again in more ways than one!
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    There is so much to learn about the science of weight loss and maintenance. But one thing I've learned for myself is that it's not all abut what we put in our mouth or the exercise we do. YES those are crucial things to make changes in to live a healthier lifestyle. But when all is said and done, it's that mental baggage that has to be unloaded so we're ready to move on. For sure. I have just found my journey to be a mix of mental, physical and spiritual and if any one of those items is out of kilter, then so am I!

    Hang in there. Do you read the inspirational articles here on Spark? What about a personal journal? THAT is what helped me deal with things that needed to be dealt with. Writing my thoughts down I could see it in black-and-white and that forced me to take a look and deal with whatever the issue is/was.

    Good luck, hang in there, don't give up!

    2610 days ago
    Keep up your Vitamin D! look for a supplement... it will help more than you know :)
    2610 days ago
  • JAYDEE1211
    Keep your chin up. We all have hiccups along the way. Best wishes.
    2611 days ago
    We all have occasional lapses. It is so important to just keep on with positive health changes. Zumba is a blast (and I'm not a dancer either)
    2611 days ago
  • RDEE22
    Good luck with the Zumba! Re the weight gain, you have done it before , you can do it again. Of course you can emoticon
    Hang in there friend, the sun will soon be shining.

    2611 days ago
    Low sunshine makes some people feel in the Dumps To low calorie count can make some binge Maybe you need a hobbies to distract you from food
    2611 days ago
  • no profile photo MCGRIFF916
    Zumba is awesome. Have great fun. Keep your head up and take it one day at a time :).
    2611 days ago
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