10 February 2013

4 Ways to Stay Sane While Losing Weight

I lost count of how many times I made a vow to myself to start diet and lose weight. But I just can't keep my promise. It's hard to get out of the cycle of eating bad, and it's not easy to undo a sedentary lifestyle. But I decided to give losing weight one more try. I am starting my first juice fast tomorrow. And I will also try to drink 120-160oz of water each day. I am scared that I won't be able to do this but I will try my best for a week. If I feel I can go for a few more weeks, I will continue.

I want to stop looking for new exercises on YouTube or look for new exercise equipments. It's a waste of money to get a new exercise equipment that you'll never use. And keep looking for a new exercise is a complete waste of time if you never try to start a fitness routine. Instead, I will use tools I already have.

I'll take into account this advice I found online. Fellow dieters, I hope this sharing will helps you stay sane while losing.
1. Being realistic and patient
I'm not very patient person. A saying goes, you didn't gain it overnight, so you can't lose weight overnight. But like many others, I hate to wait. And I think it's just part of human nature. I realize that impatient is my biggest diet blunder. Some successful weight losers claim that regular weighing is one of their strategy to lose weight. But I found out that getting on the scale constantly stresses me out, because I'm obsess about seeing a major change on the scale. So, I decided to be more realistic this time, I will still weigh myself but only about once a month to avoid discouragement. There are better ways to assess results, like how tight your clothes are.

2. Don't tell everyone you're dieting
If you announce you weight loss plan to the whole world (like what I just did here :p ), you'll have people talk or judge your diet plan and make you feel uncomfortable when you eat something that they believe should not be in your diet plan. Just tell close family and friends for support. As for me, I find that keeping your weight loss journey documented on a blog like this really helpful because you'll keep yourself accountable. When you have to report to someone else, it forces you to change your action and how you think.

3. Household support
I want to make sure my husband is ready to support me. If he choose to eat unhealthy, he can do it away from the home.

4. Exercise is like brushing your teeth
Having this concept in mind will help to make exercise a priority. You have already acquired the daily habit of brush your teeth each morning. We don't question it because it's a part of the job to maintain cavity-free teeth and a healthy mouth. Exercise needs to be a no-brainer.

Discussion and talk about this will helped start me off on my weightloss journey. I'd love to hear everyone's experience. Leave your thought in the comments. 


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12 comments:

  1. I love the quote-- I wish exercising were as easy as eating too:)

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  2. Great tips Hani! Congratulations on being featured today on SITS, enjoy!

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  3. I wish you all the best in this journey! You will do amazing! Have a wonderful day today! Congrats on being featured on SITS :)

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  4. Thanks for the cute hill/car story. Enjoy your SITS Day. Good luck.

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  5. {Melinda} I wrote a long comment on the SITS page about my sister-in-law. She tried and failed many times to get the weight off, but she kept at it and finally did it! I know you can, too. :)

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  6. Totally right- exercising has to be like brushing your teeth if you're gonna stick to it. It's gotta be non-negotiable. Not sure about not sharing your fitness goals though. I feel like when I share a goal, I feel more accountable when it comes to achieving it. Happy SITS day from www.thebrokeandbeautifullife.com

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  7. Dieting is hard no matter how much you have to loose!

    I am so glad you've published your journey. There is strength in numbers-- We are on a "financial diet"....hoping to also find a little support from the blogging community.

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  8. Good stuff!! I agree. Patience is key!! Happy SITS Day.

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  9. Love your inspiring advice! Great tips. Happy SITS Day too!

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  10. Being realistic and patient is so important. Good luck. Happy SITS Day!

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  11. Hi Seana Turner, Ugochi, Mommy's Heart, Sheila Skillingstead, Stefanie O'Connell, Life or Debt, Lynne, Organized Island, anotherjennifer. I'm glad y'all pop around. I know it takes time to lose weight. But I have no patience for weight loss. Writing this article is like writing a reminder letter to myself. Thanks for sharing your time and support.

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  12. Good for you! Weight loss is hard. Congrats for sticking with it. Now, if only I could get into the exercise habit!

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