Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

yup, I'm guilty of the old Einstein quote. Every week I say I'm going to start over. Then every week I eat the same junk food, drink too much beer, quit tracking, workout far less that I need to - if at all. and every week I'm so disappointed when I don't lose weight. basically I'm wasting time and money planning healthy menus then not sticking to them. I buy weight loss videos, then let them gather dust.

enough is enough!

I know what I need to do to change my life and get healthy. I need to do it! no more excuses! I'm sick of wasting money, time and energy. I'm tired of being tired. I'm done disappointing myself!

I feel like I've written this same blog over and over just changed the words around and felt different emotions every time. so how am I going to stop writing the same blog over and over again? how am I going to achieve different results?

first, I'm going to track everything I eat. often i'll start a week off pretty well by tracking 2-3 days, then I mess up and don't track something bad, or I can't perfectly track so I just throw in the towel and say i'll start over next week. I need to change my mindset to start over the next day or the next meal. I just let myself go crazy once I mess up and eat whatever I want until next week. then I do the exact same thing next week. vicious cycle. I also need to take things one day at a time rather than one week or one month.

second, I'm going to workout. I love working out, it just takes me so long to get into a habit of doing it so I can become addicted. and once something messes that up, I quit so easily. I really need to work on forgiving myself.

I have to realize I'm in control of myself. I make my choices and allow myself to eat what I want, good or bad. I need to take control of the inner voice that wants junk food or beer. I'm in control.

I also have to realize I'm not perfect. life isn't going to go as planned all the time. I have to forgive myself, realize my mistake is not going to ruin everything if I don't let it.

ok, time to put this into action. time to get some real results. time to take control.
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    There is never a magic day when it will all be easy.
    1983 days ago
    I've done the same thing many times myself. I'd start out sticking to my plan so perfectly and tracking everything, and then when I went off plan I wouldn't bother to track it because I already knew that I had messed up. I had read and been advised so many times to keep tracking even when I messed up, even when I binged. It's not that I didn't believe the advice, but I just couldn't manage to implement it. And once I screwed up, I would keep screwing up until whatever day I picked to "get serious" again. However, this time around is different. Now I track everything! And it really DOES help so much! Not only does it help keep my "bad" days from getting too extreme, it also helps me bounce right back and be on track the next day.

    If I can do it, so can you!
    1984 days ago
    I too am addicted to beer. coors lite mostly. I know it's affecting my results and keeping me with a belly pooch. Yet I still drink every weekend. "I'll work it off next week" I say it every time! argh!
    I bet if I just quit it for a few weeks I'd drop 5 lbs like that! lol
    You can do it! we can do it! I've been slowly tracking again too, so far I dropped 2 of my 5 lb gain. We can do it!!
    1984 days ago
    Wow! I felt like I was reading something that I wrote myself. Good luck stepping up, taking action and control. I need to follow your lead!
    1984 days ago
    You can do it! You have set simple goals that are well within your reach if you keep yourself on track. I shared a quote in one of my SP groups yesterday that said "Giving up on your goal is like slashing your other three tires because you got one flat." It is a great reminder than we don't have to sabotage all our hard work just because of a mistake or two. If you need an accountability partner to keep you motivated I'm here for you.
    1985 days ago
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    I am in that same rut...
    1985 days ago
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