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What It Really Feels Like Trying to Lose Weight

Nov 24 2014 - 4:13pm

I'm not shy to admit that losing weight was a huge struggle for me [1]. Aside from making a lot of mistakes along the way (what, I can't eat an entire jar of peanut butter?), losing 40 pounds takes a long time. And it takes all the willpower in the world to stay on your healthy path, so if you've ever had to lose weight or are trying to drop pounds now, you'll relate to this completely.

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After Stepping on the Scale, I Think, "OK, I Start My Diet Today"

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But I Want to Eat Everything

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Nope, Not That Salad

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Yes, That Brownie. The. Entire. Pan.

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And Sometimes I Do

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And I Feel So Bad About It

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But the Next Day I Get a Fresh Start

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I Curse My 6 A.M. Alarm

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But Remember That Sweating Makes Me Feel So Awesome

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Even Though I Secretly Despise Those Fit Girls at the Gym

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Their Determination Is So Inspirational

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I Know I Can Look Like That One Day

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But Boy, Do I Really, Really Hate Squats

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I Am Loving My New Butt, Though

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Too Bad For My Butt That I Love Eating and Drinking More

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Stress Makes Me Want to Eat

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But So Does Being Happy

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Or Bored

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What Can I Say? I Love Carbs

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And Ice Cream

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And Anything Deep-Fried, Served on a Stick, or Smothered in Chocolate or Cheese

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Yep, I'm Always in the Mood to Eat

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But I Stand Firm and Think About How Hot I'll Look in My Bathing Suit

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Or How Jealous My Ex Will Be

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Or How I'll Be Healthy For My Kids

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Yep, Losing Weight Isn't Easy

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But Feeling Good in My New Body Makes It All Worthwhile

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So I Make Spinach Smoothies For Breakfast

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Run Instead of Hitting Happy Hour

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And Do Some Reps While Watching Game of Thrones

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It's All About Baby Steps, but I've Got My Eye on the Prize

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