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safahu21safahu21 Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
When you back track down many times and your starting weight is closer to your goal weight than your current weight and you feel like throwing in the towel.... what gets your motor going ?? What gets you out of the funk?

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  • Slivnfree1982Slivnfree1982 Member Posts: 145 Member Member Posts: 145 Member
    Determonation!
  • Diatonic12Diatonic12 Member Posts: 4,878 Member Member Posts: 4,878 Member
    There's only choices and consequences. When we refuse to quit followed by constant restarts the momentum can begin. Motivation and willpower are limited resources. Momentum will take you much further than those two ever will due to burn out.

    If you think of your very next meal as your new beginning or clean slate then you won't ever have to start over again. There's always another meal coming around the corner. Tiny steps for tiny feet. Think and plan ahead. Don't look back over your shoulder.

    Build on your momentum. If you build it....it will come and day by day, one day at a time you will find yourself with giant month hunks of time under your belt. The funk, backtracking and falling back into old habits, eating it all back is an endless loop caused by the All or Nothing Approach to food and exercise. That loop has to be broken or will never ever end.

    You're right. The motor needs some battery cables to jump start the momentum that will keep you tooling along waaaay into the future. No more stops and restarts. Keep going.

    There's no such thing as the Finish Line. Permanent and long term weight stability requires focus, focus, focus until new cognitive behaviors can take hold. That may take two years or more and certainly more than 21 days.


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  • safahu21safahu21 Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    Thanks :) that helps. Sometimes you can get so down on yourself but i have to remember all this.
  • Italiana_xx79Italiana_xx79 Member Posts: 538 Member Member Posts: 538 Member
    I am sure a lot of us have been there. I have. Just have to keep going :)
  • NovusDiesNovusDies Member, Premium Posts: 7,555 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,555 Member
    safahu21 wrote: »
    When you back track down many times and your starting weight is closer to your goal weight than your current weight and you feel like throwing in the towel.... what gets your motor going ?? What gets you out of the funk?

    Objectively what is accomplished by "throwing in the towel?" What does eating more food do for you except perpetuate the problem?

    If you are balking at weight loss ask yourself if there is something you can do to make the process easier and kinder on yourself. Are you adding unnecessary food restrictions? Are you trying to lose weight too fast? Is your system flexible enough to still live your life and be happy(ish) doing it?

    If you are expecting yourself to stay in a highly motivated state the entire time you lose weight you are asking too much of yourself.
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