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This is soooo hard! :(

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I dont know what to do. Im not motivated at all. I keep skipping workouts, using my job as an excuse but at the end of the day thats all it really is - an EXCUSE! Im so disappointed in myself. Ive gained over 50lbs in the last 3 years! FIFTY POUNDS! Thats a whole human being! ughh. I try to go back on the tracker but i get so sidetracked and forget and/or try to memorize until i have time to login and then it snowballs into too much to enter so i just skip it. I do 20mins of cardio and then hate it so much and stop. I keep snacking when i should just make 3 healthy meals but im too lazy to cook or shop so i keep on snacking..ALL DAY. I dont even drink water like I used to...

This is just everything bad that i know I shouldnt be doing but I still do it. What is wrong with me????!!

Sorry...just needed to vent.
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    Girl. I can relate to this too, and I'm pretty sure most people can. Unfortunately, this is a struggle.

    One thing I can suggest that I've been working on, is even if you aren't tracking every single thing you eat, or meal for that matter, just focus on making overall better food choices. Little by little, each small choice will add up. It does not have to be an "all or nothing" mentality for us-- I have this issue too.

    If you can't make it to the gym because work is busy or you're just exhausted, it's OK.
    Can you use your lunch break to take a 20 minute walk?

    The point is, every little bit helps. : )
    I'm here for ya. Not on SP a whole lot because it just is not the same place it once was, IMO, but I'm always on FB and just a message away!

    2228 days ago
  • ASHESS85
    We can ALL relate to this. I gained almost all of my weight back and have been trying for months to get back on track. It is definitely hard and I call it the battle of my life. The only advice I can give is just keep at it. You just need that spark of motivation. I recently got back on track and have lost a few pounds, it's a start. And I've only been able to do it because I have the right kind of motivation and I just push those stupid excuses out of my head. I also got a fitbit and it has been really great at reminding me to get up and move. Maybe that will help. Hang in there... we are always a click away if you need someone to talk to.
    2228 days ago
    I have no words of wisdom as I'm in the same place as you. Everything seems to hard and to much of a hassle and I let things go by the way side. I completely get where you're coming from. That being said, we can't just give up. We have to keep getting up and trying over and over again until it sticks. You know what you have to lose weight but you need to visualize how you want to feel and how you want to look and keep that first and foremost. That's what keeps me going. Good luck!
    2228 days ago
    Hugs. I think most of us have been there at some point or another. I'd guess that 1) you are overwhelmed by "needing" to do all this stuff to lose weight and 2) that the activities that are counter productive (skipping workouts, snacking, etc.) are giving you something that you want, even if it's counter your weight goals. It may be as simple as you are overwhelmed and stressed and working out and preparing meals is just so exhausting/overwhelming you don't want to deal with them.

    My advice--take it slow. Don't try to do it all at once, but focus on one problem area at a time and even there--ease into it. If 20 minutes of exercise is too much, do 10 minutes.

    For exercise, mix things up, see if you can find a form of exercise that you don't hate so much. I hate running. If I had to get up every day and go running, I wouldn't be able to sustain it because I hate it, I would dread it, and eventually I would come up with reasons I wouldn't do it any more. But I do enjoy walking, swimming, biking, gardening, and fencing. Winter is harder for me because most of the cardio I really enjoy (except fencing) are done outside. Maybe find something you enjoy doing with a friend, like playing tennis or walking regularly, so that you and your friend can keep each other accountable.

    For food... try to think of easy but healthier meal options. Things like salads in a jar, maybe, where you can batch prepare a bunch at the beginning of the week and then just grab a jar, dump it out, toss it, and have a healthy meal. Meijer's (local grocery chain) has pretty good salads you can buy that you just dump the ingredients in a bowl, add dressing to taste, and eat. They were a real life savor when I was finishing grad school and had no time to cook. Also healthy protein snacks--hummus and carrots is one that a friend of mine swears by. I like cheese (plain, on veggies, etc.). Nuts are also good. Higher in calorie maybe than snacking on celery, but the protein helps me feel full.
    2229 days ago
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