Monday, July 02, 2007

Focusing on a Smaller Goal

I sat back and really focused on why I try and fail so much... .and what I can do to help myself succeed this time. I think the problem is this:

1. I want immediate results... you know, wake up on day two with 10 lbs gone.

2. I suffer from the, "if they don't see me eat it, it doesn't count" syndrome.

3. I become discouraged and sabotage myself....making me gain the weight back and becoming depressed to the point where I have a hard time getting back up.

4. I work out hard at first, but burn myself out before I get into "the groove"

Ok... so what do I do about it? Well... I have to do a mental make over. As I see it, 99% of the problem is in my head. I need to dig deep.. and get myself going.

I am focusing on losing 20 lbs right now. 75 lbs looks so impossible.. so lets make the target a little closer. I want to be under 200 lbs again.

I am focusing on doing some kind of exercise everyday... whether its a walk around the block or a full blown 5 miles on the treadmill... move my BUTT!!

I am focusing on eating healthy.... I am going to continue with the Satiatrim, as it has helped me understand good portion control... but what I also need to work on is the kind of food I am eating. I will be using the Sugar Solutions book for recipes.

I am focusing on one day at a time.... if I try to plan out the whole week, then I will fail.... I will wake up strong and determined to make that day a success.

I am removing the 10 wk challenge and putting up a 6 wk challenge.... I am changing my goal ticker to 20 lbs... I am going to write every morning...

I feel much better!

Today is going to be a success!!


Cory said...

It's good to hear that you have a plan in place. I think it's very important to focus on the small goals, not the big ones. Knowing why you have problems is just as important.
Good work!

Christine said...

Good for you. I never looked at my big number. Right now I am only looking at getting to 199.9lbs! It's doable! You can do it! I will keep an eye on you! KEep blogging!

Critter said...

Great Goals!!! I am trying to make small weekly goals and make it to my first weight goal of 179.

jeannie* said...

GREAT goals! This is perfect. NEVER look at the big number... WAY too scary :) But 25 pounds... absolutely doable!

Keep it up -- seems like your head is in the right place now :)

Fatinah said...

This is going to work for you - I can feel it!

Tiffany said...

I suffer BIG time from the is no one else knows I ate it, it does not count!!