it's just me... (just_julie) wrote in fatbegone,
it's just me...
just_julie
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Greetings from the newbie! (cut for length)

Hey all! I'm new to the community, so I figured I'd start out with a huge question, but first, a little background info.

I'm having a hard time getting started on any kind of program, even if it's just a "try to do something good every day" kind of thing. I tend to get cranky and rebellious when I'm told what I can or can't do, even when I know it will make me feel better to stay within those guidelines. For example, if I make up my mind that I'm going to walk for at least 20 minutes three times a week, I might go out walking once, but the next time I think about it, all of a sudden, I've got way more important things to do than go walking, like sit around and play video games. Yes, I tell myself how good I'll feel when I'm done, and how much better my life would be if I could just do things like this on a regular basis, but none of it gets past the cranky brat in my head that says "You can't tell me what to do!" whenever I try to impose goals or limits on myself.

With that in mind, how did you all get started? How do you keep going when everything but a tiny little part of your logical mind tells you to stop? I know there's no such thing as an easy way out when it comes to weight loss and better health, but I think that knowing that is making it harder for me to get started. "If it's so hard, and there's no way to make it easier, then why bother?" says my inner brat.

HOW DO I SHUT HER UP WITHOUT TURNING IN TO MILITANT DIET WOMAN?

*sigh* Okay, now that I've got that off my chest, I feel a bit better. I'm hoping to find a few answers and maybe even some new ideas in this community. Thanks for putting up with me!
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