Loss of willpower?

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Teddybear291...

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Posted: 18 Dec 2007, 07:32
Where in the world did it go. I was so motivated just one month ago, then *poof* gone. Nothing. I dont care what I eat or when. I have only worked out like maybe 5 times and some of those were only half what I need to do. I want to do it and think about it all the time, I just dont do it. Does that happen to everyone or am I just a nucklehead.

Weight loss is the main topic of thought in my head and I know what to do and how to do it and when to do it, I just dont do it.

Aaugh. Help. Motivate me, please.
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jennylynne

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Posted: 18 Dec 2007, 08:05
Since it got cold and dark in the morning i can't seem to get up and go the the Y. my walking dvd workouts have gone out the window in favor of doing stuff for xmas presents. So i know what you're going through. but the eating hasn't been a problem for me, mostly (i want to eat most of the time, but i have kept it in check)
Mommyof2

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Posted: 18 Dec 2007, 10:05
I feel the same way- when I first started WW I was religously(sp?) counting points and exercising, my motivation was my 10 year High School reuinion, well that was cancelled, and so out the window my motivation went. I have quit counting my points, I have almost quit exercising in the evening I am still walking at lunch 2 miles. I am eating whatever I want. I know that if I don't get a handle on it now, I am going to be back where I was! I keep telling myself that 1st of the year I am going to be back on my diet! And I MEAN THAT! No more of this! My new motivation will be SUMMER!!!! SHORTS & Bathing suits!
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arelys521

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Posted: 18 Dec 2007, 14:09
Whenever I start mindlessly eating or trying to convince myself that I deserve that cupcake, I take the extra minute to think to myself "is this really worth it? Is it going to taste good enough that feeling guilty and having to loosen my belt a little bit won't matter?" Usually it's not. Then I chew a piece of gum instead. I always find a little logic and a lot of diversion go a long way in replacing willpower.
sararay

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Posted: 18 Dec 2007, 19:33
Trust me, we all find ourselves in that rut from time to time. I have tried to figure it out myself. Why does it happen? How do I get out? Sometimes it seems like I just wake up motivated one day. I don't really know the answer.

It takes practice and you do have to find a way to talk yourself into it. In a sense, you have to change your thinking and the way you keep yourself disciplined. Everyone has a different method and you have to find what works for you.

Good luck!

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Take it one day at a time!
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sonamb23

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Posted: 18 Dec 2007, 20:19
Teddybear2910 wrote:
Where in the world did it go. I was so motivated just one month ago, then *poof* gone. Nothing. I dont care what I eat or when. I have only worked out like maybe 5 times and some of those were only half what I need to do. I want to do it and think about it all the time, I just dont do it. Does that happen to everyone or am I just a nucklehead.

Weight loss is the main topic of thought in my head and I know what to do and how to do it and when to do it, I just dont do it.

Aaugh. Help. Motivate me, please.


I feel the same way, my first week weight loss was really good, second week less than I expected since I stuck to the plan 100% and now I have gained 1.5 since Sunday and I am following the plan as I should??? I just don't get it? I am hoping it is only water retention from "that time of the month" but I just get upset that I am trying and it doesn't seem to be paying off...I still haven't gotten to the gym, I know I have too but I just keeep hitting snooze on the alarm clock..I also have the feeling I know what to do so why can't I bring myself to do it!!! frustrated and annoyed with myself....NEED TO GET OUR MOTIVATION BACK HELP!!!!
"Pain is only temporary"

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Pking

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Posted: 18 Dec 2007, 21:19
Don't know if this would help as a motivator so I'll just tell you my story. I had given up on several diets attempts in the past for different reasons...ALWAYS telling myself I'll do better on the next diet. Ya right! My turning point was when my doctor told me my blood pressure was at stroke level and I could have a stroke at any minute. From then on nothing is more important than my health and everyday I try to do whatever it takes to keep my blood pressure in the normal range. So I guess I would say be honest with yourself and find out deep within yourself why you want to lose weight. There's only one YOU on this earth. And when you're gone that's it!! There are no do overs. So get back up there in the saddle and keep riding. Hang in there Cool
"Junk food is one of those phenomenons where it taste good to the tongue, but once it gets in the stomach all hell breaks loose!"
loosinisfun

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Posted: 19 Dec 2007, 05:31
its hard to change old bad habits..exercising and changing your eating habits are new habits you are trying to change outta from old habits..take it one day at a time by eating better healthier food, and start out by exercising 15-20 minutes, adding on alittle more each day...with the weather change, i find it alot harder, thats why i go to a gym...my membership is 30..thats just a dollar a day..cheap for all the equipement you can use..if you cant afford the gym, then you need to find ways around the house to get some kind of a workout in..pushups, situps, lifting jugs of liquid (in place of dumbbells) whatever it takes to get a workout in..takes 30 days to create a habit thats easier to stick with...
just remember that nobody, I mean NOBODY, is looking out for your health, except for YOU !!!!!!






ctina

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Posted: 19 Dec 2007, 07:56
I feel that way when I am depressed or hormonal. It's okay to eat more every once in a while, we all need a little break from time to time, but try to find out what's going on that makes you "not care what you're putting in your mouth" and realize that no amount of food will make you feel better. It will only make you feel guilty. Like I said going of the diet for a day or so is okay, but no amount of food is going to taste as good as being thinner and healthier will feel. Keep that in mind. You deserve it, you can do it! Just don't get down on yourself. Put it behind yourself and go on!
sararay

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Posted: 19 Dec 2007, 16:24
One thing that might help, and I thought of this after I posted...Has anyone heard of the Kaizen method? It is basically about making big changes over time by making lots of little changes one at a time so you can incorporate them into your life better. It isn't just applicable to diets, but you might find it insightful.

I like it because so many diets say "OK so pick a day and you are going to completely change how you eat, and start exercising every day, and you will stick to it 100% from the start." For a lot of people that is a shock to our system and can lead to failure if there are any other stressors in our lives.

It helped me because I realized I don't need to change overnight, I can set many small goals, one at a time to achieve my highest potential.

Here is an article that tells more about it:
http://bodyecology.com/07/07/26/kaizen_method.php

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Take it one day at a time!
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clicklbd

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Posted: 20 Dec 2007, 17:50
I had the same problem. I got a copy of "100 days of weight loss" from amazon (I'm sure your book store probably has it too.) It addresses this issue and helps me stay on track. It has an exercise for each day and you can use the online journal feature here to do the exercises.

Just a suggestion.



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