I can't comment much on #1, but on #2!!! Chickie, I could write a book about #2! There are so many things I want to work on, regarding my diet and exercise..and just life in general. And, I plan and plan and plan, and decide to do it all at once...and fall flat on my face.
Then, of course I decide that I'm just not strong enough...and throw in the towel for another six months or so. Or, best case scenario, I just throw in the towel for the rest of the DAY...and of course spend the rest of that day binge eating myself into a simple carb coma.
This time around, I've decided to let some things slide. I'm focusing on one thing. I bought a treadmill and I have a laptop and a netflix account. I've decided it's just as easy to walk on the treadmill and watch tv as it is to sit on my butt and watch tv.
I'm gonna be working on my diet as well, but if I can at least focus on the walking.........I'll feel like I've achieved something.
I guess what this rambling of mine is trying to say is this: Don't try for perfection. No one is perfect. Perfection is actually kinda boring. Shoot for change. Any little change. Even if it's only choosing water over soda for lunch. That's SOMETHING, and better then what you would get trying to shoot for perfection. Don't stack the deck against you, set the rules up so YOU CAN'T LOSE! (Or actually....WILL lose....pounds. )
Sorry, I tend to ramble, but I really know what you mean....I've been there... am still there..and it sucks. Here's to hoping that this time around is better for the both of us!
I'm at work, or I'd go back and edit this post for clarity.