Weight loss

How many of you are or have been on a weight loss journey?  I've been trying to lose weight since the baby was born, but I guess you could say I don't try really hard.  What is the line between trying and trying really hard?  Knowing that when you put those Cheetos or donut in your mouth that you could have made a better choice, but by the time you realize it, the damage is done.  I been trying to put all my calories into my fitness pal, but there are days I don't feel like it because I'm just to ashamed to see how many calories I go over.  I've been on the treadmill again 3-4 days a week, but it's even half assed. I walk at 4.0 on a 2 incline, I guess that's better than not at all, but I know that I could be running at a 6.0 for those 30 mins, really getting a burn.  Why do I choose to just do it halfway?  Sometimes I know it's just like a mental block.  I talk myself out of running, not because my body can't do it, but because my head says I can't.  It is so frustrating!  I use to run 4 days a week before my middle guy, and loved it!  I had no problem turning down bad food or drinks.  So what has changed?  Why can't I do it?  I have some really great support from MFP friends, but I still just can't get past the mental block!  I'm also not into taking pills or drinking shakes, or any of that other stuff.  I like doing it the old fashion way, exercise and healthy eating.
I my birthday is in 15 days, I would love to lose 15 pounds by then, but I know that's to many, to fast.
I'm looking for ideas, suggestions, support, anything you can offer.  I'm all ears.   Today, so far, I'm doing well.  I've had my eggs and a banana, I've even started drinking my coffee black again.  I know if there's a will, there's a way, I just need to see my will again.

I hope you all are having an amazing day, and a wonderful weight loss journey!  xoxo BJ


Miss Angie said...

I've been on a weight loss journey my whole life, and I suck at it. Much like you I am not trying hard enough. I talk myself out of working out, or into eating something I should not... blah. I wish I could just stick with it, as I'm so tired of being fat!

I'm documenting my journey at Health NOT to Health NUT maybe we can cheer each other on?

Jill said...

Weight loss is hard and sucks. You need to just take it one day at a time and make conscious choices. Good luck - don't try to lose too much too fast or you will fail and quit.

I've managed to maintain a 40lb loss for the past 3 yrs. but it is a daily struggle :(

Nicola Wright said...

what worked for me was not thinking of it as diet and/ or exercise but simply a way of life. Food is to fuel your body so should be nutrient dense and non processed! If the treadmill isn't working for you then find something you enjoy NOW! There are a ton of different DVD workouts you can do at home or head to the gym. Now that I am consistent I help people with "challenge groups" so they commit to a program for 60-90 days, commit to their nutrition and we all work together to stay on track! I drink Shakeology which isn't so much about weight loss as about good health. It replaces what would otherwise be a higher calorie meal, it has more nutrition than I would probably get from all of my other food in the day and it is delicious! I would love to help you find a fitness program that will work for you... regardless if it is from my products...my passion is paying it forward and helping people work towards a healthier lifestyle! GetFitWithNicola.com is my blog