View Full Version : Why can't i stick to my freakin' diet?!?!
I'm getting a bit sick of my lapsy daisy attitude towardas my diet now :angry:
I want to lose weight so much so why can't i stick to my diet? :no: :oops:
I'm starting to get really angry with myself about it, i re-joined ww 3-ish weeks ago and am already considering giving up :cry:
Does anyone else have this problem with lack of motivation / commitment / willpower or is it just me :sigh:
it's not just you. although...i have to say i'm relaly chuffed i've stuck to it over this weekend apart from alcohol. i am resolving to really get down to working hard on monday (even though i wont not be on my diet tomorrow) and getting this weight off before holidays....
you've lost 11.5lbs em, so dont give up!!
Argh god its because diets don't work! honestly!
If you allow yrself to eat what you want yr body naturally craves good stuff, i am a walking example of this having maintained my weight for a year now. I used to yo yo all the time. At my heaviest i was 12 stone 9, i am now just hovering over 11stone.
Today i really craved broad beans, after someone's thread on here! So i made lunch of a bowl of bb's with olive oil drizzled and some grated cheese. i also had some sushi. For dinner i had a massive bowl of fresh spinach and watercress, with more broadbeans and olive oil and some cut spring onions. gorgeous!
I ate it because i fancied it, not because i was trying to follow a plan, tomorrow i might fancy a big chunk of stilton, so i'll have it! it honestly works and is liberating. My hard limits are chocolate and cake. they do not pass my lips at all and that works for me.
i do need to get down the gym however so i am nowhere near living a perfect lifestyle, i just wanted to say yr diet is not working because they don't work! not because you are weak willed.
You're not alone!!
I started WW end of march and did well losing 18Lbs! Now i am angry with myself cause i've been eating crap and too much and can feel the Lbs slowly creeping back on!! and can i stop myself and get back on my ww? can i buggery!! Need to get pregnant again that'll help:lol:
problem is fant is that when you've a lot of weight to lose it's good to stick to a plan! other wise it all goes tits up. yes diets dont work and maybe pink (and about 5million others) should start calling it healthy eating but still she might have the personality that NEEDS a program/structure to change her eating habits.
Oh please don't think i don't get it and am being all high and mighty, ive been on diets most of my adult life. i am simply saying a proven fact, they don't work! and i am now completely understanding what that means.
If you can work out some hard limits, ie i do not eat any chocolate, i do not eat cake, i do not eat crisps and stick to that without compromising everything else, yr'll be amazed that yr body starts communicating with you as the airways are clear.
its revolutionary, at least it was for me, the best plan for the non-dieter would be the Gillian Mckeith diet. She basically says stuff yr face with healthy stuff and there isn't much room left for bad.
Have to agree with Fants to a point. I am following WW but am finding that just cutting out the cakes and chocolate that I used to eat often and not really changing my meals still means that 9 times out of 10 I am within my points allowance. So in theory I don't really need to points count.
I do find going to a class to get weighed each week does give me more motivation to not eat crap as often as I used to though so I do like to be part of a 'diet' in that sense.
On the weighing front i think anything that has the propensity to scupper yr ating plan is a bad thing. Ie you put on a pound, 'argh my diets not working so im going to go and stuff my face with crap'. Don't weigh yrself and then you don't have the excuse to obsess about food all week in preparation for a huge build up that either leads to massive over excitement and the want to 'treat' yrself, or crashing disappointment and the need to make up for what youve been resisting.
I weigh myself once every three weeks or so, just to make sure i haven't put on a stone. If you are eating well, are doing at least three hours of steady cardio a week and yr clothes are feeling looser... you are losing weight!
I can see you point Fant but i have tried eating a bit of what i fancied and cutting out the bad things before and it hasn't really worked for me, i need the structure of a diet (when i can stick to it :oops: ) to keep me on the straight and narrow.
However, I agree that when i get to goal (if ever) i will be able to control my weight by just avoiding things which i know are bad and having a bit of what i like here and there won't do me any harm but when you have as much as me to lose theres no way i could lose anything by eating what i liked in fact it makes me worse and i end up gaining.
Don't get me wrong i don't stuff myself all day long or have like 3 slices of cake or 2 bags or crisps in one sitting or anything, i just eat normally and tbh i don't think i eat that much but i suppose i must do really or else i wouldn't be this big would i :-(
Anyway, i didn't want this to turn into a "woe is me" thread i just wanted to know i'm not alone in wanting it so much but not enough to get it :sigh:
My problem is my body craves chocolate!
Yr body will crave chocolate for a length of time after youve eaten it, its natural!
Actually i have read before that your body craves for 3 weeks then after that you don't crave that food anymore - not sure how true that is though :scratchchin:
Sounds about right PL. I can happily leave chocolate alone as i will allow myself something else instead. For example an Actavia yogurt or a packet of fruit pastelles. the odd boiled sweet, some crisps here and there, just none of this stuff regularly or to binge quantities as i know i can have them again when ever i want. it just so happens that thats normally a week later.
I'm terrible for craving sweet things when i'm due on, i'm starting to wonder if thats all in my mind though :loco:
i used to be the same but im not so bad now. theres lots of sweet things you can have, red grapes for example, cherries, pineapple is amazingly sweet. Add lots of fruit to yr blender, with crushed ice and mint and you have something so sweet it'll take the edge off any craving.
It's not just you
I am the same as well as porb 99.9 of us...
I lack willpower and motivation
Diets just dont work, its all about healthy eating and not denying yourself something, because if you cut the stuff out you crave it even more.
Its just eating ths stuff in moderate amounts. This is my downfall and i binge badly this is where i lack my motivation
Me too me too me too.
I can be pretty damn good Monday to Thursday, but as soon as the weekend comes thats it! I am bad bad bad. Iv ate loads this weekend and today is WW for me, so I am totally expecting a gain. Not good. I had such good intentions which seem to be wilting very quickly.
Kick up the ass needed all round girls.
If diets truely worked and it were easy to "starve" your body and your mind of what you really fancy, none of us would be fat b*ggers! ;)
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