I really do, because whatever I eat makes me get all puffy! Hello 35 and trying to shed a few :) I have to laugh. I had this goal of losing 12 lbs by my birthday (4/30, whooo hooo), but as I creep up on that date, I have only lost 3 and struggle to keep them off. The struggle is in my head as much as me belly.
I haven't quit though. I run and walk and think and re-think my strategy. Yesterday as I was running, though, it felt like I was in a huge fight with my whole body, my self asked me..."Why are you running?" I thought, hmmmm, I guess I'm not running to punish myself for not being a skinny mini. I'm not running just to shed a few either because it will return if I quit...I run because it makes me feel amazing. It clears my head. My body seems to enjoy it more than any other thing I could do...I'm running because I love to.
I have to remember this...do what you love and the results will come, right? It is part discipline, yeah, but I love feeling good, I love eating well, so if I just keep doing what I love and kill the bad habits that I don't love (but am attached to)...the results (not skinny mini - that just isn't my body type - but healthy happy) will come!