Trying to find my commitment side

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  1. zurgswife

    zurgswife WDW is my Shangrala...and I'm going...life is bett

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    I need to lose weight, I want to lose weight but I can't seem to find my commitment side. I make it like 3 days and something happens to get me off track and I fall apart.

    I have chronic pain issues and I think that is the biggest factor in my getting off track. Not sure how to figure this one out....any suggestion that might have worked for you. I'm trying to figure it out.
     
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  3. SLP958

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    Instead of trying to totally change everything overnight start with manageable changes. Maybe something like adding a veggie to every meal, giving up sugary drinks, walking 15 min a day.

    When you have made a habit of one, start another. Small changes make a big difference over time.

    Good Luck.
     
  4. zurgswife

    zurgswife WDW is my Shangrala...and I'm going...life is bett

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    Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.
     
  5. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose DIS Veteran

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    Are you having back pain?
     
  6. zurgswife

    zurgswife WDW is my Shangrala...and I'm going...life is bett

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    It's back pain, IT band pain, Psoas Major muscle pain....in my left leg..
     
  7. Cruisin

    Cruisin If you can't carry it, you don't

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    Before you eat anything stop and think about whether you are really hungry.

    If you decide that you really are hungry then eat something but if you are not hungry just eating for a different reason try to hold off on the eating for awhile.
     
  8. ForMyBoys

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    Ugg I hear you. This is what works for me:

    1) Visualization. Just close your eyes and consider how you will feel tomorrow if you cave in and eat junk. Then think about how good you will feel if you don't and play through the reprecussions. You can do the same thing with working out to help get yourself motivated when you really don't want to work out.

    2) Gum and Water. Drink a nice full glass of water and chew a few sticks of sugar free gum. Can trick your mind!

    3) Healthy snacks. Don't starve yourself. Have fresh veggies and fruits on hand and snack on that. Its much harder to stay on course if you are famished.

    4) Go for a lazy walk, if you feel like it walk a bit faster. The hardest part about exercise seems to be starting... if you just say.. hey I'm going to take it easy, no big deal, then at a minimum you get a little work in. But its a lot easier to go from there to a more aerobic type work out.

    Little by little. :)
     
  9. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose DIS Veteran

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    I have the same issue, I joined curves and started working out. I leave certain machines alone due to my sciatica. They now have a great program which includes a website for all your meals. You sit down with a coach once a week. I am feeling so much better. The choices for meals are good. They list options for restaurants and what you can have. I have problems committing also, but this way I am held accountable.
     
  10. zurgswife

    zurgswife WDW is my Shangrala...and I'm going...life is bett

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    I did join LA fitness in October...just trying to be consistent. I've cut back on what I was doing per my dr. as he felt the stuff I was doing (swimming, yoga and free weights) was irritating my issues. I'm doing a rucumbent bike...which seems to take some of the stress off my back...but the psoas muscle issue per research probably is the cause of all my back issues...
     
  11. zurgswife

    zurgswife WDW is my Shangrala...and I'm going...life is bett

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    Thanks I'll keep both of these suggestions in mind.
     
  12. dawnball

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    I have chronic health issues, and IME, the issues isn't avoiding getting off track. I had to realize that I WAS going to get off track and have a plan that accommodated that and encouraged me to get back on track. My body can't do what I want it to do, and I had to come to terms with that.

    So on days I can, I eat well and exercise. On days I can't exercise, I try to eat well. On days I can't eat well, I try to exercise. On days I can't do either - I try to minimize the damage. It's slower - but that's ok. If I lose 10lb in a year - that's better than not losing anything.
     
  13. zurgswife

    zurgswife WDW is my Shangrala...and I'm going...life is bett

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    That's a good way to look at it.
     
  14. LilyWDW

    LilyWDW Going to My Happy Place

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    You do not have to do a ton of exercise to lose weight. It will make you healthier to be more active, but just do what you can. Don't think you have to do an hour on the treadmill! Losing weight is mostly about changing your diet and watching your calories.

    Also, don't try to cut out too much or reduce your calories to some stupid low amount. I eat 1650 calories a day (plus a fraction of my workout calories) and I am still losing 6-8 lbs a month. I also still eat pizza, burgers, fries, cupcakes, and all that goodness in moderation. I track my food and calories on My Fitness Pal.

    Where I see people failing is when they try to do too much at once and try to cut out too much. They end up not happy because they really want a slice of pizza, but pizza is "bad" and won't fit in their "diet" of rabbit food. Remember that losing weight is also psychological. You won't want to stick with it if it feels like a punishment.
     
  15. crz4mm2

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    Chronic pain? Go Gluten Free. Best thing I have done for my chronic joint pain. Can't believe the difference.

    I am one of those exercise haters. I make it about 3 days too and then decide I need a day off and then it is weeks before I get back. Can't wait til it warms up here in the central US so I can get back to couch to 5 k.
    good luck.
     
  16. tianna26

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    Ok im having the same issue just ordered insanity waiting for it to show up trying to give up coke, choclate & carmel lattes plan on starting soon thinking about trying smash diet good luck
     
  17. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    I can relate. I'm over 50 and losing weight isn't as easy anymore. I have no pain or mobility issues with my weight.....but my blood chemistry shows I am at risk of diabetes, blood sugar too high, good cholesteral too low, bad cholesterol too high.

    The more I give up, it seems, the more I need to give up. Haven't had ice cream in a year. No cookies. Only fruit I am allowed is Apples...to much sugar in other fruits. Living on spinach and broccoli.

    Best part is, I did lose about 40 pounds, made all the blood chemistry WORSE, went off the wagon and put 20 pounds back on, blood chemistry IMPROVED. That prompted my doctor to order a brain scan, and all kinds of tests fearing I had a tumor! No issues there. Specialist says there are just some people who's bodies want to be heavy. But I will move forward and lose the weight, even if my body fights back.! Specialist says if I can lose the weight and keep it off, my body might accept the new body weight.
     
  18. low-key

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    get a tooth ache, one time I had a real bad tooth ache and couldnt eat by tooth, I knew it was gonna be lots of money cause I needed lots of work, so why i saved up, i stopped eating and after a couple weeks, I thought I could do this (eat less) its a mind game, just gotta find the right game for your mind
     
  19. Erin1700

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    Wii fit + eating a bowl of cereal in the morning instead of nothing = I lost 8 pounds in 1 month
     
  20. indygirl99

    indygirl99 Choose Happiness

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    Try a foam roller for your IT band and psoas issues. I have a love/hate relationship with my foam roller. But no more days on end with IT band pain.

    Does LA Fitness have a pool. Many people find exercise in the pool is less taxing on the back.

    My Fitness Pal is good if you like logging. Sparkspeople is another site kind of like the DIS but for people trying to get healthier.

    Do "rewards" motivate you? I decorated a clear glass jar with different sayings relating to a goal I had for running. Everytime I went out and ran for 30 mins or more I paid myself and then had that money to play with when I ran the Tinker Bell half marathon last month.

    Maybe everytime you eat a portion appropriate meal you pay yourself. If you pass up the second helping of desert, sweet, etc you pay yourself, you get the idea. The jar can be your Disney fund.

    I have a really cute dress hanging on the back of my bedroom door in the size I plan on being and I try it on once a month to see my progress.

    I absolutely LOVE my Fitbit. It is a small pedometer on speed. Gives you your steps for the day, miles, calories burned, flights of stairs climbed. It helps motivate to try and increase from day to day. There is a thread here on the community board discussing the fitbit.

    Just a few suggestions, maybe one will resonate with you.
     
  21. zurgswife

    zurgswife WDW is my Shangrala...and I'm going...life is bett

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    Can't do Wii fit no room in my house but i do go to LA Fitness 4/5 times a week. I do eat in the morning usually shredded wheat or oatmeal.

    Since October I have revamped me eating almost completely. I was a junk food junky and could down 4000 calories without thinking twice. Yet in 4 months I've lost 2 pounds...it's ridiculous. I think if I could just lose a few pounds even every two weeks or so I wouldn't be so frustrated.
     

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