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The next thing to work on is me.

January 16th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I gotta get my weight under control. I have no desire to exercise, no desire to change my eating habits, but can't stand how I look and feel. I know I must do something.

I'm an emotional eater, and with the recent stress from DH closing the business, work issues, and life in general, I know that's the reason why I've been overeating. I like to feel full. Feeling full makes me content. It is also making me fat.

I read an article that explained you need to train yourself to desire other ways to make yourself feel content. I know exactly what I need to do - get back to sewing. I always love sewing and needlework, but just haven't had the time. It's like yoga to me - I feel serene and at peace. But whenever I think about going to sew...then the other things come up (stuff to do around the house, bills to pay, other places to go rather than be home). The same with exercise. I know I should get up early to exercise, but I can't get up early. Why? I end up staying up late and sleep is at a premium for me. So, I get up as late as I possibly can before I have to go to work. What a vicious cycle I've entered!

I think what I will do is schedule in my calandar exercise time and sewing time, like they're a regular appointment I need to keep. I will start this tomorrow. I will be going out to eat with my dad and step-mother tomorrow (their treat - for my birthday) so I will be sure to exercise in the morning.

I always function best with structure and sticking to a schedule. I've been off schedule for a while now, so this is long overdue!

4 Responses to “The next thing to work on is me.”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    i know people say it is better to exercise in the morning, but really ANY exercise at all is good for you. Can you go for a walk in your lunch time? Or after work? Sometimes if I have been incredibly lazy all day I will do leg lifts, lunges, sit ups and push ups while watching the television or listening to music.

    I am generally a healthy eater as I grew up in a slightly hippie house - however, if there is bad junk food in the house I can guarantee you that I will eat it. So the only way for me to not eat it is if it is OUT of the house. If you fill the fridge with apples and bananas and hommous and carrots, and don't have other choices available, you will eat them if you want to feel full, and it will be better for you.

  2. Single Guy Says:

    Structure is certainly the key. I have been excercising 6 years now and never miss a day. How I do it? I go to the gym always at lunch time at work (I am fortunate with a gym in the building). I "force" myself to always go by making this my time for a shower during the day. If I don't go there for the shower, I will have to do it at home, and as I don't have the water heater on, it won't be fun. And when I get to the gym, I may as well work out as well. Its sort of an odd way to do it, but it works for me. Just find a way, no matter how odd, to convince yourself you want to do it every day, and it can happen.

  3. ralph Says:

    What has been working for me lately is basically eating vegetarian whenever I can. I prefer veggies and salads anyway, so it is mainly a matter of just sticking to it. I am making very slow but steady progress. It's very easy to slip back into bad habits (snacking on cheese, ice cream, chips, etc.). But I go by a quote I heard on Dave Ramsey's TV show and modified for this purpose. "No food tastes as good as losing fat feels."

  4. thriftorama Says:

    Diets don't work. The best food and weight advice I've ever gotten was from the book "You: On a diet" . I highly recommend it.

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