I haven't been doing so well, but I haven't given up

Thursday, July 24, 2014

There comes a time after trying and failing and trying and failing, that you look at yourself and decide "Do I give up and just be content in what I am or do I keep trying?" I had that moment and I know that I am not happy here. I can't be happy here. I won't be able to live the life I want or be the person I know I am if I stay this way. There is no contentedness here. So I say "Hell no! Keep trying!"
I decided I need to make this easy on myself. That I need to remove opportunities of excuses. So I decided that while it isn't the most wholesome diet, I am doing a Lean Cuisine plan. Basically I bought a bunch of prepackaged foods that are easy to track and easy to make. I know, I know... not the most economical or wholesome, but honestly being 300lbs isnt exactly wholesome.

So yesterday I headed to the grocery store and picked up enough food for a week and I am pretty positive about the whole thing. I do so much better on autopilot.

I plan on reporting back some good results next week.

Keep it simple...that is the motto of the week.

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    emoticon Believe in yourself! YOU CAN DO IT! YOU WILL ACHIEVE THIS! CONQUER IT!!

    Just watch your sodium in those......they can be high
    2401 days ago
    Never give up!

    I have to tell myself those words, when I go off course!

    We can do this!

    Let's emoticon

    God bless!
    2411 days ago
    Your determination will make it happen. The autopilot thing is crucial for me, too. A routine is essential, I think, and you know what kind of routine works for you.
    2417 days ago
    oh my goodness go for it -- you have a plan and it is your plan who cares about it -- it is small steps here -- i have been on my journey since 2007 -- lots of stops and starts - lots of circumstances have come my way. I started at 299 lbs. and am now at 56 lbs lost. It was NOT quick. Who cares if it is packaged foods or not. If it gets you going, You have the right attitude, you imagined what it would be if you gave up, and you have selected the alternative....keep going at it! I am proud of you. I have only just focused on having less packaged foods, and I struggle terribly in getting my water in. I love fruits and veggies so that helps me. A lot of what goes on is in your brain. I mean slowly over time you learn to change your attitude, your mind, your body begins to behave. For me, I have a very sedentary job so I need to do my walking away from work. Other people do 10,000 steps at work and everyone - their needs their wants are different. I hope this helps you out. Keep going at it....success is sure to follow you. You are not a failure, just because you have had a problem so what. If you don't give up, you are a winner on the way to beiung healthy. One of the biggest lessons I learned, as an emotional eater, is that circumstances (and there are many) will always be there, you cannot get away from them, so I want to learn to deal with them and as the saying goes, keep calm and carry on". For me it works. Be blessed on your journey
    2418 days ago
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