FitDay Discussion Boards

FitDay Discussion Boards (/fitness/forums/)
-   Support group for just men (http://www.fitday.com/fitness/forums/support-group-just-men/)
-   -   Biggest Loser (http://www.fitday.com/fitness/forums/support-group-just-men/123-biggest-loser.html)

baxtman 01-11-2010 09:39 PM

Biggest Loser
 
Today I started "The Biggest Loser" challenge at my work. I know that if I keep my head on straight, I can win, because I know that I have done it before, and I know how hard it is to do. Its not that I doubt the ability of my coworkers to lose weight; its that I have failed many times before and it is easy to fail. Losing this kind of weight requires total commitment to a changed lifestyle. My weight today is 244.5#. I want to be 190# by 5/10. Already, I am subconsciously trying to sabotage my efforts and it has only been 8 hrs. It takes a min of 6 weeks to form new habits, so I am 5 weeks, 6 days, and 16 hrs away from my goal.

efduncan 01-11-2010 11:09 PM

I know you can win it Mark. You sound like me. When I make my mind up, I can loose the weight. I just let my guard down and the next think I know it have gained it back. Now that I'm looking at 50, I have to quit doing that and make a life long commitment with changes in my diet and exercise.
Keep us posted on how it's going.

baxtman 01-12-2010 02:03 AM

talking with people like you is inspiring. thanks. I have had a great day today. Good luck to you!

nmsantos85 01-12-2010 12:55 PM

Keep us posted! You will make it. Reading stories like yours keeps me up and going in life! Blessings.

Badger69 01-18-2010 08:48 PM

Hang on in there......
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by baxtman (Post 695)
Today I started "The Biggest Loser" challenge at my work. I know that if I keep my head on straight, I can win, because I know that I have done it before, and I know how hard it is to do. Its not that I doubt the ability of my coworkers to lose weight; its that I have failed many times before and it is easy to fail. Losing this kind of weight requires total commitment to a changed lifestyle. My weight today is 244.5#. I want to be 190# by 5/10. Already, I am subconsciously trying to sabotage my efforts and it has only been 8 hrs. It takes a min of 6 weeks to form new habits, so I am 5 weeks, 6 days, and 16 hrs away from my goal.

Hey Mark. Just joined today and noticed your post as our weight goals ar kind of similar. You WILL make it if you make the commitment as you mentioned so you at least know what it takes. The thing is, instead of focusing on the negative sie of thing [i.e. 'I am subconciously trying to sabotage my efforts and it has only been 8 hours'] turn this on it's head to 'Hey, look at me I've managed to stay on the straight and narrow for 8 hours!'. It sounds simplistic but try it, you might be surprised. The essence of this is don't beat yourself up for what you might end up doing but reward yourself for the tasks you HAVE done. Just take it one day at a time my friend. You'll get there!


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2