I had lost all my weight was @ my goal weight. I’m not sure where it all went wrong but now I’m back where I started. I’m just not sure where to start again. Any ideas are helpful and writing this feels really weird. I’m not even sure what I am doing. I guess I just am looking for a friend and motivation.
I’ve been meaning to respond for weeks. I’m so sorry!
I totally get that overwhelmed feeling you are experiencing. Sometimes there’s such a strong sense of hopelessness it cripples us. I’ve been there.
All I can do is reassure you that change is possible through baby steps done day in and day out. Don’t try to do everything all at once like I used to. There is no such thing as perfection. Pick one habit you’d like to work on and just focus on that. It could be eating more vegetables, keeping a food journal, adding in more movement, quitting a soda habit, whatever!
It may take days or weeks to adopt or change this habit but the key is to not give up. Make it small.
Make. The. Commitment.
Build in accountability in some way.
Then, once you feel you’ve mastered or at least embraced this new healthy habit, add another and another and another. Push yourself out of your comfort zone ever so slightly but consistently. Try new foods, reach out to new friends (you did that by sending me this email!) look for new, fun and active things to do in your community.
I know the desire to lose weight can cause us to do some crazy stuff and that’s usually how we set ourselves up for failure. I lived the cycle for years but then I slowed down and focused on the things that were important to me beyond the scale. That’s when things really started to fall in place.
Where do you start?
That’s an easy yet complex question to answer. You start today, now, where YOU are. Don’t worry about getting there. Don’t worry about how long it’s going to take. Truly take it day by day and let all your small healthy shifts add up.
I’m honestly not sure how to answer this any other way. I know you may be looking for specifics but, truth be told, you know what to do. You just have to get out of your own way.
I hope that helps a little.