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    Well, here I am...again.
    BelaFaccia posted:
    Hello Everyone!

    Hope everyone is doing well. I haven't posted in awhile. Made an attempt to jump back on the healthy bandwagon back in July and I fell off. Still have my original goal of losing 30 pounds. **hangs head and sighs** Wish I could just be consistent and do what I gotta do. Just sick and tired of being sick and tired, but feel too sick and tired all the time to do anything about it.

    I know what I have to do in regards to diet changes and exercising, but I just can't find the willpower or endurance anymore. How can I jumpstart myself and light a fire under my butt?


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    Tomato05 responded:
    Hi Nicole - I think most of us know all about that "sick and tired" trap.

    As for myself, I don't have much faith in will power - trusting or relying on will power can leave one very impatient with yourself when the will power turns out not to have all that much power!

    I also don't believe in the jumpstarting idea - maybe for some there is a defining moment when their diet "starts"; for me to be successful it has to be more of a gradual process of weaning myself off certain things and onto others.

    I do believe though that it is possible to change one's preferences. And I have much faith in habit as a very powerful force. Successful weight loss is really just the result of a series of habit changes.

    Good luck with establishing the right habits!

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