When is enough going to be enough?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I went through and deleted spark messages from my page dating back to 2007, when I 1st joined SP. Going thru and reading random posts here and there left me wondering "when will I get this thing called weight loss" I have lost and gained the same 20 pounds over a 5 yr period!! I know what I need to do to lose the weight but staying and sticking with a life style change is the problem! sweets are my enemy no doubt about that, I would rather eat an entire sleeve off cookies instead of a balanced meal, one cheat day turns into a cheat month until Ive completely fallen off the wagon!!! but there is light at the end of the tunnel, if I must say so myself!! since June I have only gained 5 pounds of the 20 I lost. If it was any other time I would be back at 235 in a heart beat wondering how that happened. I will emoticon if I dont do anything else. I dont have anything to lose but weight!!
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  • KA_JUN
    3098 days ago
    Sometimes you just have to be your own motivator. It sounds like you are there now. Use the nutrition tracker to track the food that goes into your mouth. Use the other trackers as well. I'm glad you are trying it again.
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    3100 days ago
    In the past, have you tried making drastic changes quickly? If so, this time try making small changes slowly. When you make drastic changes not only do you have to overcome emotional and mental needs to keep the changes going, but your physical body will rebel against the changes. Your body realizes you're taking away what it's used to living with (an unhealthy diet and less exercise) and forcing it to live off something it doesn't really know what to do with. Your body has to learn what to do with the new foods and give up the old ones. When you make the changes slowly it learns and adapts, whereas making quick changes will cause your body to revolt and demand what it's used to.

    Keep trying but take it slower to make it easier on yourself. Work on making small and sustainable changes then add more as you become accustomed.
    3100 days ago
    3100 days ago
  • BEFIT021
    I've had moments like that, too! But they're not like they used to be--by coming to SP I can get turned around pretty easily. This site is emoticon ! And this is actually the first time I've gotten below 130 and actually STAYED below 130. I'm now 3 lbs from goal...
    3100 days ago
    Great attitude! Keep it up
    3100 days ago
    I also realized that when I started to slip, SparkPeople helped me not to slip as far and to get turned around and start on the right track again. You are on the right track. I read an article about people who quit smoking successfully, lost weight and kept it off, and broke other bad habits. It said that most of them had tried and failed more than once, but it was the ones who kept trying whoeventually succeeded. It was almost like they needed a couple of practice runs first, and then they succeeded. I kind of feel like I have had to have a try out to see the consequences of going back to my former habits before I made a more determined goal to break them. My old ways aren't maintenance ways--they are gain weight ways.
    3100 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/18/2012 1:49:16 PM
  • CRISSA1669
    Amen!! That's an awesome attitude to have...we must keep going forward and it does pay off in the end..better health, better attitude...About 20 mins ago I had almost succommbed to that cookie craving....we don't keep sweets in our house but I had bought some organic shortbread cookies for a treat at some point....(there are only 9 in the box but still) I started thinking about those and how yummy they are...mind you, I havn't eaten yet today, only juiced after a morning workout............I almost fell...BUT got up and cooked myself a healthy yummy lunch! Whew....had when that can happen to the best of us! Make more good choices than poor and you'll keep seeing your progress! I wish you the best:)
    3100 days ago
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