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Why Can't I Do This?

Monday, September 30, 2013

I *can* do this. That's the thing. I know that I can. In March, I hit my goal. It wasn't the number on the scale that I originally set for my goal. However, I was happy with how I looked and how I felt. It was good.

Then I stopped.... tracking food... exercising regularly... everything. Why? I honestly don't know. I've now regained 17 pounds, and my clothes are telling me that I have to do something. I've been trying to get back on the exercise wagon for three weeks now. I am exercising more, but I'm still hit or miss.

I'm angry at myself. I know that the only way that this works is to exercise regularly and track everything that I eat. I won't get back to where I was in March if I don't. So why can't I motivate myself enough to just do it?

I've tried setting goals... deadlines... rewards... It's not working.

Help... Suggestions? With the colder weather slowly creeping in, I worry even more.
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    I hate to use scare tactics, but if you read my story, you will see why you absolutely must get back on track. You owe it to yourself, and your future self thanks you. It is heartbreaking to slide backwards...dig your heels in and push forward! You can do this!
    2767 days ago
  • TERRY0217
    Hey girl...don't beat yourself up! It's not easy changing our lifestyles...try doing one change a week...before you know it...you'll be on your way to a healthier you!
    2781 days ago
    2783 days ago
    While appreciate that thought.... It took 4.5 years to get to that point. It definitely wasn't too fast.
    2783 days ago
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    Maybe you took it too fast when you lost. It has to be a lifestyle change. Little steps.
    2783 days ago
  • KAT321123
    The good news is, you've done it before, so you can definitely do it again. And you're right, the issue isn't that you "can't" do it.

    I think the key for me is realizing that I have control over my attitude and my decisions. Changing "I can't" to "I can" and "I don't feel like it" to "I'm doing this" makes a huge difference. Instead of setting goals, deadlines, and rewards, which don't seem to be working for you, you could try just reminding yourself, over and over, that you ARE making healthy choices now. You ARE doing it. And then just put one foot in front of the other until you get there.

    Best of luck!
    2784 days ago
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