Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Fling weigh-in #4

Frustration reigns supreme today.

I'm up 2.8.

And naturally (we all know it but never want to admit it), there's no one and nothing to blame but ME.

I think some of this gain is a carry-over from last week's TOM downrightcrazyinsatiable appetite. But mostly it reflects a lack of self-discipline over the last two weeks. I'm unmotivated and quite frankly, I find myself not caring.

There. I said it.

My name is Tammi, and I just don't care about weight loss very much right now.

But I know this isn't helping my A-Team sistahs (or my waistline), so I need to DECIDE to be motivated.

Waiting to FEEL motivated is a fatal flaw in weight-loss efforts or any other goal-setting exercise. If we base motivation on feelings, it's only temporary ~ and often won't be there at all!! But if we base motivation on knowledge, and decide to persevere regardless of how we feel, that's when we'll continually experience success.

I can choose to wait to feel like turning down snacks, or I can choose to turn them down because I know it's smarter, healthier, and more character-building than the alternative. The former might happen every now and again, but the latter is a conscious decision which is the basis for a permanent lifestyle change.

One is completely within our control. The other is just wishful thinking. (Seriously, who can honestly claim they feel like NOT snacking??!!)

So today ~ and only today (we'll worry about tomorrow, well, tomorrow!) ~ I'm going to choose to practice what I know is good, wise, and healthy. Because waiting until the motivated feeling to do so strikes again could take a while!



Brooke said...

you can do it tammi!! :)

*Lissa* said...

I totally get that. If I always waited for my motivation, most times I would be waiting a looooooong time! Good for you for deciding to take charge, Tammi!

~Mendie~ said...

Good for you for stepping up and realizing that you are the one who brought you the bad news on the scale, makes it easier to be strong during the next week (totally speaking from experience here!)

The challenge is only half way can totally end up with a good loss! Rock it Tammi!

Heather D said...

I hear you. Big time. I'm not a naturally motivated person. I have to wrestle lack of motivation and make it my beyotch on almost a daily basis.
You can DO IT.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Sounds like you have a great attitude and will turn things around!

Daenel said...

Tammi,You can do it. Keep your head up!

Adrienne said...

I was up too. We'll do better this week.