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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Question: "Is someone sabotaging your weight-loss efforts? Why do you think that is? What can you do to stay in control and address the situation? Write a blog today about your plan, then put it into action!"

This question is quite sensitive for me. After thinking so deeply and widely, I found out I have been able to put all intending saboteurs in their rightful places even those closest to me as humans. I have a rather strong personality which folks are careful about, not that I am harsh or negative but on the outside I seemed to have a very strong will that cannot be confronted when determined.

But right now I see all that as a facade, because right inside I may not be weak but I may not be as strong either. I know people speak wisely when discussing with me, irregular jokes may not be condoned but if you ask me I wish folks are freer with me because I am not as mean for heaven's sake.

Anyway, for you to know how weak I can be, my greatest saboteur is no angel from outside but the one in ME. I can identify my emotions, my hormones, and my mind, they all belong to me and they are the greatest factors sabotaging my weight-loss. Some like my emotions and mind I try to control most times but what about my hormones.What it does to me I cannot control, sometimes I feel like not eating at all, sometimes I feel like eating the whole world. What do I do? I don't know yet, I know I am still struggling with it. Maybe when I proffer solutions, I will post another blog.

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    What a great analysis! Hormonal fluctuations are the worst! I'm past menopause now, so I don't have to deal with that saboteur anymore, but when I did, my experience was just like yours. I still have the emo eating part, and since I don't want to just keep drinking water, I go through gum like mad. I can work my way through a whole pack of sugar-free gum in a day.
    3048 days ago
    I believe you to be a very strong person. I know with all the problems around me, I am surprised that I have lost any weight at all. I am doing this for me, just as you are doing this for you. Knowing that you are a saboteur to your own journey, that says a lot.

    I hope you find a solution to this problem. Take care and love. Joyce
    3049 days ago
    Hey T:) What I see in you is your strength and sweetness. Seems the hardest saboteur is ourselves. I am my worst enemy at times. One thing that has helped in the past (I need to remember to do it more often) is a meditation. Works for so many things. As the thoughts or emotions come in you breathe them in, rest with the thought or emotion (pain, fear, anger, struggle) and breathe out love. Kind of an in and out release. Let's say it is a take it in, recognize/feel it and then breathe out while feeling freedom from the struggle. You can picture it in some way if it helps. I use it for things outside myself too. Sometimes it is easier to start big and then move down to yourself. Let's say I see something painful on the news, I sit with it, breathe it in, feel it and send love and release to the person or people that are in pain. It is like a prayer and I actually do it that way. It is very soothing and empowering. Sometimes hard to go through initially, but the letting go and surrendering it is awesome!
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    Gosh, don't I know how you feel! It's so easy to encourage other people and tell them not to negative-talk themselves but, when it comes to myself, there I am saying and thinking things that I have no business dwelling on.

    One thing that helps me is to look at motivational sayings. I have a pinterest board that I pin them on, but sometimes if I see one that really hits me, I'll print it and stick it on my refrigerator for the week.
    3049 days ago
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    Temitope, you are so right! I am an emotional eater, and I have been seriously praying about letting go. I know we can do this girlfriend.
    3050 days ago
  • DEE0973
    I'm can totally relate you to what you are going thru right now. I seem to be in a rut and even though I exercise frequently the scale doesn't budge. Maybe we can figure it out together.
    Keep trying and take it from moment to moment.

    God Bless You!!
    3050 days ago
    I think I sabotage myself as well emoticon
    3050 days ago
    I can only relate to what works for me.
    That is: taking good care of myself and making my day as pleasant as possible.
    Starting with exercise I love, then eating enough good food to keep me satisfied, having a low stress & interesting working day and a nice evening with my family but still going to bed on time.
    If I manage to do that, no problems.
    If not, evening overeating raises its ugly head and I cannot do anything about it.

    That may sound selfish, but actually it is the best thing I can do for the people around me.
    I'm quite insufferable when I'm stressed out ; )

    Good luck to finding the solution that works best for you, my friend!
    3050 days ago
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