How to get yourself mentally ready to restart for the zillionth time

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  1. Chiara

    Chiara Member

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    Hi

    As probably a lot of you on this board I need to restart my diet for the umpteenth time. I have forgotten how many stones in my life I have lost and regained but probably be about 20 plus.

    How do I mentally get myself ready for this challenge, how do I convince myself that this time it will be different?

    I am so mentally drained from constantly reading about different diet plans, coming up with food plans.

    Don't get me wrong I am ready to do this but I am just tired and scared of failure again.

    Anyone else feel like this?

    Chiara
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    You need to let go of what makes you feel a failure... What you think, you become simple as that. You convince yourself by 'Just doing it' Have a target. There's a powerful saying that goes like this

    "Those that fail to prepare, should prepare to fail...Write it down, stick it on your fridge.

    Notice what it is in your life that makes your diet yo-yo... Clean that out of the closet and make a fresh start.

    It's no good just mentally getting yourself ready. Start today to make a 'NEW' commitment that you will never talk of failure every again!!!

    I believe in you... The question is "Do you believe in you?"

    Lucy...x
     
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    I am struggling with this too at the moment. I know I need to loose weight and will do great for a couple of days but then loose motivation. I need some motivation to stick.
     
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    Thank you so much for your all your help, Mayuri I am definitely going to give the RAS system a good go!
     
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    Hi Chiara,

    I know exactly how you feel. Ive been through this for 7 years now, and im seriously beginning to get depressed about it and loose hope in myself. A couple of years ago i got down to a size 12 from a size 20 in 4 months of seriously exercising and heating 1000 calories but i ended up putting it all back on and more in a short amount of time.

    And now im back to a size 20, and i feel crap about myself. A friend recently lost a lot of weight and now shes getting married soon and im so happy for her but its making me seriously depressed because I wish i was as happy as her, but in a way its also motivating me to loose weight because i want to be happy as well, i deserve to be happy and i cant live the rest of my life hating how i look. I really want to loose weight and i think that in itself should be motivating enough, your desperation to shed those pounds. I even joined weight watchers and its been a year now, and i stopped going to meetings (which did really help) and i put on all the weight i had lost, but now i want to rejoin and make it last after all im stopping myself from being happy and ill only have myself to blame while the rest of the world lives happy lives, ill still be the same old chubby me and i dont want that.

    I heard that setting short term goals helps, e.g if you want to get married one day, find your perfect wedding dress (online or whatever) and imagine yourself in it.

    Keep a picture of your self stuck on the fridge so if you go to reach for some snacks you will see yourself and stop.

    Or goals such as every 2 weeks i will get a pedicure for loosing 4 pounds and when i loose half a stone ill buy a nice top. When i loose 1 stone ill treat myself to some shoes or a dress and that might help you keep motivated, thats what im going to do and i hope it works for me and anyone else that tries this method, what do you have to loose except weight?
     
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