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DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (345,677)
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11/25/12 7:30 P

NEVER! It's too hard to lose.

TACDGB Posts: 6,132
11/25/12 7:27 P

If you can loose 80 lbs. then you can get rid of 15 lbs. start small. Find a workout that you like so you will keep on doing it. Do this for yourself.........no one else as you are the only one who lives in that body. deal with the emotional reasons behind why you want to eat. I am sure that you can do this. Make yourself a priority in this. Remember it's a life style change. Go get the body you want.........You deserve this.............!

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 13,389
11/25/12 7:03 P

you might want to check with your doctor to see if there is a medical reason. such as low thyroid or depression

ASHLEYGILLE SparkPoints: (11,171)
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11/25/12 5:44 P

You can do it, Angie!! Just think- you lost 80 pounds before, right! Think of how great you'll feel after only a few days of eating right and, maybe, after some light/moderate exercising! Once you get going, feeling good in itself will keep you motivated! And when you see the number go down on the scale, even if only a couple of pounds, you'll feel even more motivated! The hardest part, in my opinion, is getting started! Trust me, we've all been there!!
Consider planning what you're going to eat the night before, so you have a "game plan". Then get on SP as much as possible... Add to threads, make a few friendships (for extra support), maybe start blogging... Whatever it takes... We're all different, so you need to find out what works for you!
Hang in there and continue reaching out as needed! We're here for you, woman!!! ha ha
:) Ashley

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (137,754)
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11/25/12 5:32 P

Hi Angie - I had a little peek at your Nutrition Tracker and wonder if that is where the problem lies. Most of the days recorded that I saw had less than 1000 calories per day. Was this ALL you were eating? If so, then that is where the problem will like - for the lack of motivation - the depressed state, etc.

Deprivation can and does lead to all sorts of problems which can cause you to fall off the wagon. Ensuring that you are eating a really healthy balance of nutrients and calories can help immensely. Eat lots of fruit/veges, quality protein (not from processed meat) and complex carbs from whole-grains and nuts can do wonders.

I would suggest that you return to baby steps, and change only one thing at a time. Only when your mind/body is used to the changes, make another change. In time you will be back on course. I strongly advise you to eat NO LESS than 1200 calories - that is the very minimum for a woman who is sedentary - with exercise you will need some more.

If you are still having problems, either getting to that amount of calories, or with your weight, then it would be best to make an appointment with your Dr to see what is going on. It is possible that there is some emotional thing in your life and/or medical condition which is impacting on you, other than weight. Your weight MAY be a manifestation of the emotions. Your Dr may do bloods to determine if a medical issue is at play, and also has the ability to refer you to a Therapist if he/she thinks that this could benefit you.

Good luck,
Kris



FITWITHIN SparkPoints: (288,638)
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11/25/12 5:25 P

I just jump on the scale and I'm not happy with what I saw, but I know that I haven't been eating as healthy as I had been, so I know what I need to do to get myself back on track. No, matter how frustrated we get with our gains; we much take a deep look at the whats, how's, and why's to refocus are thoughts and energy to the positive. And, with this I truly believe we can make it our journeys happen. Be strong we will get continue to push pass our obstacles. I will not give up. emoticon emoticon

LINWASH23 SparkPoints: (60,338)
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11/25/12 5:15 P

One day at a time. I do not beat myself up if I am not on track for a day, tomorrow is another day to get on track.

GRANDMABABA SparkPoints: (128,299)
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11/25/12 2:28 P

I think I can, I think I can....one choice at a time. If I blow a snack or meal, I don't let that ruin my day. Lately, I've been jumping rope a hula hooping in my living room. I'm terrible at both, but they get me breathless and help me get my fitness time in. You did awesome to lose 80+ lbs.! You know you can do it. Remember the reasons you lost all that weight. Did those reasons disappear? If not, keep reminding yourself from the time you wake in the morning. If something has changed, try adding some different reasons. That might help with your focus. I wish mou every success!

LISAN0415 SparkPoints: (8,577)
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11/25/12 2:27 P

Ok Cutie, here's what I want you to do:

You can have a pity party- but I only allow myself 15 minutes, then the pity party hat comes off, LOL then I start doing something Constructive- something that I can look back on and feel better:

organize one cabinet, or if you have more time, a closet, read 15 minutes of Psalms in the Bible, work out-walk for 20 minutes- You can do this!

Then I want you to get 1 sheet of paper.
1. At the top I want you to write your ultimate goal (whether it is to lose 18 pounds or run a 5 k or whatever)
2. Draw a line down the middle of the page
3. on the left side write down any habits/actions that have hindered or gone against your goal (Things like making poor food choices, eating too much fast food, drinking soda, not drinking enough water, not taking your vitamins-whatever they are)
4. on the bottom of that side, Write I forgive myself, I am human, and now I choose to do better for myself
5. On the Right side write down all the things you know you can do and will do to reach your goal :(tracking your food everyday, wearing a pedometer and getting 10,000 steps, not drink soda or alcohol except on holidays, drink 8-10 glasses of water, eat more fruits and vegetables..)

Seriously take 6 minutes and do this, how do you know it won't help unless you try?

You can do this :)

Take everything one day at a time, seriously. when you wake up, you can say "Today will stay on track, eat well and get some activity." worry about tomorrow when tomorrow comes.

SARAHF1988 Posts: 603
11/25/12 2:16 P

When I start feeling like I can't do it I have a look at peoples spark pages - there's some really awesome people on this website and some who do so much more than me despite being a lot heavier, or someone who has loads of health problems that still manage to run marathons. It's the people like that who make me think "if they can do it, I can do it!" and that really helps me.

ANELAKANOA Posts: 4,221
11/25/12 2:10 P

I really need help. For over the past month I have been struggling big time since starting this journey 2 years ago. I have managed to gain back almost 15 pounds of the 8o plus I've lost. I go to bed every night depressed and feeling fat, bloated and like a complete failure. Worried that people at work and in my personal life can tell I'm gaining weight. Every night I swear tomorrow I'll get back on track, go to the gym and re start this journey but fail by afternoon. I have no motivation! I feel like the fire is gone! I feel like a failure to so many people. I could really use some help getting back some focus. I need all the support I can get.

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