- Sep 19, 2006
- Glendale, CATifornia
It doesn't happen all at once. "Experts" say it takes 21 days for a habit to become, uh, habitual. IDK if I agree with that but it illustrates the fact that "stuff takes time" and we can't expect to try to change something all at once. It's a "one day at a time" challenge, and it's really important not to beat yourself up if you miss a day. None of us is perfect!No need to apologize. Thank you for sticking with me, and coming back to check in.
I try so hard to not bring sweets into the house. But i cant deny that i fail at doing that. Im starting to remind myself of my father. He is in his 80s and is always asking for his dessert after meals. I got his sweet tooth, but my moms weight issues/diabetes. But i am going to do my best and keep making changes.
I do feel better now that i am cooking more at home. I have been wanting to go to a fast food place all week, but i have been excited about cooking. I'll start looking around for recipes now to see what i can find.
I know, i agree with you. lol I tend to fall into negative mental spirals. Been that way all my life. So its hard to change at my age. But i am trying.
Thank you! I just downloaded the app.
Sounds pathetic, but i went for a walk today. I bought a back belt and still felt pain, but not too bad. I am waiting for tomorrow to see how i feel. But I felt so energized after the walk that i didnt end up napping during the day. That horrible fatigue that never goes away was gone for today.
You seem like a great coach to me. I think what i struggle with is that half of me wants to be healthy. I want a strong healthy body, and i want to give my body a fighting chance. I want my hormones to normalize so i can avoid getting worse from my illness. I want to avoid having diabetes, and serious complications.
Then theres the other half of me thats lost weight many times before and gained it back. That part of me stopped caring about being healthy. There are moments that i dont care if i get better. I know that sounds crazy. lol But you already know im not completely normal.
But i completely agree with what you are saying. I have to focus on the reasons why I need to do this. I have tried so many diets, but i think you are right. My determination wasnt strong enough. I hope with time and good habits that things will become easier.
So the walk was good for you! They say that a body in motion tends to stay in motion and one at rest tends to stay at rest. When we work out, our brains are producing endorphins, which make us feel good. That's why runners and other athletes love what they do. Getting started is the tough part. Once we start, and we're in it, we feel the benefits. I have days when I'm pressed for time, tired, etc., and tell myself, "I don't want to work out. It's okay if I miss a day." But I ignore that, push that away, and go ahead with my workout, and I've never NOT been glad I did. Chronic pain is a part of my life, but working out actually helps loosen up my back, and that makes me feel better.
You can look at all the "celebs" advertising/promoting diet plans, and almost all of them yo-yo on their diets, because they're letting someone/something else control them. We have to control ourselves! It doesn't take paying for diet plans. It takes our will power and determination. We have to live with what we're given, physically, and it's up to us to make the best of it. For me, it's all about being healthy and strong for my beloved cats. They are the "why" of EVERYTHING for me.