Friday, May 4, 2012

I think my mind's in it again

Everyone knows how to lose weight. Yeah, there's a lot of gimmicky things to try, like miracle pills, random Dr. Oz recommendations, etc. But we all know that is we exercise and eating healthy foods.

Personally, I learned the basics of what foods are good for weight loss and what isn't from Weight Watchers. I found some things that I thought were healthy to be totally calorie-laden, like almonds. I would eat almonds like popcorn until I actually counted out the calories (or points) and now learned I can't trust myself to only eat 8, or whatever the serving size is.

I digress... my point is that losing weight is simple. It's math. If you burn more than you consume, you will lose weight.

The problem with this is that I think it's hugely a mental thing. I can tell myself all day that I need to lose weight and need to do this and that, but it all comes down to whether I will do it or not. If I am bored or in a bad mood, will I grab a bag of chips and go to town or get a candy bar at the store? Or will I keep in mind what I am doing and make the conscious decision to not do that? Will I do what I need to do or just say eh whatever and order pizza instead or cooking healthy?

My mind has so not been into it in the last few months, for whatever reason. But I think it is now. It has been for the last couple days anyway. I even worked out today and had a smoothie for breakfast. So here's hoping it sticks! I think I will have to prove myself for a couple weeks before I can be confident.

PS- Why did Blogger change? I don't like it.

7 comments:

Adrienne said...

You are RIGHT!!!! I get in the same ruts sometimes. you can do it!!!

Tammy said...

Gosh, I feel the same way. I have been strong for my first four days now, but still not confident. I'm now trying to concentrate only on the day and making the right decisions for today. I will worry about tomorrow tomorrow. Best wishes!

Kara Lea said...

I TOTALLY can identify with your post! We have up and downs-that's normal. Sometimes we just have to wait it out until we are back in to the jourey. I'm exactly the same way.
Thanks for sharing and keep on your journey!

Erin said...

AHH you've got it girl! I have to start being a more active blogger....I'm looking forward to seeing you kill it again.

Brendalyn said...

I'm just catching up with your posts, I have been absent myself...
You/we can do this, we know what to do, we just need to figure out what it is about not losing the weight that is more comfortable, or safer than losing it... At least I do. What am I afraid of if I succeed? Sounds like my next blog post I think...
Yes blogger has changed, I also an not a fan yet, I'm hoping I figure it out and fing the improvement, and improvement.

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