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It’s a constant struggle

This weight loss thing is hard. Seriously. It is a constant battle between wanting to be slim/healthy and wanting to eat delicious food and be lazy by avoiding the gym.

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It occurred to me that I have been carrying around my weight watchers weight loss records in my purse for over a year and haven’t even touched them. I keep them with me everywhere I go because I want the option to look at them and maybe actually follow some sort of weight loss plan. It hasn’t happened. I haven’t found my motivation. I feel like a broken record because every few months I say I am going to commit and lose some weight, but it never happens. Why? I really can’t say. I don’t have an excuse.

It really is a battle and struggle to stay on the right path. I’m not going to lie, I love to eat! I’m also not talking about eating salad and fruit. I love chicken fingers and fries and donuts and all those unhealthy treats. I wish that I craved vegetables, but it just isn’t the case. I need to learn how to say NO again. I did so well on my initial weight loss journey. It seemed 2010 was an odd year. Something snapped in my brain and I was on this crazy weight loss kick. I had willpower and motivation and it was wonderful. I would like it back please!!

My Mom and Dad started the Dukan Diet at the beginning of February and they are both doing really well. They’ve each lost about 20lbs and are still going. I think it’s wonderful that they are on their journey together, as support at home is essential. I know myself and I know that the Dukan Diet is too restrictive for me, as I could never give up certain foods indefinitely. I want a plan where I can eat most things, just in moderation. That is why, tomorrow, I am going back to weight watchers. Mom is going with me and we are going to support each other. She says that once she loses a good chunk of her weight with the Dukan Diet, she will most likely turn to the weight watchers plan afterward. After all, weight watchers is not a diet, it is a lifestyle change. It’s a way of changing the way you eat. For example, portion sizes and food journaling are essential.

So, yet again, I’ve made the commitment and I know that I can stick with it this time. I really have no other choice. It’s either go back to weight watchers or buy new clothes because all of mine are pretty tight.

Damn it, I'm fat hamster

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4 Responses to “It’s a constant struggle”

  • Holly —
    March 11, 2014 @ 11:12 am

    You can do it Carolynne.

  • Holly —
    March 11, 2014 @ 11:12 am

    You can do it Carolynne.

  • Grace
    March 12, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

    It’s soooo hard to lose weight and stay on the right path for it! I feel your pain :) You can do it though!!! Maybe going to meetings will help keep you motivated?

  • Kirsten
    March 14, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

    I’m about 60lbs overweight and I have a small frame 5’2 so it really shows. It’s been a constant struggle for me too. Since I was about 21 or so.

    I am pre-diabetic, have fibromyalgia and sleep issues, I keep getting told that I need to get back to a healthy weight but like you I struggle with food.

    Its a really tough thing to get on track and get the motivation. I know how that feels. Sometimes it bugs the crap out of me and other times I couldn’t care less.

    Going to meetings with your mom will most likely really help. Its so much easier to do things when we have support and people helping motivate us!

    I was able in 2009 to loose about 75lbs (from 200 to 125 or so) without dieting. I did it during the summer and then winter months, know what I did?

    I went skiing 3-4 times a week. I never changed my eating habits and didn’t do anything else. I just spent the summer swimming and the winter skiing and it made such a huge difference, now I just have to get off my butt and do it again (once the crutches are gone of course).

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