Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Feel-Better Routine

I received an email recently from a reader and decided to share the question and answer with everyone. If you have a question that you would like me to answer here on my blog, feel free to send me an email, too!


I have decided to start losing weight myself (234) at the moment. I came across your page while looking for eggplant recipes. I've started off with buying all healthy foods. My quetion is how do you stay motivated? I've tried to lose weight before but I just can't stick with it! Any tips you could share would be greatly appreciated.


It's great to hear that you are making the commitment to eat healthier and lose weight! It's not easy by any means, but it does make life easier in the long run. In order to stay motivated, it helps me to remember why I made the commitment to begin with. Personally, my reason for losing weight is to live a healthier, happier life. I know that I do not feel motivated 100% of the time, so don't beat yourself up if you don't, either. What is important for me is to really take advantage of the times when I do feel motivated, and forgive myself for essentially being human. There's no way for me to eat healthy all of the time, and even if there was, it's not for me. My goal is to eat and live healthier, not the healthiest. I wish I could eat healthy all of the time, but that just wouldn't be enjoyable to me. It would mean depriving myself constantly. Deprivation hasn't worked for me, and so I just strive to make healthier choices when I can. Small steps have brought me to where I am today, and small steps will take me to my ultimate goal. I hope this helps you!


As for sticking to my plan for the week, so far not good. I did stick to my meal plan last night but I didn't do my 5K. I had a headache and actually stayed home from work today, too. I am feeling much better now. I spent the day on the couch watching Parenthood and 1600 Penn on Hulu. If you are ever feeling sick or down, I highly suggest my feel-better routine. It works wonders!

Cuddling with the pups all day helped, too!

What makes you feel better when you're sick or feeling down?

1 comment:

  1. Great motivational advice. I'm hoping that your challenge and reading these awesome blogs like yours will also keep me motivated. As for when I'm sick or feeling down, I love to watch my Law and Order SUV!! It's my "go to" show!! Love me Elliot Stabler!!