Disappointed w/ your weight loss efforts?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

To All of Us that think we have failed or been a disappointment to our weight loss efforts...

Unfortunately, life isn't Burger King.....we can't order it "our way"!!!! But we can enjoy wherever the ride takes us!!!! Making good choices changes our lives!!!!

It all starts with just one tiny step!! Whether it is a food choice....one more veggie than you had yesterday, or exercise.....parking farther from the door to starting a real exercise program!!!! Just take one tiny step....then when you have that step mastered, take the next tiny step!!!! Life is just about putting one foot in front of the other, down the best path for us!!!!

We simply need to make one good choice at a time!!!! We don't need to have that "all or nothing" mentality (preaching to myself, here)..... simply break goals down into one tiny step at a time!!!!

I realized today that I had "given up" mentally!!!! (For me, this weight-loss challenge is a MENTAL challenge.) I am here... just going thru the "motions," totally disconnected mentally, due to "LIFE"!!!! Isn't it amazing how "Life" gets in the way of living??!!

I am taking a step back today to re-evaluate where I am & write down a new plan to begin "living" again!!!! Thank you ALL for all your love & support during my trials & tribulations!!!! I can be a whiney dieter sometimes!!!! LOL!!!!

(Thanks Frog Diva for the words to perfectly express where I am... I had to share w/ all my friends!)
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    Weight loss is a mental challenge indeed ! Instead of snacking in the evenings, I'm now "pep-talking" myself to NOT eat at night. It's difficult to say the least. Your paintings are beautiful. I'm going to send a link of your webpage to our college grad son who majored in Math & minored in Art (he's also a musician). He's got talent & I'm hoping he will be inspired to continue with his drawings & paintings.

    4093 days ago
    I love this...you are right....you have to make a concious effort to do healthy things...and you have to do it for yourself...this inspires me!!!
    4104 days ago
    So true, Camille. I re-started here in September with just that attitude of babysteps. It has made all the difference for me.

    Lack of exercise was my worst problem. I now have a firm resolve to move for 10 minutes each day - no matter what. Most days I exceed the 10 minutes, but I only have completely missed 3 or 4 days in all of those months. It has really been life changing. Once I gave myself permission to think that 10 minutes was an accomplishment, I snowballed from there.

    4105 days ago
    Camille ~ Thank you for sharing my heart!! I hope it helps!! I get so discouraged sometimes, then someone relates to where I am & it brightens my spirits & gives me hope!!!! I was reading some blogs & my friend Carla mentioned Burger King & life, & it gave me an "AHA" moment!!!! Your paintings do more for me than you will ever know!!!! When I have a dreary day, I pull up your sunflower & my whole mood changes!!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent with me!!!!
    Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon

    edited for spelling
    4105 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/25/2010 3:27:10 PM
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