I Lack Motivation

You would think the motivation of feeling active and alive again would be enough, but stress overcomes all! Yes, I am certainly an emotional eater. Now, I know some people who think I'm an imposter because I'm 5'5 and 155 pounds. They say that I'm not that bad. And I'm not. I look fine. I'm not obese. I am a little overweight, but sadly the weight has affected me not physically but emotionally. I don't feel very alive, and I feel tired most of the time. I miss out on so much because I've become so lazy. I'm here not to shed pounds, but to find a way to feel comfortbale emotionally whether I'm 150 pounds or 200! :) However, I would like to develop a healthy lifestyle, so I don't end up with diabetes or a thyroid problem. (diabetes runs in my family.) I don't want to be pencil thin or eraser thick, I guess I just want to be one of those people that other people whisper, "she's going places." :) much love and support

Britt Britt
18-21, F
9 Responses Jan 2, 2007

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I'm in the same boat Britt. I was just looking at pictures of myself from 6 years ago and I would kill to have my body then. Funny thing is, back then I felt the same as I do now: tired, lazy and worst of all, it is a losing battle. I just recently got married and I'm now looking at wanting to spend a long life with my wife and eventually my kids and not die of heart disease. Today it starts. My healthy living. You can do it too!

All of these posts are old, so most likely no one is on here anymore, but I feel the same way. I'm 5'4 and 135 lbs. I know that's not huge, but I feel very out of shape and sluggish. It's terrible. I can't find motivation to exercise.

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Burning fat is a function of exhausting your blood sugar in such a way as to require to pull from fat stores.<br />
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That can best be done by running like a lion is chasing you. If you run for anything longer than 3 minutes before your muscles stop working correctly (literally you start to stumble because your leg muscle have zero energy to operate) you are not running fast enough. Really 2.5 minutes is 90% of people's limit.<br />
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Two cycles of this is better than 20 minutes of jogging. You will have about a 3 minute recovery between runs. and 3 cycles to 4 is ideal, but work up to it.<br />
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Do weight training, but not the same muscles and only do ONE set of maximum weight. Any more generally damages joints and ligaments and gives minimal extra gain. This should take only 30 to 50 seconds. If you do front follow immediately by back (opposite muscle, but understand how muscles work.<br />
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98% of all advice you get on this is wrong, even from personal trainers. Sorry, but true. Careful of your joints, if they are sore or painful (and I mean after you have been doing this work a couple of weeks) then you are doing something wrong and stop that and go get a Grey's Anatomy and look at the muscle and how it is attached.<br />
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Muscle mass burns more energy than fat.<br />
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When you walk or run slowly your body uses blood sugar and then goes to the liver where glycogen is stored and it slowly pulls that out.<br />
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Fat stores on your body are for emergencies, like famine (which is why starvation diets make you fatter in the long run, because there is a trigger in your brain which says, "there is famine here so we need more fat to be safe." You go on another starvation diet and body says, "see what did I tell you starvation all over the place we need even more fat, food supply is not stable.")<br />
or danger, like lions. thing that require flight from danger.<br />
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When you run this way, your body says, "It is dangerous, I need some blood sugar immediately. (Glycogen conversion into Glucose [blood sugar] is a 4 step process) So your body goes to fat storage and converts your fat stores into glucose in a single step.<br />
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Your body will only do this if you deplete the blood sugar rapidly and completely, i.e. a lion is about to eat me action-response to danger.<br />
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David is dead on about food. Eat meats, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables and as much raw veggies as you can. Try different things in salad. I hate lettuce my salads have all kinds of different things in them. I hate Cooked broccoli but love it raw.<br />
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When you eat carbs make them complex, whole grains and potatoes with skins. Read about glycemic indexes of foods.<br />
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Understand FAT does not make you fat, it makes you feel satisfied longer so you do not get hungry. Carbs and especially refined carbs like soda, candy, white bread, peeled potatoes.<br />
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Also eating 6 days a week and not 7 makes your stomach stay smaller so you do not feel like you need to eat a huge meal. Longer fast are dangerous and trigger the starvation response I talked about above, do not fast. Resetting your apostat, the meter in your brain to tell you when to eat and how much fat you need to be safe, is very difficult. It requires you really exercise and eat MORE food while you do it.<br />
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There are a few other things. Eat with other people, do not watch TV while eating, but sit with others and talk. Stop eating when you have had enough, not when you feel full or stuffed.<br />
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Eat deserts, but do what French women do, you eat three small mouthfuls. Do not deny pleasures, just learn to take small mouthfuls and hold them.<br />
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Don't feel you need to clean you plate. The "poor starving>>current favorite here<<" will not be getting the food out of your garbage can. And learn to cook the right amount.<br />
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After you eat go for a walk. If this means getting up early and eating a good breakfast (which is high protein and high fat) go to bed early.<br />
But walk after dinner.Walking and talking to someone after dinner improves digestion and changes your blood chemistry. This is not POWER Walking!! This is going for a nice clam leisurely walk for 20 or 30 minutes while you talk about something.<br />
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If you are alone then read while you eat. And take some food then read for a bit then eat a bit more. This pacing your intake will decrease how many calories you want to put into your mouth. <br />
In general people are hungry for 15 minutes.<br />
Shovel food in quickly you consume more food before you feel satisfied and 'not hungry',<br />
if you pace then you will feel satisfied having eaten less.<br />
This is why I recommend you do not watch TV. Too easy to be distracted and just keep eating even though you are not hungry any more.<br />
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Recap: run like lion chasing, lots of fresh fruits and raw veggies, meats and fat are good, carbs from grains and refined sugars bad, walk after meals, talk during meals<br />
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If you have an oral fixation, find a friend to help you satisfy that oral craving with a complimentary craving of their own! (*__~)

Motivation, I wish someone would pay me to go to work and loose weight. I have so much motivation for my job and many other things, I lack it all in the "self" department. Hang in there lets give each other support. Why not I kick you in the butt and you kick me in mine! <br />
What are you going to do tomorrow to make a change?<br />
Lets start a topic on that! Why not do something different. <br />
Ok, tomorrow I will not eat pass 9:30 P.M These are baby steps I am taking. You go next.....

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like erica said... good luck! acceptance is important. i think it's somethin that we all struggle with. it's definitely hard to have a ton of ppl weighing down on you (omg no pun intended) but do you! =P

Best of luck on your goals! I hope that you have found some motivation in other people's stories. I know what you mean about wanting to feel healthy though. I am at a healthy weight, but want to do more exercise so I can feel healthier.