(Closed) Emotional about fitness/weight loss…has anyone experienced this?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@BijouKitty:  It takes time and focus to get through that initial withdrawal point; I went through that when I overhauled my diet 5 months ago, complete with a meltdown at the 2.5 week point.  I had cut out everything resembling my comfort foods, and for health reasons so it wasn’t even like cheating was an option.  I went through a super stressful week at work and literally broke down in tears because all I wanted in the world was a cupcake piled high with chocolate icing, and it was a no-no.  But… I got through.  You HAVE to find some other kind of coping mechanism, whether it’s meditation, taking a walk, exercising, sex, etc. to help focus that energy and emotion that was previously tied to food and/or sitting on your bum.  I’ve now shed 15 pounds as a result and have healthier coping strategies at the ready and am the fittest I’ve ever been.  It’s said that it takes 21 days to form/break a habit, so you just need to get past that first three weeks to make sticking with it easier.  

Try making a monthly calendar with a goal for each day.  Then, you can “x” out each day as your daily goal is reached.  Try not to skip any days and you will be able to see the days pass with more healthy behaviors.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I used to feel sick with nerves walking into to gym and couldn’t explain why. Eventually I told m myself to try it for 15 mins and if I still didn’t feel ok I could leave… Anything isbetter than nothing. Think I walked out after 15 mins twice. Most of the time I enjoyed myself and after a while wanted to go. Could you try going for a month and then try to get a personal training session to spur you on. Wait until you’re ready for that though. The healthy eating will follow. I eat healthy when exercisingbecause I am working hard so don’t want to ruin it with a bad diet!!

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