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I have been thinking about a blog I read earlier today - writing down the mental challenges to my weight loss so that I am aware of them and can refer back to this list when things get tough. The idea seems to be, "Oh..that''s always how I get when ''x'' happens so this isn''t the end of my program, just a bump in the road." I LOVE this idea and thus:

1. I worry that this time will be like all the previous failed attempts or aborted programs. However, 10 years ago I quit smoking for good, cold turkey, after numerous attempts to quit, so I have positive proof refuting my fears.
2. I get bored with eating plans and feel deprived and petulant when I can''t have what I want, when I want it -- and most importantly, HOW MUCH I WANT OF IT - whatever "it" is.
3. I miss wine and feel pouty and petulant when I make it a program goal to avoid alcohol for periods of time during my program.
4. I am jealous of what others get to eat.
5. I feel cheated on weekends of not being able to go out for dinner and have exactly what I want and exactly how much I want.
6. I sometimes feel that if I "cheat" (an improper term to use for a lifestyle change in the first place) that I haven''t followed my program perfectly, and if I haven''t followed it perfectly, it can''t be worth continuing.
7. I keep thinking about "how lonnngg" it''s going to take to get to my goal and how far I still have to go instead of focusing on how much I already have accomplished.
8. I try to "outsmart" my eating plan by overestimating the calorie burn of exercise, underestimating my caloric intake and underestimating portion sizes.
9. I get cocky when I have a really good week - "oh look, sticking to the plan perfectly resulted in a 5 pound loss this week. I''m okay with losing 2 or 3 so I can eat MORE next week."
10. The "why me" syndrome? Why do I have to work so much harder to lose weight than anyone else? Why do I have to work out more? Why am I not naturally thin? Why can''t I eat whatever I want? - in other words - self-pity.

Member Since: 11/13/2006

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My Goals:
To hit all my daily FitBit Goals 5 times per week. They are 1. 7000 steps/3 miles, 2. burn a total of 1900 calories every 24 hours, 3. Be active for 50 minutes, 4. Climb 10 flights of stairs

My Program:
I am tracking EVERY day.
I am grateful every day
I am working out 5x per week - 3 Spinning classes and 2 Orange Theory Fitness classes
I am drinking lots of water
I am listening to my Fitbit and getting up to walk 250 steps at work (10:00 - 4:00 6x per day)
I am posting on the boards here and blogging and getting my sparkpoints
I visit my spark coach page

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  • v 3VEGGIES
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    1081 days ago
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    1346 days ago
  • v JESSICA0431
    I have those exact same feelings💯percent
    1359 days ago
    hi! thanks for stopping by my blog. have a lovely day!
    1398 days ago
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    1445 days ago
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