Every day I tell myself Ill start today..... and end up sleeping with a belly full of fattening stuff.
Little by little ... I`ve gained so much now, that I`m scared I`m going back to being shapelss.
Need motivation to start eating less and eating healthy along with some walking, no matter how tiring my schedule is.
NEED A PUSH GUYS
Original Post by stephanieahudson:
I know EXACTLY how you feel. I lost 30 lbs more than two years ago and it's starting to creep back. I can see where all my bad habits are creeping back, too, though. I eat out too much, don't plan my meals/snacks in advance, I fall prey to binging because I don't plan ahead, etc.
What I'm doing right now: I'm writing out a grocery list and meal plan. I don't know if this would help you, but I find both planning ahead each day and buying the right (but yummy!) foods helps me so much. I am also hoping to restart some type of exercise program each morning.
Try shopping for food online. Or getting someone else to get your food for you. I find it so difficult to avoid my sweet tooth when its surrounding me in a supermarket, but if its not in my flat then I wont eat it. This way I avoid all the bad food all together.
Did you ever watch Groundhogs Day with Chevy Chase (not sure if that's the exact name of the movie)? He wakes up every day in the same nighmare trying to start over & do things better. That's me for sure & I've been playing that game for 20+ years. I'm now 50, have type 1 diabetes and recently have become lactose intolerant. My weight has crept up & I didn't lose 10 lbs like I normally do in the spring. My clothes are so tight & now with the bloating, I am absolutely miserable. I am starting to eat right, record calorie intake, strive to lower my BG's and get in some exercise. Let's do this - we have to for our heath & happiness.
I'm hearing that you tend to eat more fattening foods at night. If that's the case the very best thing you can do for yourself is plan your dinner. If that's all you do all day you will have beaten the trend. The other thing I do is when I feel bad at night I will write an accomplishment list and sometimes a gratitude list. These are simply things I did throughout the day that were good for me. It's ok if they are the same things. Soon you will want to do more. The gratitude list is the things I am happy to have in my life today. This is something along the lines of having cards with you that have certain things, but I suggest rethinking them everyday and making a list, because that will keep your mind working on the track of positive change.
The other thing is stop telling yourself a bunch of stuff like this time it will be different. That does two things, makes you think of what you did before which wasn't that great, and sets you up to fail since the weight of the past becomes crushing the more you look at it. At least it did for me. I stopped telling myself anything, I just made my lists. And I found that I wanted to put things on there like 'I ate a good lunch' and 'I walked for 30 minutes today!'
I feel a great kinship with you. I found that the bigger deal I made it, the harder it became to live up to that expectation. So I stopped making it a big deal and just let it be my life. Hope this helps!
I know how you feel. I need some motivation, too. I was doing ok, but now I hardly make it to the gym. Actually, it's taken me 9 months just to lose 26 pounds. I know that is a very slow weight loss, but I am proud to say I finally came through with my New Years Resolution (the same one I've made every year for like ever) ...LOL I am hoping to lose at least 30 by the end of the year, but that's only if I can get my butt back in that gym.